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Adult Swim and Cartoon Network Shows Available from iTunes

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2006
A new section of the Apple iTunes Music Store is now selling selected programming from several Turner Broadcasting System networks, including Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. Titles mentioned in the press release include Cartoon Networks’ Johnny Bravo and Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Venture Brothers, and Sealab 2021. All episodes are $1.99. UPDATE: […]

Superman Homepage Posts "Legion" Episode Guide

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2006
The Superman Homepage has posted what seems to be a complete episode guide for first season of the upcoming Legion of Superheroes animated series. The guide contains episode titles and summaries, and may contain spoilers, although there is no information on the source of the guide. (via Comic Book Resources Comic Reel)

"TMNT" Director and Producer Interviews

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2006
Comic Book Resources has posted two interviews for the new CGI Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, titled simply TMNT. The first interview is an interview with TMNT director Kevin Munroe, while the second is with producer Thomas Gray. The two discuss their respective roles on the film, and how they plan to make this iteration […]

San Diego Comic-Con: Complete On-Site Coverage (Update 19)

by on August 1, 2006
The annual San Diego Comic-Con is currently taking place in sunny California and Toon Zone is on the scene. Stay tuned for continuing coverage live from the Con all weekend long. Links to all of Toon Zone’s coverage so far can be found here: SDCC: DelRey Announces 5 New Manga Titles SDCC: Bandai Reconfirms Anime […]

SDCC: Tokyopop Announces Three Titles And A Secret Project

by on August 1, 2006
Tokyopop brought a big crew to their panel including Kim Jae-Hwan, manwha author on King of Hell and the Warcraft manwha trilogy. They announced a new title that he’s making directly with Tokyopop that is as-yet untitled, but is nearly complete as far as artwork is concerned. They announced three new acquisitions as well: Rure […]

"Tales from Earthsea’s" Hit Debut Weekend; Goro Miyazaki Interview

by Ed Liuon July 31, 2006
Nausicaa.net is reporting that Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea) beat out all its competition at the box office on its debut weekend, taking in at least 10 billion yen according to early estimates. The same article also links to an English language interview with director Goro Miyazaki published by the Daily Yomiuri.

Making "Foster’s Home" via Craig McCracken

by Ed Liuon July 31, 2006
Craig McCracken has begun a series of posts on the Foster’s production weblog taking readers through the process of creating an episode of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. Part 1 covers the Story Meeting.

National Library of Medicine to Screen Rare Medical Cartoons in October

by Ed Liuon July 31, 2006
Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog is reporting that several medical cartoons from the 1920’s to the 1960’s will be screened in a special weekend event titled “The Cartoon Medicine Show: Animated Cartoons from the Collection of the National Library of Medicine”. The screenings will be held on October 25 – 26 at 6:00 PM at […]

Old TimeToons Find Home on Black Family Channel

by Ed Liuon July 31, 2006
Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Brew weblog is reporting that several older animated shorts are being aired regularly on the Black Family Channel, offered on some digital cable channel packages. Mentioned specifically are King Leonardo and Friends and several public-domain Warner Brothers cartoons.

Mainstream Media on Animation Tech Advances

by Ed Liuon July 31, 2006
The Los Angeles Times details how the “Massive” system was used in the production of The Ant Bully (free registration required). Originally created by Stephen Regelous for animating massive battle sequences for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the system was used in The Ant Bully to control vast crowds of computer-generated ants. The system […]