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"Mr. Stain On Junk Alley" – Melancholy, Mischievious and Marvellous.

by on April 15, 2006
For a number of months now, Funimation has been including a particularly unique bonus on pretty much all of their releases: an episode of the show known as Mr. Stain On Junk Alley, a series about a homeless man living in the back alley of an intentionally nondescript metropolis. It’s a really unique just for […]

"Mr. Stain On Junk Alley" – Quirky Shorts Break the Mold

by on April 14, 2006
In a world gone mad, one man stands alone. In this shattered world, a hero’s destiny… has nothing to do with Mr. Stain on Junk Alley. This collection of quirky shorts from director Ryuji Masuda breaks the mold for usual CGI fare. Even after repeated viewings, remains completely unclassifiable as stories are told through a […]

New Season of "Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends" Begins April 28

by Zeddon April 14, 2006
Beginning April 28, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends will return with new episodes Friday nights at 7:00pm (ET, PT), with an encore at 10:00pm (ET, PT), during FRIDAYS on Cartoon Network. The series airs Monday – Thursday at 8:30pm (ET, PT), in addition to its FRIDAYS time slots. [Source: Cartoon Network]

"Gnomeo & Juliet" to Move to Miramax

by Ed Liuon April 14, 2006
Elton John has reportedly taken his Gnomeo & Juliet animated feature film project from Disney to Miramax Films. Reports within Disney stated that the film was cancelled at the end of last month by incoming Disney executives John Lasseter and Ed Catmull (see Toon Zone’s earlier coverage). The film was described by John as “an […]

"Robot Chicken Season One" Who Poop Last!?

by on April 13, 2006
What happens when the chicken crosses the road? He’s run over, turned into a cyborg by the local mad scientist and forced to channel flip through television for the rest of his life. But it’s not our TV he’s watching. We don’t have shows such as “The Real World: Metropolis,” “Who Poop Last?” and episodes […]

CN Posts "Justice League Unlimited" Video Clip

by Ed Liuon April 13, 2006
Cartoon Network has posted a video clip from “Far From Home,” the newest episode of Justice League Unlimited airing this Saturday, April 15, at 10:30 PM (ET). The clip depicts a meeting between Leaguers and the guest stars of the episode, and is available in Windows Media format. (via Hannibal Tabu’s Comic Reel)

Ghibli Posts Flash "Earthsea" Trailer

by Ed Liuon April 13, 2006
Nausicaa.net is reporting that Studio Ghibli has posted a trailer on their website for Tales from Earthsea, the new film directed by Goro Miyazaki currently scheduled for release in July 2006. The trailer is in Flash format.

Ambiguously Gay Duo to Host SNL Spotlight on Smiegel Cartoons

by Ed Liuon April 13, 2006
A press release states that NBC’s Saturday Night Live will be broadcasting a “best of” compilation of Robert Smigel’s Saturday TV Funhouse animated shorts on April 29, 2006, from 11:30 PM to 1:30 AM (ET). The show will be hosted by the Ambiguously Gay Duo (voice acted by Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell), who will […]

Jackson Publick Posts Preview Images of "The Venture Bros"

by Ed Liuon April 13, 2006
Jackson Publick, writer, director, and voice actor for The Venture Brothers, has posted several preview images for the next season of the show on his LiveJournal. The journal entry also provides information on the progress of the new season. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)

"Negadon" Comes to New York from May 12-18

by Ed Liuon April 13, 2006
According to Central Park Media, Negadon: The Monster From Mars has been booked for a limited theatrical run from May 12-18 at the ImaginAsian Theater in New York City. The movie, which uses groundbreaking CGI animation techniques to pay homage to classic Japanese monster movies, will be part of a triple-feature along with Kakurenbo: Hide […]