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"Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow": The Kids are Alright

In 2005, Marvel Comics announced that The O.C. writer Allan Heinberg was going to write a comic book series titled Young Avengers. The general reaction alternated between laughter and derision from superhero comic book fans across the Internet, which only grew louder and harsher after sketchbook information and character names were made available. However, the […]

Newsarama Interviews Gary Hartle on Directing "Next Avengers"

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Gary Hartle, director of the upcoming Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow direct-to-video movie. The new movie centers on the children of Marvel’s iconic Avengers and the old threat that they must face down. Hartle discusses how he got the job to direct the DTV, how he approached several of the […]

Marvel Teams with Madhouse for Anime of Iconic Superheroes (UPDATED Aug 27, 2008)

The New York Times is reporting that Marvel Entertainment is teaming up with renowned Japanese animation studio Madhouse to develop four anime series that will re-vision several of Marvel’s iconic superheroes for the Japanese market (free registration required). The characters and back stories will be revamped to “reflect Japanese culture,” and “create an entire parallel […]

Newsarama Interviews Craig Kyle on Future of Marvel Animation (UPDATED July 27, 2008)

Newsarama has posted part 1 of an interview with Craig Kyle, VP of Marvel Animation, about the future of the group with TV shows like The Spectacular Spider-Man and direct-to-video projects like the upcoming Next Avengers. Kyle focuses on Next Avengers in this interview, talking about Gary Hartle’s work directing Next Avengers and giving some […]

Marvel Animation Age Posts 3 New Images from "Next Avengers" DTV

The Marvel Animation Age has received three screengrabs from the upcoming direct-to-video movie Next Avengers, inspired by the Avengers comic book franchise from Marvel. The screengrabs also came with information about the panel for the movie at San Diego Comic Con on Friday, July , 2008, at 8:30 PM in room 6A. The panel will […]

New Trailer for "Hulk Vs." DTV Unveiled

Comic Book Resources Comics Reel is revealing that a new trailer for the Hulk Vs. direct-to-video movie is now available in streaming video on-line. The DTV is currently scheduled for release in early 2009.

Chris Yost: Farewell, Fantastic Four

To celebrate the release of Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes on DVD, The Marvel Animation Age and Toon Zone News managed to catch up with the show’s story editor Chris Yost in an email interview to talk about his experiences on the show. MAA/TZN: How did you get your start in the animation business? CHRIS […]

Turning an Avenger Golden: Tom Tataranowicz Talks Iron Man

Realizing that their Iron Man and Fantastic Four cartoons were in dire need of a revamp, Marvel turned to Tom Tataranowicz and in turn, he and his crew revamped the shows from the ground up, turning poor shows into some of Marvel’s finest. The Marvel Animation Age and Toon Zone News caught up with Tom […]

Inside The Armour Wars: Len Uhley Talks Iron Man

A veteran of various animated shows throughout the years, Len Uhley has written for various Marvel cartoons since the mid 1990′s. The Marvel Animation Age and Toon Zone News caught up with Len via an email interview to talk about his freelance assignment on Iron Man, the critically acclaimed Armour Wars storyline. TOON ZONE NEWS/MARVEL […]

Engineering The Excellent: Greg Johnson Talks 'Iron Man'

With Iron Man season one reaching new levels of mediocrity in animation, Marvel revamped the show and replaced the existing staff with an all new crew, resulting in a huge renovation for the show. But how do you rework a show this bad? The Marvel Animation Age/Toon Zone News caught up with writer/story editor Greg […]

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