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"Squirrel Boy": TV to Hibernate to

One might question the creativity of the mastermind of a show called Duckman, but since many iconic and complex characters such Batman, Spider-man, and Hamlet-man share the same nomenclature I’m inclined to give the benefit of the doubt. However, when that person’s next magnum opus turns out to be Squirrel Boy, well, one begins to […]

Denys Cowan Talks BET Animation Efforts

Newsarama.com has interviewed Denys Cowan, comic book artist and current Senior VP of Animation at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) network. Cowan discusses his responsibilities at the network, his Batman Confidential project for DC Comics, why he won’t talk about his role in The Boondocks animated TV show, and BET’s upcoming animation projects.

"Guardians of Luna" Preview: Good Moon Rising

Sometimes you come across something that’s not on television yet, but should be. Avi Melman, CEO of Cybergraphix Animation sent Toon Zone a screener copy of their new series, Guardians of Luna. Nothing of the current animated offerings available on television has captured my attention for an entire episode, so this was definitely an unexpected […]

New "Batman Beyond" and "Justice League Unlimited" Season Sets in October

Final details on the upcoming season sets of Batman Beyond and Justice League Unlimited are still not finalized, but so far we have initial cover art as well as a few early specs. Please keep in mind that while Justice League Unlimited is stated as the complete “first” season, it may contain both the first […]

"He-Man Season 2 Volume 1": Trying to Keep the Skeletal Man Down

Filmation’s He-Man occupies a confounding place in the pantheon of American television animation. Its tremendous success gave birth to a wondrous new era of syndicated cartoon programming while simultaneously ushering in an undertone of crass commercialism. However one may regard He-Man‘s standing today, the premiere season was clearly an unstoppable phenomenon. Season 2 Volume 1 […]

"Squirrel Boy" It's Like a Good Cartoon, Only More Boring

I’ll admit it, I don’t watch as much of Cartoon Network as I did in the past. I used to watch the channel every day. Now, outside of Toonami, Adult Swim and the weekday runs of Pokémon Advanced Challenge and Naruto, I don’t watch Cartoon Network at all. The network’s newest show, Squirrel Boy, doesn’t […]

STAS 10th: Neil Vokes on "Superman Adventures"

To commemorate the impending 10th anniversary of Superman the Animated Series, Toon Zone News and the World’s Finest Online have teamed up for an interview series with an assortment of people associated with the show or the tie-in Superman Adventures comic book series. Comic book artist Neil Vokes is a seasoned veteran of the business, […]

Mike McAvennie on Writing JLU's Royal Flush Gang

Former Superman Adventures editor Mike McAvennie has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his issue of Justice League Unlimited #23, released this past Wednesday and starring the Royal Flush Gang. Several pages of black-and-white artwork are included with the article, and a 4-page preview of the issue is available at Mile High Comics.

Anime NEXT 2006

Having recently covered Anime Boston, Toon Zone decided to send me off to the very heart of suburbia, the Meadowlands, for Anime NEXT. Staged across two hotels and the Meadowlands Exposition Center, Anime NEXT 2006 was the fifth edition of the event. Having grown from just over one thousand to over five thousand this year, […]

"Space Sentinels & The Freedom Force" Coming to DVD

BCI Eclipse and Entertainment Rights are bringing two classic ’70s toons onto one DVD box set–Space Sentinels & The Freedom Force: The Complete Series. The Space Sentinels is the story of three young heroes–Hercules, Mercury, and Astrea–who were transported to a far away world to stop the forces of evil. The cartoon premiered on NBC […]

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