Otakon 2005 Opens Pre-registration

Otakon 2005, scheduled to take place August 19-21, 2005, has opened pre-registration. Possibly the largest Anime and Asian culture convention in the US, Otakon takes place at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Last year’s attendance was over 20,800 visitors, and this year they have capped attendance at 22,000. At the moment that this […]

TV Schedule Update

The TV schedule for Jetix on Toon Disney has been updated. You can find the update, as well as much more schedule info, on the Toon Zone Schedules Page.

Michael Bay Talks "Transformers"

The IESB has posted a video interview with Michael Bay in which he talks a bit about Transformers. He mentions that the script is not yet done and that filming commences in December. He also says that “everyone will be satisfied” on the voice acting decisions for the beloved Autobots and Decepticons.

LA Times on "Family Guy" Resurrection

The Los Angeles Times has published a feature article about the shifting definition of a canceled show, focusing on Family Guy‘s return to Fox due to high sales of DVDs and licensed goods (free registration required). The article also briefly reviews Seth MacFarlane’s American Dad!

Holiday Inn Opening Nick-Themed Hotel

The first-ever Nickelodeon-branded resort will open in Orlando on Memorial Day Weekend, Holiday Inn said today. The $110 million facility will feature two- and three-bedroom KidSuites units decorated with themes and characters from such Nickelodeon shows as SpongeBob SquarePants, Rugrats, The Fairly OddParents, Jimmy Neutron, and Danny Phantom. The resort entertainment area will also include […]

Bird Speaks on "State of the Cinema"

The Incredibles-director Brad Bird delivered the “State of the Cinema Address” at the San Francisco International Film Festival program on Sunday night, where he complained that Hollywood is making “bigger and bigger turkeys” and compared working on The Iron Giant to getting drunk as the Titanic was sinking. The San Francisco Chronicle has a summary, […]

McElroy To Script "Bonesaw"

Alan McElroy will pen the screenplay for Platinum Studios’ CGI-animated horror feature Bonesaw, according to AWN. Production is set to start in early 2006 and be completed in the fall of 2007.

BKN, ToonMax in Co-Pro Partnership

BKN International and China’s ToonMax Media & Entertainment have signed a ten-year co-production deal, World Screen reports. The two companies will produce at least twenty-six episodes of local content; in addition, ToonMax will add BKN’s Legend of the Dragon to its weekday lineup in September.

Tenth-Anniversary "Toy Story" DVD Coming in September

A two-disc, tenth-anniversary DVD edition of Toy Story will be released on September 6, DVDToons reports. The thirty-dollar DVD will include bonus featurettes, a making-of documentary, and deleted scenes.

VIZ, Frito Lay Partner to Promote "MegaManNT Warrior"

VIZ Media and Frito Lay will partner to promote MegaManNT Warrior in the European market, the companies said today. The promotional effort will run through the spring of 2006. [Source: VIZ Media]

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