DMGI Gets NA Digital Rights to BKN Series

by Maxie Zeuson February 22, 2007
Digital Music Group has picked up the digital distribution rights to BKN’s current and upcoming slate of films and series, World Screen reports. The deal gives DMGI rights to such titles as Legend of the Dragon and Dork Hunters from Outer Space, which will give the series potential access to iTunes, Google Video, and RealNetworks.

"Fishtronaut" Swims to Latin America

by Maxie Zeuson February 22, 2007
Fishtronaut will swim onto Latin American airwaves in 2008 under a deal between producer TV PinGuim and Discovery Kids in Latin America, World Screen reports. The series is about a secret agent fish.

Negima "Magic Outside The Classroom": Going on a field trip! A field trip! A field…

by Chad Boninon February 22, 2007
Mahora Academy is getting boring this time of year (especially for those who have been students for 60+ years), so the class of Negi Springfield heads out to Kyoto for a field trip. While there, Negi will have to defend his students against the forces of evil—which involve a giant teddy bear. Though when your […]

Courage Is the Ultimate Proof of Magic, but "Negima" Isn’t

by Chad Boninon February 22, 2007
Negi Springfield, ten-year-old teacher at Mahora Academy, is paid to be the teacher when semester’s in session, but when summer vacation hits, he may just have to do some extra teaching. When you’re the mystically powered target of a class of teenage girls, you’re required to— Well, to apply suntan lotion, traverse a haunted school […]

Osamu Tezuka Exhibit Opens in Australia

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2007
An exhibit showcasing the artwork of Osamu Tezuka will be opening soon in Sydney, Australia, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Tezuka: The Marvel of Manga will run at the Gallery from February 23 to April 29, 2007, before coming to San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum. Read Toon Zone News’ prior coverage of […]

Paul Dini on DC’s "Countdown" and Top Cow’s "Madame Mirage"

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2007
Wizard magazine has spoken to writer Paul Dini about DC’s new weekly comic book series Countdown, which will begin on May 9 and which Dini describes as “the ultimate tentpole movie.” Dini discusses his partners in the exercise, the driving plot behind the book, his selection of cast members, and what exactly the series is […]

John Ledford and Kevin McFeeley on the Success of the Anime Network

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2007
The “Animated Shorts” column at has an in-depth look at the Anime Network and has spoken with John Ledford, head of the Anime Network, about the channel’s origins and success in the video-on-demand (VOD) space. Ledford discusses how VOD proved the demand for anime programming on cable, how they select timeslots for their programming, […]

Toon Zone Interviews John Delaney on "Futurama" in Comics and "Chaotic"

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2007
Longtime readers of the Toon Zone Forums will remember the John Delaney sketch poll with fondness. Familiar to many readers as the artist for Justice League Adventures and other animated tie-in comics from DC, Delaney is now leading the team bringing Chaotic to the 4Kids! Network. Chaotic centers on two teenaged boys who discover a […]

"Angel Wars" Is a Heavenly Gift

by Dukeon February 21, 2007
When you think of Christian cartoons, you rarely think of action/adventure epics with cool designs, intricate plots, fierce battles, and a relatively dark color palette. Well, Angel Wars: Guardian Force strives to change that. Previously, angels-in-training Eli and Kira had saved humanity by foiling the demon Morg and the forces of darkness. Well, Morg is […]

Mutant Turtles Movie Getting Help from McDonalds, Wal-Mart

by Maxie Zeuson February 21, 2007
McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, and Toys “R” Us are among the companies that have signed up to promote the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, 4Kids Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures announced today. In addition, 4Kids TV will air a “lost episode” of TMNT on March 24 and new episodes of Fast Forward throughout the month. The […]