On-Line Comics Previews for September 14

by Ed Liuon September 8, 2005 has posted several previews for comics scheduled to be released on September 14, including Franklin Richards #1 by Marc Sumerak and Chris Eliopoulus (Marvel), Thor: Blood Oath #1 by Michael Avon Oeming and Scott Kolins (Marvel), Ronin Hood of the 47 Samurai OGN by Jeff Amano and Craig Rousseau (Image), Green Arrow #54 by […]

Hong Kong Disneyland Has Crowd Problems During Pre-Opening Trial

by Ed Liuon September 8, 2005
An article in the New York Times notes that a charity day at the Hong Kong Disneyland amusement park resulted in massive overcrowding (free registration required). The near-capacity crowd of approximately 30,000 visitors faced hourlong waits for rides, food shortages, and inadequate parking. The park will do at least one more test day before its […]

"Cyberchase" Online Contest Opens in September

by Maxie Zeuson September 8, 2005
Two Intel Centrino Mobile Technology-based notebook computers–one for the winner and one for the winner’s school or community group–will go to a Grand Prize winner as part of the third annual Cyberchase Online Contest, WNET said today. In addition, the Grand Prize winner will receive Cyberchase products donated by Flying Minds. Ten First Prize winners […]

"The Ultimate Avengers" Trailer Announced

by Stuon September 8, 2005
DVDAnswers has announced that a trailer for the upcoming animated feature The Ultimate Avengers will be featured on the Fantastic Four movie DVD, scheduled to be released in December. The Ultimate Avengers is planned for release in February 2006. Stay tuned to Toon Zone News for more news on The Ultimate Avengers.

"Fantastic Four" DVD Specs Now Online

by Stuon September 8, 2005
DVDAnswers has announced the specs for the upcoming Fantastic Four movie on DVD. The disc is set to include English Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 tracks, an audio commentary with the films cast, a behind-the-scenes featurette, a “Making Of” featurette, FOX’s casting session and “Making A Scene.” Other features included music videos and a […]

4Kids Fall Season Debuts Sept. 10

by Maxie Zeuson September 8, 2005
4Kids TV will debut its new fall season of programming on September 10 at 8:00am with the series premiere of Magical DoReMi, the network says. Bratz and G.I. Joe Sigma 6 will also be making their series premieres. September 10 will also see the debut of new episodes of returning series Mew Mew Power, Winx […]

"Gankutsuou" Gets October DVD Release

by Maxie Zeuson September 8, 2005
Geneon Entertainment will release Gankutsuou: The Count Of Monte Cristo-Chapter One to DVD on October 25, the company says.  The first disc will feature the first four episodes in both English and Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0, with optional English subtitles.  Extras include an Act I storyboard; interview with director Mahiro Maeda and comments by voice […]

"Danny Phantom" Debuts on Game Boy Advance

by Maxie Zeuson September 8, 2005
THQ says that Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy is now available at retail outlets. The action game recreates Danny’s powers for the Game Boy Advance platform. [Source: PR Newswire]

Cartoon Network Picks Up "Monstories"

by Maxie Zeuson September 8, 2005
Cartoon Network has ordered 52 episodes of Monstories and will debut the series of one-minute shorts during its 2005/2006 season. The Facelift Entertainment series chronicles the adventures of two mischievous monsters, Max and Mel. [Source: PressBooth]

"Betty," "Flash Kicker" Get Int’l Play Dates

by Maxie Zeuson September 8, 2005
Televisa has licensed Atomic Betty for broadcast in Mexico, c21 Media reports. Separately, c21 Media also reports that Spain’s Elastic Rights has picked up rights to soccer-themed cartoon Flash Kicker.