Canadian Network to Air Remainder of "Justice League Unlimited"'s Second Season

by James Harveyon May 11, 2005
The Canadian channel YTV plans to finish off the second season of Justice League Unlimited before the end of June. A new episode is scheduled to air Friday at 9pm (ET) on the network, but a representative for the network is unable to provide specific information. “Episode 19, “Double Date,” just aired this past Friday,” […]

Toshio Suzuki Speaks About Ghibli's Next Film

by Ed Liuon May 11, 2005
A report on summarizes comments made by producer Toshio Suzuki on NHK about Studio Ghibli’s next project. Suzuki and director Hayao Miyazaki are currently planning a movie targeted at smaller children.

"Gunslinger Girl" Vol. 1: In Truth There Is No Better DVD

by Karl Olsonon May 11, 2005
“In truth there is no better place to be Than falling out of darkness still to see Without a premonition Could you tell you tell me where we stand? I’d hate to lose this light before we land.” -The Delgados, “The Light Before We Land” Girls with guns. For better or worse, it’s probably one […]

TV Schedules Update

by Zeddon May 11, 2005
Several schedule updates are now available on the Toon Zone Schedules Page.

Noodlesoup Signs Animators Doug Johnson/Chris Siemasko

by Zeddon May 11, 2005
Noodlesoup Productions has signed both 3D director/animator Doug Johnson and 2D director/animator Chris Siemasko, according to AWN. The studio will soon begin pre-production on 13 new episodes of Venture Bros. for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block.

13 More "Tutenstein" Episodes Ordered

by Zeddon May 11, 2005
Discovery Kids and Jetix Europe have ordered 13 new episodes of PorchLight Entertainment’s Emmy award-winning animated series Tutenstein, AWN reports. The series, combining ancient Egyptian mythology with contemporary, urban humor and attitude, currently airs in the U.S. on the Discovery Kids channel and the Discovery Kids Saturday morning block on NBC.

Fox Signs Deal with "American Dad" Producers

by Zeddon May 11, 2005
20th Century Fox Television has signed a two-year overall deal with Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, executive producers and showrunners for Fox’s animated comedy American Dad, AWN reports. As part of the seven-figure deal, the duo will continue on American Dad if the show is renewed, in addition to developing other half-hour projects for the […]

"Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex" Wins Major CEN Award

by Zeddon May 11, 2005
Manga Entertainment and Bandai Entertainment’s Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex won the Best Anime DVD award in Canada’s National DVD Award Show, CEN, beating out Sony Pictures’ Tokyo Godfathers and anime competitor ADV Films’ Evangelion: Platinum One and Lady Death: The Motion Picture. Stand Alone Complex Volume Two was also nominated in the […]

Scooby-Doo Named Macy's Holiday Ambassador

by Zeddon May 11, 2005
Scooby-Doo will make his Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade debut on Thursday, November 24, 2005, as a larger-than-life giant helium balloon, Macy’s and Warner Bros. announced Tuesday. He will also be starring as Macy’s very own Holiday Ambassador as a kid-friendly collectible plush. You can find more information on both the balloon and the plush at […]

4Kids Entertainment Reports First Quarter 2005 Financial Results

by Zeddon May 10, 2005
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2005. For the quarter, net revenues totaled $20.3 million, compared to $22.5 million in the same period last year. Net income for the quarter was $2.0 million, compared to net income of $3.2 million in the year-earlier period. 4Kids Chairman and […]