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Martianinvader and DBZALLSTAR Take On "FFVII: Advent Children"

by on May 16, 2006
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is a title that fans had been awaiting the release of for quite some time. To see if the release was able to meet expecations, Toon Zone is pleased to continue its coverage with two guest reviews. We first present Martianinvader’s take on the DVD with DBZALLSTAR’s review then following […]

Leo Awards, ASIFA-East Grant Animation Awards

by on May 16, 2006
Being Ian was named Best Animated Program or Series at the 2006 Leo Awards over the weekend. Sean Sullivan picked up the award for Best Direct/Storyboarding in an Animation Program Program or Series for Max Steel: Forces of Nature, and Colin Yardley and Larry Raskin won the Best Screenwriting in an Animation Program Program or […]

Animator Norman McLaren To Be Honored at Cannes

by on May 16, 2006
Cannes Classics will honor the work of animator Norman McLaren, AWN reports. Ninety minutes of McLaren’s work will be featured during a May 22 program at the Cannes Film Festival.

John Lasseter on Disney Deal and His Secret Origin Story

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2006
John Lasseter of Pixar is the subject of a new interview in Fortune magazine. Among other topics, Lasseter describes his fears on the Disney merger deal and how Disney CEO Bob Iger set those fears to rest, his origins as a hand-drawn animator, his path to becoming a CGI animation pioneer, and an interesting test […]

"Tales from Earthsea" Nearly Finished; Second Trailer Available

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2006
Nausicaa.net is reporting that Studio Ghibli’s Tales from Earthsea is nearly complete, according to a post on the movie’s production diary website. They also link to the second trailer for the movie, available from the official movie website.

Dragon’s Lair Comic Coming in July

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2006
Arcana Studios has issued a press release trumpeting the upcoming Dragon’s Lair comic book mini-series they will be publishing beginning in July. Based on animator Don Bluth’s famous laserdisc-based video game of the same name, the series focuses on heroic knight Dirk the Daring and his adventures to rescue Princess Daphne from an evil dragon […]

Adult Swim Extends Ratings Streak

by on May 16, 2006
For the 59th week in a row, Adult Swim ranked #1 among all ad-supported cable networks for total day delivery of adults 18-34, adults 18-24, men 18-34, and men 18-24, Cartoon Network said today. The late-night programming bloc also accounted for ten of the top fifty programs among adults 18-34. In its latest ratings report […]

Adult Swim Adds Women to its Young Adult Ratings, Delivery Claims

by on May 16, 2006
* Cartoon Network’s newest action-adventure original series, Ben 10 (Saturday, 10 a.m.), continues to anchor the network’s Saturday morning line-up, earning double-digit delivery and ratings gains compared to the same time period last year among both kids 2-11 (up 28% and 25%, respectively) and kids 6-11 (up 10% and 11%, respectively). Ranking #1 for Total […]

"Pokemon Chronicles" Debuting June 3

by on May 16, 2006
Cartoon Network has acquired twenty-two episodes of Pokémon Chronicles, an all-new series that the network will debut on Saturday, June 3, at 7:00pm. The new show is described as a collection of mini-stories showing what favorite characters are doing when they’re not accompanying Ash on his journeys. [Source: Cartoon Network] [Complete Press Release]

Cartoon Network Acquires "Pokemon" Series for June 3 Premiere

by on May 16, 2006
Pokémon Chronicles Reveals New Characters and Adventures U.S. Debut on Saturday, June 3, at 7 p.m. (ET, PT) on Toonami Never before seen in the U.S., Pokémon Chronicles will bring Pokémon fans the stories of the unsung heroes and villains of the hit animated series. The new series debuts on Saturday, June 3, at 7 […]