An article in the Los Angeles Times about the ShoWest convention addresses the lackluster box office performance of 2005 (free registration required), where theatre owners complained about the terrible movies produced throughout the year. Of interest to animation fans is the fact that studios used animated features to demonstrate their new commitment to quality. Disney/Pixar’s […]
A fan-produced Legion of Superheroes cartoon has debuted on the internet. Creator David Miller has used Shockwave Flash to animate 4 episodes so far, based on classic Legion of Superheroes stories. This cartoon has no connection to the upcoming Legion of Superheroes cartoon coming from Warner Brothers Animation.
An article at Animation World Network goes into further detail explaining China’s recent ban on foreign films showing human and cartoon characters together (previously reported on Toon Zone News). China’s broadcasters were circumventing a law that mandated matching imported animation with domestically produced animation hour-for-hour by showing live-action programming with only a few minutes of […]
The latest Animated Shorts column at Newsarama leads off with coverage of the Nickelodeon upfront meeting, which touted Nick’s dominance in Nielsen demographics for the target market of kids ages 2 to 14 and revealed several new shows coming in the next year. The new shows will include Tak and the Power of Juju, based […]
TVShowsOnDVD.com has reported that Lions Gate will bring the animated versions of ALF to DVD. The cartoon version premiered on NBC back in 1987 after the success of the comedy in 1986. The show chronicles ALF’s life on his home planet of Melmac. In 1988, another animated spin-off entitled ALFTales premiered, placing the alien in […]
Holy flashbacks! AOL has teamed up with Warner Brothers to create In2TV. The site shows classic full-length episodes of your favorite Warner Bros. shows on the web for free. Among the 14 channels is Toontopia TV which airs the following cartoons: Beetlejuice: Tim Burton’s prankster poltergeist causes trouble in and out of the Neitherworld, along […]
Viz Media has issued a press release announcing their licensing of the Bleach anime series. Anime News Network has details.
For years Toonami has led the anime revolution and has brought titles such as Dragon Ball Z, Naruto and Sailor Moon into the American conciousness. It’s time Toonami had its own original anime series, but was it worth the wait? In the year 2049, the greatest sport in the world is the Immortal Grand Prix. […]
The World’s Finest recently interviewed Stan Berkowitz to discuss his work on Batman Beyond, the all-new teenage take on Batman set in the future. Berkowitz discusses his original reaction to the idea, his thoughts on the original villains and how they were created, and his opinion on Max. To read the interview, click on the […]
DC Comics has announced its upcoming book-format comics coming in July and August, 2006. Highlights include: – 2 new Teen Titans Go! collections: Ready for Action and On the Move (July) – The Batman Chronicles Vol. 2, the second volume reprinting all of Batman’s adventures in chronological order (July) – Absolute Kingdom Come, reprinting the […]