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"Dragon Booster" in Latin Deals

Dragon Booster will come to Latin America via a deal with Jetix, c21 Media reports. The series will launch in the fall of 2005.

4Kids Names Grossman to Post

4Kids Entertainment has named Steven M. Grossman to serve as executive vice president and chief operating officer, the company announced today. Grossman, who is a director of 4Kids Entertainment, is currently an officer at R.A.B. Holdings. He will take up his new post on September 1. [Source: Business Wire]

Telling Stories: The Comic Book Creators -- Off to See the Wizards

With the rise of DVD commentaries, mass media programming dedicated to entertainment, and specialized Internet news sites, it seems that audiences have more access than ever to the behind-the-scenes process of making art. Broadly, there are two ways to look at this phenomenon. On the one hand, it’s possible that too much intimate knowledge of […]

Origins of Telling Stories: Creator Biographies and Further Reading

There are nine comic book creators interviewed in the Telling Stories DVD. As a aid to those who are not familiar with all nine of them, Toon Zone’s Comic Book Culture staff has assembled these brief biographies of all nine, along with recommendations for further reading and links to relevant websites. Howard Chaykin Howard Chaykin’s […]

"Count Duckula" Coming to DVD

Count Duckula will be released to DVD courtesy of Capital Entertainment, TV Shows on DVD reports. The 26-episode first season will be released on a three-disc set on October 4. It will retail for $39.98.

"Justice League" Coming to Xbox, Playstation2

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will release a Justice League of America video game for the Sony PlayStation2 and Xbox platforms in the fall of 2006, the company said today. The superhero action role-playing game will include Superman, Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and Zatanna. Each super hero will possess character-specific super […]

ADV Announces Summer, Fall Releases

ADV Films will release Chrono Crusade: Hellfire, Najica Blitz Tactics: Complete Collection and Sister Princess: Brother Where Art Thou? to DVD on August 2, the company said today. Chrono Crusade: Hellfire will feature episodes 22, 23 and 24 in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include “Azmaria’s Extra Classes”; “Chrono Crusade […]

"Evangelion," Other Series Get TV Berth

The original Neon Genesis Evangelion will join the Adult Swim lineup, ADV Films says. The deal is one of several that the company announced last weekend. In addition, Chrono Crusade and Peacemaker will join Showtime, and G4 is set to broadcast Colorful. Launch dates for the series were not announced. [Source: ADV Films]

ADV Acquires "Shadow Skill," "Macross" for North America

ADV Films has acquired Shadow Skill and the original Macross series for distribution in North America, the company announced last weekend. ADV plans to work with master licensor Harmony Gold to re-dub Macross in English. The company did not announce a release date for the series. Shadow Skill is a 26-episode series based upon a […]

Norm Prescott, R.I.P.

Norm Prescott, a co-founder of Filmation Studios with Hal Sutherland and Lou Scheimer, has passed away at the age of 78, according to writer Mark Evanier. Prescott also was a frequent voice actor in Filmation cartoons, often acting as narrator.

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