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MTV Germany Tries "Popetown" for 1 Episode but Offends with Ad

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2006
MTV Germany has changed course again regarding the controversial animated show Popetown (see Toon Zone News’ prior coverage here and here). Originally scheduled to run in its entirety starting on May 3, MTV Germany has now decided to air one episode on May 3 to be followed by a televised discussion involving church representatives, a […]

Final ‘Justice League’ and ‘Superman’ DVDs Arrive June 20th

by on May 1, 2006
Updated (5/1): Final specs (including the confirmed commentary list) have been added below. Update (4/8): As the back cover art states, the aspect ratio of Justice League: Season Two is in it’s “original television exhibition.” This means that while the image is widescreen, the actual video itself is situated between two permanent widescreen bars, making […]

Comic Foundry Names "Batman: The Animated Series" in Top 25 Comics Events

by Ed Liuon May 1, 2006
The latest issue of the on-line Comic Foundry magazine contains an article titled “The 25 Most Important Events in the Past 25 Years,” naming their choices for the most influential events in the comic book industry since 1981. #25 on the list is Batman: The Animated Series, cited for creating a miniature boom in comic […]

Find 2nd "Zoom Suit" Animated Short via Clues in Comic

by Ed Liuon May 1, 2006
A press release from Superverse notes that you can find the second hidden Zoom Suit animated short film by following clues nested inside Zoom Suit #1, the tie-in comic book released last Wednesday. Fans that find and view the short will also be eligible to receive other Zoom Suit prizes, including limited edition comics, DVDs, […]

J. Torres Wins Shuster Award

by Ed Liuon May 1, 2006
Writer J. Torres has won this year’s Shuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Writer, partially for his work on DC’s Teen Titans Go! tie-in comic book. The Shuster Awards, named for Superman co-creator Joe Shuster and recognizing Canadian comic book talent, were awarded this past weekend at the Toronto Comicon.

"Ben and Izzy" Tries to Mend US-Middle East Bridges

by Ed Liuon May 1, 2006
An article in the New York Times covers Ben and Izzy, a new CGI-animated series from Jordanian media company Rubicon, which focuses on the sometimes rocky friendship between two 11-year-old boys, one Arab and one American (registration required). The series itself crosses borders in many ways, being led by Jordanian Randa Ayoubi and American David […]

"Justice League" Comes to Boomerang (Updated 4/30)

by Dan Collinson April 30, 2006
Boomerang is adding Justice League to its line-up with a special marathon airing this Sunday from 4:00pm – 12:30am (ET). The series will then air at its regular time slot of 11:30pm (ET) starting Monday. [Source: Cartoon Network] Updated 4/30: Justice League will air at a new time beginning Monday, May 1. The episodes will […]

Support Your Country! Buy American Dad on DVD!

by SB20xxon April 30, 2006
Part of what happens when a person creates a TV show that turns out to be a big hit is that the viewing audience will unfairly compare that person’s newest creation to their old one, at least at first. It happened with Matt Groening when he went on to create Futurama, and it happened with […]

Bandai Announces New Titles For August

by SB20xxon April 28, 2006
Several more complete collections from Bandai are set for release in August, as .hack//SIGN, Angel Tales, and Argentosoma all debut on August 22nd for $49.98 each. In addition, the third volumes of Eureka 7 and Fantastic Children, as well as volume four of IGPX, are also scheduled for release. [Source: AnimeOnDVD]

"Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon April 28, 2006
Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers is coming to DVD on August 22, 2006, from Warner Bros. The DVD carries an order date of July 18, 2006, and will retail for $19.98 MSRP. Technical details on the release include the following: Format: DVD Product Type: Sell Through Latest Promotion: New Release Announce Date: 4/27/06 Order […]