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Samuel L. Jackson To Produce "Afro Samurai"

Samuel L. Jackson will produce and lend his voice to Afro Samurai, a new animated series from Gonzo and Fuji Television that will premiere on Spike TV in 2006, Active Anime reports. The series, set in a futuristic-feudal Japan, will focus on a black samurai on a mission to avenge the death of his father. […]

More Disney "Cheapquels" in Pipeline

Kronk’s New Groove likely won’t hit DVD until January 2006, the better to coincide with the launch of The Emperor’s New School on Disney Channel, Ultimate Disney reports, citing Variety. The site also reports that Disney has such titles as Cinderella III, The Little Mermaid III, Brother Bear II, The Aristocats II, The Tinker Bell […]

YTV Inks Deal with 4Kids

One Piece will join the YTV lineup in late spring under a deal between the Canadian broadcaster and 4Kids Entertainment, World Screen reports. YTV has licensed more than 300 episodes of 4Kids programming, including Shaman King, Sonic X, and Pokemon Chronicles.

LA Studios CEO Talks About Voice Recording

Digital Cad interviews Jesse Meli, CEO of LA Studios, on the process of recording for cartoons.

Stairway to Heaven: "Terry Moore: Paradise Found"

In the early 1990s, a shift occurred in the comic book publishing world. Increased desire for creative freedom and financial reward led to a small boom of small press and self-publishers offering alternatives to the mostly homogenous output of Marvel and DC Comics. One of the most successful creators to break into the business was […]

Magical Girl: Toon Zone Talks to Saffron Henderson

Voice actress Saffron Henderson has done a lot of work, but she may be best known for her work as young Goku/Gohan on Dragon Ball Z. And what does she think of the fact that she had a central role in what just might be the single most popular anime series of all time? “Rather […]

The Complete Peanuts 1955-1956 Now Available

The third volume of the Peanuts comic strips collection released by Fantagraphics is now available for ordering. Highlights of this volume include many strips that have never been reprinted since their original publishing during the 1955-1956 period, as well as an introduction by Simpsons creator Matt Groening. More details and ordering info at the Official […]

"Foster" Wins at Cartoons by the Bay

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends was named best series for all children at the ninth Pulcinella Awards, while the series’ Bloo was named best animation character of the year, World Screen reports. Other honorees at the Cartoons by the Bay event included Avatar (best action and adventure series and best series of the year); Peppa […]

Jim Smith Artwork Coming From Asylum

Ren & Stimpy co-creator Jim Smith will publish a series of sketchbooks for Asylum Press, the publisher said today. The 64-page Deadly Are the Naked will feature Ripping Friends storyboards, background designs, celebrity caricatures, and a 16-page color section featuring concept drawings and a glimpse of Smith’s comic book, Chestaclese. Previews can be found at […]

"Princess Natasha" Coming to DVD

Anchor Bay Entertainment will release the AOL web series Princess Natasha to home video, World Screen reports. The twenty-part series will be released in installments featuring ten episodes each. AOL will also develop two exclusive bonus episodes for the release and two games for DVD and video.

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