Update on "The Tick" & "Darkwing Duck" (Updated 6/3)

by Zeddon June 3, 2006
TVShowsOnDVD updates the situation on The Tick boxset and Darkwing Duck. The Tick boxset will contain 12 of 13 episodes from Season 1, while the 3-disc Darkwing Duck set will contain the 2-part pilot as well as the first 25 episodes. Updated 6/3: TVShowsOnDVD now reports that the missing episode of The Tick will be […]

RZA to Provide Soundtrack to "Afro Samurai"

by Ed Liuon June 2, 2006
FUNimation Entertainment has announced via press release that hip-hop artist RZA will be providing the soundtrack to Afro Samurai, a new animated series from Japan’s Studio Gonzo scheduled to debut on Spike TV this fall. The title character is a samurai, voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, hunting down his father’s murderer. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The […]

"Kuromi 2" Is Better Than the Original

by on June 2, 2006
A few years ago there was a special OAV, created by Akitaroh Daichi (director of Fruits Basket, Kodocha, and Jubei-chan), that was released on DVD called Animation Runner Kuromi. I loved the first release, but when a sequel was announced, I was both excited and worried. Would Kuromi 2 be as good as the original? […]

"Avatar: The Complete Book One Collection" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson June 2, 2006 reports that Paramount will release Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Complete Book One Collection on September 19. The box set includes 6 discs–five of them containing all 20 episodes from Season 1 (Volumes 1-5), and a bonus disc containing special features. Also available on September 19 will be Avatar: The Last Airbender Book One: […]

Dave Johnson on "Ben 10," "Legion," and Bruce Timm Projects

by Ed Liuon June 1, 2006
Men of Action member Dave Johnson has been interviewed by Newsarama about his new sketchbook collection being published this August. The sketchbook includes several of his animation designs, including those for Cartoon Network’s Ben 10. At the end of the interview, Johnson states that he is working on the new Legion show with James Tucker, […]

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 9: DreamWorks Supervising Animators Burgess, Hill & Reisig

by on June 1, 2006
David Burgess, John Hill and Jason Reisig, supervising animators at DreamWorks Animation, talk about characterizations, fur troubles, and animation in Over the Hedge, plus the new wave of “cartoony” cg cartoons and new projects such as Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda and Rex Havoc. RSS feed On the next episode, TZ talks with Pixar animator […]

"ThunderCats" Nostalgia Claims Another Victim

by on June 1, 2006
Ah, ThunderCats. One of the most popular cartoons from the 80’s, with an awesome theme song, memorable voice acting (though the quality of said voice acting is debatable), and, most importantly, the first show to ever be broadcast on this tiny little action block known as Toonami. But does the series still hold up? Especially […]

Disney to Sell Downloadable Films via CinemaNow

by Ed Liuon May 31, 2006
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the Walt Disney Company will begin selling movies over the Internet through CinemaNow Inc (free registration required), with the CGI animated Chicken Little being named as a launch title. It is expected that the movies will be available on the same day as the DVD release for $19.95 […]

Central Park Sets New Release Dates for "Votoms," "Wrath of the Ninja"

by on May 31, 2006
Central Park Media this morning announced August 8 as the release date for the Wrath of the Ninja Collector’s Edition, and for the last volume and series box set of Armored Trooper Votoms, suggesting the company plans to continue releasing discs through its recent financial difficulties. The Votoms series set will include all four volumes […]

"Wrath of the Ninja Collector’s Series" Edition Scheduled for August Release

by on May 31, 2006
“WRATH OF THE NINJA COLLECTOR’S SERIES” EDITION SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST RELEASE Two-Disc Set To Be Priced At Only $24.95 SRP NEW YORK, NY (May 31, 2006)  Central Park Media announced the release of the Wrath of the Ninja Collector’s Series Edition which contains both the Wrath of the Ninja motion picture and the original […]