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Latin American Voice Cast of "The Simpsons" Will Go Through Drastic Changes

by Javeon June 7, 2005
When the 16th season of The Simpsons premieres in Latin America in July, there will be several changes to the voice cast — due to conflicts between two dubbing companies. More details, including quotes from Humberto Velez (dubbed voice of Homer Simpson) and Laura Torres (dubbed voice of Martin Prince and Ralph Wiggum), are available […]

Press Release for "Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles - The Complete Campaigns"

by James Harveyon June 7, 2005
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has sent Toon Zone the following press release information for Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles – The Complete Campaigns, the upcoming DVD release featuring all 40 series episodes available July 5, 2005 in a four-disc DVD set. The legacy of the novel and the hit feature film live on when Roughnecks: Starship […]

New "Loonatics" Designs, Voice Cast Unveiled

by Matthew Williamson June 6, 2005
Warner Bros. has released new concept art for its controversial Loonatics series. The new artwork keeps the color schemes for the characters but discards the angular and slightly menacing look for something that has a bit more anime styling to it. Additionally, the network seems to be making it clear that the series is “inspired […]

Bill Watterston Loans 3,000 Original "Calvin & Hobbes" Strips to OSU

by Ed Liuon June 6, 2005
A press release from Universal Press Syndicate states that Bill Watterston has placed more than 3,000 original Calvin and Hobbes comic strips on long-term loan to Ohio State University’s Cartoon Research Library. The original strips are being made available to the public under its special collections use regulations. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)

Charlie Brown Goes Missing

by Ed Liuon June 6, 2005
An article on CNN.com states that a 6-foot tall, 300-pound statue of Charlie Brown has been stolen from a restaurant in Santa Rosa, CA. The statue is one of 55 originally erected around the city as a tribute to cartoonist Charles Schulz, who lived in Santa Rosa for most of the latter years of his […]

"Stars & Stripes" Magazine Posts Archived Walter Lantz Article

by Ed Liuon June 6, 2005
Writer Mark Evanier notes that the Stars and Stripes website has posted an archived article about a visit to a Korean school by animator and Woody Woodpecker creator Walter Lantz. The article shows a date of “December 7, 1969, 1976,” although references in the article suggest the earlier year is the date of original publication.

WizardWorld: Philadelphia News Roundup

by Ed Liuon June 6, 2005
The WizardWorld: Philadelphia comic book convention has wrapped up for the weekend, resulting in a massive amount of comics news. Newsarama.com has posted a summary page that links to their coverage of all the major news stories, focusing heavily on the impact Marvel’s House of M and DC’s Infinite Crisis storylines will have on their […]

Gail Simone on JLU "Double Date"

by Ed Liuon June 6, 2005
Writer Gail Simone has spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about “Double Date,” the episode of Justice League Unlimited that aired on Cartoon Network last Saturday. Simone discusses how she landed the job, the connections to her Birds of Prey comic book, and the potential for additional future episodes.

New "Gargoyles" Comic Series, Others Planned

by James Harveyon June 5, 2005
Comicon’s The Beat reports that Slave Labor Graphics will produce a new comic series based on the classic Disney animated series Gargoyles, written by creator Greg Weisman. The publisher has signed a licensing deal with Disney to publish comics based on the cartoon, as well as on The Haunted Mansion, Wonderland, and Tron.

"Spider-Man: The Venom Saga": Goop Has Never Been So Delicious

by James Harveyon June 5, 2005
Spider-Man faces off against his alien symbiote nemesis in Spider-Man: The Venom Saga, the newest DVD compilation release from Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Collecting five episodes spotlighting the nefarious Venom, this is easily the strongest Spider-Man: The Animated Series DVD release to date, even if it does fall a little short in the extras department. […]