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Comcast On-Demand Adds Nelvana Toons

Corus Entertainment and Comcast Corporation are launching Vortex on Demand, a new video-on-demand service featuring Nelvana programming, World Screen reports. The service will be available to Comcast Digital Cable customers.

"Y Tu Mama" Scripter Opens Toon Studio

Carlos Cuaron and Rene Castillo will team up to form an as-yet unnamed animation company, AWN reports, citing Variety. Cuaron is the scriptwriter of Y Tu Mama Tambien, while Castillo is an animator.

Sony Sends "Spider-Man" to UMD

Sony will release Spider-Man: The New Animated Series – High Voltage Villians on UMD on September 13, TV Shows on DVD reports. It will retail for $19.95.

"Boohbah" Goes to China

Boohbah will come to China’s CCTV and South Africa’s SABC2 on July 11, World Screen reports.

"Dragon Booster" in Latin Deals

Dragon Booster will come to Latin America via a deal with Jetix, c21 Media reports. The series will launch in the fall of 2005.

4Kids Names Grossman to Post

4Kids Entertainment has named Steven M. Grossman to serve as executive vice president and chief operating officer, the company announced today. Grossman, who is a director of 4Kids Entertainment, is currently an officer at R.A.B. Holdings. He will take up his new post on September 1. [Source: Business Wire]

Telling Stories: The Comic Book Creators -- Off to See the Wizards

With the rise of DVD commentaries, mass media programming dedicated to entertainment, and specialized Internet news sites, it seems that audiences have more access than ever to the behind-the-scenes process of making art. Broadly, there are two ways to look at this phenomenon. On the one hand, it’s possible that too much intimate knowledge of […]

Origins of Telling Stories: Creator Biographies and Further Reading

There are nine comic book creators interviewed in the Telling Stories DVD. As a aid to those who are not familiar with all nine of them, Toon Zone’s Comic Book Culture staff has assembled these brief biographies of all nine, along with recommendations for further reading and links to relevant websites. Howard Chaykin Howard Chaykin’s […]

"Count Duckula" Coming to DVD

Count Duckula will be released to DVD courtesy of Capital Entertainment, TV Shows on DVD reports. The 26-episode first season will be released on a three-disc set on October 4. It will retail for $39.98.

"Justice League" Coming to Xbox, Playstation2

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will release a Justice League of America video game for the Sony PlayStation2 and Xbox platforms in the fall of 2006, the company said today. The superhero action role-playing game will include Superman, Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and Zatanna. Each super hero will possess character-specific super […]

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