"The Emperor’s New School" Comes to Multiple Disney Platforms

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
Disney’s animated comedy series The Emperor’s New School will premiere across four platforms — Disney Channel, Disney Channel on Demand, Toon Disney, and the ABC Television Network’s ABC Kids — beginning Friday, January 20 and going through Monday, January 30. Starring in the series are JP Manoux (Phil of the Future) as Kuzco; Patrick Warburton […]

ADV Films Announces March 7 Releases

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
ADV Films has announced the following releases scheduled for March 7: * UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie: Bedlam, Bathouse and Beyond (Volume 1 of 3) (SRP $29.98) is a DVD-only release including episodes one through four, presented in both English and Japanese with English subtitles. Video extras include “Valkyrie World Notes,” messages from the original Japanese actors, […]

Ubisoft to Create New "TMNT" Video Games

by La Parkaon January 13, 2006
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. and The Mirage Group have announced an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Ubisoft to create Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video games based on the upcoming CGI feature being released in 2007. Under the Ubisoft agreement, it is expected that the video games will be available for gaming consoles in conjunction with the […]

"Shadow Star Narutaru Vol.1 & 2" – Because Nobody Thinks of the Children

by Karl Olsonon January 11, 2006
“We’ll build a thousand year empire. I’ll be king and you’ll be queen. For starters, let’s begin by killing 500 million people. This world has become too complex. Society should be simpler. No electricity. No plumbing. Return man to the Stone Age. I’m even thinking of a selection system. Doctors, accountants, any people of culture […]

Storrie and Burchett to Fill-In for April ‘Justice League Unlimited’ Issue

by Bird Boyon January 11, 2006
Paul Storrie and Rick Burchett are slated for a fill-in story in the April issue of Justice League Unlimited. Further details on the issue will be forthcoming. (via Jim Harvey)

Nickelodeon to Air Sneak Preview of "Hoodwinked"

by Zeddon January 10, 2006
Nickelodeon will air the first five minutes of the new CGI animated family film Hoodwinked on Thursday, January 12, at 8:00pm. Hoodwinked will be released in theaters nationwide the following day, Friday, January 13, 2006. [Source: PR Newswire]

‘Hulk’ Cartoon Producer Dick Sebast Interviewed

by Stuon January 10, 2006
The Marvel Animation Age recently spoke with The Incredible Hulk producer Dick Sebast about his work on the show. Click here to read the interview.

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 5: Jerry Beck Part 2

by Benon January 10, 2006
Finally recovering from our egg nog hangovers, this week TZ tackles: The new Madhouse projects The castration of Christopher Robin Plus animation scholar Jerry Beck talks about his favorite WB directors, how today’s TV animation really doesn’t suck all that much, and Super President — is the world ready for a remake? Download Episode 5 […]

New "Tom and Jerry" Short Comes to Cartoon Network

by Zeddon January 10, 2006
Animation legend Joseph Barbera — who helped create the Tom and Jerry characters with his partner, the late William Hanna — is directing a new seven-minute Tom and Jerry short. During this short, entitled “The KarateGuard,” Jerry takes up martial arts to defend himself against his arch-nemesis, Tom, the scheming, mischievous cat. Training with the […]

Original 1963 "Astro Boy" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon January 10, 2006
The original 1963 Astro Boy series is coming to DVD. Astro Boy Ultra Collector’s Edition Set 1 will include the first 52 episodes of the original Astro Boy series, fully restored; part 1 of an interview with Astro Boy‘s English producer, Fred Ladd; the original Japanese Astro Boy episode 1, in Japanese with English subtitles; […]