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Rainmaker Acquires Mainframe

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2006
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Vancouver-based visual effects house Rainmaker is acquiring Mainframe Entertainment, which specializes in CG animation. The acquisition is expected to close July 31, and will be billed as producing the largest animation and visual effects studio in Canada.

Press Release: Codename Kids Next Door Feature-Length Movie Debuts Aug 11

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2006
One Hour Not Enough to Contain the Sooper Gihoogic Codename Kids Next Door: Operation Z.E.R.O Hit series’ first long-form bows August 11 Top 10 Villain Countdown ignites the action beginning July 31 New Operation Z.E.R.O game, Outnumbuh’d, launches August 7 Cartoon Network’s sooper-secret, international alliance of five eager yet bumbling 10-year-olds, the Kids Next Door, […]

Press Release: ADV ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 5 RELEASES

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADV ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 5 RELEASES HOUSTON, July 19, 2006 — ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce three exciting new titles set to hit the streets on September 5, including the first volume of Jinki: Extend, the second volume of This Ugly Yet Beautiful […]

SDCC: BET Animation Announces Shorts Program and First Series

by on July 21, 2006
At the San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, BET brought out some of their biggest names to talk up their new animation project, namely Reginald Hudlin, Denys Cowan and Film Roman’s Sidney Clifton. After running a reel of their new live-action work, they introduced Sidney and ran Film Roman’s reel. They then delineated how BET’s animation […]

‘Fantastic Four’ Premiere Date Announced

by on July 21, 2006
According to the upcoming Toonami schedule for September, the new Fantastic Four cartoon will premiere on September 2, at 8:00pm on Toonami. No episode synopses or names are available as of yet. Stay tuned to Toon Zone News and The Marvel Animation Age for more on Fantastic Four. [Source: Cartoon Network]

SDCC: Warner Bros. Showcases Next Year’s Animated Features – Info and Impressions

by on July 21, 2006
The Big Shield delivered in a massive panel on Thursday at the San Diego Comic-Con, bringing information and appearances based around their three next high-profile animated features. Responses from the audience ranged from general interest to full-blown elation, almost exactly in that order. First in the spotlight was next week’s release, The Ant Bully. Writer/director […]

SDCC: Funimation’s "Crayon Shin-chan" to Air on Adult Swim

by on July 21, 2006
At the San Diego Comic-Con today Funimation revealed to Toon Zone that Crayon Shin-chan will receive a test run on Adult Swim in August. Funimation had licensed the series earlier this year. While there is an already existing English language dub produced by Phuuz Entertainment, Funimation will be creating its own dub for this release. […]

"Galaxy Railways Volume 5 Manabu’s Decision": The Majority Rules

by on July 21, 2006
Recently my day was made and then some by the news that a live action Star Blazers film was in development. Sure, it’s probably about as likely to come to fruition this century as Kevin Federline is to get his GED, but what do you know anyway? In the meantime I’ll happily make do with […]

SDCC: "Guardians of Luna" Receives Manga Adaptation

by on July 21, 2006
At the San Diego Comic-Con, Toon Zone News has exclusively learned that the upcoming Guardians of Luna animated series (previewed here) will receive the manga treatment in 2007 through DrMaster Publishing and DGN. The graphic novel is in the early planning stages and thus no creative team has been announced as of yet. It is […]

SDCC: Mainframe Animation Presents New Tony Hawk Film – Info and Impressions

by on July 21, 2006
Canadian-based Mainframe Entertainment presented a sneak preview and artistic breakdown today at the San Diego Comic-Con of their new CGI straight-to-DVD film, Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Sabotage. Boasting a large amount of cooperation with the Hawks and several other major skateboarding stars, the film uses copious amounts of motion-capture to transmute real skakeboarding tricks […]