E. Cardon Walker, RIP

by Zeddon December 2, 2005
Former Disney chief E. Cardon Walker has died at the age of 89. AWN reports.

Studio Ghibli Retrospective on UK FilmFour Satellite TV

by Ed Liuon December 1, 2005 is reporting that the FilmFour satellite TV station in the United Kingdom will be running a Studio Ghibli film retrospective throughout the month of January. Titles and air dates are available at, which also states that most of the films will be shown in English dubbed versions.

"Kong: King of Atlantis" It’s Disney Kong!

by Chris Woodon December 1, 2005
Did you know that a ferocious giant ape would be an ideal lead for a children’s cartoon series? Neither did I, but those forward-thinking folks at BKN International seized on this idea in 2001 to create Kong: The Animated Series, which today seems to be largely forgotten. However, when BKN heard that Lord of the […]

"Zixx Level Two: Deal With The Devil" and you’ll get PWNED

by Chad Boninon December 1, 2005
The battle to save the universe is coming to a close on Level Two. With Dwayne now having the ability to open to path to Level Three, both sides of the war want him to turn the knob on the big door. Zixx, Flanngo, Riley and Meghan are obviously the ones to turn to, but […]

Peter Chung Wanted Animated "Flux"

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2005
An article on Sci Fi Wire states that Aeon Flux creator Peter Chung wanted to do an animated movie instead of a live-action one. Chung further said that he was not involved in the making of the live-action version, and is apparently still working on an idea for an animated Flux movie.

DC Heroes on U.S. Postage Stamps in 2006

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2005
The United States Postal Service has announced that several DC Comics superheroes will be featured on postage stamps in 2006. The sheet of 20 stamps will focus on 10 heroes (Superman, Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Plastic Man, and Hawkman) with one stamp featuring the hero and […]

Comic Book Guide to "Aeon Flux"

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2005
The Boston Globe has posted a humorous 16-page guide to Aeon Flux, tracing its evolution from animated shorts on MTV’s Liquid Television to a half-hour show to a live-action movie starring Charlize Theron in the title role. The Complete Aeon Flux was just released on DVD, and the movie opens this Friday, December 2. (UPDATED: […]

"Fortune" Magazine on AD Vision and the Anime Industry

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2005
Fortune magazine has posted an article about AD Vision and its impact on the American anime industry, comparing how it reacts to fans and market demands to the lack of either from traditional Hollywood entertainment companies. Among other things, the article discusses the variety of AD Vision’s anime and manga library, their relationship with “fansubbers,” […]

"Kim Possible" Returns, With "Replacements" (Updated 11/30)

by Matthew Williamson November 30, 2005
Disney Channel has granted the wishes of devout Kim Possible fans and has resurrected the show. According to a Reuters report, Kim Possible has been greenlit for a fourth season by Disney Channel. Disney has stated that the revival was spurred in large part due to the clamors of a very active fanbase to keep […]

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 4: Jerry Beck Part 1

by Benon November 30, 2005
With the combined strength of four men: Ben Applegate, chief editor Karl Olson, staff reviewer and podcast producer Jay Allman, a.k.a. Maxie Zeus, former chief editor Matthew Williams, graphics editor Our targets this week: The end of Teen Titans, and Cartoon Network’s business mentality The independent animation “ghetto” The 60s King Kong on DVD: Whaaaa? […]