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Press Release: Pee-wee’s Playhouse Makes TV Return on Adult Swim July 10

by on June 5, 2006
Pee-wee’s Playhouse Makes TV Return on Adult Swim July 10 Emmy-Winning Series Returns to Air Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. (ET, PT) 20 Years after its Debut Pee-wee’s Playhouse, the winner of an astounding 22 Emmy Awards and a pop culture touchstone nearly 20 years after its debut, returns to TV, joining the Adult Swim lineup […]

FUNimation Acquires ‘Witchblade’ Anime

by on June 4, 2006
It was revealed at this weekend’s WizardWorld Philadelphia during a Top Cow panel that FUNimation has picked up the rights to the Witchblade anime currently airing in Japan, Comic Book Resources reports. According to the report, “The series takes place in the future, featuring an illegitimate wearer of the blade fighting evil two hundred years […]

"Brak" Volume 2 and "Sealab" Season 4 Coming to DVD (Updated 6/4)

by Dan Collinson June 4, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Volume 2 of Sealab 2021 and Season 4 of Tvshowsondvd.com will hit DVD shelves on August 15. Updated 6/4: According to Tvshowsondvd.com, The Brak Show will now be released on August 8.

‘Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther’ Trailer Now Online

by on June 4, 2006
IGN Weekly has a first look at the trailer for The Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther, the sequel to February’s Ultimate Avengers direct-to-DVD film. The DVD hits shelves on August 8. Look for more on The Ultimate Avengers here at Toon Zone News and on The Marvel Animation Age.

"Pokémon Chronicles" The Legend of Horrible Dubbing

by on June 4, 2006
You know, out of all the dubs 4Kids has created, Pokémon had by far the best treatment. Some of the original music was retained, the script was (for the most part) well translated, the voice casting was spot-on, and the movies kept all of their original music. Unfortunately, that time has ended, and the bliss […]

Brainiac Attacks Superman on Cartoon Network

by Dan Collinson June 3, 2006
The Superman Homepage reports that the film Superman: Brainiac Attacks will be aired on Cartoon Network. The movie stars the voices of Tim Daly as Superman, Powers Boothe as Lex Luthor, and Lance Henriksen as Brainiac. It will air on Saturday, June 17, at 7:30pm–three days before the movie appears on DVD.

"Superman Returns" Opening Two Days Early

by on June 3, 2006
Superhero Hype! reports that Superman Returns is now opening on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, instead of on June 30, 2006. This gives the film two additional days to collect box office revenue before Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest opens on July 7.

Update on "The Tick" & "Darkwing Duck" (Updated 6/3)

by Zeddon June 3, 2006
TVShowsOnDVD updates the situation on The Tick boxset and Darkwing Duck. The Tick boxset will contain 12 of 13 episodes from Season 1, while the 3-disc Darkwing Duck set will contain the 2-part pilot as well as the first 25 episodes. Updated 6/3: TVShowsOnDVD now reports that the missing episode of The Tick will be […]

RZA to Provide Soundtrack to "Afro Samurai"

by Ed Liuon June 2, 2006
FUNimation Entertainment has announced via press release that hip-hop artist RZA will be providing the soundtrack to Afro Samurai, a new animated series from Japan’s Studio Gonzo scheduled to debut on Spike TV this fall. The title character is a samurai, voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, hunting down his father’s murderer. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The […]

"Kuromi 2" Is Better Than the Original

by on June 2, 2006
A few years ago there was a special OAV, created by Akitaroh Daichi (director of Fruits Basket, Kodocha, and Jubei-chan), that was released on DVD called Animation Runner Kuromi. I loved the first release, but when a sequel was announced, I was both excited and worried. Would Kuromi 2 be as good as the original? […]