SF Gate on Ghibli vs. Disney

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2005
A review of the Studio Ghibli retrospective running in Berkeley is the launch pad for an article on comparing the Japanese studio’s animated works to those of the Disney Corporation. The works of the Pixar Animation Studio are also brought into the discussion. (via

On-line Comics Previews: Stardust Kid, Batman: Dark Detective, GLA

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2005
Mile High Comics has released previews for comics to be released on June 15, 2005. Highlights are Batman: Dark Detective #4 by Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers, and Terry Austin; Birds of Prey #83 by Gail Simone, Joe Bennett, and Jack Jadson; JLA Classified #8 by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire, and Joe Rubenstein; and […]

"Simpsons" Movie Confirmed

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2005
An animated Simpsons feature film has finally been confirmed by the producers of the show. Simpsons spokeswoman Antonia Kaughman has stated to MTV News that the movie will be in production concurrently with the TV show, with the same writing staff working on both. No potential release date for the movie was provided. (via Internet […]

Weisman Reveals More Information on "Gargoyles" Comic

by James Harveyon June 9, 2005
Greg Weisman updated his online Ask Greg column with more information on Slave Labor Graphic’s upcoming Gargoyles comic book.

Boomerang Picks Up "The Pink Panther"

by Zeddon June 8, 2005
Boomerang will begin airing The Pink Panther on Monday, June 27. More than 90 theatrical shorts produced from 1964 – 1977, as well as 84 animated episodes produced for television sporadically from 1978 – 1995, will comprise the new program. The Pink Panther will air daily from 7:30pm – 8:00pm (ET). [Source: Cartoon Network]

TV Schedules Updated

by Zeddon June 8, 2005
Several schedule updates are now available on the Toon Zone Schedules Page. Please continue to check back for further updates.

Reed Exhibitions Plans New York Comic-Con

by Ed Liuon June 8, 2005
Reed Exhibitions is planning to hold a new annual comic book convention in New York City, geared for both industry professionals and the general public. The first New York Comic-Con is scheduled to be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center from February 24 – 26, 2006. Marvel, DC, and ADV have already committed to […]

Judd Winick on "Juniper Lee"

by Ed Liuon June 8, 2005’s PULSE News has posted an extended article about The Life and Times of Juniper Lee. Show creator Judd Winick discusses the origins of the show, the influence of artist Mike Kunkel (Herobear and the Kid), future plot threads, and Lara Jill Miller — the voice actress who voices Juniper.

"Earthworm Jim" Creator Doug TenNapel Talks "Earthboy Jacobus"

by Ed Liuon June 8, 2005
Doug TenNapel, creator of Earthworm Jim, has spoken to about his new original graphic novel Earthboy Jacobus, which centers on a boy from a parallel universe battling hordes of insect monsters. TenNapel also briefly discusses Catscratch, his new cartoon series premiering on Nickelodeon on July 9. Earthboy Jacobus is published by Image Comics and […]

Iger Reports Good Negotiations with Pixar

by Ed Liuon June 8, 2005
At a Deutsche Bank conference, Disney CEO-elect Robert Iger stated that he has had “really good” talks with Pixar to renew their movie distribution deal, but declined to state if or when a new agreement would be reached. At the same conference, Iger also commented on Disney’s overall strategy and its position in the next-generation […]