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"Gundam Wing" Its Time Has Passed

by on March 31, 2006
How many Toonami faithful remember that day way back in 2000 when Gundam Wing first aired? It was the first Gundam show to officially air in the United States, it was one of the biggest shows to hit Cartoon Network, it had both a cut and uncut run, it ushered in the Midnight Run (which […]

JLU #20 Preview On-Line

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2006
A 4-page preview of Justice League Unlimited #20 is available at Mile High Comics. The issue is written by Paul Storrie with art by Rick Burchett and a cover by Ty Templeton, and introduces Mary Marvel into the DC Animated Universe. The issue will be available on comic book stands on April 5. Other previews […]

Animation Magazine Covers "Negadon"

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2006
Animation Magazine‘s April 2006 issue has a feature article about Negadon: The Monster from Mars, which is available in full at the Negadon website. The feature film uses innovative CGI-animation techniques to simulate classic kaiju “rubber-suit monster” movies from the 1970’s. Negadon is scheduled for theatrical release in the U.S. in the spring of 2006, […]

More Ghibli Screenings on TCM in May

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2006
Nausicaa.net is reporting more airings of Studio Ghibli animated films on Turner Classic Movies throughout the month of May: Castle in the Sky (Friday, May 5, 2:00 AM) Porco Rosso (Friday, May 5, 4:15 AM) Princess Mononoke (Friday, May 12, 2:00 AM) My Neighbor Totoro (Friday, May 12, 4:30 AM) Whisper of the Heart (Friday, […]

NY Children’s Film Festival Goes Monthly and Maybe National

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2006
An article in the New York Times covers the decision to make the New York International Children’s Film Festival a monthly event instead of an annual one (registration required, see previous Toon Zone News coverage). Future plans may involve going nationwide. Founder Eric Beckman aims to show films he describes as “art house for kids,” […]

ADV Announces New June Titles

by SB20xxon March 31, 2006
The thinpaks keep on coming with three old series getting re-releases in slimmer form: Divergence Eve, Sister Princess, and Wandaba Style. In addition, a new series debuts on June 13, 2006: Vermilion Pleasure Night, a non-animated Japanese sketch comedy and variety show, where The Fuccons made their debut. Volume 1 contains the first four episodes […]

Adult Swim Announces New Shows and Renewals at 2006 Upfront

by on March 31, 2006
Adult Swim today rolled out plans for 2006 at their annual Upfront event in New York, announcing several new shows, acquisitions, and series renewals. Brendan Small makes his return to the Adult Swim block with Death Clock Metalocalypse. CO-created and CO-produced by TV Funhouse alum Tommy Blacha, the series follows the world’s most popular heavy […]

"South Park" Fans Urge "Mission" Boycott

by Dan Collinson March 30, 2006
Fans of Comedy Central’s series South Park have a mission they’ve decided to accept. Their mission is to get the controversial episode “Trapped in the Closet” back on the air. All they are doing is boycotting the new Tom Cruise film Mission: Impossible 3, which will arrive in theaters on May 5. Fans say they […]

Marathon Sells "Totally Spies" to German Station

by Grant Whiteon March 30, 2006
French studio Marathon has sold Totally Spies to German station Super RTL, C21Media reports. Slated to begin airing in July, the acquisition makes Germany one of over 100 countries currently airing the series.

Zoo Films/Atomic Cartoons Team Up for Bollywood Road

by Grant Whiteon March 30, 2006
UK-based Zoo Films and Canadian Atomic Cartoons (best known for Atomic Betty) have teamed up to produce Bollywood Road, C21Media reports. Set in a fictional, urban community, the Anglo-Indian aimed show focuses on a family who often breaks into Bollywood-style dance numbers.