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"Avatar" Wins Humane Society of US Award

AvatarSpirit.net for the “Appa’s Lost Days” episode. The Genesis Award is given to “honor works from the big screen, the small screen and from print media – news and entertainment that convey the message of respect and compassion for animals.” (via AvatarSpirit.net)

Brian Ward Dives Headfirst into Mobius and "Sonic the Hedgehog"

Last time we heard from Brian Ward, Toon Zone was talking to him via e-mail. This time, in honor of the DVD release of the SatAM series of Sonic the Hedgehog, I drove out myself to Los Angeles and took a look at Shout! Factory in person. Meeting Brian Ward face-to-face, we grabbed a couple […]

Neil Patrick Harris in "Justice League" Movie

The cast biographies on the NCAA How I Met Your Mother Picks states that actor Neil Patrick Harris “will appear in the upcoming Justice League movie.” It was not clear whether the statement applied to one of the direct-to-video DC animated movies (presumably DC: The New Frontier) or to the announced live-action movie project. (via […]

"LA Times" on "TMNT"

The Los Angeles Times takes a look at this week’s TMNT, which will attempt to bring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back to the forefront of American pop culture. Director Kevin Munroe is quoted extensively throughout the article, which also takes a look back at the three earlier, live-action outings. Read Toon Zone News’ review […]

"Avatar" Co-Creators on Season 3 Finale

Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko have spoken to SciFi Wire about season 3 of Avatar the Last Airbender, promising that the season will culminate with a big climactic fight between the title character and the Fire Lord. DiMartino stated that, “Book three is all mapped out, and much of it is written.” DiMartino also discusses […]

"The Condor": Paved with Good Intentions

One of the most mocked and reviled superhero cartoons is Challenge of the Super Friends, and no characters received more scorn than the politically correct superhero additions. Apache Chief, the Samurai, and El Dorado may have been created with good intentions, but any goodwill they generated was far outweighed by their propagation of exactly those […]

"Avatar" Co-Creators Support Shyamalan's Live-Action Version

A brief notice on SciFi Wire quotes the co-creators of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender supporting the live-action movie version to be written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko both expressed great enthusiasm for the project and Shyamalan’s work in particular, and stated that it was, “too soon to comment […]

Peter Pan Platinum Edition: Faith and Trust and a Little Bit of Digital Remastering

According to one of the special features on Disney’s Peter Pan Platinum Edition, Walt Disney took on the title role in a school production of the original J.M. Barrie stage play. During the climactic duel scene, Disney was hoisted aloft by a block and tackle system, only to end up sailing into the audience. Despite […]

"Mosaic": What if Mary Jane Got Super Powers

One of the iconic Marvel Comics titles of the late 1970′s was What If…?, which spun out hypothetical stories or altered existing comics continuity to see how events would change. There was never one that worked off the idea “What if Mary Jane Watson, not Peter Parker, had gotten super-powers?” but if there had been, […]

Greg Weisman on New "Spider-Man" Toon and "Gargoyles" Spin-Off Comic

Comic Book Resources has posted an interview with Greg Weisman about his work on the recently announced Spider-Man animated series, which will premiere on the Kids WB next year, and also about his Gargoyles and Gargoyles: Bad Guys spin-off comics from Slave Labor Graphics. Weisman discusses the approach he will take to the famous web-spinner, […]

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