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Preview: "Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters" Breathes Stale Life to Dying Franchise

by on August 29, 2006
It seems no one can quite let go of that little trading card game phenomenon known as Yu-Gi-Oh! Not only do we have a spin-off series set 10 years after the original series ended in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, but now we have essentially another filler arc (much like the Dungeon Dice Monsters, Legendary Heroes, Noa and […]

"Avatar: Secret of the Fire Nation" Special Theatrical Screenings on Sept. 9

by Ed Liuon August 29, 2006
As part of a cross-marketing promotion between Nickelodeon, Burger King, and Upper Deck, Avatar: Secret of the Fire Nation will get special theatrical screenings in nine theaters nationwide. The “movie,” which consists of two episodes of the Avatar TV show, will debut on Nickelodeon on September 15, 2006; the theatrical releases will be on September […]

Kyle and Yost Talk ‘Fantastic Four’

by on August 29, 2006
In a recent press conference, Fantastic Four Executive Producer Craig Kyle and Story Editor Chris Yost talked at length to Comic Book Resources about the upcoming show, hinting at what fans can expect to see. Fantastic Four premieres this Saturday on Toonami. Look for more from Chris Yost on Fantastic Four soon at The Marvel […]

Producer Eric Rollman on F4 and Marvel DVD Movies

by Ed Liuon August 29, 2006
Newsarama.com’s Animated Shorts column has interviewed Marvel Animation Supervising Producer Eric Rollman about current and upcoming Marvel Animated programming, such as the Ultimate Avengers direct-to-DVD movies, the Iron Man and Dr. Strange movies, and the new Fantastic 4 animated series.

Toon Zone Was There: Press Party With The Casts and Crews of Disney TV

by on August 29, 2006
Imagine along with me: you’re driving through West Hollywood north on La Cienega, heading into Restaurants’ Row. You can feel the price range soar above your head. As you get past Melrose, you see the destination of your journey off on the right, with valets literally standing right there to take your car and save […]

The Joker Gets to Kill Batman

by on August 29, 2006
Mark Hamill, widely known as The Joker from Batman: The Animated Series, will voice the role of Tony Zucco in the upcoming season of The Batman. Zucco will be responsible for the death of Dick Grayson’s parents; Grayson will, of course, also grow up to become the famed Boy Wonder, Robin. Kevin Conroy, voice of […]

Genndy Tartakovsky on Animating "Eating Fried Worms"

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2006
Animation World Network has spoken to animator Genndy Tartakovsky about his contribution to the feature film How to Eat Fried Worms. The newly formed Orphanage Animation Studio was tapped to “make the mood funnier.” Approximately three minutes of a five-minute animated segment were used in the final cut of the movie. (via TZ member Daikun)

"Simpsons" to Pioneer New "Blink" Radio Ads

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2006
New, 2-second advertisements are set to debut on radio networks owned by Clear Channel Communications starting September 10 (registration required). The first advertisements are to be for that evening’s season premiere of The Simpsons.

ABC Kids Announces New Fall Line-Up

by Zeddon August 27, 2006
ABC Kids has announced its new fall line-up beginning Saturday, September 9. The new schedule is as follows (times may vary, so please check local listings): 9:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. PT – The Emperor’s New School 9:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT – The Replacements 10:00 a.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT – That’s So Raven 10:30 a.m. […]

David Levine Promoted at Disney Channel and Jetix

by Zeddon August 27, 2006
David Levine has been promoted to Vice President, Worldwide Programming Strategy and Windowing for Disney Channel and Jetix. In his new role, Levine will oversee all aspects of the worldwide programming strategy group, including facilitating communication between Disney and Jetix channels to coordinate and roll out programming strategies on a global basis. He will report […]