"The District!": (Animated) Drugs, Sex, Money and Hip-Hop in Budapest

by Benon August 14, 2005
Toon Zone is examining the films screened at this year’s Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival. The District! is in this year’s feature film competition. Psycho Gypsy grandmas will be the least of your problems by the end of this relentless film. The District! or Nyocker! in its native Hungarian, is as simple as it […]

MoMA Seeking CalArts Student Projects for 2006 Exhibition

by Maxie Zeuson August 13, 2005
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, is planning a May 2006 tribute to CalArts with a film and video exhibition that will feature 35 years of student work in film and video, experimental animation, character animation, and film directing. The survey will also include films and videos produced in the MFA program. The Museum […]

"Renart the Fox" Tricks His Way Through SICAF

by Benon August 13, 2005
Toon Zone takes a look at the films screening at this year’s Seoul International Film Festival, the largest of its kind in Asia. The poster for Renart, called Le Roman de Renart in the mysterious, faraway land of Europe. The opening film at SICAF this year was a CGI effort based on the seminal French […]

"Batman Begins" Crosses the $200 Million Domestic Gross Mark

by James Harveyon August 12, 2005
After 58 days on the big screen, the film Batman Begins has crossed the $200 million mark in domestic grosses, becoming only the third film to do so this year. The comic-book inspired film has grossed $200,099,489 to date in the domestic market and is expected to gross around $205 million – $210 million overall […]

CN UK Acquires "Da Boom Crew"

by Zeddon August 12, 2005
Cartoon Network UK has acquired the first season of Da Boom Crew, AWN reports. The series will make its UK debut on Monday, September 5, at 5:00pm.

HIT Appoints Ex-Disney Executive

by Zeddon August 12, 2005
HIT Entertainment has appointed Alison Homewood, former Buena Vista International Television sales VP, as executive VP of worldwide television distribution, the company said today. In her new position, Homewood will focus on the global TV licensing and co-production of existing brands such as Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends and Barney and Pingu among others, […]

Nick Arcade Generates Over 1.6 Million Downloads in First Month

by Zeddon August 12, 2005
Nickelodeon Online today announced that Nick Arcade distributed more than 1.6 million game downloads during July, its first month of operation. Nick Arcade features more than 60 family friendly games, including Nick content like “SpongeBob SquarePants Obstacle Odyssey” and “Dora’s Rapido River Rafting Adventure” as well as non-branded games like “Feeding Frenzy” and “Magic Ball […]

"Snake Eyes: Declassified" #1 Preview

by Ed Liuon August 12, 2005
G.I. Joe’s favorite ninja commando will get his definitive origin story in Snake Eyes: Classified from Devil’s Due. has just posted a 5-page preview of issue #1, which is due in comic book stores next Wednesday.

"Ducktales," "Rescue Rangers" Go to DVD

by Maxie Zeuson August 12, 2005
Walt Disney will release three-disc sets of Ducktales and Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers to DVD on November 8, TV Shows on DVD reports. Each set will retail for $34.99.

Murray Negotiating for "Garfield" Sequel

by Maxie Zeuson August 12, 2005
Bill Murray is in negotiations to return as the voice of Garfield in Garfield 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lucy Davis and Billy Connolly have already signed onto the sequel, which is scheduled for a summer 2006 release.