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'Batman: The Animated Series' Volume 3 and 'Superfriends' Volume 2 Press Release

WHV has sent Toon Zone the full press release for the upcoming ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Volume 3 and ‘Superfriends’ Volume 2 DVD collector sets, set to release on May 24th. Just a note to those reading the press release: WHV still lists “Batman: The Animated Series Vol. 4 (Multi-Title)” under it’s related titles for […]

Mark Young Named PorchLight VP (Corrected)

Mark Young has been named to the newly created post of senior VP of animation production at PorchLight Entertainment, c21 Media reports. Young will supervise production of thirteen new episodes of Tutenstein for Discovery Kids. Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified Mark Young as “Mike Young.” We regret the error.

Howard Morris, RIP

Voice actor and television personality Howard Morris has died, Cartoon Brew reports. He was 85. Morris was a regular performer for Hanna-Barbera, creating the roles of Atom Ant and Mr. Peebles, among others. He did the voice of Gopher for Disney’s Winnie the Pooh shorts and lent his voice to such contemporary cartoons as Cow […]

"Spider Riders" Coming in 2007

Cookie Jar Entertainment will partner with Japan’s Bee Train and Yomiko Advertising on the animated series Spider Riders, c21 Media reports. The series, to be based on the kid book series of the same name, will be about a boy who tunnels underground and finds warriors who ride giant spiders and defend their world from […]

Orange TV Adding Cartoon Network

British mobile entertainment service Orange TV will carry Cartoon Network as one of its nine channels when it launches next week, World Screen reports. The service will cost £10 per month.

MC Chris: Nerd Herder

Nerdcore rap artist MC Chris, best known among animation fans as the voice of Hesh on Sealab 2021 and the voice of MC Pee Pants on “Aqua Teen Hunger Force”, is currently concentrating on his musical career. Toon Zone had a chance to catch up with him after his performance at Mojo’s in Columbia, Missouri […]

"Superfriends": Cut to the Cheese

As a kid, I grew up with the likes of Batman: The Animated Series, The New Batman/Superman Adventures and Batman Beyond. Whenever I would flip over to Cartoon Network and see Superfriends, I would quickly turn the channel. Even at a young age, I couldn’t stand its hokey dialogue and animation. Something must have happened […]

"Dragonball Z: Cooler's Revenge/Return Of Cooler" Not The Coolest

Over the course of its Japanese run, Dragonball Z had thirteen theatrical releases. Continuity was always a problem with these: the series, running simultaneously with the movies, tried to stay relatively close to the manga, so it was hard to fit the new stories in. Instead, for the movies the producers usually just created new […]

"Dragonball Z: Vegeta Saga 1" Uncut All Cracked Up?

Nearly a decade ago, Dragonball Z made its American premiere in syndication. The original dub infamously shoved 65 or so episodes into a 52-episode, syndication-ready package. The show eventually moved to Toonami, acquired a dub from FUNimation, and became the epic series we now know it today. In time, FUNi promised to go back and […]

Writer & Director Info for "The Batman" Episodes #14 - 26

The writing and directing team for The Batman‘s second season will bring to life such villains as The Joker, The Riddler, Grundy, Ragdoll, and many more. A complete list of writing and directing credits are now available for episodes #14 – 26 of The Batman‘s second season, courtesy of The World’s Finest. Episode #14 – […]

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