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Bandai Announces New Titles For June

by SB20xxon March 7, 2006
The re-packaging of older Bandai titles continues in the month of June, as Galaxy Angel, Mobile Fighter G-Gundam, Love Hina, and Banner of the Stars 2 get full series re-releases in the Anime Legends line. Other releases slated for June include the final volume of Cowboy Bebop Remix, a second volume of Eureka 7, more […]

Pixar Reports Record 2005 Revenue on Lower 4Q Results

by Ed Liuon March 7, 2006
Pixar Animation Studios announced profits of $30.9 million on revenues of $55.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2005, for earnings of $0.25 per diluted share. These results are significantly lower than those from a year ago, whose $55.2 million profit rivaled this past quarter’s entire profit. However, the quarterly numbers capped off Pixar’s most […]

Pixar’s "Cars" Website Goes Live

by Ed Liuon March 7, 2006
The official website for Pixar’s Cars has opened with content about the film. Jim Hill has run through the material available there now, pointing out highlights of the site along with in-jokes and missing content. Cars is scheduled for release in the U.S. on June 9, 2006. In a related story, Hill has also written […]

Devil’s Due Publishing Announces 2Q 2006 Trade Paperbacks

by Ed Liuon March 7, 2006
Devil’s Due Publishing has announced their trade paperback release schedule for the second quarter of 2006, which will include two Familiy Guy original graphic novels and a collection of the Snake Eyes: Declassified mini-series which was spun off from their regular G.I. Joe comic book series.

Todd Nauck on Drawing DC’s Teen Heroes, "Wildguard"

by Ed Liuon March 7, 2006
Artist Todd Nauck was just interviewed by Newsarama.com about his work on Teen Titans Go!, a brief stint on the recent regular Teen Titans book, and his own creator-owned series Wildguard, which combines superhero genre fiction with reality TV.

"Otaku Unite!" Great, But Not Perfect, Documentary

by on March 7, 2006
There are very few anime documentaries out there, and most of them poke fun at the fandom instead of looking at it in a neutral light like other documentaries are supposed to do. Who knew a college kid’s final project would be the one to get things right? For his final project, anime fan Eric […]

Filmmaker Eric Bresler On "Otaku Unite!"

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2006
The following interview was conducted with Eric Bresler, director of documentary film Otaku Unite!, at the New York Comic-Con on Februrary 25 and 26, with some supplemental questions being answered over e-mail. Toon Zone: What is Otaku Unite!? Eric Bresler: Otaku Unite! is a documentary on the history of Japanese animation fandom in the United […]

Writing Workshop with Ty Templeton Beginning March 23

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2006
Max the Mutt Animation School will be conducting a workshop on writing for comics with writer/artist Ty Templeton (Batman Adventures, Bigg Time), beginning March 23, 2006, at the school’s campus in Toronto. Enrollment is limited, and full details can be found at the Max the Mutt Animation School website.

Robert "Tiger" West, Animation Xerographer, Passes Away at 81

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2006
A post at the Big Cartoon Forum reports that Robert “Tiger” West has passed away at the age of 81. After a brief career as an infant silent film actor, West began working at Walt Disney under legendary animator Ub Iwerks in 1944. He was a key developer in Xerox equipment used for animated cartoon […]

Bill Cosby vs. Web Animated Series

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2006
Legal counsel to Bill Cosby have sent cease and desist notices to blogger Andy Baio, demanding the removal of the on-line animated series “House of Cosbys” (registration required). The series centers on a fan who creates a machine that creates Cosby clones, each with a special super power. The series was originally posted on the […]