The 2005 Harvey Awards were handed out over the weekend at the MoCCA Festival in New York City. Writer/artist Darwyn Cooke (writer of Justice League Unlimited‘s “Task Force X” episode) won multiple awards for DC: The New Frontier. Fantagraphics won several awards for their Complete Peanuts reprint series, as did writer/artist Jeff Smith for his […]
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 […]
For American viewers, most anime is escapist entertainment, a way to forget about the everyday. To us, distant galaxies and Japanese high schools are all mysterious worlds of wonder. Naturally, for Japanese viewers, the latter setting is much less surreal. Although they rarely reach action-crazed U.S. audiences, a number of anime closely explore the nuances […]
Those Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back on DVD, thanks to Lions Gate Home Entertainment. Volume Two packs another thirteen episodes from the original series’ second season, and if you’re like me this old-school action will make you scream “Cowabunga, Dude!” from your couch. This season opens with Shredder’s return from Dimension X. Other highlights […]
“Direct to DVD” releases are often stigmatized as junk unworthy of even a small theatrical release. But in the world of animation, Disney has been laboring hard to change that impression. If widespread critical acceptance still eludes them, they have found the key to rich financial dividends. Such sequels as Lion King 1 1/2 and […]
Mark Hamill, Michael DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Mike Gabriel, and Elizabeth Ito will be the judges for this year’s Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival, organizers said today. The panel will review selected films and choose a $10,000 Grand Prize winner. Hamill is best known for creating the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars and the […]
Konami Digital Entertainment-America will produce Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare for the Playstation, Xbox, GameCube, and Nintendo DS platforms, GamesIndustry reports. A bonus feature on the game will let players unlock one of the original TMNT arcade games. The game will be available this fall.
Many people imagine the Japanese to be quiet, unassuming, and earnest, hardly words to describe the life of the party. Those assumed traits are accurate often enough, but not in the case of Japan’s rich comic tradition. Largely unknown to the rest of the world, Japanese TV is full of goofball comedians who ham it […]