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"Armored Trooper Votoms Volume 2": Destroying Hearts and Minds

by on August 14, 2006
It’s a shame that even with today’s advanced technology all-out mecha warfare remains but a dream. Still, there are heartening signs that day is nearing, such as a John Deere tractor that moves spider-like on six legs. Yes, I know how many legs a spider has, but you could have kept quiet about it. Anyway, […]

"Toxic Crusaders" Comes to DVD as Part of Box Set

by Dan Collinson August 14, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that all 13 episodes of The Toxic Crusaders, the cartoon based on the cult film The Toxic Avenger, are coming to DVD as part of The Complete Toxic Avenger. All 13 episodes will be part of a 7-disc box set along with all four Toxic Avenger films. The box set will be in […]

AvatarSpirit Posts "Track Team" Music Interview Pt. 3

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2006
AvatarSpirit.net has posted the third and final installment of their interview with the Track Team, the group that provides all the music for Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender. This installment includes information about specific themes and how they were created.

Le Guin Posts Impressions of "Tales from Earthsea"; Explains Delay in US Release

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2006
Writer Ursula K. LeGuin has published a lengthy article explaining the context behind Studio Ghibli’s Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea) and a detailed explanation of her impressions of the film. LeGuin’s Earthsea series of novels were the basis for the movie, as well as the SciFi Channel live-action adaptation released in 2004. According to LeGuin, […]

China to Ban Foreign Cartoons in Prime Time

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2006
News reports are stating that government regulators in China have banned foreign cartoons on TV between 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in an effort to protect China’s native animation studios. The ban has not been formally announced, but is supposed to be put into effect on September 1. The ban will affect all foreign-made cartoons, […]

"Lupin the 3rd Missed by a Dollar": The One Where Lupin Dies

by on August 12, 2006
I must confess, even as an ardent fan, that once you’ve seen a dozen or more Lupin the 3rd films many of them begin to blend together. That’s not to say Lupin‘s highly entertaining formula of priceless historical treasures, nefarious schemes, and goofy slapstick is a bad thing, just that like the Bond franchise it […]

Toon Disney August 2006 Movies and Specials (Updated 8/12)

by Zeddon August 12, 2006
The following is a list of the movies and specials scheduled to air on Toon Disney during the month of August: All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 (1996) Tuesday, August 1 (5:00 p.m., ET/PT) We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story (1993) Wednesday, August 2 (5:00 p.m., ET/PT) Oliver & Company (1988) Thursday, August 3 (5:00 p.m., […]

ABC Family Jetix Ends September 1 (Now August 31)

by Zeddon August 12, 2006
Toon Zone News has confirmed with Disney ABC Television Group that the final day of Jetix on ABC Family will be Friday, September 1, 2006. Beginning Saturday, September 2, Toon Disney will be the exclusive home of Jetix in the United States. Updated 8/12: Toon Zone News has now learned that the final day of […]

"Transformers: The Movie" Coming to DVD (Updated 8/12)

by Dan Collinson August 12, 2006
The Transformers fan site tformers.com reports that Sony BMG Music Entertainment will release the 20th Anniversary Edition of Transformers: The Movie in November. This is the first time Sony is working on a Sunbow title since they got the rights from Rhino a couple of years ago. The 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD includes never-before-seen […]

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 4 DVD Specs Announced

by Ed Liuon August 11, 2006
The specifications for the 4-disc Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 4 and the 2-disc Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Vol. 4 have been released by Warner Home Video. No information on special features or extras was announced as of publication time. (via Cartoon Brew)