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Press Release: BCI Presents Animated Classic "Journey Back to Oz" on Oct 24

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2006
TRAVEL BACK OVER THE RAINBOW AS NAVARRE’S BCI PRESENTS THE ANIMATED CLASSIC “JOURNEY BACK TO OZ” Special Edition DVD Available October 24th For $14.98 Los Angeles, CA – There’s perhaps no greater fantasy film than “The Wizard of Oz.” In the early 1970s, the brilliant creators at Filmation Studios updated this movie classic, incorporating their […]

Chicago Film Festival To Host Dinner With Yoshiyuki Tomino

by Grant Whiteon September 24, 2006
The Chicago International Film Festival will host a special rib dinner in honour of Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, Gunota Headlines reports. The famous director (who also worked on Space Runaway Ideon and Aura Battler Dunbine amongst others) will receive a Career Achievement in Animation Award from the festival who will be hosting the US premier […]

Teen Titans "Trouble in Tokyo" Arrives on DVD

by on September 24, 2006
For those that miss the premiere of the new direct-to-video Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo this Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm on Cartoon Network, WHV has finally given a release date for the film on DVD: November 7th. No further details on the release are available at this time. Update #2: It seems the date […]

"Case Closed – Case 1, Vol. 3": Ill-Fated Relationships Everywhere

by on September 24, 2006
Ah, Case Closed. The overly complicated mysteries, the not-so-villainous villains and the fact that somebody dies wherever Conan goes just make me love you so much. It’s just another normal day for Conan Edogawa, who’s wasting time at school for some reason with George Mitch, and Amy, when another kid asks the group to find […]

Anime Weekend Atlanta: Complete On-Site Coverage (Updated)

by on September 23, 2006
Anime Weekend Atlanta is currently taking place and Toon Zone’s Chad Lee is on the scene. Stay tuned for continuing coverage live from the Con all weekend long. Links to all of Toon Zone’s coverage so far can be found here: AWA: ADV Films Announces Four New Licenses, Paid Download Service AWA: Cartoon Network Video […]

AWA: Cartoon Network Video Announced, New Look for Toonami?

by on September 23, 2006
During their panel at Anime Weekend Atlanta today, Cartoon Network announced Video.CartoonNetwork.com (aka Cartoon Network Video). The new online streaming video service works the same way as Toonami Jetstream. However, instead of featuring Toonami programming, this service streams original Cartoon Network productions. Included are premieres, episodes of current Cartoon Network originals, older original series such […]

AWA: ADV Films Announces Four New Licenses, Paid Download Service (Updated)

by on September 23, 2006
ADV Films today announced 4 new licenses at Anime Weekend Atlanta: – Season 3 and Season 4 of UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie – the Moeyo Ken TV series – The Coyote Ragtime Show ADV also announced the opening of their new ADV Universe download store, offering English-language episodes of ADV titles for purchase at the price […]

"Kodocha Vol. 6": More Real Than a Reality Show

by on September 23, 2006
While we are only about a quarter of the way through the series, Kodocha seems like it has thrown every conceivable hurdle at Sana, Akito and Co., yet they all bounce back and become stronger in the end. Now that the matter of Sana’s mother has been effectively settled, its time for her to get […]

AWA: Funimation Announces "Peach Girl"

by on September 23, 2006
This morning at Anime Weekend Atlanta, Funimation announced the acquisition of anime series Peach Girl. The anime series is based off of the long running manga. [On-Site Reporting by Chad Lee] Toon Zone’s coverage live from Anime Weekend Atlanta will continue throughout the weekend.

Animated "Spaceballs" Coming to G4

by Dan Collinson September 22, 2006
Does anybody remember Spaceballs, the Star Wars spoof directed by Mel Brooks? E!Online reports that Brooks is bringing his 1987 film as an animated series on the G4 network in the fall of 2007. The toon chronicles the further exploits of Lonestar, Barf, Princess Vespa, and Dot Matrix as they save what’s left of the […]