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Looney Tunes: The Next-Generation Console Game?

by Nobuyuki samaon January 23, 2007
Daily Variety reports that Warner Bros. is planning to release its second self-published game, and first for next-gen consoles, based on the “Looney Tunes” characters. “Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal” will feature many of the studio’s best-known animated characters including Bugs Bunny, Tazmanian Devil and Marvin the Martian. The game, which is being developed by Redtribe, […]

FUNimation Announces Suzuka

by Classic Speedyon January 23, 2007
Suzuka, a 26-episode sports/slice-of-life anime from 2005, has been licensed by FUNimation. The first volume is expected to be released during the spring. All this week, FUNimation will be announcing new anime acquisitions/release dates on their website: http://funimation.com/kickoff07/ . Stay tuned to Toon Zone for further announcements. [Source: FUNimation ]

Tad Stones on Animated Hellboy; "Screw-on Head" Coming from Starz

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2007
Director Tad Stones has been interviewed about the two animated Hellboy direct-to-video movies by Newsarama.com’s Animated Shorts column. The interview covers the reaction to Hellboy: Sword of Storms, why certain character design decisions were made, how Hellboy creator Mike Mignola reacted to the DTVs, and what’s coming next in the Hellboy: Blood and Iron DTV. […]

FUNimation Announces New April Titles

by Classic Speedyon January 23, 2007
Peach Girl makes its debut on DVD on 4/17/07, and will come in both regular ($29.98) and limited editions with artbox ($44.98). New releases on 4/3/07 include: Case Closed (Case 3, vol. 1), Kodocha (vol. 12), and Moon Phase (vol. 5). Solty Rei (vol. 3) gets a 4/17/07 release, and Speed Grapher finishes up on […]

Oscar Nominations for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year Announced

by Matt Hazudaon January 23, 2007
The nominees for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year came out today and there were only 3 films selected. The films were Cars, Happy Feet and Monster House. Cars was also nominated in the “Best Original Song” category for “Our Town” by Randy Newman. The Academy Award nominees for Best […]

‘Le Chevalier D’Eon’ Episode 1 Online

by Nobuyuki samaon January 23, 2007
As they have with other recent series such as Air Gear and Coyote Ragtime Show, ADV Films is offering as a preview the first episode, in English, of their upcoming release of Le Chevalier D’Eon, the 24-episode TV series directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi and animated by Production I.G. Like the previous offerings, the streaming feed […]

Nicktoons Picks Up ‘Planet Sketch’ For Spring Broadcast

by Nobuyuki samaon January 23, 2007
Nicktoons Network, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour animation network, has ordered all 26 11-minute episodes of DECODE Entertainment’s animated series Planet Sketch for launch this spring. The series is commissioned by Canada’s Teletoon and the U.K.’s CiTV and co-produced with Aardman Animations. It is a series of shorts that features the Street Rappers, a collection of young rappers […]

FUNimation Announces "Ragnarok: The Animation"

by Classic Speedyon January 22, 2007
Ragnarok: The Animation, a 2004 anime based on the MMORPG, has been licensed by FUNimation. The series contains 26 episodes, and the first DVD volume is expected to hit shelves by the fall of this year. FUNimation will be announcing news every day this week at noon (CST). Stay tuned to Toon Zone News for […]

"Blackstar The Complete Series" Review: He’s No Man, He’s a Star

by Chris Woodon January 22, 2007
Dungeons and Dragons, Conan the Barbarian, and He-Man are arguably the only sword and sorcery properties to have notably endured beyond the genre’s brief boom in the early 1980s. Most of the many also-ran properties have been all but forgotten, regrettably including the two animated series that blazed the trail for He-Man. Ruby Spears’ excellent […]

"YeuWooBi," Possible Ghibli Competitor, Out in Korea Thursday

by Benon January 22, 2007
YeuWooBi, a new animated feature from director Lee Seong-gang, arrives in South Korean theaters Thursday. The JoongAng Daily article reflects just how much the Korean animation industry has riding on the success of this film. The film follows a shapeshifting, mythical fox who takes on the form of a young girl. The Miyazaki comparisons are […]