Nickelodeon to Air President’s Day "Go, Diego, Go!" Marathon (Updated 1/24)

by Zeddon January 24, 2006
Nickelodeon will present a three-hour marathon of Go, Diego, Go! on Monday, February 20, from 9:00am – 12:00pm. The marathon will conclude with an all-new episode entitled “Chito and Rita the Spectacled Bears” at 11:30am. PR Newswire has the revised schedule. Updated 1/24: Nickelodeon has updated their schedule. Please note the above changes in bold […]

"Darkwing Duck" and "The Tick" Reportedly Coming to DVD This Year

by Zeddon January 24, 2006
Darkwing Duck and The Tick are reportedly coming to DVD sometime this year, according to an unnamed industry source of TVShowsOnDVD. According to the reports, Disney is expected to release both series in a multi-DVD set, similar to the DuckTales and Rescue Rangers releases last year. Please note that a release date has not been […]

"Monster Warriors" Comes to Jetix Europe

by Zeddon January 24, 2006
This spring, Jetix Europe will premiere Monster Warriors, a live-action and CGI fantasy adventure from Canadian production company Coneybeare Stories, World Screen reports. The series will be distributed internationally by BVITV.

"Joe Cartoon" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon January 24, 2006
BCI has announced a licensing agreement to release a variety of “Joe Cartoon” animation shorts on DVD, DVDtoons reports. Greatest Hits, Volume One will be available in April for $14.98 SRP, followed by the release of Volume Two in July. A three-disc boxed set will be available in November 2006.

"Monsters Inc." Comes to Disneyland

by Zeddon January 24, 2006
Disneyland Resort has unveiled the grand opening of its all-new attraction “Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!” The new attraction, inspired by the film Monsters, Inc., is located in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot section of Disney’s California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort. PR Newswire has more.

"Superman: Braniac Attacks" Direct-to-Video Later This Year

by Ed Liuon January 24, 2006
The Superman homepage has an exclusive look at Superman: Braniac Attacks, a new direct-to-video movie coming later this year from Warner Brothers Animation. Tim Daly and Dana Delany will reprise their roles as Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane from Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League. The report states that the January 30th issue of […]

"Disney Buys Pixar": Deal Imminent?

by Ed Liuon January 24, 2006
Separate reports in BusinessWeek and the Hollywood Reporter (quoting the Associated Press) are quoting anonymous sources that state that the Disney Board of Directors has approved the purchase of Pixar Animation Studios for approximately $7 billion. Disney may announce the deal, to be completed in a stock transaction, as early as today. Representatives from both […]

"Animation Runner Kuromi 2" Coming May 9, Soundtrack Coming Soon

by Benon January 24, 2006
On the latest episode of the Toon Zone Podcast, Central Park Media founder John O’Donnell announced that Akitaroh Daichi’s Animation Runner Kuromi 2 OVA will be released on May 9. The soundtrack is also due out sometime this year, Mr. O’Donnell said. He also noted that the documentary about anime fans by Eric Bresler, Otaku […]

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 6: John O’Donnell & Co. of Central Park Media

by Benon January 24, 2006
Editor-in-chief Ben Applegate, producer Karl Olson, staff reviewer Chad Bonin, graphics editor Matthew Williams and, for the first time, reviews editor William C. Maune gather ’round the digital campfire to tell these tall tales: The decay of Boomerang begins? Astroboy on DVD Train Man and the otaku mentality Boondocks gets serious Plus, a trio of […]

"Wallace and Gromit" Wins Producer’s Guild Award

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2006
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit has won the best animated motion picture award from Producer’s Guild of America (free registration required). This year is the first for the category. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)