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Peter Cullen Talks About Being Optimus Prime

by Ed Liuon November 13, 2006
Voice actor Peter Cullen has been interviewed about his role as Optimus Prime by NewsOK.com (a combination of the Oklahoman newspaper and the News 9 network). Cullen reveals his influences for the character’s voice, some touching interactions with fans, and the details on his casting call. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

"Simpsons" Movie Trailer On-line

by Ed Liuon November 13, 2006
The trailer for the Simpsons movie is now available on-line in QuickTime format. The trailer debuted last night on a new episode of the TV show. (via Cartoon Brew weblog)

"Shingu" Aliens Are Here, But Does Anyone Care?

by on November 12, 2006
I will say this for Shingu: It’s definitely different from all the other alien invasion anime shows out there. Whether that’s a good thing…that’s debatable. The year is 2070. No longer do Japanese school kids wear uniforms to school. Everyone has a laptop which can fold into a tablet barely thicker than a piece of […]

"Emperor’s New School": No School Means Good Episode

by on November 11, 2006
It’s been so long since I’ve watched a Disney Channel cartoon from start to finish. I stopped watching the Disney Afternoon block when Gargoyles’ second season ended, I could never sit through an entire episode of Kim Possible and virtually nothing else on the channel interests me. Yeah, there is W.i.t.c.h. on Toon Disney, but […]

American Anime Awards Come to New York Comic Con

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2006
The New York Comic Con has announced that the American Anime Awards will be held on Saturday, February 24th at the New Yorker Hotel. The awards will highlight the best anime released in North America as judged by the fans, who will be able to vote for their favorites online starting in January 2007.

Disney Reports $782M Profit for 4Q 2006

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2006
The Walt Disney Company is reporting a net profit of 2 million for the fourth quarter of 2006, driven largely by the success of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and strong showings from ABC and ESPN. This compares to a profit of $379 million for the same period last year. It also reported […]

"Hollywood Reporter" Lays Odds on Animated Oscars

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2006
The Hollywood Reporter has published two separate articles on Academy Award contenders for this year’s Best Animated Feature Film and Best Animated Short Film. (via Amid Amidi on Cartoon Brew, who is quoted in both articles along with Cartoon Brew co-editor Jerry Beck)

Alan Moore to Appear on "The Simpsons"

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2006
Comic book writer Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta) will be guest-starring on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, providing the voice for his on-screen animated counterpart. According to several news reports, Moore is a long-time fan of the series, as well as South Park. The plot of the episode involves a competing comic book […]

An Inside Look at Pixar’s "Cars"

by on November 10, 2006
Toon Zone was recently given the opportunity to talk with a variety of folks who worked on Pixar’s latest movie, Cars. Often the director is the most well known name associated with a film, but it takes the hard work of many people to truly make a great movie. The following will look at not […]

"The Little Mermaid": Plentiful Two-Disc Makes You a Part of Her World

by on November 10, 2006
As a kid I watched The Little Mermaid more than I did any other Disney movie in my collection. I honestly couldn’t tell you why I preferred this one over the others, but it seemed that for months I’d watch it once a day and rarely break away from it. Perhaps it was the animation […]