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Walker Edmiston, Keebler Elf and Ludwig Von Drake, 1926 – 2007

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2007
Veteran voice actor Walker Edmiston passed away on February 15, 2007 at the age of 81, due to complications from cancer (free registration required). Edmiston was a veteran voice actor for both television puppet shows and animation, working on shows such as Time for Beany, H.R. Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost, Spider-Man, Smurfs, Transformers, and […]

Judy Jetson’s Voice Actor on Shokus Internet Radio on Feb 28

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2007
Janet Waldo, the voice actress who plays the voice of space-age teenager Judy Jetson, will be this week’s guest on Shokus Internet Radio tonight, February 28, 2007, at 4-6 PM Pacific Time (7-9 PM Eastern). Waldo has also provided the voice for Penelope Pitstop, Princess on Battle of the Planets, Josie (of the Pussycats), and […]

"Animaniacs" and "Pinky & The Brain" Vol. 3 Coming 6/19/07

by Classic Speedyon February 28, 2007
Warner Home Video will release the third volumes of both Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain on June 19, 2007 for a MSRP of $44.98 each. Animaniacs is five discs and will contain 25 episodes, while Pinky and the Brain is four discs and will contain the remaining 22 episodes. In terms of special features, […]

"Naruto: Clash Of Ninja 3" Announced For Wii

by Chad Boninon February 28, 2007
Naruto: Clash Of Ninja 3, a sequel in the recent line of released-in-America Naruto games, will be coming out for the Wii, a recent issue of Nintendo Power reports. Developed by Eighting, the sequel is most likely an upgraded port of Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen 3 for the Nintendo Gamecube. Nintendo World Report says there […]

Kids’ WB! Orders More "Johnny Test" Eps

by Maxie Zeuson February 28, 2007
Kids’ WB! has ordered 13 new episodes of Johnny Test for the 2007-08 season, c21 Media reports.

Icon Makes Deals in Spain

by Maxie Zeuson February 28, 2007
Icon Animation has announced a number of Spanish distribution deals for such titles as Skyland, the Smurfs, 64 Zoo Lane, and FireQuest, World Screen reports. The deals are with broadcasters TV3, Canal Sur, and RTVE.

DreamWorks "Flushes" Away $109 Million

by Maxie Zeuson February 28, 2007
DreamWorks Animation has taken a partial write-off of $109 million on Flushed Away, contributing to a $21.3 million loss in the fourth quarter of 2006 on revenue of $204.3 million, the company said yesterday. For the full year, the company earned $15.1 million on $394.8 million in sales. The Aardman film contributed only $6.2 million […]

"Le Chevalier D’Eon Livre 1": One for All

by Chris Woodon February 28, 2007
Tales of feudal Japanese political intrigue and rampant limb severing have long been popular in anime. Director Kazuhiro Furuhashi’s Rurouni Kenshin is probably the most notable example, and last year Furuhashi returned to historical swordplay, albeit in a distinctly French form, in the spectacular Le Chevalier D’Eon. By Friday, Durand’s three-duel commute had really got […]

NYCC: Toon Zone News Interviews Stan Lee on "Mosaic" and "Condor"

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2007
Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. To the general public, his name is synonymous with comics, and his frequent cameos in movies and voice-over work in Marvel Comics animation may make him the most recognizable personality in the comic book industry. I can say that the experience of interviewing Stan Lee is […]

Yen Press Announces Five New Titles

by Weathermanon February 27, 2007
Yen Press, the graphic novel imprint of Hachette Books, announced five new titles at the New York Comic Con. Four of the titles come from Square-Enix — Zombie-Loan, Alice on Deadlines, Black God, and Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna — and the other, Nightschool, from Svetlana Chmakova — the creator of the OEL Drama Con. Spiral: […]