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Central Park Setbacks Caused by Musicland Bankruptcy, Managing Director Says

by on May 30, 2006
Late last week, reports of extensive layoffs at anime licensor Central Park Media led to speculation that the company was preparing for bankruptcy. Though the company has not yet confirmed or denied the filing rumors, CPM founder and managing director John O’Donnell issued a statement to Toon Zone News with more information about the recent […]

"X-Men: The Last Stand" Breaks Holiday Record

by Dan Collinson May 29, 2006
The new film X-Men: The Last Stand became the fourth film in box office history with a big three-day opening when it was released this past Friday. The film, which stars Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen, made $103.1 million in the first three days. The film made $120 million overall […]

Tenchi Muyo! "Pretty Sammy" and "Mihoshi Special": Are They Magically Mischevious?

by on May 29, 2006
Unbeknownst to her friends, Mihoshi of the Galaxy Police is not as ditzy as she would seem. She saved the universe from a great evil, when she was partnered with her long-lost ally Kiyone. Likewise, in a different universe, Sasami Kawai is not the little girl that she seems. She has been chosen to fight […]

Superman is Boomerang’s Featured Character for June

by Dan Collinson May 28, 2006
Boomerang will feature Superman as their character spotlight for June. Episodes of the animated series will air Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00pm – 4:00pm (ET) beginning Saturday, June 3. [Source: CartoonNetwork.com]

Alex Toth 1928 – 2006

by Ed Liuon May 28, 2006
Legendary comic book and animation artist Alex Toth passed away on Saturday, May 27. According to his son Eric, Toth passed away at his drawing/writing table. In addition to being a seminal comic book artist of the 1960s and 1970s, Toth was responsible for the character designs of many of Hanna-Barbera’s most recognizable animation properties, […]

ADV Announces Acquisition of "Jinki: Extend"

by on May 27, 2006
ADV has announced at Anime Boston the acquisition of anime series Jinki: Extend. [On-Site Reporting by Weatherman]

FUNimation Acquires "Beck"

by on May 27, 2006
This evening at Anime Boston FUNimation announced the acquisition of Indie rock-centric anime series Beck. [On-Site Reporting by Weatherman]

"Maburaho Vol. 6": Improving Just a Little Bit

by on May 27, 2006
After the extreme disappointment this whole “Kazuki is a ghost” arc has been, you would figure the Maburaho writers would try and make the series a bit better. Maybe, just maybe, they would try to make this series rise above the mediocrity it’s been in for almost the whole series. After all, the series’ high […]

FUNimation Acquires "Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid"

by SB20xxon May 27, 2006
Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid has been licensed by FUNimation, courtesy of Kadokawa Pictures USA. The first volume is expected for release on October 3, and should include both regular editions and starter sets. [Source: AnimeOnDVD.com]

"Doogal": At Least It’s Not Hoodwinked

by on May 26, 2006
It’s becoming increasingly difficult for casual moviegoers to discern which company actually made the animated film they’re watching, and in which country. The marketing campaigns for Valiant and The Wild were both emblazoned with “Walt Disney, ” though the former is from a small British studio and the latter a Canadian one. The Weinstein Company […]