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Put 'Em Back: "Loonatics Unleashed" Is Just Mediocre

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. […]

First Details on Upcoming "Teen Titans Go!" and "The Batman Strikes!" Issues

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, […]

Simpsons' Radioactive Man...No More!

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.

"South Park" and "Clone Wars Volume 2" Win Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards

Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume 2 has won the Creative Arts Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Animated Program (one hour or more), while South Park won the award for Outstanding Animated Program (less than one hour).

Curious George vs. Nazi Germany

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 […]

Cartoonists Gather for Toonfest 2005 at Disney Birthplace

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).

"Galaxy Railways" Vol. 2: Half Steam Ahead

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 […]

Manning Producing Katrina Benefit Comic

Matthew Manning, writer for Justice League Adventures and The Batman Strikes!, has a new comic available at http://www.webcomictelethon.com as a part of Blank Label Comics’ event to support the Red Cross and the victims of hurricane Katrina. If you have a minute, please stop by and check it out.

How the Cartoon Museum Moved to the Empire State Building

The Stamford Advocate has published an article detailing how the Cartoon Museum found space in the Empire State Building. The Cartoon Museum holds nearly 200,000 pieces of cartoon artwork in print and film media.

Hayao Miyazaki Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Venice Film Festival

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 […]

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