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BBC Gets UK TV Rights to "Wallace and Gromit"

The BBC has acquired the exclusive UK terrestrial TV rights to Wallace and Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, according to c21 Media. The film, which debuts in UK theaters in October, will be available for telecast in 2008. The BBC has also renewed a deal giving it the broadcast rights to three other Wallace […]

Apax Buys HIT, Names New Execs

Apax Partners has completed its acquisition of HIT Entertainment and named Greg Dyke, formerly director-general of the BBC, as the company’s new chairman, according to World Screen. Bruce Steinberg has been named CEO.

Ad Exec Praises Animation

Mark Tutssel, chairman of the advertising industry’s Clio Awards organization, is urging advertisers to investigate the use of animation in their commercials, AdWeek reports. Tutssel’s remarks, which were provoked by worries that people are increasingly tuning out advertising, were meant to spur advertisers into making “fresh, interesting and engaging” commercials that use creative techniques. Tutssel […]

"Warriors of Legend" Goes on Sale

Warriors of Legend: Reflections of Japan in Sailor Moon, by Jay Navok and Sushil K. Rudranath, is now available online. The book examines the way Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon reflects the history of Tokyo and Japanese society. The 148-page paperback retails for $12.99.

Brian Bendis Interviewed at Comic Foundry

The Comic Foundry has the first part of a two-part interview with writer Brian Bendis.

Original "Turtles" Back On DVD

Those Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back on DVD, thanks to Lions Gate Home Entertainment. Volume Two packs another thirteen episodes from the original series’ second season, and if you’re like me this old-school action will make you scream “Cowabunga, Dude!” from your couch. This season opens with Shredder’s return from Dimension X. Other highlights […]

New Villain Revealed for "The Batman" Season Three

Legions of Gotham has revealed that the classic Bat-villain Maxie Zeus will appear on the third season of The Batman, voiced by Phil LaMarr. Stay tuned for more The Batman news here at Toon Zone.

"BTAS, Vol. 3": Batgirl, Robin and Ra's, Oh My!

Completing the arc of eighty-five episodes that made up Batman: The Animated Series is the new Warner Home Video release Batman: The Animated Series, Volume 3. Completists, of course, already know that they’ve got to have it. The latest release is notable in several respects. When ordering a fresh batch of episodes to supplement the […]

Jerry Siegel & Arnold Drake Win Bill Finger Awards

The first annual Bill Finger Awards for Excellence in Comic Book Writing have been awarded to Jerry Siegel and Arnold Drake. Siegel co-created Superman with Joe Shuster, while Arnold Drake was responsible for creating Deadman and the Doom Patrol.

"Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 2" Transmutes Another Winner

Despite its shortcomings (Episode 4, I’m looking at you), Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 1 has more going for it than the best volumes of some of the best anime series out there. Volume 2 makes me sit back and wonder if this is the greatest anime series of all times. The first four episodes served as […]

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