North Korea-South Korea Cooperatively Produced Film May See August Release

Wanghusimchung (Empress Chung), an animated feature film co-produced by studios in North and South Korea, may see a simultaneous release in the two countries this August if negotiations with the North Korean side of the production are successful, Creative Film Marketing reported last week. A new dub track is expected to be produced in North […]

"Camp Lazlo" Comes to CN July 8

Camp Lazlo will debut on Cartoon Network on Friday, July 8, at 8:00pm (ET) during Cartoon Fridays, the network has announced. The series is currently in production at Cartoon Network Studios. Twenty-six episodes have been ordered. [Source: Cartoon Network]

Tarzan Swings Onto Broadway

Disney has officially announced that it will bring a stage musical version of Tarzan to Broadway next spring, AWN reports, citing Variety. The project had been in the development stage for several years.

Disney Promotes Trouillet, Names Leadership for New Strategy Division

The Disney ABC Television Group has promoted Rodrigue Trouillet to the newly created position of VP of technology and broadcast operations at Walt Disney Television International, Continental Europe, World Screen reports. Trouillet will be responsible for the broadcast operations management of the Branded TV and Jetix channels based in the EMEA region (France, Germany, Italy, […]

Gasket Animation Studio Launched

Award-winning digital artist Greg Shultz has launched Gasket, a new studio to serve the commercial, music video, and feature markets by offering design, visual effects, and 2D/3D animation. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based studio is comprised of a diverse group of artisans with talents ranging from cel animation, to painting, to video game design. [Source: AWN]

"Batman", "Superman" Animated Series Return To TV

According to the Boomerang Schedule, both Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series will begin airing on the network starting Monday, July 4. Batman’s premiere “On Leather Wings” and Superman’s “Fun And Games” will air Monday at 12:00am and 12:30am respectively. Stay tuned to Toon Zone News for more Batman/Superman updates, and visit […]

New Joker-themed Episode of "The Batman" Scheduled

Kids WB has announced that a new episode of The Batman, “JTV,” will air at 8:30am (ET) on July 9, 2005. For more information, media, and a review of the episode, click here.

Disney's Daughter Plans Family Museum in San Francisco

According to an article in the Vacaville Reporter, Diane Disney Miller, the last surviving daughter of Walt Disney, is overseeing the construction of the Walt Disney Family Museum at a refurbished barracks building at the Presidio in San Francisco, CA. Miller is also planning a visit to the California Disneyland park on July 16 for […]

Japanese High Court Rules in Favor of Voice Actors

The Japanese Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that ordered Japan’s largest animation production company to pay royalties to voice actors on video and DVD sales, AWN reports, citing the Mainichi Daily News. Nippon Animation Co. and an affiliate will now be required to pay nearly 87 million yen to around 360 […]

Modern Times Adds Toon Disney, Cartoon Network to Viacom Platform

Modern Times Group will add Toon Disney (August 1) and Cartoon Network (September 23), among other channels, to its Viacom Broadcasting platform, World Screen reports. The channels will be available at no additional cost to the platform’s subscribers.

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