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Toon Disney April 2006 Movies and Specials (Updated 4/26)

by Zeddon April 26, 2006
The following is a list of the animated movies and specials scheduled to air throughout the remainder of the month of April on Toon Disney: The Brave Little Toaster (1984) Tuesday, April 18 (5:00 p.m., ET/PT) Care Bears: Journey To Joke-A-Lot (2004) Sunday, April 23 (11:00 a.m., ET/PT) Digimon: The Movie (2000) Tuesday, April 11 […]

First Images of "Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue!" and "Tom And Jerry Tales" Online

by on April 26, 2006
On the heels of the Kids WB! Fall Schedule announcement come images from two of their new acquisitions: Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! and Tom And Jerry Tales. Presented below are the first shots of the new Scooby Doo designs and an image of a very classic looking Tom and Jerry.

Mark Evanier Remembers "The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan"

by Ed Liuon April 26, 2006
A post in writer Mark Evanier’s weblog provides a behind-the-scenes look at Hanna-Barbera’s The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan animated series. Evanier discusses the origins of the series in 1972, including the novel attempt to cast all Chinese (or Asian) actors in the leading roles and the problems that resulted. The tie-in comic book […]

Dini Confirms Harley Quinn Episode of "The Batman" This Fall

by Ed Liuon April 26, 2006
In a post on his weblog, writer Paul Dini has confirmed that he will be scripting an episode of WB’s The Batman which will debut Harley Quinn into that animated continuity. He expects that the episode will debut this fall. The same blog entry also provides some details on his upcoming run on Detective Comics […]

K-9 set for Animated Adventures in "Doctor Who" Spin-off

by Grant Whiteon April 26, 2006
K-9, the sometimes robotic companion of The Doctor in Doctor Who, is set for a spin-off, C21Media reports. Titled K-9 Adventures, the series is under development by Jetix UK and Park Entertainment and will be a mix of CGI and live action. The series follows hot on the heels of the recent Doctor Who revival.

CPM Reveals "Negadon: The Monster From Mars" North American Release Date

by Zeddon April 26, 2006
Negadon: The Monster From Mars will be available on DVD in the U.S. and Canada on July 11, 2006. [Source: Central Park Media]

Seth MacFarlane vs. FCC and "South Park" at Stanford

by Ed Liuon April 25, 2006
Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, spoke at the Stanford University Memorial Auditorium last week, with his comments being reported by the Stanford Daily student newspaper. Among the topics discussed were tussles with the FCC, the history of Family Guy and its production, and his opinion on the lampooning of Family Guy on recent episodes […]

"Nausicaa" Voice Actor to Appear at Anime Boston

by Ed Liuon April 25, 2006
Sumi Shimamoto will be appearing at the Anime Boston convention, which runs from May 26-28. Shimamoto is the voice actress for the title character of Studio Ghibli’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds, and has also provided voices for Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro, My Neighbor Totoro, and Princess Mononoke. (via Nausicaa.net)

NY Times Covers the Return of "Captain Planet"

by Ed Liuon April 25, 2006
An article in the New York Times covers the return of Captain Planet to the airwaves (registration required), starting last Earth Day on Boomerang with new episodes never before broadcast in the United States. The article covers the history of the show and Ted Turner’s influence on it, along with the state of the Captain […]

CN and Viz Media Announce "Toonami Jetstream"

by on April 25, 2006
Cartoon Network and VIZ Media have announced a joint venture called Toonami Jetstream, a new broadband service that will provide on-demand, full-length streaming episodes of several hit anime and action series. In addition, users will also be able to watch full-length episodes of series that are not currently offered on U.S. broadcast or basic cable […]