SDCC: Warner Bros. Showcases Next Year’s Animated Features – Info and Impressions

by on July 21, 2006
The Big Shield delivered in a massive panel on Thursday at the San Diego Comic-Con, bringing information and appearances based around their three next high-profile animated features. Responses from the audience ranged from general interest to full-blown elation, almost exactly in that order. First in the spotlight was next week’s release, The Ant Bully. Writer/director […]

SDCC: Funimation’s "Crayon Shin-chan" to Air on Adult Swim

by on July 21, 2006
At the San Diego Comic-Con today Funimation revealed to Toon Zone that Crayon Shin-chan will receive a test run on Adult Swim in August. Funimation had licensed the series earlier this year. While there is an already existing English language dub produced by Phuuz Entertainment, Funimation will be creating its own dub for this release. […]

"Galaxy Railways Volume 5 Manabu’s Decision": The Majority Rules

by on July 21, 2006
Recently my day was made and then some by the news that a live action Star Blazers film was in development. Sure, it’s probably about as likely to come to fruition this century as Kevin Federline is to get his GED, but what do you know anyway? In the meantime I’ll happily make do with […]

SDCC: "Guardians of Luna" Receives Manga Adaptation

by on July 21, 2006
At the San Diego Comic-Con, Toon Zone News has exclusively learned that the upcoming Guardians of Luna animated series (previewed here) will receive the manga treatment in 2007 through DrMaster Publishing and DGN. The graphic novel is in the early planning stages and thus no creative team has been announced as of yet. It is […]

SDCC: Mainframe Animation Presents New Tony Hawk Film – Info and Impressions

by on July 21, 2006
Canadian-based Mainframe Entertainment presented a sneak preview and artistic breakdown today at the San Diego Comic-Con of their new CGI straight-to-DVD film, Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Sabotage. Boasting a large amount of cooperation with the Hawks and several other major skateboarding stars, the film uses copious amounts of motion-capture to transmute real skakeboarding tricks […]

SDCC: Broccoli Books Picks Up the E’s Manga

by on July 20, 2006
Broccoli Books did not have a lot of news at San Diego Comic-Con, although they do have a slew of merchandise not only for their own properties, but for properties licensed from Geneon and FUNimation (expect lots of Fullmetal Alchemist, Fruits Basket and Samurai Champloo goods from Broccoli’s merchandise arm). However, they did pick up […]

SDCC: CMX Announces 8 New Titles And Discusses Their Future

by on July 20, 2006
In the wake of their announcement that they currently have no plans for an uncut release of Tenjho Tenge, CMX turned out a fairly big crowd at San Diego Comic-Con and the vitriol was evident in the room. However, they came with a tone of amends, mentioning that even if they wanted to do an […]

"Last Unicorn" Graphic Novel Contract Mutually Terminated

by Ed Liuon July 20, 2006
Toon Zone News has received statements from representatives of both Peter S. Beagle and Scholastic confirming that early reports of a graphic novel adaptation of Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn were premature, and that the contract between Beagle and Scholastic has been mutually terminated due to creative differences. The adaptation was originally to have […]

Sideshow Bob Wins Emmy

by Dan Collinson July 20, 2006
E!Online reports that Kelsey Grammer has won his fifth Emmy Award, but not for his role as Dr. Frasier Crane, but as Bart Simpson’s longtime arch-enemy, Sideshow Bob. This was the first that Grammer won for his non-Frasier work as he won the Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in an episode titled “The […]

Teaser Trailer for "TMNT" Now Online

by on July 20, 2006
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the upcoming feature-length Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. The trailer is available via the QuickTime trailer site.