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Animation News from the 2009 Cartoon Network Upfront (UPDATED 12:57 PM with images)

The Cartoon Network 2009 Upfront is finished! Check below for news about all the new and returning shows, with images (click any image to enlarge), or click here to read the Cartoon Network press release for this year’s upfront. UPDATE 11:45 AM Returning series include Star Wars: Clone Wars, Chowder, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, […]

Toon Zone Presents: Save Me! Lollipop: The Complete Series Trailer

In conjunction with FUNimation, Toon Zone is proud to host this video preview of the to recently released Save Me! Lollipop: The Complete Series. Click the image below to play (requires QuickTime). <!– You can also right-click on the following link (control-click on a Mac) to save the QuickTime files to your computer, if the […]

NYCC2009: TMNT Animation: 25 and Going Strong

The heroes in a half shell have been around 25 five years. If you’re like me, that means you were six when the comic came out and I might have just made you feel very old. (I, on the other hand, will continue to live on in the bliss that is denial.) As part of […]

NYCC2009: J.J. Sedelmaier's It All Started Here

J.J. Sedelmaier and Howard Beckerman were at Comic Con to promote an exhibit in White Plains, NY that explores New York’s place in animation history. A solid assortment of animated shorts and commercials/promos were screened, which directly counter the common notion that all innovation in animation came from California. The majority of materials viewed at […]

NYCC2009: Marvel Animation Panel Report

On hand to give the state of the union for Marvel Animation were Cort Lane, Director of Animation Development and Eric Rollman, President of Marvel Animation. The Hulk Vs. DTV and upcoming Black Panther show were briefly mentioned, though no news was announced. The success of the animated series Wolverine and the X-Men was touched […]

Toon Zone Presents "Sasami: Magical Girls Club" Season Two Set Trailer

In conjunction with FUNimation, Toon Zone is proud to host this video preview of the upcoming DVD box set release for the second season of Sasami: Magical Girls Club. Click the image below to play (requires QuickTime). <!– You can also right-click on the following link (control-click on a Mac) to save the QuickTime files […]

Toon Zone Presents "Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles" Trailer

In conjunction with FUNimation, Toon Zone is proud to host this video preview of the upcoming Blu-ray release Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. Click the image below to play (requires QuickTime). <!– You can also right-click on the following link (control-click on a Mac) to save the QuickTime files to your computer, if the embedded video […]

SDCC2008: "The Saga Continues - Star Wars 2008" Panel Report

Toon Zone sat in on the Star Wars panel focusing on the upcoming CGI Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie. In attendance were director Dave Filoni, producer Catherine Winder, co-writer Henry Gilroy, and editor Jason Tucker. The panel was moderated by Steve Sansweet, Lucasfilm’s Director of Content Management and Head of Fan Relations. Steve began […]

SDCC2008: "Spectacular Spider-Man" Panel Report

A panel dedicated to the new hit show The Spectacular Spider-Man convened on Friday afternoon at the San Diego Comic-Con. The panel attendees were supervising producer Greg Weisman, supervising producer/director Vic Cook, character designer Sean “Cheeks” Galloway, voice director Jamie Thomason, and voice actors Josh Keaton, Vanessa Marshall, Ben Diskin, and Robert Englund. The panel […]

SDCC2008: Bill Plympton "Idiots and Angels" Screening Report

The Idiots and Angels screening took place on Thursday, July 24, 2008. Bill thanked the audience for their applause and told them he was very happy to be there to present some of his new work and a clip of satisfying length from his brand-new animated feature film. It opened in the Tribeca Film Festival […]

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