Toon Zone Podcast Episode 2

by on November 18, 2005
Your guides on this week’s magical mystery tour: Ben Applegate, chief editor Karl Olson, staff reviewer and podcast producer Matthew Williams, graphics editor Ian Lueck, a.k.a. Speedy Boris, staff reviewer This week on the pod to the cast: Miyazaki’s son directs Ghibli film: Nepotism… or nepotawesome? How many cartoon n-words is too many? Animated Oscar […]

"Meet the Robinsons" to Get Digital 3-D Presentation

by Ed Liuon November 17, 2005
Walt Disney Pictures has announced that Meet the Robinsons will have a digital 3-D version when it is released to theatres in December 2006. The studio’s 3-D version of Chicken Little has done better than expected in its release, garnering $26,000 per screen vs. $10,961 per screen for the regular version.

CPM Announces "Record of Lodoss War" Podcast and Repricing

by Zeddon November 17, 2005
Central Park Media has made the first episode of Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight available for promotional download for Macs, PCs, and iPods at and has lowered the price of the 4-disc box set to $39.95 SRP. Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight is a 27-episode series […]

"Perfect Hair Forever": It Exists.

by on November 17, 2005
Out of all the American companies that could successfully parody anime, there are only three that could do it right. ADV already has a bunch of popular parody dubs under their belt while FUNimation has all the right people in place to take some fun jabs at the series they love. And the third company […]

Central Park Media Appoints Director Of Book Sales

by Zeddon November 16, 2005
Central Park Media has announced the appointment of Ali T. Kokmen as Director of Book Sales. In his new position, Mr. Kokmen will be responsible for the North American sales of 40 to 60 new Japanese manga and Korean manhwa titles a year as well as a backlist of more than 200 books. Mr. Kokmen […]

Barry Blumberg Resigns As President, Walt Disney Television Animation

by Zeddon November 16, 2005
After 11 years overseeing Walt Disney Television Animation (WDTVA), ultimately as president, Barry Blumberg has announced his resignation from the group. He will remain with the company through the end of January to aid in the integration of the WDTVA Group into Disney Channel Worldwide. An announcement concerning the restructuring of Walt Disney Television Animation […]

Kara Rousseau Joins Disney As VP, Ad Sales Marketing, Disney ABC Kids Networks

by Zeddon November 16, 2005
Kara Rousseau has joined Disney as vice president, ad sales marketing, Disney ABC Kids Networks. Based in New York, Rousseau will report to Matt Palmer, senior vice president, marketing, Disney Channel, and Tricia Wilber, senior vice president, ad sales and promotion, Disney ABC Cable Networks Group. Disney ABC Kids Networks represents advertising sales and promotions […]

Viz Media Announces Products Available for the Holidays

by Zeddon November 16, 2005
Viz Media has announced a diverse collection of new products inspired by anime and manga series, all available now: New VIZ Media Manga and Ani-Manga: Beauty Is The Beast, Volume 1 – MSRP: $8.99 Steamboy Ani-Manga, Volume 1 – MSRP: $19.99 Death Note, Volume 1 – MSRP: $7.99 Limited Edition Box Sets: Fullmetal Alchemist Box […]

Teletoon Announces "Nonsense" Programming

by Zeddon November 16, 2005
Teletoon will air nonsense-filled programming from 9:00am – 9:00pm on Saturday, November 19. On the schedule: Wayside – 9:00am, (r) 4:00pm, and (r) 8:00pm (ET/PT): The comically absurd tales of students on the top floor of Wayside, a quirky grammar school that was accidentally built 30-stories high. Based on best-selling author Louis Sachar’s books for […]

4Kids Announces "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Against H.A.T.E." on DVD

by Zeddon November 16, 2005
4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Entertainment, will release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 3.6: Turtles Against H.A.T.E. on DVD on January 31, 2006. In addition to five episodes, this latest DVD also includes a bonus DVD-ROM game, TMNT Mutant Munchies, with cheat codes for extra levels and powers hidden throughout the […]