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"LA Times" on "TMNT"

The Los Angeles Times takes a look at this week’s TMNT, which will attempt to bring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back to the forefront of American pop culture. Director Kevin Munroe is quoted extensively throughout the article, which also takes a look back at the three earlier, live-action outings. Read Toon Zone News’ review […]

"Avatar" Co-Creators on Season 3 Finale

Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko have spoken to SciFi Wire about season 3 of Avatar the Last Airbender, promising that the season will culminate with a big climactic fight between the title character and the Fire Lord. DiMartino stated that, “Book three is all mapped out, and much of it is written.” DiMartino also discusses […]

"TMNT": A Shell of a Good Time

Forget re-makes and re-packaging. TMNT does open with a brief backstory about the turtles and how they were mutated by a strange goo and trained as ninjas by their rodent mentor, Splinter. But for the most part the movie just assumes its audience will know all about them. In fact, key items shown at the […]

Former DreamWorks Animators Move to Imagi

In what they see as a key step toward establishing itself as a full-scale animation house, Imagi Studios has hired a quartet of Hollywood’s leading animators, Daily Variety reports. The company, which produced the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie to be released this weekend, picked Cecil Kramer, formerly of DreamWorks Animation, to head the […]

"Captain N": The Greatest Video Game Cartoon Ever

Back in the late 80s, Nintendo decided that its super-successful Nintendo Entertainment System could support a cartoon or two; the results included The Super Mario Bros. Super Show and The Legend of Zelda: The Animated Series. After those two series became hits, Nintendo decided to show off the rest of its library in Captain N: […]

4Kids Posts Million-Dollar Loss in 2006

4Kids Entertainment lost $2.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2006 on revenues of $18.3 million, the company announced today. That compares to a $500,000 profit on revenues of $23.5 million in the same quarter of 2005. For the year, 4Kids lost $1 million on revenues of $71.8 million, compared to 2005 earnings of $5.1 […]

Viz Media Announces New May and June Titles

Mar, a fantasy anime currently airing on Toonami, is making its DVD debut on 6/12/07 for $19.98. It will run 100 minutes. Pokemon All Stars DVD Collection, the sole May release in the batch, will be released on 5/22/07 for $39.98. It will run 750 minutes. In addition, further volumes of currently-running series are expected […]

New "TMNT" Video Featurette Available On-line

Warner Brothers has release a video featurette for the upcoming TMNT movie, which will put the Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles into a CGI animated world. TMNT is scheduled to open on March 23, 2007.

Viacom Sues Google over YouTube Clips

Media giant Viacom has filed a billion lawsuit against Internet search giant Google over unauthorized clips from Viacom properties posted on the YouTube video sharing site (free registration required). According to the lawsuit, Google has “deliberately chosen not to take reasonable precautions” to prevent unauthorized content from being posted from Viacom properties such as South […]

Cartoonist Sues SpongeBob

Cartoonist Troy Walker has filed a lawsuit against Nickelodeon, Viacom, Paramount Studios and Stephen Hillenberg, claiming that SpongeBob SquarePants was stolen from his Bob Spongee character created in 1991. Walker claims that his cartoons and dolls Spongee must have fallen into the hands of one of the producers of SpongeBob. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat […]

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