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 […]

Disney Channel Gives Viewers Say in Saturday Night Programming

by Zeddon June 8, 2005
Disney Channel viewers will have the opportunity to determine upcoming programming every Saturday night during Disney Channel’s So Hot Summer “Click It to Pick It” event, running Saturdays, June 18 through August 27 (8:00pm – 10:00pm, ET/PT). The two-hour block, hosted by Disney Channel stars, features different series each week along with the premiere of […]

"Rock & Rule" Cranks it Up to Eleven

by Chris Woodon June 8, 2005
Giants Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, and Fox’s steady stream of entertaining films such as Lilo & Stitch, The Incredibles, Madagascar, and Robots have recently spoiled fans of western animation. While business is booming, it is doing so within a very narrowly defined genre: safe family fare with some clever jokes for mom and dad. That wasn’t […]

Matthew Manning Strikes with "The Batman"

by James Harveyon June 8, 2005
A recognizable name to readers of DC Comics animated comics lines, writer Matthew Manning will return to familiar animated ground this month with The Batman Strikes #10, hitting shelves this Wednesday. Having written for Justice League Adventures, previous experience and a bit of good timing helped him land his latest gig. “It just so happened […]

Kids WB Announces Wonka Sweepstakes

by Zeddon June 7, 2005
On Saturday, June 11, Kids WB teams up with Warner Bros. Pictures and Nestlé to give kids a chance to win a “golden ticket” during the “Kids’ WB! Glippity, Gloppity, Goopity, Chocolately Sweepstakes.” The national promotion will award five Grand Prize winners with a “golden ticket” to Hollywood for the U.S. theatrical premiere of Charlie […]