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NY Times on "Avatar: The Last Airbender" Origins

The New York Times looks at Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, Nick’s belated entry into territory staked out by cartoons like Dragonball Z and Yu-Gi-Oh (free registration required).

Toon Zone Talks to Greg Weisman, Part Four: "W.I.T.C.H."

Toon Zone would like to welcome readers to the fourth and final installment of our four-part Greg Weisman interview. Previous installments will be linked at the end of the interview. Ever heard of the Jetix/Disney cartoon series W.I.T.C.H.? No? Well, that’s going to change. The series acquired a cult following during its first season, and […]

Check Out The Batgirl In Action!

Batman: Yesterday, Today, & Beyond has images from a Batgirl-themed The Batman commercial currently airing on Kids’WB! For a first look at the Batgirl in action, go here.

Iron Man Gets Animated in France

France 2 will co-produce a new animated series of 26 half-hour episodes adapted from the Marvel comic book character Iron Man, C21Media reports. (Registration is required to view the full article.)

No Current Cancellation Threat for "The Batman"

An official representative from Warner Bros. Animation has confirmed that despite the current spreading rumors, The Batman is currently in no danger of being cancelled. Rumors of the show’s demise began to spread earlier this week when a simple comment posted on the Legions of Gotham fansite concerning the show’s current post-production status was misunderstood, […]

EM.TV Selling Kids Unit?

EM.TV, the recovering German kids TV giant, is debating whether or not to sell off its children’s entertainment unit, according to C21Media. The firm is thought to be in negotiations with Classic Media.

"The Laws Of Gravity" Comes to Nextoons

Pork and Beans Productions’ animated short The Laws Of Gravity has been selected to appear in Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival, AWN reports. The short will air during the seventh episode on August 27, 2005, and will also be simulcast on www.nicktoons.com.

"Disney's Toontown Online" Comes to Retailers This Fall

Sony Online Entertainment’s Platform Publishing and Disney Online on Friday announced an agreement that is scheduled to bring “Disney’s Toontown Online” to retail stores this fall. The family friendly online title will carry an MSRP of $19.99, which includes a two-month subscription to the game service. Additionally, Platform Publishing has secured a license to also […]

Can Manga Work in the States?

FOX News has a lengthy article on anime and manga within the U.S. (hat tip: Feslmogh)

Pixar Receives Request from SEC

Pixar Animation Studios reports receiving an “informal request for information” from the Securities and Exchange Commission, which it has complied with fully. A report in the Wall Street Journal states that the inquiry is related to their second quarter earnings results, which fell short of estimates due to lower-than-expected sales of The Incredibles DVD. DreamWorks […]

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