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Toon Zone Interviews Joaquim Dos Santos on Directing "Avatar"

Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender built its reputation at least partially through its dazzling displays of animated martial-arts. However, fans of the show may have noticed that the action sequences started getting larger, more intricate, and more creative somewhere around the middle of Book 2. The exceptionally sharp-eyed may have also noticed that Joaquim Dos […]

Viz Media Announces New November Titles Including "Naruto" Movie 3

The following Viz titles are scheduled for November: * Bleach vol. 13: $24.98 – 11/18/08 * Blue Dragon vol. 2: $14.99 – 11/18/08 * Death Note Collection 1: $69.98 – 11/18/08 * Naruto Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom: $29.98 – 11/11/08 * Naruto vol. 29: $19.98 – 11/4/08 * Naruto vol. 30: […]

PR: Hideyuki Kikuchi Celebrates his Birthday at NY Anime Fest

HIDEYUKI KIKUCHI CELEBRATES HIS BIRTHDAY AT NY ANIME FEST TEN FANS INVITED TO A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME DINNER Norwalk, CT, July 21, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced Vampire Hunter D author and NYAF Guest of Honor Hideyuki Kikuchi will be celebrating his birthday at the close of the 2008 New York Anime Festival […]

PR: Imagi Prepares for Secondary US Listing on OTCQX

Imagi Prepares for Secondary US Listing on OTCQX First Hong Kong- Listed Company to Take Advantage of New Exchange FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE Hong Kong (July 18, 2008) – Imagi International Holdings, Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 585) today announced that it had entered into an agreement with Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. whereby the bank will […]

"Sozin's Comet" Produces an Epic Season Finale for "Avatar the Last Airbender"

Fans of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender have had a long and frustrating wait for the conclusion to book 3. That wait is finally over as “Sozin’s Comet,” the show’s four-part season finale, finally hits the airwaves on July 19. The wait was worth it. “Sozin’s Comet” truly is the culmination of the preceding 57 […]

2008 Primetime Emmy Animated Programming Nominations Revealed

The 60th annual Emmy Award nominations were revealed today, and the following animated programs are up for awards: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) Creature Comforts America • Don’t Choke To Death, Please • CBS • Aardman Animations production in association with The Gotham Group King Of The Hill • Death Picks […]

Warner Home Video Brings Charlie Brown and Rankin-Bass on Home Video for the Holidays

Warner Home Video has announced several new holiday-themed DVDs scheduled for release on October 7, 2008, including: A Charlie Brown Christmas Deluxe Edition A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Deluxe Edition Rankin-Bass’ Jack Frost (1979) Bonus features have not been released for these DVDs. In addition, a Peanuts Holiday Pack containing the deluxe editions of It’s the […]

PR: Brown Johnson, Seth Green and Matt Senreich to be Ottawa Animation Fest Keynotes

Tuesday July 8, 2008 – Ottawa, Ontario – The Television Animation Conference kicks off its 5th year with the announcement of top level keynote speakers Brown Johnson, the President of Animation for Nickelodeon, MTVN Kids and Family Group; Seth Green and Matt Senreich co-executive producers, writers, and directors of Robot Chicken, on September 17th & […]

Chris Yost: Farewell, Fantastic Four

To celebrate the release of Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes on DVD, The Marvel Animation Age and Toon Zone News managed to catch up with the show’s story editor Chris Yost in an email interview to talk about his experiences on the show. MAA/TZN: How did you get your start in the animation business? CHRIS […]

Briefly: Shahrukh Khan Voice Acting; Pudong Beefs Up Animation; Nick in Dubai

* Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan’s production house, Red Chillies Entertainment, will begin production on an animated film titled Ravan. It is expected that Khan will provide the voice of the lead character. [Bollywood Mantra] * The Pudong New Area government has announced a plan to attract 200 animation and cartoon enterprises at the Zhangjiang High-tech […]

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