Toon Zone Was There: "Yin Yang Yo!" Gives A Peek Inside

by on August 20, 2006
If I remember anything at all from that Tuesday morning at Walt Disney Studios, it’s that Steve Marmel, Bob Boyle, and John Fountain “loves [them] some farts.” I remember a great deal more from the press breakfast and look inside at some of the internal processes of the upcoming Jetix premiere Yin Yang Yo!, but […]

"The Best of She-Ra": He-Man’s Softer, Pinker Side

by on August 19, 2006
Recent hit television shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Alias have finally removed the novelty of female action heroes, but no one could have predicted that two decades ago when the trailblazing film The Secret of the Sword introduced the warrior She-Ra’s fantasy adventures to the world. Finally it has arrived on DVD along […]

Press Release: A Salute to Norman McLaren – Aug 18 @ AMPAS

by Zeddon August 18, 2006
A Salute to Norman McLaren WHAT: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will pay tribute to Norman McLaren, the Academy Award®-winning animator who helped launch the National Film Board of Canada’s (NFB) now renowned animation program. The tribute will feature 13 short films, all remastered and restored 35mm prints by the NFB, including […]

Bots Revealed for "Transformers" Movie

by Dan Collinson August 18, 2006
The Sci Fi Wire reports that writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have announced the list of robot characters for the upcoming Transformers movie. Joining Optimus Prime on the Autobots will be Bumblebee, Ironhide, Jazz, and Ratchet. For the Decepticons will be Starscream, Brawl, Bonecrusher, Frenzy, Blackout, Barricade and Scorponok, alongside Megatron. The live action […]

Season 2 of "Dr. Katz" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson August 18, 2006 reports that Season 2 of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist is coming to DVD on November 21. The second season features guest voices Ray Romano, Joy Behar, Judy Tenuta, and Gary Shandling. There is no word yet on bonus features.

"Salute to Norman McLaren" on August 18

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2006
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will be hosting a Salute to Norman McLaren tonight, August 18, 2006. Newly restored prints of several of McLaren’s groundbreaking animated films for the National Film Board of Canada will be screened at the event. Admission is $5, and full details may be found at the Academy’s […] Interviews Disney Animator Eric Goldberg

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2006 has interviewed veteran Disney animator Eric Goldberg, discussing his recent work, his history with the Disney Feature Animation studio, his return to the studio, and what the future holds. (via Cartoon Brew)

Crave Online Speaks to Craig Kyle on "Ultimate Avengers 2"

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2006
Crave Online has posted part 1 of an interview with Craig Kyle, VP of Creative Development at Marvel Animation, about the Ultimate Avengers 2 direct-to-DVD movie. (via Comic Book’s Comic Reel)

Tony Jay ?? – 2006

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2006
Actor Tony Jay died on Sunday, August 13, due to complications following micro-surgery to remove non-cancerous tumors from his lungs. Jay lent his voice to numerous video game and animated characters, with his memorable baritone speaking for characters as varied as Judge Frollo in Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Tick‘s Chairface Chippendale, Marvel’s […]

Paul Dini Talks "Detective Comics"

by Ed Liuon August 17, 2006 has interviewed Paul Dini about his 12-issue run on Detective Comics, discussing what took so long to get him on a regular Batman comic, the differences between writing for comics and for the animated series, and upcoming plots for issues in his run. Detective Comics #821 and #822, the first two issues of Dini’s […]