NYCC: CPM Announces VOTOMS, Animation Runner Kuromi 2, Negadon

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2006
The Central Park Media panel at the New York Comic-Con provided mayhem and anime news. The first volume of Armored Trooper VOTOMS was just released, bringing the classic hard sci-fi series to DVD. Otaku Unite!, a documentary film on anime fandom, will be released on March 7. In addition, CPM announced street dates for several […]

NYCC: ADV Films to Release Prefectural Earth Defense Force

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2006
ADV Films announced several new titles at their panel at the New York Comic-Con, including Prefectural Earth Defense Force and This Ugly Yet Beautiful World. Prefectural Earth Defense Force will be available direct from ADV Films and Stay tuned for more of Toon Zone’s New York Comic-Con news coverage, including a full report on […]

NYCC: VIZ Media Announces Uncut "Naruto" Box, "Full Moon" DVD

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2006
At the New York Comic-Con, VIZ Media announced an uncut Naruto boxed set to be released on July 4, 2006. The set will include 13 episodes on 3 DVDs, with complete English and Japanese language soundtracks and several extras which have not been released in the U.S. or Japan. They also announced a Full Moon […]

"Dragonball Z" Huzzah! The End of the Filler!

by Dukeon February 25, 2006
After training for five straight discs, we’ve finally come to the end of the line. The heroes finish off their training (or for some, just start), the bad guys of the arc finally arrive and things are ready to kick things into high gear. When we last left our heroes, Piccolo had just started training […]

Disney Channel’s "Higglytown Heroes" Wins Humane Society’s Genesis Award

by Zeddon February 24, 2006
Playhouse Disney’s original series Higglytown Heroes has won a Genesis Award for an episode entitled “Kip’s Shadow” in which one of the Higgly kids rescues a stray dog. The story’s hero, the Animal Shelter Worker, is voiced by Reno 911 star Carlos Alazraqui. Launched in 1986, the Genesis Awards is the Humane Society of the […]

Cartoon Network Mid-February Ratings

by Zeddon February 24, 2006
Cartoon Network’s prime time performance led the network to double-digit growth among its target kid demos vs. the previous four-week average, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. Long-running original series such as The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (8:00pm); Codename: Kids Next Door (8:30pm); Ed, Edd n Eddy (9:00pm); Hi Hi Puffy […]

Adult Swim Mid-February Ratings

by Zeddon February 24, 2006
Adult Swim returned to ranking #1 among ad-supported cable for monthly total day delivery of adults 18-24, men 18-24 and men 18-34, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. The late-night service also topped all other basic cable networks for the number of telecasts that ranked among the week’s top 50 programs with adults […]

Ving Rhames to Star in "Aquaman"

by La Parkaon February 24, 2006
Superhero Hype! reports that Ving Rhames will star in the CW Network’s untitled Aquaman project. He will play McCaffrey, a lighthouse keeper who serves as a mentor to Arthur Curry, played by Will Toale.

"My Gym Partner’s a Monkey" Comes to CN February 24

by Zeddon February 24, 2006
My Gym Partner’s a Monkey will premiere on Cartoon Network on Friday, February 24, at 9:00pm (ET/PT). The series will air Fridays at 9:00pm. [Source: Cartoon Network] Thanks to alert reader “Waggytoon” for spotting an error in a previous version of this article. While a sneak peek of the series was aired on Monday, February […]

"Dragon Booster" Tons of Unlived Potential

by Dukeon February 24, 2006
When Disney created Jetix for its ABC Family and Toon Disney channels, the star players on the block were Digimon and Power Rangers. Unfortunately, only one of those had new episodes being made (at the time), and one show does not an action block make. Dragon Booster is one of Disney’s first efforts in airing […]