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"Baki the Grappler": I’m Gonna Pound You Into The Ground!

by on October 26, 2006
The end of the first round of the Supreme Fighting Tournament is almost here and it’s time for Baki to get it together. Can he become a Champion once again and defeat his father, or will he space out and start thinking of how pigtails can make people fly like a certain high school girl? […]

Zemeckis "Beowulf" to Get 3-D Release

by Ed Liuon October 26, 2006
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Robet Zemeckis’ motion-capture animated film Beowulf will be rolling out to theatres in Real D and large-format 3-D versions in addition to the regular film version. The film will be the third of Zemeckis’ animated projects to be released in 3-D, following The Polar Express and Monster House. (via […]

"Foster’s Home" Movie Coming for Thanksgiving

by Ed Liuon October 26, 2006
Cartoon Network has announced a feature-length Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends movie, airing on the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 23. The movie, titled “Good Wilt Hunting,” centers on imaginary friend Wilt’s cross-country trek to seek out his long lost creator. The movie and all-new episodes of Foster’s Home on Fridays in November will […]

Press Release: Foster’s Home Gives Thanks for Friends in First Feature Movie

by Ed Liuon October 26, 2006
Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends Gives Thanks for Friends in First Feature Movie Premiere of “Good Wilt Hunting” and a hearty helping of episodes on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23 Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends is full of thanks this Thanksgiving with the premiere of its first ever one-hour Cartoon Network Studios original movie, “Good Wilt […]

Matt Wayne Casts a "Storm" With Hellboy

by on October 25, 2006
After you unleash an army of supervillains upon the Justice League, where do you go from there as a writer? Straight to Hell, apprantly. Toon Zone News managed to catch up with Hellboy: Swords Of Storms screenplay writer Matt Wayne via e-mail to talk about his work on the movie, which will air this Saturday. […]

"Persepolis" Animated Production Blog and Stills On-line

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2006
A production weblog has been started for Persepolis, an animated film based on the graphic novel memoirs of the same name by Marjane Satrapi. The weblog will track Satrapi’s progress as the days of her youth in post-revolution Iran are chronicled in animated form. Several still photos from the film are available on the official […]

DreamWorks and Nickelodeon to Produce "Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda" Toons

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2006
Animation World Network is reporting that Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation are teaming up to produce new shows based on the Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda CGI feature films. No details were given on debut dates.

Nicktoons Shows Now Available on iTunes

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2006
Animation World Network is stating that Nicktoons Network will be launching new content on the iTunes Store, including their new Skyland cartoon that debuts on November 18. All offerings will be $1.99, and presumably season discounts will be available.

Class of 3000, Nick’s Skyland, and King of the Hill Renewal at Animated Shorts

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2006
This week’s Animated Shorts column at Newsarama.com covers three major news events in the animated world: the upcoming debut of Class of 3000 on Cartoon Network and of Skyland on the Nicktoons network, the renewal of Fox’s King of the Hill for an 11th season, and the addition of Basilisk and Gunslinger Girl to the […]

The Existential Angst of "Hello Kitty: Stump Village" Vol. 1

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2006
It could have been a recipe for disaster. In 2005, Sanrio began work on a new cartoon for their top-licensed character, the charming but aloof Hello Kitty. Following the current trend of “re-imagining” classic series, the producers chose to abandon all the prior continuity of her earlier animated incarnations, opting instead for a 3-D stop-motion […]