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National Cartoon Museum to Move to Empire State Building

An article in the New York Times notes that the National Cartoon Museum will be moving to new space in the Empire State Building in New York City (free registration required). The museum, founded by Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker, is scheduled to open in 2006 with gallery spaces dedicated to the history of comics […]

"Rocky & Bullwinkle" Season 3 DVD Set Coming Soon

Writer Mark Evanier notes the upcoming release of Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends: The Complete Third Season on his weblog, with a brief follow-up message expanding on the contents of the set.

NY Times on Time-Warner's Corporate Woes

The New York Times has published an article about the current troubles facing Time Warner, parent company to both Cartoon Network and DC Comics (free registration required). Recent statements by financier Carl C. Icahn have triggered debate on the lackluster performance of Time Warner’s stock and what can be done about it.

SICAF 2005 Short Films: The Funny and the Foreboding, the Serious and the Solemn

Toon Zone takes a look at some of the professional short films in competition at this year’s Seventeen 2004 Hisko Hulsing, The Netherlands Hisko Hulsing from the Netherlands directs this surreal depiction of a young man’s nightmare in a working-class Dutch town. The man, who has long hair he’s given to twirling, doesn’t fit in […]

James Tucker Helps Lift the Limits on the Justice League

James Tucker has been working on Warner Bros. animated series in one way or another since the days of Tiny Toons and Animaniacs, but he is best known for his contributions to Bruce Timm’s DC animated universe. Currently, is a co-producer of Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. Toon Zone had a chance to speak […]

"The Place Promised in Our Early Days": A Modern Animated Classic

Toon Zone is reviewing some of the films screened at this year’s Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival. The Place Promised in Our Early Days is in competition in the feature film category. This is a review of the US DVD version. Makoto Shinkai, prior to The Place Promised in Our Early Days, was best […]

NYT Profiles "Corpse Bride" Designer

The New York Times profiles animation designer Carlos Grangel, whose work will be seen next in Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride.

More "Walt Disney Treasures" DVDs Announced

Buena Vista will release four new Walt Disney Treasures collections, including Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald, Volume Two: 1942 – 1946 and Walt Disney Treasures: Disney Rarities, Celebrated Shorts: 1920s – 1960s, to DVD on December 6, Animated Bliss reports. The two animation compilations will each retail for $32.99.

Iger Putting His Stamp on Disney

Robert Iger won’t become CEO of the Walt Disney Co. for six more weeks, but The New York Times says he’s already making his mark on the company.

More "Danger Mouse" Coming to DVD

Danger Mouse: The Complete Seasons 3 & 4 will be released on October 25, TV Shows on DVD reports. The DVD two-pack set will retail for $29.95.

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