Animation Magazine‘s April 2006 issue has a feature article about Negadon: The Monster from Mars, which is available in full at the Negadon website. The feature film uses innovative CGI-animation techniques to simulate classic kaiju “rubber-suit monster” movies from the 1970’s. Negadon is scheduled for theatrical release in the U.S. in the spring of 2006, […]
Nausicaa.net is reporting more airings of Studio Ghibli animated films on Turner Classic Movies throughout the month of May: Castle in the Sky (Friday, May 5, 2:00 AM) Porco Rosso (Friday, May 5, 4:15 AM) Princess Mononoke (Friday, May 12, 2:00 AM) My Neighbor Totoro (Friday, May 12, 4:30 AM) Whisper of the Heart (Friday, […]
An article in the New York Times covers the decision to make the New York International Children’s Film Festival a monthly event instead of an annual one (registration required, see previous Toon Zone News coverage). Future plans may involve going nationwide. Founder Eric Beckman aims to show films he describes as “art house for kids,” […]
The thinpaks keep on coming with three old series getting re-releases in slimmer form: Divergence Eve, Sister Princess, and Wandaba Style. In addition, a new series debuts on June 13, 2006: Vermilion Pleasure Night, a non-animated Japanese sketch comedy and variety show, where The Fuccons made their debut. Volume 1 contains the first four episodes […]
Adult Swim today rolled out plans for 2006 at their annual Upfront event in New York, announcing several new shows, acquisitions, and series renewals. Brendan Small makes his return to the Adult Swim block with Death Clock Metalocalypse. CO-created and CO-produced by TV Funhouse alum Tommy Blacha, the series follows the world’s most popular heavy […]
Fans of Comedy Central’s series South Park have a mission they’ve decided to accept. Their mission is to get the controversial episode “Trapped in the Closet” back on the air. All they are doing is boycotting the new Tom Cruise film Mission: Impossible 3, which will arrive in theaters on May 5. Fans say they […]
French studio Marathon has sold Totally Spies to German station Super RTL, C21Media reports. Slated to begin airing in July, the acquisition makes Germany one of over 100 countries currently airing the series.
UK-based Zoo Films and Canadian Atomic Cartoons (best known for Atomic Betty) have teamed up to produce Bollywood Road, C21Media reports. Set in a fictional, urban community, the Anglo-Indian aimed show focuses on a family who often breaks into Bollywood-style dance numbers.
Nickelodeon UK has picked up the animated series King from Canadian studio Decode Entertainment, C21Media reports. The show targets six- to twelve-year-olds and focuses on 12-year-old Russel, who is crowned king of a fantasy world of monsters he discovers.
Writer Vito DelSante has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his career writing comics, which has included a backup feature in Batman Adventures and a regular assignment on DC’s Scooby Doo comics. The interview covers how he broke into the business, the unusual reaction he had when he was paid for his Batman Adventures […]