Animation Expert Tim Eldred on "Armored Trooper VOTOMS" (UPDATED March 6)

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2006
The following interview was conducted with Tim Eldred, animation director, anime enthusiast and VOTOMS expert, at the New York Comic-Con on February 25 and 26, 2006, with some supplemental material provided via e-mail TOON ZONE: How did you get into anime and manga professionally? TIM ELDRED: I started out doing comics. Anime played a huge […]

"Case Closed" Limping to the Season Finale

by on March 6, 2006
Well, with Case 1 of Case Closed (known as Detective Conan in Japan) recently released, it’s time to go back and finish off Case 5. After some really good episodes involving Harley, the Knight Baron, and the Phantom Thief Kid, this disc has a lot to live up to. Does it reach the mark? We […]

TV Movies Form Backbone of New CN Slate, Live Action Downplayed (Updated)

by on March 5, 2006
At their upfront presentation in New York this morning, Cartoon Network announced a major new TV-movie initiative, saying 12 straight-to-TV movies were in the works, including both originals and features based on existing series. The most ambitious is a two-hour original live action-animated hybrid film called Re-Animated, created by Adam Pava and Tim Mckeon (both […]

"Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" Wins Best Animated Feature Oscar

by on March 5, 2006
During the 78th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday evening, Aardman Animation’s Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit took the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. The other nominees were Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle and Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. This is the first time either a British film or a stop-motion animated film has […]

"Fullmetal Alchemist" Vol. 7: Moments of Character

by on March 5, 2006
The fallout from the Elric brothers’ trip to Laboratory 5 sets the stage for the latter half of the series, and claims the life of one of its’ most beloved characters. On a spoiler-laden, somber note, lets jump right in… The first episode on the disc proves to be both exciting and depressing. As Edward […]

"Transformers" Live Action Movie Greenlit

by on March 5, 2006
Producer Don Murphy has announced on his message board that the live action Transformers movie has been officially greenlit. In addition, Ian Bryce, the project’s Line Producer, mentions that casting for the human characters is underway and that casting for the Transformers themselves will come at a later date. Furthermore, shooting is “gearing up” to […]

Disney Channel March 2006 Animated Movies & Specials (Updated 3/5)

by Zeddon March 5, 2006
The following is a list of the animated movies and specials scheduled to air on Disney Channel during the month of March: Aladdin And The King Of Thieves (1996) Saturday, March 4 (1:00 p.m., ET/PT) Disney’s Kim Possible Movie: So The Drama (2005) Monday, March 13 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000) Tuesday, […]

Yamato USA Announces Anime Action Figures

by Zeddon March 5, 2006
Yamato USA, the North American division of the Yamato Toy Group, has announced several releases from Yamato’s Story! Image! Figure! collections: Cowboy Bebop — Spike Speigel PVC Statue; Cutie Honey — Hurricane Honey & Sister Jill PVC Statues; Please Twins Karen Onodera & Miina Miyafujii PVC Statues; and Monkey Punch Girls Collection Trading Figures. More […]

CPM Releases "Negadon: The Monster From Mars" Teaser Trailer

by Zeddon March 5, 2006
Central Park Media has uploaded the North American teaser trailer for Negadon: The Monster From Mars. The trailer can be downloaded at [Source: Central Park Media]

Batman Featured on Boomerang

by Zeddon March 5, 2006
Boomerang, the sister station of Cartoon Network, will feature Batman as their character spotlight for March. Episodes of the animated series will air Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00pm – 4:00pm (ET). [Source:] (via Dan Collins)