New ‘X-Men’ Animated Series Announced

by Stuon October 15, 2005
Yahoo! Finance has learned that a new animated series based on Marvel Comics’ X-Men franchise is currently in pre-production for a Summer 2007 release. The new show, primarily focused on Wolverine, will utilize 2D and 3D animation. Twenty-six episodes have been confirmed thus far, similar to the upcoming Fantastic Four and Iron Man shows.

"Dragon Ball Z Bio-Broly" In Which Toei Fires Their Human Writers in Favor of Monkeys

by Dukeon October 15, 2005
You know, with all the filler Toei has created over the years you figure they’d be good at it by now. Sure, sometimes the writers get lucky, but more often than not, they fail miserably. The 11th Dragonball Z movie, Bio-Broly, could’ve used a four-leaf clover or twelve. It’s been a while since Broly was […]

"Monster Allergy" Coming to Cartoon Network & Kids WB

by Zeddon October 14, 2005
Kids WB, Cartoon Network, and pioneering Italian animation production company Rainbow S.r.l. are teaming up for 26 episodes of the animated original mystery-comedy series entitled Monster Allergy. The move will bring the 26 episodes of the series to both Cartoon Network and Kids WB at a future date. Monster Allergy follows the daily adventures of […]

On-line Comics Previews for October 14, 2005: Sonic X, Invincible, She-Hulk

by Ed Liuon October 14, 2005
Several previews of upcoming comics are available on-line. They include: – has updated their October 12th previews with some last-minute additions, including The Goon Fancy Pants Hardcover Edition (Dark Horse) and House of M #7 (Marvel). All books are available on comic book stands now. – also has a 5-page preview of Sonic […]

"Naruto" and "Hikaru No Go" Come to Home Video

by Zeddon October 14, 2005
VIZ Media has announced the further expansion of its Shonen Jump brand with the launch of the Shonen Jump Home Video Line. This new line will offer several highly anticipated anime titles on home video and DVD based on popular series that originally appeared in the Shonen Jump monthly manga anthology. The first two titles […]

"Count Duckula" Opens a Humorous Vein

by Maxie Zeuson October 14, 2005
Here’s a paradox for you: the more famous and popular a classic TV cartoon is, the less likely you are to see it quickly released on DVD. Look at Warner Bros., which has hustled The Perils of Penelope Pitstop out long before, say, Pinky and the Brain. Conversely, marginal shows, especially those produced by small […]

Jim Hill Media Covers Pixar Animators’ Comic Book Signing

by Ed Liuon October 13, 2005
An article at Jim Hill Media covers a recent signing event for E-ville Press, a self-publishing comic book company composed of Pixar animators. The company has published 5 comics so far, titled Afterworks, Colossus, Rose and Isabel, Little India, and Dumping Grounds.

Ralph Bakshi Talks "Fire and Ice"

by Ed Liuon October 13, 2005
Animator Ralph Bakshi has been interviewed by about the DVD re-issue of Fire and Ice, his 1983 animated swords and sorcery film that teamed him with painter Frank Frazetta and writers Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway. Toon Zone reviewed the DVD in August.

English Dub of "My Neighbor Totoro" to Debut October 23

by Ed Liuon October 13, 2005
A press release notes that the new English dub of Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro will premiere on October 23, 2005, as the closing film of the 2005 Hollywood Film Festival. The screening is by invitation only.

Pixar Shorts, Disney Channel Programming Part of iTunes Video Store

by Ed Liuon October 13, 2005
The New York Times covers yesterday’s announcement of Apple’s iPod Video and the corresponding video section of the iTunes Music Store (registration required). Of note to animation fans is the availability of six Pixar short films, including “Red’s Dream,” “Geri’s Game,” and “Boundin'”. Some live-action Disney Channel programming is also available in the store, but […]