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Newsarama Interviews C.H. Greenblatt About "Chowder"

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed C.H. Greenblatt about his new show Chowder on Cartoon Network. Greenblatt discusses the genesis of the show, casting choices, the show’s mixed-medium animation and animation tricks, hints about upcoming episodes, and what he’d cook from the show if he could.

"Tokyo Majin" Vol. 1: 110% of Your Daily Dose of Monster Killing

Anime fans will often tell others that there’s so much more to the medium than the stereotypes of giant robots, pocket monsters, and samurai drama. There are works that evoke incredibly deep feelings, plunging deep into the universals of the human condition with sensitivity and grace. They work their magic on us and transcend traditional […]

"The Jungle Book": A Bare (No, Absolute) Necessity

Almost any way you look at it, Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book (you can hardly call it “Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book“) was a pivotal film in the history of the Disney Studios. It was the last animated feature that Walt worked on personally, and one of the first to make extensive use of celebrity […]

Color Coding: How "Avatar the Last Airbender" Uses Color (Part 2)

The first half of this article examined the basic color schemes of each of the four nations of Avatar the Last Airbender. In this half, we take a look at the exceptions to the rule, some of which may send subtle clues about character traits or true motivations. As with the first half, this article […]

Hertz Adds Nick-Themed Media Players to Rental Lineup

Parents will be able to get media players pre-loaded with Nickelodeon shows when they rent cars from Hertz under a deal announced today by the two companies. Nick on the Go will be a fully portable, pre-loaded, touch-screen media player that comes with forty hours of programming from Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., including SpongeBob SquarePants, […]

"Samurai Horror Tales: Goblin Cat" is Spooky, Stylish, and Psychedelic

I’m a sucker for animation that mimics the style of an artist in another medium. The most common examples are cartoons based on comics, with the best known being the Peanuts animated adaptations, which vividly brought Charles Schulz’s children to the screen completely intact visually. Other, less well-known examples include the SciFi Channel’s adaptation of […]

James Tucker on "Legion of Super-Heroes" with Comic Book Resources

Producer James Tucker has spoken with Comic Book Resources about “Message in a Bottle,” last weekend’s episode of Legion of Super-Heroes. Tucker talks about how the episode will introduce a famous element of the 1950′s Superman comics into the continuity of the show, and also how the introduction of Kell-El, a clone of Superman from […]

"Avatar: The Day of Black Sun" Burns Bright and Hits Hard

Fans of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender have been a bit puzzled by the first half of the show’s third season. The end of the second season left Avatar Aang and his friends on their own after a crushing Fire Nation victory that nearly took Aang’s life. Their last remaining hope was the Day of […]

Color Coding: How "Avatar the Last Airbender" Uses Color (Part 1)

There are many tools that Avatar the Last Airbender uses to characterize each of the four nations that form its world. Just in time for the Day of Black Sun, Toon Zone News will take a look how at the show associates specific colors to each of the four nations, and then examine some of […]

"Justice League: The New Frontier" DVD Release Date and Specs Announced

Warner Brothers Home Video has announced the full release information about the direct-to-video animated movie Justice League: The New Frontier. The movie will be released on February 26, 2008, in a single-disc standard edition and a two-disc special edition. The movie will be anamorphic widescreen on both editions, with a 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack, two […]

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