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Newsarama on 80 Years of Warner Bros. Animation

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has taken a look at the 80th anniversary of Warner Bros. Animation, interspersing comments from Bruce Timm and James Tucker on their work for the studio in between a historical overview of the institution.

Shout! Factory to Distribute "G.I. Joe," "Transformers," "My Little Pony"

The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Shout! Factory has signed a deal with Hasbro which will bring DVD sets of the 1980′s cartoons G.I. Joe, The Transformers, and the direct-to-video movie My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure. The Transformers: The Complete First Season – 25th Anniversary Edition will be released on DVD on June 16, […]

Canadian Animation: Looking for a Place to Happen

Front Cover Back Cover From cover to cover, Looking for a Place to Happen is a fantastic read. I enjoy jumping into a thought-provoking book on a subject in which I am not well versed, and which both expands my knowledge of that subject and encourages further exploration of the topic. Canadian Animation: Looking for […]

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Season 7 DVD Trailer and Stills

Lionsgate Entertainment has provided Toon Zone News with the trailer, stills, and box artwork for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 25th Anniversary Season 7 DVDs, which will go on sale on May 12, 2009. Click the image below to play the trailer (requires QuickTime): <!– Click on any of the screenshots below for a larger […]

"Iron Man: Armored Adventures" Blasts Off on Nicktoons Network on April 24, 2009

Nickelodeon has announced the April 24, 2009, premiere of Iron Man: Armored Adventures on the Nicktoons network. The first two episodes will be shown back-to-back starting at 7:00 PM, with subsequent episodes airing on Fridays at 7:00 PM (all times Eastern). The new half-hour animated series will follow a teenaged Tony Stark trying to balance […]

"Gulliver's Travels" Blu-ray, or How Not to Do Animation Squash and Stretch

In the 1930′s, the big animation rivalry was between the West Coast’s Walt Disney and the East Coast’s Max and Dave Fleischer. The Fleischers were probably even more popular than Disney at the time, with their Betty Boop and Popeye shorts making both characters into pop culture icons with their witty and subversive style and […]

"Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder" Hits Comedy Central on April 26, 2009

Comedy Central has announced that they will be airing the fourth Futurama direct-to-video movie Into the Wild Green Yonder on Sunday, April 26, 2009, at 9:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). The movie follows the crew of the Planet Express as a new green age is threatened by the emergence of an ancient force of darkness and Amy’s […]

3-D Roundup: LA Times on Future of 3-D; BBC on "Monsters vs. Aliens" & "Coraline"

The Los Angeles Times has taken a long, hard look at the future of 3-D movies in theaters (free registration required), stating that the success of the 3-D version of DreamWorks Animation’s Monsters vs. Aliens “has directors and studio executives quickly reconsidering which, and how many, of their future film projects can be reworked into […]

"Coraline"'s Henry Selick Gets Tex Avery Animation Award from AFI

The American Film Institute has awarded its Tex Avery Animation Award to Henry Selick, director of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline, at the AFI’s Dallas International Film Festival. Local station WXII spoke with Selick briefly about the award and the legacy of Tex Avery, the labor of love in making Coraline, and the challenges […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Wins Peabody Award

The Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia announced the list of winners of the 2008 George Foster Peabody Awards, a prestigious award celebrating the best of electronic media. Among the eclectic list of winners is Nickelodeon’s anime-influenced action cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. The ceremony, hosted by […]

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