Postmodernism has become very popular in the entertainment industry over the last decade or so. The anime series Daiguard successfully brought this approach to the giant robot genre, re-imagining the pilots as ordinary corporate drones and increasing realism. Godannar does the exact opposite, unapologetically embracing old school giant robot action in all its cheesy glory. […]
News sources in the United Kingdom are focusing on Howl’s Moving Castle, which debuted there on September 1. The Financial Times interviewed director Hayao Miyazaki, while the Telegraph interviewed Diana Wynn Jones, author of the novel on which the film is based. (via Nausicaa.net)
Mainstream news media outlets are publishing numerous articles about the departure of Michael Eisner as CEO of the Disney Corporation. Reuters reports on Eisner’s message not to panic in the face of technological change to the Hollywood Radio and Television Society, which may be the same event covered by an article in the Los Angeles […]
According to Cartoon Network, the home video animated feature The Batman Versus Dracula will premiere on the network October 22, 2005, at 5:00pm (ET). The movie will hit home video beforehand on October 18, 2005.
Zixx Phunkee Zee, Flanngo, and a host of humans from suburbia have, if you’ve been watching the show up in moose country or reading the reviews here on Toon Zone, been defending the planet from an alien threat. Their battleground is not just their streets, but The Keep, a digital world accessible by portals. But […]
Prefacing this review would be like trying to cover the aurora borealis with a dark lens: it just wouldn’t help. So I’ll get right to it: Gunslinger Girl Vol. 3 is fantastic. This is what series that try to have a more ambient, less keyed-up pace should strive for. It’s what voice actors should dream […]
Kids channel Hungama TV will focus more on animation shows in the future, agencyfaqs! reports. The network had previously split the difference to around 50 percent animation and 50 percent live action. By November, Hungama plans to launch three new animation shows: Yu-Gi-Oh, Sam and Sam, and Jay Jay the Jet Plane.
Nickelodeon has announced the schedule for their previously announced, second annual “Let’s Just Play Worldwide Day of Play,” which includes a three-hour blackout on Nickelodeon on October 3, from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. PR Newswire has full schedule information, as well as additional info on the event.
Nickelodeon is unveiling the second of its PSA on-air series which focuses on the importance of breakfast. The spot, entitled “It’s Breakfast Time” and animated by Klasky Csupo (Rugrats), is based on research findings that Nickelodeon released this summer and features animated utensils rhyming and singing about breakfast foods as needed sources of energy for […]
Comic Book Resources reports that Mark Millar has signed a deal to have his three-issue miniseries Chosen adapted into a movie. Scott Derrickson, who directed The Exorcism of Emily Rose, will direct; Millar will write.