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"G.I. Joe" Season 1.2 Coming November 3, 2009

TVShowsOnDVD is reporting that Shout! Factory will be releasing the G.I. Joe Season 1.2 box on November 3, 2009. The four-disc set will continue the vintage 1980′s series with 21 episodes plus a bonus disc containing a “History of G.I. Joe” featurette, more “Knowing is Half the Battle” PSAs, and archival toy commercials. Future releases […]

Updated: 'Futurama' Voice Cast *WILL* Return for New Episodes in 2010

The Hollywood Reporter is stating that new actors are being auditioned for the Futurama cast for the return of the show on Comedy Central in 2010. 20th Century Fox TV issued a statement saying that they could not meet the salary demands of the original cast members John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Billy West, Tress MacNeille […]

Samurai Jack Comes to Boomerang August 3, 2009

Boomerang will begin airing Samurai Jack on August 3, 2009, seven days a week at 11:00 PM (Eastern). The Emmy-winning Cartoon Network original series by Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory) followed the title character and his battles against the evil shapeshifting demon Aku in a dysfunctional future filled with bounty-hunting killer robots, strange alien creatures, and […]

San Diego Comic-Con 2009: "Batman: The Brave And The Bold" Roundtable Interviews

On Friday of the Comic Con, Toon Zone was given the chance to speak with the cast and crew of the hit animated series Batman: The Brave And The Bold, which will soon begin its second season. The roundtable press sessions took place following the panel for the show. Please note a minor spoiler warning […]

Why I Like "G.I. Joe" Over "The Transformers"

On the surface, G.I. Joe and The Transformers are pretty similar. They were both released at the same time to capitalize on the relaxing of regulations that prohibited TV shows based on toys, both were produced by Marvel and Sunbow, both shared a lot of the same staffers and voice actors, and both shows were […]

Toon Zone Top 5 Ways "G.I. Joe" Was (and Is) Ahead of History

To commemorate the return of G.I. Joe to DVD, thanks to Hasbro and the Shout! Factory, Toon Zone presents our next Top 5 list: the top 5 ways that G.I. Joe was (or still is) ahead of history. Face front, strap on your K-pots, check your gear, stow that tongue firmly in cheek, and lock […]

"G.I. Joe" Season 1.1: High-Speed, Low-Drag 1980's Idiocy

“G.I. Joe is the code name for America’s daring, highly-trained special missions force. Its purpose: to defend human freedom against Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world.” In 1982, Hasbro revived its “G.I. Joe” line of toys with the help of Marvel Comics and writer Larry Hama, replacing the 12-inch archetypal “American […]

SDCC09: Full Con Programming Available; "Avatar" Co-Creators Signing

The San Diego Comic-Con International has made the full programming schedule available for the con. Schedules for Friday July 24, Saturday July 25, and Sunday July 26 have been added to the Thursday schedule; animation fans may want to restrict the plethora of choices to the Animation category and pretend none of the other cool […]

"Baccano!" Vols. 3 & 4: How to Nearly Derail a Train with Blood

There’s a moment early on in Baccano vol. 3 where mob hit man Ladd Russo discovers the mutilated corpse of one of his henchmen. While his dialogue clearly indicates that he’s upset by this turn of events, the lines are delivered with a giddy fascination, if not a perverse sense of delight. His actions are […]

Cool Stuff: I Lived on the Moon by Yannick Puig

This great little bit of animation was created by Yannick Puig. Yannick’s website goes in depth on his creative process and inspirations behind this animated video clip. “I lived on the Moon” by Yannick Puig (june2007) (via sknygrydg07 on twitter)

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