Why do mature animated action films draw sizable audiences in Japan, whereas American adults are highly reluctant to show up at theaters unless you throw in a few adorable singing animals so that their kids will drag them along? It’s one of the industry’s great mysteries. But in 1982 oddball animation director Ralph Bakshi of […]
Update: Loglines for the four new episodes have been revealed on the Justice League Unlimited sub-site. Episode titles for four new episodes of Justice League Unlimited, set to air in September, have been released. The episodes “We are Legion” and “Shadow of the Hawk” will air on September 17th, while “Chaos At the Earth’s Core” […]
an appreciation of Jack has opened up its official website on what would have been Kirby’s 88th birthday. The website currently hosts a video interview with Kirby and rare artwork. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog, who also posted an appreciation of Jack on August 28)
The New York Times looks at Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, Nick’s belated entry into territory staked out by cartoons like Dragonball Z and Yu-Gi-Oh (free registration required).
Toon Zone would like to welcome readers to the fourth and final installment of our four-part Greg Weisman interview. Previous installments will be linked at the end of the interview. Ever heard of the Jetix/Disney cartoon series W.I.T.C.H.? No? Well, that’s going to change. The series acquired a cult following during its first season, and […]
Batman: Yesterday, Today, & Beyond has images from a Batgirl-themed The Batman commercial currently airing on Kids’WB! For a first look at the Batgirl in action, go here.
France 2 will co-produce a new animated series of 26 half-hour episodes adapted from the Marvel comic book character Iron Man, C21Media reports. (Registration is required to view the full article.)
An official representative from Warner Bros. Animation has confirmed that despite the current spreading rumors, The Batman is currently in no danger of being cancelled. Rumors of the show’s demise began to spread earlier this week when a simple comment posted on the Legions of Gotham fansite concerning the show’s current post-production status was misunderstood, […]
EM.TV, the recovering German kids TV giant, is debating whether or not to sell off its children’s entertainment unit, according to C21Media. The firm is thought to be in negotiations with Classic Media.
Pork and Beans Productions’ animated short The Laws Of Gravity has been selected to appear in Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival, AWN reports. The short will air during the seventh episode on August 27, 2005, and will also be simulcast on www.nicktoons.com.