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DC Heroes on U.S. Postage Stamps in 2006

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2005
The United States Postal Service has announced that several DC Comics superheroes will be featured on postage stamps in 2006. The sheet of 20 stamps will focus on 10 heroes (Superman, Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Plastic Man, and Hawkman) with one stamp featuring the hero and […]

Comic Book Guide to "Aeon Flux"

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2005
The Boston Globe has posted a humorous 16-page guide to Aeon Flux, tracing its evolution from animated shorts on MTV’s Liquid Television to a half-hour show to a live-action movie starring Charlize Theron in the title role. The Complete Aeon Flux was just released on DVD, and the movie opens this Friday, December 2. (UPDATED: […]

"Fortune" Magazine on AD Vision and the Anime Industry

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2005
Fortune magazine has posted an article about AD Vision and its impact on the American anime industry, comparing how it reacts to fans and market demands to the lack of either from traditional Hollywood entertainment companies. Among other things, the article discusses the variety of AD Vision’s anime and manga library, their relationship with “fansubbers,” […]

"Kim Possible" Returns, With "Replacements" (Updated 11/30)

by Matthew Williamson November 30, 2005
Disney Channel has granted the wishes of devout Kim Possible fans and has resurrected the show. According to a Reuters report, Kim Possible has been greenlit for a fourth season by Disney Channel. Disney has stated that the revival was spurred in large part due to the clamors of a very active fanbase to keep […]

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 4: Jerry Beck Part 1

by Benon November 30, 2005
With the combined strength of four men: Ben Applegate, chief editor Karl Olson, staff reviewer and podcast producer Jay Allman, a.k.a. Maxie Zeus, former chief editor Matthew Williams, graphics editor Our targets this week: The end of Teen Titans, and Cartoon Network’s business mentality The independent animation “ghetto” The 60s King Kong on DVD: Whaaaa? […]

TV-Loonland Hires Production Consultant

by Zeddon November 30, 2005
TV-Loonland has hired former Neue Bioskop Film/Munich Animation Film executive Karen Mansfeld as a production consultant, C21Media reports. In her new position, Mansfeld will be responsible for technology and project coordination, post-production, and ongoing productions.

Singapore Kicks Off Animated Football Series

by Zeddon November 30, 2005
AWN reports on a new animated football series from Intense Animation Studios. The series is scheduled to eventually be distributed worldwide on broadband and television.

BAFTA Awards Announced

by Zeddon November 30, 2005
The 10th British Academy Children’s Film and Television Awards in association with Time Warner were held on November 27, 2005 at the London Hilton. The Animation Award went to The Little Reindeer from Millimages UK and CiTV; the Pre-School Animation Prize went to Nickelodeon UK’s Peppa Pig; Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks won the […]

Activision Extends "Spider-Man" Agreement

by Zeddon November 30, 2005
Activision, Inc. has signed an agreement with Spider-Man Merchandising L.P., a limited partnership between Marvel Entertainment, Inc. and Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc., to extend its exclusive worldwide publishing rights to the Spider-Man motion pictures through 2017. The license grants Activision the right to publish entertainment software products based on subsequent Spider-Man movie sequels or […]

Lazard/Icahn to Analyze Time Warner

by Zeddon November 30, 2005
Lazard Ltd. and the Icahn Group announced today that the Icahn Group has retained Lazard to further analyze various strategic alternatives to maximize the value of all Time Warner Inc. shareholders’ interests. PR Newswire has more.