D3Publisher and CN Reach Deal on "Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi"

by Zeddon June 10, 2005
D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA) on Thursday announced a licensing agreement with Cartoon Network Enterprises for the video game rights to Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi. D3PA will produce its first title under the agreement for Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance platform. [Source: PR Newswire]

Dumbo Arrives at Smithsonian Museum

by Zeddon June 10, 2005
In a ceremony on Thursday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington D.C., The Walt Disney Company donated several objects to the museum in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. Among the donated items were vehicles from two of the park’s opening year (1955) attractions: “Dumbo the Flying Elephant” […]

Animation Becoming Popular Among Adults in China

by Zeddon June 10, 2005
Xinhua reports on the growing popularity of animation among adults living in China.

NY Post Hosts Batman Comic Giveaway

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2005
In conjunction with the Batman Begins feature film, the New York Post will be giving away a reprint of Batman #608 on Monday, June 13. The issue, by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee, began the 12-part “Hush” storyline (Discuss the entire Batman: Hush storyline here).

SF Gate on Ghibli vs. Disney

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2005
A review of the Studio Ghibli retrospective running in Berkeley is the launch pad for an article on comparing the Japanese studio’s animated works to those of the Disney Corporation. The works of the Pixar Animation Studio are also brought into the discussion. (via

On-line Comics Previews: Stardust Kid, Batman: Dark Detective, GLA

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2005
Mile High Comics has released previews for comics to be released on June 15, 2005. Highlights are Batman: Dark Detective #4 by Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers, and Terry Austin; Birds of Prey #83 by Gail Simone, Joe Bennett, and Jack Jadson; JLA Classified #8 by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire, and Joe Rubenstein; and […]

"Simpsons" Movie Confirmed

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2005
An animated Simpsons feature film has finally been confirmed by the producers of the show. Simpsons spokeswoman Antonia Kaughman has stated to MTV News that the movie will be in production concurrently with the TV show, with the same writing staff working on both. No potential release date for the movie was provided. (via Internet […]

Weisman Reveals More Information on "Gargoyles" Comic

by James Harveyon June 9, 2005
Greg Weisman updated his online Ask Greg column with more information on Slave Labor Graphic’s upcoming Gargoyles comic book.

Boomerang Picks Up "The Pink Panther"

by Zeddon June 8, 2005
Boomerang will begin airing The Pink Panther on Monday, June 27. More than 90 theatrical shorts produced from 1964 – 1977, as well as 84 animated episodes produced for television sporadically from 1978 – 1995, will comprise the new program. The Pink Panther will air daily from 7:30pm – 8:00pm (ET). [Source: Cartoon Network]

TV Schedules Updated

by Zeddon June 8, 2005
Several schedule updates are now available on the Toon Zone Schedules Page. Please continue to check back for further updates.