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"Madagascar" Tops Box Office

DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar became the top movie at the box office in its second week in release, taking in an estimated $28.1 million. The picture has now grossed an estimated $100.4 million to date. [Source: PR Newswire]

Sequential Tart Interviews Tajja Isen of "Atomic Betty"

Tajja Isen, the 13-year old actress who provides the voice for Cartoon Network’s Atomic Betty, has been interviewed by Sequential Tart about her career and her role on the show.

McDonald's and Disney May End Exclusive Marketing Deal

An article in the Wall Street Journal states that McDonald’s and Disney may end their 10-year exclusive relationship to pack in special Disney movie-themed merchandise with Happy Meals. Sources close to the negotiations state that the breakup is mutual, with both sides desiring more freedom. The two companies are promising to stay friends despite the […]

Judge Rules Disney/Gold Lawsuit May Proceed

A Delaware judge ruled that a complaint brought by Roy E. Disney and Stanley Gold against the Walt Disney Company will go to trial. The complaint centered on the search for a successor to outgoing CEO Michael Eisner, with Disney and Gold asserting that the Disney board of directors failed to conduct a thorough evaluation […]

Newsarama Previews Alex Ross & Jim Krueger's "Justice"

Newsarama.com has posted a 12-page preview of Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Justice #1, the first of a 12-issue mini-series pitting the Justice League against the Legion of Doom. Justice #1 is available for pre-order now, with a ship date of August 17, 2005.

Latin American Voice Cast of "The Simpsons" Will Go Through Drastic Changes

When the 16th season of The Simpsons premieres in Latin America in July, there will be several changes to the voice cast — due to conflicts between two dubbing companies. More details, including quotes from Humberto Velez (dubbed voice of Homer Simpson) and Laura Torres (dubbed voice of Martin Prince and Ralph Wiggum), are available […]

Press Release for "Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles - The Complete Campaigns"

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has sent Toon Zone the following press release information for Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles – The Complete Campaigns, the upcoming DVD release featuring all 40 series episodes available July 5, 2005 in a four-disc DVD set. The legacy of the novel and the hit feature film live on when Roughnecks: Starship […]

New "Loonatics" Designs, Voice Cast Unveiled

Warner Bros. has released new concept art for its controversial Loonatics series. The new artwork keeps the color schemes for the characters but discards the angular and slightly menacing look for something that has a bit more anime styling to it. Additionally, the network seems to be making it clear that the series is “inspired […]

Bill Watterston Loans 3,000 Original "Calvin & Hobbes" Strips to OSU

A press release from Universal Press Syndicate states that Bill Watterston has placed more than 3,000 original Calvin and Hobbes comic strips on long-term loan to Ohio State University’s Cartoon Research Library. The original strips are being made available to the public under its special collections use regulations. (via Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter)

Charlie Brown Goes Missing

An article on CNN.com states that a 6-foot tall, 300-pound statue of Charlie Brown has been stolen from a restaurant in Santa Rosa, CA. The statue is one of 55 originally erected around the city as a tribute to cartoonist Charles Schulz, who lived in Santa Rosa for most of the latter years of his […]

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