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Viacom Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2005 Results

by Zeddon February 26, 2006
Viacom Inc. has reported financial results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2005. PR Newswire has details.

"Panda-Z" Vol. 3 & 4: So Cute!

by on February 26, 2006
There are few things in life so adorably cute and charming as a giant panda robot. It doesn’t really matter what said giant panda robot is doing, it’s cute just the same. Cuteness will override any sense of judgement a person has and compel them to buy anything. Case in point: Panda-Z Volumes 3 and […]

NYCC: MoCCA Brings Saturday Morning to the Museum in November

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2006
At the New York Comic-Con, Toon Zone News spoke to the staff of the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA), including Matt Murray, MoCCA’s Chief Operating Officer. MoCCA is currently running a Todd McFarlane retrospective, with samples of his work in comics, toys, and animation. In May, MoCCA will be opening a show dedicated […]

NYCC: Funimation Goes "Big Gonzo" in 2006

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2006
At the New York Comic-Con, Toon Zone News spoke to Adam Sheehan of FUNimation Entertainment about their upcoming releases. Rumbling Hearts was announced last week, presenting a dating sim as an anime series. Desert Punk, coming on February 28, is the first of their “big gonzo” anime TV shows, which will be followed afterwards by […]

NYCC: CPM Announces VOTOMS, Animation Runner Kuromi 2, Negadon

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2006
The Central Park Media panel at the New York Comic-Con provided mayhem and anime news. The first volume of Armored Trooper VOTOMS was just released, bringing the classic hard sci-fi series to DVD. Otaku Unite!, a documentary film on anime fandom, will be released on March 7. In addition, CPM announced street dates for several […]

NYCC: ADV Films to Release Prefectural Earth Defense Force

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2006
ADV Films announced several new titles at their panel at the New York Comic-Con, including Prefectural Earth Defense Force and This Ugly Yet Beautiful World. Prefectural Earth Defense Force will be available direct from ADV Films and TheRightStuf.com Stay tuned for more of Toon Zone’s New York Comic-Con news coverage, including a full report on […]

NYCC: VIZ Media Announces Uncut "Naruto" Box, "Full Moon" DVD

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2006
At the New York Comic-Con, VIZ Media announced an uncut Naruto boxed set to be released on July 4, 2006. The set will include 13 episodes on 3 DVDs, with complete English and Japanese language soundtracks and several extras which have not been released in the U.S. or Japan. They also announced a Full Moon […]

"Dragonball Z" Huzzah! The End of the Filler!

by on February 25, 2006
After training for five straight discs, we’ve finally come to the end of the line. The heroes finish off their training (or for some, just start), the bad guys of the arc finally arrive and things are ready to kick things into high gear. When we last left our heroes, Piccolo had just started training […]

Disney Channel’s "Higglytown Heroes" Wins Humane Society’s Genesis Award

by Zeddon February 24, 2006
Playhouse Disney’s original series Higglytown Heroes has won a Genesis Award for an episode entitled “Kip’s Shadow” in which one of the Higgly kids rescues a stray dog. The story’s hero, the Animal Shelter Worker, is voiced by Reno 911 star Carlos Alazraqui. Launched in 1986, the Genesis Awards is the Humane Society of the […]

Cartoon Network Mid-February Ratings

by Zeddon February 24, 2006
Cartoon Network’s prime time performance led the network to double-digit growth among its target kid demos vs. the previous four-week average, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. Long-running original series such as The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (8:00pm); Codename: Kids Next Door (8:30pm); Ed, Edd n Eddy (9:00pm); Hi Hi Puffy […]