Domestic Is Better: StarToons’ Jon McClenahan Gets Interviewed

by SB20xxon March 19, 2006
Recently I interviewed Jon McClenahan, the founder of StarToons, one of the few fully American animation studios of the 1990s. His studio’s work included Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Histeria!, and other smaller projects. Here’s what the talented animator, director, and former truck driver (yes, it’s true!) revealed. Your name, age, current […]

"Arcade Gamer Fubuki": Arcade Games and Panties? BRILLIANT!

by on March 19, 2006
OK, let me get this straight. There’s this anime called Arcade Gamer Fubuki, which is all about arcade games—a dying race in America—and their champion, a young girl who thrives on up-skirt shots and who has to face off against boxers and giant raptors, all from the mind of Mine Yoshizaki, the creator of Sgt. […]

Production IG Founder to Give Guest Lecture at University of Colorado

by Grant Whiteon March 18, 2006
Anime News Network reports that Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (founder of Japan’s Production IG studios, which has done work ranging from Kill Bill to IGPX) will be speaking at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Friday, March 24.

CPM and Ithaca College Announce "Negadon" Screening

by Zeddon March 18, 2006
Central Park Media and Ithaca College have announced a joint academic screening of CPM’s forthcoming computer-generated monster movie Negadon: The Monster From Mars. The preview screening will take place on Friday, March 24, at 7:30pm in Room 138 of Ithaca’s Roy H. Park School of Communications in Ithaca, New York. It is free and open […]

New "ToonClix" Game Featuring Cartoon Characters Announced

by Zeddon March 18, 2006
WizKids will release ToonClix collectible miniatures game (CMG) in October. The game will feature characters from Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Network, and Kids WB. [Source:] (via William C. Maune)

NBC/Discovery Kids to End Saturday Morning Partnership

by Zeddon March 18, 2006
Discovery Kids and NBC have decided to end their Saturday morning partnership after four years. Discovery Kids has programmed NBC’s Saturday morning block since 2002. The three-hour Discovery Kids on NBC programming block will continue to air until this fall. There is no word on what NBC plans to replace it with at this time. […]

"Viva Piñata" Property Comes to TV, Xbox

by Zeddon March 18, 2006
Microsoft Game Studios and 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. are introducing Viva Piñata, a high-energy entertainment property created by Rare Ltd. that brings a vibrant world of living piñata animals to video games, television and beyond. The Viva Piñata animated television series is scheduled to air in the U.S. in fall 2006 on 4Kids TV on FOX. […]

CN’s "My Gym Partner’s a Monkey" Tops FRIDAYS Ratings in Third Week; TOONAMI Ratings

by Zeddon March 18, 2006
Cartoon Network’s newest half-hour original animated series My Gym Partner’s a Monkey has climbed to the top of the prime time FRIDAYS lineup, scoring double-digit delivery and ratings among its target kid audiences vs. the 2005 time period, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. The new comedy program from Cartoon Network Studios also […]

"Ghost Rider" Trailer Attached to "X3"

by on March 18, 2006
Superhero Hype! reports that a Ghost Rider trailer will debut with X3: The Last Stand on May 26, 2006. Ghost Rider will be released on February 16, 2007.

The Evangelion Movies- Brain bleeding, I can feel TASTY COLORS

by on March 18, 2006
In (and the first half “of the neon beginning Evangelion” with that, the first half “of death and playback”), plotting was simple. In order to fight the operator (of the unit of Eva of the mechanical cable type 3), from the angel of Shinji Ikari, Rei Ayanami, and Asuka Langley Sohryu and invasion separated, to […]