Universal Animation, Inc. has announced MangaNEXT, the first convention in the United States dedicated to manga to be held at the Crowne Plaza Meadowlands in Secaucus, NJ from October 6 – 8, 2006. Attendance is currently limited to 1,500 and pre-registration is available on-line at the MangaNEXT website for $20.
Newsarama.com has interviewed Denys Cowan, comic book artist and current Senior VP of Animation at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) network. Cowan discusses his responsibilities at the network, his Batman Confidential project for DC Comics, why he won’t talk about his role in The Boondocks animated TV show, and BET’s upcoming animation projects.
Steve Fritz’s “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama.com has an interview with Duckman creator Everett Peck about his new show Squirrel Boy, as well as part 3 chronicling the career of Lou Scheimer and Filmation Productions. Other news in the column includes an award for veteran voice actor Stan Freberg, the Nicktoons Network Mobile Tour, and […]
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that DIC Entertainment and Tony Thomopoulos are forming a joint venture called Promise Media Productions, aimed at “developing, marketing, and distributing entertainment content with ‘positive values’ for children and families in both the faith-based and secular markets.” Promise is currently working on seven projects, including an animated Black Beauty TV […]
DreamWorks Animation has announced the names of several new cast members in Shrek the Third, the third film in the Shrek franchise. Included are a “ninja-like strike force of fairy tale princesses” voiced by Amy Sedaris, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cheri Oteri; Rupert Everett as Prince Charming; Ian McShane as Captain Hook; John Krasinski […]
SHOUT! FACTORY & DIC ENTERTAINMENT FALL UNDER SABRINA’S SPELL THE VERY BEST OF SABRINA – THE ANIMATED SERIES Two-DVD Set Is Packed With 14 Episodes IN STORES OCTOBER 17TH Los Angeles, CA — Shout! Factory and DIC Entertainment announce the DVD release of The Very Best Of Sabrina – The Animated Series. In stores October […]
Sometimes you come across something that’s not on television yet, but should be. Avi Melman, CEO of Cybergraphix Animation sent Toon Zone a screener copy of their new series, Guardians of Luna. Nothing of the current animated offerings available on television has captured my attention for an entire episode, so this was definitely an unexpected […]
Final details on the upcoming season sets of Batman Beyond and Justice League Unlimited are still not finalized, but so far we have initial cover art as well as a few early specs. Please keep in mind that while Justice League Unlimited is stated as the complete “first” season, it may contain both the first […]
UK animation studio Spider-Eye is working on a pilot for a new potential pre-school show entitled The Rory Stories, C21Media reports. The production, led by Darrall Macqueen, is based on a series of books about five-year-old Scottish boy Rory. The pilot will feature the talent of newcomer Connor Gray and Peter Mullan.
Cute shows get a bad rap these days. No, really, it seems you can’t make a cute show without some skeptic or pervert screaming “OMG LOLICON” at the top of his or her lungs (or in the largest font size available on the skeptic’s message board). You know what? That might even be justified in […]