Animation historian Jerry Beck has posted an announcement concerning animated content in this year’s 3-D Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The festival will take place from September 8-17, with all the animated content being presented on Saturday, September 16. Beck will be hosting the program, which will include all the Hollywood 3-D […]
The Los Angeles Times has published an article examining the possibility that DreamWorks Animation SKG will be acquired by another movie studio seeking a 3-D CGI animation branch (free registration required). Arguments for a buyout involve the Disney/Pixar merger, the success of DreamWorks franchises such as Shrek, and studio competition with Disney in the animated […]
Jeff Hayne, Director of Acquisitions at BCI Eclipse, spoke briefly to Comicon.com’s PULSE News regarding the DVD release of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Among other topics, Hayne discusses the reasoning behind the strategy of the “Best Of” volume first and the role He-Man fans had in both home video releases.
MTV Germany has changed course again regarding the controversial animated show Popetown (see Toon Zone News’ prior coverage here and here). Originally scheduled to run in its entirety starting on May 3, MTV Germany has now decided to air one episode on May 3 to be followed by a televised discussion involving church representatives, a […]
Updated (5/1): Final specs (including the confirmed commentary list) have been added below. Update (4/8): As the back cover art states, the aspect ratio of Justice League: Season Two is in it’s “original television exhibition.” This means that while the image is widescreen, the actual video itself is situated between two permanent widescreen bars, making […]
The latest issue of the on-line Comic Foundry magazine contains an article titled “The 25 Most Important Events in the Past 25 Years,” naming their choices for the most influential events in the comic book industry since 1981. #25 on the list is Batman: The Animated Series, cited for creating a miniature boom in comic […]
A press release from Superverse notes that you can find the second hidden Zoom Suit animated short film by following clues nested inside Zoom Suit #1, the tie-in comic book released last Wednesday. Fans that find and view the short will also be eligible to receive other Zoom Suit prizes, including limited edition comics, DVDs, […]
Writer J. Torres has won this year’s Shuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Writer, partially for his work on DC’s Teen Titans Go! tie-in comic book. The Shuster Awards, named for Superman co-creator Joe Shuster and recognizing Canadian comic book talent, were awarded this past weekend at the Toronto Comicon.
An article in the New York Times covers Ben and Izzy, a new CGI-animated series from Jordanian media company Rubicon, which focuses on the sometimes rocky friendship between two 11-year-old boys, one Arab and one American (registration required). The series itself crosses borders in many ways, being led by Jordanian Randa Ayoubi and American David […]
Boomerang is adding Justice League to its line-up with a special marathon airing this Sunday from 4:00pm – 12:30am (ET). The series will then air at its regular time slot of 11:30pm (ET) starting Monday. [Source: Cartoon Network] Updated 4/30: Justice League will air at a new time beginning Monday, May 1. The episodes will […]