"Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam" Available Today for Playstation 2

by Chad Boninon June 28, 2005
Bandai Games today released Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam for the Sony Playstation 2. The game retails for $39.99 (MSRP). From the official website: “Seven years after the end of the devastating One Year War…. The victorious Earth Federation has become corrupt and oppressive, and the elite Titans police force has taken on […]

Toon Zone Talks to Greg Weisman, Part Three: "Roughnecks"

by James Harveyon June 28, 2005
Toon Zone would like to welcome readers to the third installment of our four-part Greg Weisman interview. The previous two focused on Gargoyles and The Batman. The fourth and final installment will be posted in August. As if working alongside the Roughnecks soldiers themselves, Weisman says he became very close with the crew behind the […]

"Roughnecks: Starship Troopers": Join the Campaign!

by James Harveyon June 28, 2005
In a rather surprising DVD release, the entire forty-episode Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles series has now been collected into a handy four-disc DVD box set. Based upon the novel by Robert A. Heinlein, the CGI animated series follows Earth’s war against the “Bugs,” a ruthless alien menace. The series follows the book faithfully, but adds […]

Ottawa Fest Announces TAC Lineup

by Maxie Zeuson June 28, 2005
The Ottawa International Animation Festival will host its Television Animation Conference (TAC) on September 21 and 22, festival organizers said yesterday. Keynote speakers will be Scott Dyer of Nelvana and Linda Simensky of PBS. The conference will include sessions on the Canadian market, distribution alternatives, and boutique studios. TAC will also present a case study […]

"Galaxy Rangers" Creator Attending Comic-Con

by Maxie Zeuson June 28, 2005
Galaxy Rangers-creater Robert Mandell will make his first Comic-Con International appearance this year, where he will meet fans, sign autographs, and screen an episode of the series, complete with commentary. The screening will be held on Sunday, July 17. [Source: HyperChild]

Disney Owes "Roger Rabbit" Writer More Money

by Maxie Zeuson June 28, 2005
The Walt Disney Co. underreported $2 million in sales of Roger Rabbit merchandise, a Los Angeles jury has determined. The Los Angeles Times reports that Disney may have to pay Roger Rabbit-author Gary Wolf $400,000 that he would be due under a contract with the studio.

"Naturally Sadie" Goes Latin

by Maxie Zeuson June 28, 2005
Naturally Sadie will head to Latin America courtesy of Disney Channel Latin America, World Screen reports. The series is produced by DECODE Entertainment.

"South Park" Writers Sign On for New Toon

by Maxie Zeuson June 28, 2005
Chris Romano and Eric Falconer have signed on to an as-yet untitled comedy action-adventure series from Nat Geo Kids and Wang Film Productions, c21 Media reports.

"Fantastic Four" Marathon on Boomerang

by Maxie Zeuson June 28, 2005
Cartoon Network’s Boomerang channel will present two primetime marathons of the original 1967 The Fantastic Four animated series on Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3, from 8:00pm to 12:00am (ET/PT), the network said today. The broadcast will showcase all 19 half-hour episodes. [Source: Cartoon Network]

Corner Stone and OBX Form New Animation Company

by Zeddon June 27, 2005
Corner Stone Pictures and OBX Capital Group today announced the formation of a new joint venture, Corner Stone Animation. The new company will operate as a subsidiary of Corner Stone Pictures. [Source: PR Newswire]