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Preview: "Elfen Lied" Offers Bloodspray, Breasts, Cliché

by Karl Olsonon April 23, 2005
Anime can do a lot—everything from poignant, realistic dramas to surreal, hyper-stylized fantasy worlds to madcap comedies. But like any medium, it’s got its share of clichés and crutches: generic evil secret organizations; nudity and violence in lieu of story and character; angst-ridden male leads; formulaic harem relationships. There are various and sundry other story […]

Empire of the Rats: Disney, Eisner, and the Rot in Hollywood

by Maxie Zeuson April 12, 2005
Michael Eisner is either the biggest liar in Hollywood, or he has been the object of more scurrilous lies than anyone else in Tinseltown. is peddling trivia, not data. In 2003, only 18% of Hollywood’s total revenues came from the US box office. The rest came from foreign sales, TV sales and DVDs. In all […]

Two Cheers for Joel Schumacher

by Karkullon January 30, 2005
Joel Schumacher was the best thing to happen to us. The sound that you’re hearing, right now, is thousands upon thousands of fanboys coming to a screeching halt in their web-surfing. “What,” they’re shouting in righteous indignation, “How dare he say that! The last two Batman films sucked! Didn’t he see them? What is he […]

Hands Off SpongeBob!

by Maxie Zeuson January 21, 2005
First they came for the Teletubbies and I did nothing, because I hate mewling horribles who live in Orwellian romper rooms. But then they came for SpongeBob SquarePants. Now it’s time to march. That’s the reaction a lot of people–not all of them cartoon fans–seem to have had when The New York Times on Thursday […]

Toon Zone News Archives

by Maxie Zeuson January 5, 2005
Toon Zone news stories from July 30, 2001 through December 31, 2004 can be found in the News Archives.