"Animation Runner Kuromi 2" Coming May 9, Soundtrack Coming Soon

by on January 24, 2006
On the latest episode of the Toon Zone Podcast, Central Park Media founder John O’Donnell announced that Akitaroh Daichi’s Animation Runner Kuromi 2 OVA will be released on May 9. The soundtrack is also due out sometime this year, Mr. O’Donnell said. He also noted that the documentary about anime fans by Eric Bresler, Otaku […]

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 6: John O’Donnell & Co. of Central Park Media

by on January 24, 2006
Editor-in-chief Ben Applegate, producer Karl Olson, staff reviewer Chad Bonin, graphics editor Matthew Williams and, for the first time, reviews editor William C. Maune gather ’round the digital campfire to tell these tall tales: The decay of Boomerang begins? Astroboy on DVD Train Man and the otaku mentality Boondocks gets serious Plus, a trio of […]

"Wallace and Gromit" Wins Producer’s Guild Award

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2006
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit has won the best animated motion picture award from Producer’s Guild of America (free registration required). This year is the first for the category. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

"Inuyasha" Season Two: He’s Just a Big Softy

by on January 23, 2006
Kagome is a normal Japanese teenager who fell down a well and ended up in the Feudal Era. There she awoke a half-demon, Inuyasha, complete with ears and a nasty temper. His fifty year sleep was induced by his love, Kikyo, when the two were tricked into betraying each other by the demon Naraku. Kagome, […]

"Sonic X: Into the Darkness" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon January 22, 2006
4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Entertainment, will release Sonic X Volume 9: Into the Darkness on DVD on February 7, 2006. The DVD carries a running time of 130 minutes and will retail for $14.98 SRP. The following is a track listing of the DVD: Episode 139: Defective Detectives Episode 140: […]

"Zixx" Licensing Campaign Begins

by Zeddon January 22, 2006
In preparation to roll out a worldwide licensing and merchandising campaign for Zixx, Mainframe has appointed Al Ovadia and Associates as the worldwide licensing agent for the series, C21Media reports.

Sundance Animated Films Announced

by Zeddon January 22, 2006
Several animated films will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. AWN has details.

Japanese Anime "Kite" Turns Live-Action

by Zeddon January 22, 2006
Mexican commercial directors Jorge and Javier Aguilera will helm a live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime Kite, AWN reports, citing Variety.

Rendering Center To Be Built in Southern China

by Zeddon January 22, 2006
The Institute of Digital Media Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd. will build a rendering center for animation in China, AWN reports. The center will be designed to bring all areas of animation production to the area.

Monster Announces Several Deals on Animated Series

by Zeddon January 22, 2006
Moster Distributes will be shopping its series PICME to NATPE. In addition, Monster has announced distribution agreements for several of their animated series including Jungle Beat, I’m an Animal, and Wemmicks. AWN has details.