"Teen Titans" Season 1 DVD "Easter Eggs" Revealed

by Ed Liuon February 2, 2006
A posting on the website reveals several “easter eggs” on disc 2 of the Teen Titans Complete First Season DVD set. The “eggs” appear to contain special interviews, a music video, and artwork, none of which seem to have been on the earlier, single-disc releases. The DVD set will be released on February 7.

Be My Duelist: A Valentine’s Day Utena Contest

by Benon February 2, 2006
For the month of February, Toon Zone and Central Park Media have teamed up to offer our love, in plastic, shiny, disc-shaped form! CPM is rolling out the Revolutionary Girl Utena: Rose Collection Box Set on Feb. 28, but Toon Zone readers will have a chance to get one free for Valentine’s Day. All you […]

Big Shoes to Fill: "The Simpsons – The Complete 7th Season"

by Dr. Daedaluson February 2, 2006
Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein were in a difficult position. As writers on The Simpsons since Season 4, they were promoted to executive producers at the beginning of Season 7, replacing David Mirkin. Many fans felt that Mirkin’s work in Seasons 5 and 6 was some of the best quality material on The Simpsons. How […]

Disney/Pixar: John Lasseter Dubbed "The New Walt Disney"

by Ed Liuon February 1, 2006
An article from Reuters states that several animation industry watchers have dubbed Pixar’s John Lasseter “the new Walt Disney.” (No pressure.) Lasseter is set to become the head of Walt Disney’s animation division if the $7.4 billion Disney/Pixar merger concludes successfully this summer.

Matt Fleckenstein on "Family Guy" Comics

by Ed Liuon February 1, 2006
Series writer Matt Fleckenstein has spoken to about his work on the upcoming Family Guy tie-in comic, coming from Devil’s Due Publishing later this year. Fleckenstein clarifies his writing duties on the show, discusses some basic plot points of his comics, and expounds on the difference between writing for comics and for other media.

DreamWorks Animation Finalizes Paramount Distribution Deal

by Ed Liuon February 1, 2006
DreamWorks Animation SKG has announced that it will begin operating under the new seven-year distribution deal with Paramount Pictures announced last month. In return for a $75 million payment to DreamWorks Animation, Paramount will be responsible for the marketing and distribution of DreamWorks Animation films and will receive an 8% distribution fee.

DC Announces June 2006 Collected Editions

by Ed Liuon February 1, 2006
A press release announces collected comic books coming from DC Comics in June 2006. Included in the list are two Cartoon Network Block Party digest-sized volumes, the fourth volume of George Perez’s Wonder Woman comics, a tie-in trade paperback for the new Superman movie, and a second Showcase volume reprinting 1950’s-era Superman stories.

"Dragon’s Lair" Comics Coming Spring 2006

by Ed Liuon January 31, 2006
Arcana Studios has revealed that a Dragon’s Lair comic book will be hitting comic shop stands in Spring 2006. Arcana will reprint issues #1-3, originally from MVC, in one issue and then finish the story in three more issues. Issue #1 will feature a cover by Don Bluth, animator and creator of the original Dragon’s […]

"Bambi II" Comes to DVD for Just 70 Days

by Zeddon January 31, 2006
Bambi II will be available on DVD and VHS on February 7, 2006 for $29.99 (SRP). However, it will only be available through April 17. In tribute to the 70th anniversary of Walt Disney’s inception of his animated classic, Bambi, Walt Disney Home Entertainment will place Bambi II under moratorium just 70 days after its […]

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Holds "Tokyo Festa" in NYC

by Zeddon January 31, 2006
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is holding “Tokyo Festa” — a day of free events throughout New York City — on February 7, 2006. The program is aimed at increasing awareness of Japan’s customs, culture, and cartoons. Highlights include: The En-Nichi Market A recreation of an old Edo marketplace, featuring traditional fun and games for both […]