Six months after it was announced—six months after massive mainstream news coverage; anguished message board and blog posts; Internet petitions; scatological animated parodies; collisions with sex-toy manufacturers and Dutch character designers—six months after a near-riot, in other words, Loonatics Unleashed finally sees the light of day and reveals itself as… just another lousy action cartoon. […]
Writer J. Torres was able to provide Toon Zone News and The World’s Finest with info on upcoming issues of the popular Teen Titans Go! and his fill-in issue on The Batman Strikes!. “We’ve got a couple more ‘split’ issues planned like #22,” says Torres. “I don’t think I can name the artists just yet, […]
An article at Comicon.com’s PULSE News speaks to Bongo Comics Creative Director Bill Morrison about the cancellation of Radioactive Man and its transformation into the Simpsons Super Spectacular, which will also feature comics starring Pieman and Bartman. In stores now, the book features work by Ty Templeton, Batton Lash, and Chuck Dixon.
An article in the New York Times details the story behind the new book The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H. A. Rey by Louise Borden (free registration required). The mischievous monkey will star in an animated feature film with Will Ferrell and on a new animated series […]
A press release notes that Toonfest 2005 is scheduled for September 16-17 in Marceline, MO, which was the childhood hometown of Walt Disney. Special guests will include Tom Wilson (Ziggy), Jim Borgman (Zits), Tony Baxter (Senior Vice President of Creative Devlopment at Walt Disney Imagineering), and Charles Solomon (animation critic).
We all slow down eventually, even in the world of entertainment. Kevin Costner, for example, has gone from battling vicious gangsters to canoodling with frumpy housewives. In a less drastic manner, Galaxy Railways lowers the pressure heading into its second volume, “His Father’s Son.” In my review of the first volume, I compared Galaxy Railways […]
Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki received a lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival on Friday, September 9. In statements to the press, he stated that he was unconcerned at the relatively poor performance of his movies outside of Japan and claimed he nearly skipped the award ceremony, feeling that lifetime achievement awards are for […]