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"Digimon" Such Humble Beginnings

by on April 23, 2006
It’s hard to imagine why the Digimon franchise never got to be as big as Pokémon did. It came out first, there’s a larger number of monsters, and it has all the things Pokémon haters wanted (a serial storyline, the monsters to speak English, etc.). Maybe it’s because it languished on Fox Kids instead of […]

Dress Up Like Mario or Company, Get on the DVD

by SB20xxon April 23, 2006
According to a recent article on TVShowsOnDVD.com, Shout! Factory is planning to release a second set of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show. No release date has been given at this time. In addition, Shout! Factory is accepting pictures of people dressed up as their favorite Mario character. Only photos from The Super Mario Bros. […]

More Details and Official Info On "Xiaolin Showdown: The Complete First Season"

by Zeddon April 22, 2006
As Toon Zone previously reported, Warner Home Video will release Xiaolin Showdown: The Complete First Season on DVD on August 8, 2006. Xiaolin Showdown: The Complete First Season follows the adventures of warriors-in-training Omi, Kimiko, Raimundo and Clay as they search the globe for Shen-Gong-Wu, ancient artifacts that hold both good and evil supernatural powers. […]

More Details and Official Info On "A Pup Named Scooby-Doo" Volumes 3 and 4

by Zeddon April 22, 2006
As Toon Zone previously reported, Warner Home Video will release A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Volumes 3 and 4 on DVD on July 18, 2006. Each volume will contain four 22-minute episodes from the series, which originally aired on ABC and are currently airing on Cartoon Network. The Volume 3 DVD includes “Scooby-Doo Dude,” “Ghost Who’s […]

Betsy McGowen Joins The CW as Senior VP and General Manager, Kids’ WB! on The CW

by Zeddon April 22, 2006
Betsy McGowen will join The CW as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Kids’ WB! on The CW. McGowen, a senior executive at Kids’ WB! since its inception in 1995, will oversee all series development, current programming and scheduling, as well as brand, image and marketing for Kids’ WB! on The CW. McGowen has served […]

Disney Channel Showcases "Little Einsteins"’ ‘Roocket’ Character

by Zeddon April 22, 2006
Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney will celebrate Little Einsteins‘ debut season with a week of episodes showcasing a viewer favorite, Rocket–the Little Einsteins’ versatile, marimba-voiced flying machine. “Rev it Up with Rocket Week” on Playhouse Disney airs Sunday, April 30 through Saturday, May 6 (8:00 a.m. ET/PT). The salute will be capped off with a brand […]

"Dragonball Z: Fusion Reborn" Finally Back to the Good Movies

by on April 22, 2006
After the mediocrity that was Bojack Unbound and Broly: Second Coming, and the complete and utter pile of crap known as Bio-Broly, it’s about time for the Dragonball Z movies to go back to becoming watchable, let alone good. Thankfully, things do in fact get better. In an alternate universe where Mystic Gohan somehow defeated […]

‘The Batman’ Returns To The UK

by on April 22, 2006
According to various promos recently shown on Toonami, The Batman season three will premiere with “Batgirl Begins, Part One” on the channel this coming Monday, April 24. It is currently unknown when the remaining episodes will air. Toon Zone News recommends checking local listings.

"Fullmetal Alchemist: Vol. 8" Like a Fine Wine

by on April 21, 2006
Fullmetal Alchemist is like fine wine. It just gets better and better with age. Well, no, scratch that. Fullmetal Alchemist is like….uh…Fullmetal Alchemist is….like nothing thats ever come before. Trying to compare it to anything will result in a disservice to the series itself. Mixing comedy, action, horror, fantasy, and some sci-fi elements, and even […]

Media Blasters Announces New Titles For July-September

by SB20xxon April 21, 2006
Perhaps the biggest announcement of the bunch is the official release date of Gao-Gai-Ger‘s first volume. It is set for August 29th, in both regular editions ($29.95) and limited editions with an artbox ($34.95). During the late summer months, a sixth volume of Ah My Goddess will be released, along with the second volumes of […]