Ty Templeton Takes on "Planet of the Apes"

by Ed Liuon September 30, 2005
Ty Templeton has spoken to’s PULSE News about his new Planet of the Apes comic book series, slated to be published by Mr. Comics starting in December. Several preview pages are included in the article.

FUNimation Announces FUNimation Channel

by Ed Liuon September 30, 2005
A press release states that Navarre’s FUNimation Entertainment is launching the FUNimation channel, another 24-hour digital cable channel dedicated to anime. The channel will be distributed via OlympuSAT and should be available now to video service providers nationwide.

On-line Comics Preview Roundup: September 30, 2005

by Ed Liuon September 30, 2005
The following comics previews have been released to the Internet over the past week: – Mile High Comics have Marvel and DC advance 4-page previews of comics to be released on October 5, 2005, including Outsiders #29 by Judd Winick, Matthew Clark, and Art Thibert; and Marvel Monsters: Devil Dinosaur by Eric Powell, Tom Sniegoski, […]

"The Simpsons" Season 6: Hours of Heady Goodness

by Dr. Daedaluson September 30, 2005
Here it is: The sixth season of The Simpsons, all in a brand new case (more on that later). Seasons five and six (1994-1995) were what most people generally consider to be the finest hours of The Simpsons, and the stellar episodes on this new set prove it. So now, without further Apu, let’s break […]

"Godannar" Vol. 1 – Engage and Destroy: Old School Robot Action Go!

by Chris Woodon September 29, 2005
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. […]

"Howl’s Moving Castle" News from the UK

by Ed Liuon September 28, 2005
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

Michael Eisner’s Long Goodbye

by Ed Liuon September 28, 2005
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 […]

"The Batman Versus Dracula" Haunts Cartoon Network

by James Harveyon September 28, 2005
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 Level Two": "Now You See Him." Just Not in the States

by Chad Boninon September 28, 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 […]

"Gunslinger Girl" Vol. 3: When Everything Works

by Karl Olsonon September 28, 2005
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 […]