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Pixar Named Fifth Most Influential Brand

A survey of 2,000 advertising executives and brand managers says that Pixar was the fifth most influential brand in North America in 2004, Reuters reports. The survey had more good news for Steve Jobs: Apple Computer was named the most influential brand by the polled executives. (via Animated-News)

New "Simpsons," "KOTH" DVDs Get Release Dates

Fox Home Entertainment will release The Simpsons: The Complete 6th Season on June 14 and King of The Hill: The Complete 4th Season on May 3, according to Animation HQ.

Jimmy Olsen cast in "Superman"

Sam Huntington has been cast as Superman’s sidekick, Jimmy Olsen, in Bryan Singer’s Superman, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Cartoon Network To Produce Original Anime

Itochu Corp. and Cartoon Network will team to produce original Japanese animated programing and related merchandise, Asia Times reports. The two companies will initially produce three programs, which will have per-episode budgets of approximately 20 million yen, which is significantly higher than the typical budget for such programs, the site says. The first program is […]

Spike TV President Albie Hecht Announces Resignation

Spike TV President Albie Hecht today announced his resignation due to creative differences. Prior to joining Spike, Hecht was president of Film and Television Entertainment for Nickelodeon where he developed and executive produced The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Hecht also served as the executive producer of Rugrats: The Movie, Rugrats in Paris, and The Adventures of […]

Alan Cumming on "X3"

Superhero Hype! has posted an interview with Alan Cumming, Nightcrawler from X2, about the start of X3. Cumming states that filming could get underway by this summer for a May 2006 release.

Two Cheers for Joel Schumacher

Joel Schumacher was the best thing to happen to us. The sound that you’re hearing, right now, is thousands upon thousands of fanboys coming to a screeching halt in their web-surfing. “What,” they’re shouting in righteous indignation, “How dare he say that! The last two Batman films sucked! Didn’t he see them? What is he […]

The Dark Knight Returns With Another Delightful DVD

Batman: The Animated Series is the best television adaptation any comic book superhero has ever received. A perfect blend of action, drama and character, all realized through beautiful animation, it is the gold standard against which all action adventure animation must be compared. It was daring and bold, not just for its time but for […]

"Amazing Nurse Nanako"... Not Amazing, Spectacular, or Astonishing

The Vatican and the Pentagon are working together. Their goal? Bio-engineering. The Pentagon wants an alien super weapon, while the Vatican wants to clone the star of The Passion of The Christ (and I’m not talking about the guy from Frequency). To achieve their goals, they need the scientific mind of Dr. Kyoji Ogami, the […]

TV Schedules Updated

The TV schedules for 4Kids TV, Kids WB, JETIX on ABC Family, and JETIX on Toon Disney have all been updated. You can find complete schedule coverage on the Toon Zone Schedules Page.

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