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Playhouse Disney Adds "Handy Manny" to Lineup

Disney Channel will add Handy Manny, 3D computer-animated show, to its Playhouse Disney bloc in early 2006, AWN reports. The series, created by Marilyn Sadler and Roger Bollen, will star Wilmer Valderamma in the title role; Los Lobos will provide theme music. Correction: Title corrected.

Iger Promises More Power to Division Chiefs

Walt Disney CEO-designate Robert Iger plans to delegate more power to top executives at the company, Reuters reports. Iger also says he wants to reopen distribution talks with Pixar Animation Studios. Discussions between Disney and Pixar foundered last year.

Christian Market Getting Special "Davey" DVDs

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Tommy Nelson Inc. will produce and distribute two special DVD releases of Davey and Goliath exclusively for Christian bookstores and religious markets, TVShowsOnDVD reports. Davey and Goliath: The New Skates and Davey and Goliath: Lost in a Cave will get mid- to late-summer releases and retail for $12.99.

TV Schedules Update

The TV schedules for Kids WB, Jetix on ABC Family, and Jetix on Toon Disney have been updated. You can find the updates, as well as much more schedule info, on the Toon Zone Schedules Page.

Foamies Announces Disney Licensing Agreement

Foamies, a line of foam-shaped products by Darice, will launch a new collection featuring some of Disney’s characters including Winnie the Pooh, Disney Princesses, and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo on a variety of foam crafting kits. The new Disney collection is planned to hit store shelves this fall and will offer a variety of arts and […]

Greg Johnson Talks 'Spider-Man'

Toon Zone’s Spider-Man: The New Animated Series site recently spoke to animation veteran Greg Johnson about his work on the show. Johnson penned the critically acclaimed “Law Of The Jungle” episode, in which Spider-Man must stop The Lizard from killing his friend Harry. To read the interview, click here.

'Batgirl' Joins Cast of 'The Batman' In Second Season

Kids WB and Warner Bros. Animation bring on The Batman for a second season with 26 brand new adventures. Beginning this Fall on Kids WB’s Saturday morning lineup, the new season will introduce the classic character from the Batman mythology, Batgirl. The new season debuts with the introduction of the Caped Crusader’s new, unwanted partner-in-crime […]

Colombian Comic Transforms Late Pope into Superhero

An article on MSNBC.com spotlights the Incredible Popeman, a comic book to be published soon in Colombia that transforms the late Pope John Paul II into a full-fledged superhero. The debut issue will supposedly feature a meeting where the late pontiff will meet Batman and Superman for superhero lessons. Supposedly, reaction to the comic book […]

Ben Avery on "Lullaby", "The Imaginaries" (UPDATED with Lullaby #2 Preview)

Writer Ben Avery has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his two mini-series from Image Comics: Lullaby: Wisdom Seeker, which puts the lead characters of several children’s stories on a quest to defeat an encroaching evil, and The Imaginaries, a series about the land where imaginary friends go to retire. The first issue of […]

Robotech to Appear in Animated PSA for United Nations

A press release states that Robotech will appear in a special Public Service Announcement (PSA) commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations. It will be the first animated PSA for the UN in many years and will air side-by-side with PSAs starring Sean Connery, Michael Douglas, Colin Farrell, and Lenny Kravitz.

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