Why Do People Like Pixar?

by Javeon July 15, 2009
I’m pretty sure we’ve all been there. The argument as to what makes Pixar such a highly praised animation studio and their movies so successful. Is it because their movies are extremely promoted? Is it because of peer pressure? Or is it because their movies are simply that good? For quite a while, I’ve wondered […]

Toon Zone Top 5 Ways "G.I. Joe" Was (and Is) Ahead of History

by Ed Liuon July 15, 2009
To commemorate the return of G.I. Joe to DVD, thanks to Hasbro and the Shout! Factory, Toon Zone presents our next Top 5 list: the top 5 ways that G.I. Joe was (or still is) ahead of history. Face front, strap on your K-pots, check your gear, stow that tongue firmly in cheek, and lock […]

"G.I. Joe" Season 1.1: High-Speed, Low-Drag 1980’s Idiocy

by Ed Liuon July 15, 2009
“G.I. Joe is the code name for America’s daring, highly-trained special missions force. Its purpose: to defend human freedom against Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world.” In 1982, Hasbro revived its “G.I. Joe” line of toys with the help of Marvel Comics and writer Larry Hama, replacing the 12-inch archetypal “American […]

"Square Roots": No Math Can Solve This Puzzle

by Maxie Zeuson July 14, 2009
Do you want to know why SpongeBob SquarePants is such a popular and well-beloved character? Probably the best way to get an answer is to go find your grandmother (or great-grandmother) and ask her to tell you about Mickey Mouse. It’s hard to remember these days, when the Mouse is (justly) satirized by South Park […]

SDCC09: Full Con Programming Available; "Avatar" Co-Creators Signing

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2009
The San Diego Comic-Con International has made the full programming schedule available for the con. Schedules for Friday July 24, Saturday July 25, and Sunday July 26 have been added to the Thursday schedule; animation fans may want to restrict the plethora of choices to the Animation category and pretend none of the other cool […]

"South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut" Blu-ray Coming Soon

by Classic Speedyon July 13, 2009
Paramount announced that it plans to bring the 1999 theatrical feature, South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut to Blu-ray on 10/13/09. Special features will include commentary with Matt Stone and Trey Parker, a “What Would Brian Boitano Do” music video, and three theatrical trailers in HD. [Source: ]

"Iron Man: Armored Adventures" Coming to DVD & Blu-Ray

by Dan Collinson July 13, 2009 reports that Genius Entertainment is planning to release Volume 1 of the hit Nicktoons series Iron Man: Armored Adventures to DVD and Blu-Ray on October 20, 2009. The first volume will contain the first 6 episodes of the series dealing with a young Tony Stark who design the high-tech armor, and finds out who […]

"Saiunkoku": Bureaucrat vs. Bureaucrat

by Maxie Zeuson July 13, 2009
Astonishing. In The Story of Saiunkoku I have finally found the anime counterpart to Seinfeld: a show about nothing. Alas, it’s not the neurotic, prickly, entertaining nothingness that Jerry Seinfeld pioneered, but the more familiar, marshmallowy nothingness of whipped air. Neither satisfying nor nutritious, The Story of Saiunkoku can barely fill the viewer’s time, and […]

"Family Guy Volume Seven": Who Says Seven is a Lucky Number?

by Leviathanon July 13, 2009
If you’ve looked to any animation blogs or forums dedicated to animation in the last few years, you’ve probably read that Family Guy is supposedly the bane of all animated existence. There’s a whole army of commentators who believe that the show is the worst show ever made, that Seth MacFarlane is a hack, and […]

VIZ Media’s "Honey and Clover" Available on iTunes Store

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2009
VIZ Media has issued a press release to announce the availability of Honey and Clover in download-to-own video on the Apple iTunes Store. The first episode of the series is available as a free download until August 31, 2009, and all first-season purchases will include a free bonus episode for download. Individual episodes are $1.99, […]