"Charlie & Lola" Set for Merchandising Push

by Maxie Zeuson May 20, 2005
Charlie & Lola will get a major U.S. merchandising push, c21 Media reports. BBC Worldwide has appointed The Wildflower Group to develop merchandising strategies for the Disney Channel series.

Nettleton, Goldberger Named to Posts

by Maxie Zeuson May 20, 2005
DIC Entertainment has promoted Shannon Nettleton to vice-president of production, World Screen reports. Separately, the site also reports that Icon Animation has named Christophe Goldberger to head its distribution and marketing units.

Time Warner To Begin Paying Dividend

by Maxie Zeuson May 20, 2005
Time Warner, parent of Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network, will begin paying a $0.05 quarterly dividend beginning in the third quarter of 2005, the company said today. [Source: Business Wire]

Kelsey Grammer Cast as The X-Men's Beast

by Stuon May 20, 2005
Superhero Hype! reports that Kelsey Grammer will portray Beast in next summer’s X-Men 3. Reports indicate that Grammer — best known for his portrayal as TV’s Frasier — will wear a suit similar to The Thing from FOX’s upcoming Fantastic Four movie in order to give the character his trademark blue fur. X-Men 3 is […]

Topher Grace Joins "Spider-Man 3" Cast

by Stuon May 20, 2005
Topher Grace will portray one of the villains in Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man 3 movie, according to Superhero Hype! Grace will join Thomas Haden Church as the web-slinger’s rival in the third of a planned six Spider-Man films. It is unknown which villains the aforementioned actors will be portraying.

IDW's Chris Ryall Talks "Transformers"

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2005
IDW Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall has given an extensive interview with about the company’s plans for the Transformers comics license.

Scott Cohn on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2005
Artist Scott Cohn has been interviewed by’s PULSE News about his work with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics from Mirage Studios. Cohn worked on the second season of the new cartoon and has done art for several other Turtles comics over time.

"The Batman" Writer Christopher Yost Riddled With Questions

by James Harveyon May 20, 2005
This Saturday, Kids’WB! will introduce The Riddler into their hit animated show The Batman. The episode “Riddled” features The Dark Knight and Detective Yin racing through Gotham trying to solve a series of deadly riddles. Episode writer Christopher Yost had a blast writing this episode and getting a chance to write “one of the bad […]

"The Batman" Season Two Update

by James Harveyon May 20, 2005
Wikipedia has a partial list of titles for episodes #27 – 39 of The Batman. While the majority of these titles are unconfirmed, it does provide an idea of what to expect next season on the series. Stay tuned for more information on The Batman here at Toon Zone News and at The World’s Finest.

"Samurai Jack" Slices a Second Season

by Bird Boyon May 20, 2005
It’s been over a year since Samurai Jack: Season 1 hit store shelves, giving fans a full season of their beloved show with pristine DVD video and crystal clear Dolby sound. Now, fans will get their chance to grab the second season set on May 24. The Season 2 set opens with “Monkey-man” teaching Jack […]