Toon Zone Podcast Episode 5: Jerry Beck Part 2

by on January 10, 2006
Finally recovering from our egg nog hangovers, this week TZ tackles: The new Madhouse projects The castration of Christopher Robin Plus animation scholar Jerry Beck talks about his favorite WB directors, how today’s TV animation really doesn’t suck all that much, and Super President — is the world ready for a remake? Download Episode 5 […]

New "Tom and Jerry" Short Comes to Cartoon Network

by Zeddon January 10, 2006
Animation legend Joseph Barbera — who helped create the Tom and Jerry characters with his partner, the late William Hanna — is directing a new seven-minute Tom and Jerry short. During this short, entitled “The KarateGuard,” Jerry takes up martial arts to defend himself against his arch-nemesis, Tom, the scheming, mischievous cat. Training with the […]

Original 1963 "Astro Boy" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon January 10, 2006
The original 1963 Astro Boy series is coming to DVD. Astro Boy Ultra Collector’s Edition Set 1 will include the first 52 episodes of the original Astro Boy series, fully restored; part 1 of an interview with Astro Boy‘s English producer, Fred Ladd; the original Japanese Astro Boy episode 1, in Japanese with English subtitles; […]

Eagle One Media to Release Computer Animated DVD

by Zeddon January 10, 2006
Eagle One Media has reached an agreement with Electric Bear Studios, LLC, an award winning studio located in Orlando, Florida, to release their line of Team: Bravo Bears computer animated children films on DVD. The first DVD, entitled Team Bravo Bears: Mission One and winner of the FMPTA Crystal Reel Award, will be released on […]

ADV Films Announces February 28 Releases

by Zeddon January 10, 2006
ADV Films has announced the following three new titles for release on February 28, 2006: * The Fuccons: Oh Mikey! (SRP $19.98) is a DVD-only release including 17 episodes presented in both English and Japanese with English subtitles. This is the first of three full-length DVD releases for the series. * Gilgamesh: As Truth Breaks […]

"Teddy Ruxpin" Artwork Released

by Zeddon January 10, 2006
TVShowsOnDVD has artwork for The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin – Vol. 2: The Journey Continues, streeting on February 21 alongside The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin – Vol. 1: The Journey Begins. Both DVDs will retail for $14.98 SRP. Volumes 3 and 4 of the series are expected out later this year.

"Cubby Bear, " "Aesop’s Fable" Come to DVD

by Zeddon January 10, 2006
The Complete Adventures of Cubby Bear and Aesop’s Fable — both a part of the Golden Age of Cartoons — are set to be released on June 13, 2006, according to DVDtoons. Pricing info has not yet been announced for Cubby Bear; Aesop’s Fable will retail for $14.95 SRP.

VES Announces 4th Annual Awards Nominations

by Zeddon January 10, 2006
The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced nominees for the 4th Annual VES Awards, recognizing outstanding visual effects in 20 categories of film, television, commercials, music videos, and games. Several nominations were announced for animation categories, including “Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture,” “Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture,” and […]

Sundance Channel Takes "Monkey Dust"

by Zeddon January 10, 2006
The Sundance Channel has picked up the British animation series Monkey Dust from Fremantle International Distribution, according to World Screen. The series is scheduled to premiere sometime in March.

Five Commissions "Rupert and Friends"

by Zeddon January 10, 2006
Entertainment Rights (ER) has received a commission from U.K. network Five for fifty-two 10-minute episodes of the preschool series Rupert and Friends, World Screen reports. The new series, combining stop frame animation and 3-D CG, is currently in pre-production at Cosgrove Hall. It will launch on Five’s children’s block this fall.