Adult Toons Draw Kid Audiences

by Maxie Zeuson July 12, 2005
Adult-themed cartoons are also doing well with teen and kid audiences, USA Today reports. Nearly ten percent of the audience for Fox’s Family Guy, for instance, is between the ages of 2 and 11, and Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim bloc was the number five network among the same ages last spring.

BBC Wants More Toon Co-Productions

by Maxie Zeuson July 12, 2005
The BBC’s board of governors wants the network’s CBeebies channel to invest in more animation co-productions, c21 Media reports. The board believes that the network needs more overseas-produced toons.

"Requiem from the Darkness Vol. 3": No Rest for This Damned Show

by James915on July 12, 2005
Poor Momosuke. Apparently the Harry Potter series and all those books by Bill O’ Reilly have convinced the young writer that the horror genre is the final frontier. Traveling around and compiling tales for his book The 100 Stories, he runs afoul of sexy women, ghosts, monsters, demons, and Toon Zone critics. For better or […]

"Yu-Yu Hakusho: King Urameshi" says "OFF WITH HIS HEAD!"

by Chad Boninon July 12, 2005
On Yu-Yu Hakusho, Volume 30: King Urameshi Yusuke Urameshi is no longer Spirit Detective of Earth. He’s now King of one-third of Demon World, where he has to maintain peace between the three Kingdoms. The other leaders, Yomi and Mukuro, know that Yusuke’s realm has just suffered a great loss and are ready to attack. […]

Tom Jane Talks "Punisher" Sequel

by La Parkaon July 12, 2005
Superhero Hype! reports that Tom Jane has said the sequel to The Punisher will be filming before the end of this year and that he has begun working out for the role.

"Fantastic Four" Gets a Sequel

by La Parkaon July 12, 2005
According to Superhero Hype!, Avi Arad has confirmed that Fantastic Four‘s 56 million dollar weekend guarantees a sequel.

"JoJo's Circus" Teaches Children About Food Allergies

by Zeddon July 12, 2005
In an upcoming episode of JoJo’s Circus, the series attempts to educate children about food allergies. During the episode, JoJo can’t resist eating just a few of the season’s best Merryberries, even though she knows she is allergic to them. Shortly after eating the Merryberries, JoJo’s nose swells and honks and her skin turns pink […]

Nick Germany Acquires Nelvana Programming

by Zeddon July 12, 2005
Nick Germany, launching this September, has acquired four shows from Nelvana, World Screen reports. The agreement includes the first 20 episodes of The Backyardigans, episodes 27 to 52 of Braceface, the first 26 episodes of Max & Ruby, and 49 episodes of Care Bears.

Make Your Own Movies for KidsWB

by Maxie Zeuson July 11, 2005
KidsWB is inviting kids to submit their own mini-movies as part of a “Make a Mini Mucha Movie” contest, the network said today. During its Saturday morning broadcast on Saturday, July 16, KidsWB will show viewers how to download Xipster FreeSTyle stop-motion software from the KidsWB website. With that software, kids will be able to […]

"Samurai Gun" Gets August DVD Release

by Maxie Zeuson July 11, 2005
ADV Films will release Samuari Gun: Cocked and Loaded to DVD on August 16, the company said today. The DVD-only release will feature the first four episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include production sketches; an original English trailer; special “Fun with Audio” segment; clean opening and closing animation; […]