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"G-Savior" It’s Gundam, But It’s Not

by on April 2, 2006
Back in 1999, Gundam was in an interesting position. Turn A, then the last Gundam made, had just wrapped up and Gundam Wing had just started being prepped to air on Cartoon Network’s Toonami. To help give Gundam an extra push, and to celebrate the series’ 20th Anniversary, somebody had the bright idea to make […]

"G-Saviour" We’ve Got Movie Sign!!

by Grant Whiteon April 2, 2006
Say what you will about Japan, but they sure know how to throw a party. 1999 was the 20th anniversary of Sunrise/Bandai’s popular Mobile Suit Gundam franchise and much fanfare was made, the centerpiece being Yoshiyuki Tomino’s return to the director helm with his anniversary series Turn A Gundam. But in the shadows, away from […]

Evan Dorkin Working on Pilot for Adult Swim

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2006
Evan Dorkin, creator of the Milk & Cheese comic book and the animated Welcome to Eltingville, has confirmed that he and his wife Sarah Dyer are working on Tyrone’s Inferno, a pilot episode for Adult Swim. The same blog entry provided some details on upcoming comic book work and more anime rewrites for FUNimation. (via […]

"Gundam Wing" Its Time Has Passed

by on March 31, 2006
How many Toonami faithful remember that day way back in 2000 when Gundam Wing first aired? It was the first Gundam show to officially air in the United States, it was one of the biggest shows to hit Cartoon Network, it had both a cut and uncut run, it ushered in the Midnight Run (which […]

JLU #20 Preview On-Line

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2006
A 4-page preview of Justice League Unlimited #20 is available at Mile High Comics. The issue is written by Paul Storrie with art by Rick Burchett and a cover by Ty Templeton, and introduces Mary Marvel into the DC Animated Universe. The issue will be available on comic book stands on April 5. Other previews […]

Animation Magazine Covers "Negadon"

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2006
Animation Magazine‘s April 2006 issue has a feature article about Negadon: The Monster from Mars, which is available in full at the Negadon website. The feature film uses innovative CGI-animation techniques to simulate classic kaiju “rubber-suit monster” movies from the 1970’s. Negadon is scheduled for theatrical release in the U.S. in the spring of 2006, […]

More Ghibli Screenings on TCM in May

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2006
Nausicaa.net is reporting more airings of Studio Ghibli animated films on Turner Classic Movies throughout the month of May: Castle in the Sky (Friday, May 5, 2:00 AM) Porco Rosso (Friday, May 5, 4:15 AM) Princess Mononoke (Friday, May 12, 2:00 AM) My Neighbor Totoro (Friday, May 12, 4:30 AM) Whisper of the Heart (Friday, […]

NY Children’s Film Festival Goes Monthly and Maybe National

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2006
An article in the New York Times covers the decision to make the New York International Children’s Film Festival a monthly event instead of an annual one (registration required, see previous Toon Zone News coverage). Future plans may involve going nationwide. Founder Eric Beckman aims to show films he describes as “art house for kids,” […]

ADV Announces New June Titles

by SB20xxon March 31, 2006
The thinpaks keep on coming with three old series getting re-releases in slimmer form: Divergence Eve, Sister Princess, and Wandaba Style. In addition, a new series debuts on June 13, 2006: Vermilion Pleasure Night, a non-animated Japanese sketch comedy and variety show, where The Fuccons made their debut. Volume 1 contains the first four episodes […]

Adult Swim Announces New Shows and Renewals at 2006 Upfront

by on March 31, 2006
Adult Swim today rolled out plans for 2006 at their annual Upfront event in New York, announcing several new shows, acquisitions, and series renewals. Brendan Small makes his return to the Adult Swim block with Death Clock Metalocalypse. CO-created and CO-produced by TV Funhouse alum Tommy Blacha, the series follows the world’s most popular heavy […]