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Toon Zone News Interview Series: "A Life in Voice Acting" with Bob Bergen (Part 1)

“A Life in Voice Acting” will be a semi-regular interview series at Toon Zone News, digging into the lives and techniques of the actors who primarily make their living providing voices for our favorite animated cartoon characters. As far back as he can remember, Bob Bergen wanted to be Porky Pig. However, rather than just […]

"Oban Star-Racers": Fun Adventure, Poor Racing

Racing has always been a tricky genre to animate. In video games it’s easy: all you have to do is get the racing part fast and furious and you’ve got a winner. Plot, characters, and backgrounds don’t really matter much in the end. But in animation, you need that stuff if the audience is to […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" The Complete Book 3 Announced

The third season (aka Book 3: Fire) of Avatar: The Last Airbender will be released on 9/16/08. It has a running time of 8 hours 20 minutes, and will most likely be five DVDs. No other info is yet available. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com ]

"Baldr Force EXE:" The World is Virtual, the Suck is Real

The first five minutes or so of Baldr Force EXE are clever, tense, fast-paced, and tremendously effective. Four members of a police force known as FLAK have been dropped into a virtual reality world, embodying themselves in giant, heavily armed robot mechs to investigate a mysterious mass murder. The team is ambushed and exterminated by […]

"Hell Girl" Vol. 6 Finally Delivers on Its Premise

TV shows don’t get to use the financial analyst disclaimer that past performance is no guarantee of future results. And shows that start off in a rut of formulaic, simple-minded stories usually don’t climb out, so it’s a great surprise that Hell Girl volume 6 manages to do exactly that. Considering my earlier reviews, it […]

Newsarama Interviews Voice Actor Grey Delisle; Hints at New "G.I. Joe" Series

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has posted a brief interview with voice actor Grey Delisle, who provides the voice of Mandy on The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Princess Azula on Avatar the Last Airbender, Frankie Foster on Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Oyuki in Afro Samurai, and Betty Brandt and Sally Avril on The Spectacular […]

Out for Blood: "Black Blood Brothers" Bites Back

Vampires: Like them or loathe them, contemporary fiction just can’t get enough of them. But the first volume of Black Blood Brothers proved a very promising start to a story full of fangs, blood and wooden stakes. Now we return to the Special Zone to catch the middle and end of this twelve-episode tale with […]

"Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs" Arrives on DVD June 24, 2008

The next Futurama direct-to-video movie, The Beast with a Billion Backs, will be available at retailers on June 24, 2008. The movie will put Fry, Leela, Bender, and the rest of the crew at Planet Express in “a disturbing – yet sensuous – interplanetary love story” with a repulsive planet-sized creature. The DVD will be […]

Onion A.V. Club Interviews "South Park"'s Matt Stone and Trey Parker

The Onion A.V. Club has interviewed Matt Stone and Trey Parker, co-creators of South Park. The interview digs into how the two work and collaborate, the sacrifices and benefits of the show’s grueling nine-day turnaround schedule, how they approach writing episodes of the show, the genesis of the Imaginationland 3-part episode, how much supervision they […]

"Animaniacs" Vol. 3: Watching This Is a Good Idea

It’s that time again! Time to write mean things about a Time Warner executive? Time to watch another anime company declare bankruptcy? No, it’s time to review another Animaniacs DVD set! Volume 3 to be specific: Five discs loaded with over 25 episodes of one of the greatest comedic series in the history of US […]

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