Credit But No Cash for Kirby in "Fantastic Four"

by Ed Liuon July 5, 2005
A brief column in the Los Angeles Times states that Jack Kirby, co-creator of Marvel Comics’ Captain America, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, and the X-Men, will be receiving some kind of recognition in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie, but his estate will still receive no monetary compensation for his contributions. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog; […]

NickToons Gets 'Ren & Stimpy'

by Anthonynoteson July 5, 2005
Variety is reporting that Nicktoons, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour digital net dedicated to animation, is bringing back The Ren & Stimpy Show. The Ren & Stimpy Show, which originally launched on Nickelodeon in 1991, will air weeknights at 11:30pm and weekends at 11:00am & 11:30am starting August 1. Nicktoons has rights to all three seasons of the […]

North Korea-South Korea Cooperatively Produced Film May See August Release

by Benon July 4, 2005
Wanghusimchung (Empress Chung), an animated feature film co-produced by studios in North and South Korea, may see a simultaneous release in the two countries this August if negotiations with the North Korean side of the production are successful, Creative Film Marketing reported last week. A new dub track is expected to be produced in North […]

"Camp Lazlo" Comes to CN July 8

by Zeddon July 2, 2005
Camp Lazlo will debut on Cartoon Network on Friday, July 8, at 8:00pm (ET) during Cartoon Fridays, the network has announced. The series is currently in production at Cartoon Network Studios. Twenty-six episodes have been ordered. [Source: Cartoon Network]

Tarzan Swings Onto Broadway

by Zeddon July 2, 2005
Disney has officially announced that it will bring a stage musical version of Tarzan to Broadway next spring, AWN reports, citing Variety. The project had been in the development stage for several years.

Disney Promotes Trouillet, Names Leadership for New Strategy Division

by Zeddon July 2, 2005
The Disney ABC Television Group has promoted Rodrigue Trouillet to the newly created position of VP of technology and broadcast operations at Walt Disney Television International, Continental Europe, World Screen reports. Trouillet will be responsible for the broadcast operations management of the Branded TV and Jetix channels based in the EMEA region (France, Germany, Italy, […]

Gasket Animation Studio Launched

by Zeddon July 2, 2005
Award-winning digital artist Greg Shultz has launched Gasket, a new studio to serve the commercial, music video, and feature markets by offering design, visual effects, and 2D/3D animation. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based studio is comprised of a diverse group of artisans with talents ranging from cel animation, to painting, to video game design. [Source: AWN]

"Batman", "Superman" Animated Series Return To TV

by Stuon July 2, 2005
According to the Boomerang Schedule, both Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series will begin airing on the network starting Monday, July 4. Batman’s premiere “On Leather Wings” and Superman’s “Fun And Games” will air Monday at 12:00am and 12:30am respectively. Stay tuned to Toon Zone News for more Batman/Superman updates, and visit […]

New Joker-themed Episode of "The Batman" Scheduled

by James Harveyon July 1, 2005
Kids WB has announced that a new episode of The Batman, “JTV,” will air at 8:30am (ET) on July 9, 2005. For more information, media, and a review of the episode, click here.

Disney's Daughter Plans Family Museum in San Francisco

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2005
According to an article in the Vacaville Reporter, Diane Disney Miller, the last surviving daughter of Walt Disney, is overseeing the construction of the Walt Disney Family Museum at a refurbished barracks building at the Presidio in San Francisco, CA. Miller is also planning a visit to the California Disneyland park on July 16 for […]