"Saturday Morning Cartoons: The ’60s": Retro Toons in a Retro Wrapping

by Classic Speedyon May 25, 2009
The cartoons collected on Saturday Morning Cartoons: The ’60s come from a simpler time, when Saturday morning truly was the best time to watch animation. You could veg out in front of the boob tube for hours without a break. Of course, that was before cable came along to say, “Hey, you don’t have to […]

Anime Boston 2009 Day 2: Marching on Boston

by Weathermanon May 25, 2009
Saturday. The big day. The one where the heavy hitters come out to play. The concerts, the costume masquerade, the hentai dubbing party. Yes, you heard me right, a panel dedicated to fan dubbing animated porn, but more on that later. Lots of fun to be had all around today and thankfully a lack of […]

Ghibli Doing Work for "Ninokuni" Video Game

by Maxie Zeuson May 25, 2009
Studio Ghibli is working on Ninokuni, a videogame for the Nintendo DS from Level-5 that is meant to commemorate the gamemaker’s tenth birthday, reports. The game is a fantasy RPG about a boy given the chance to recover his deceased mother by entering a mystical world. According to the article, Ghibli decided to work […]

"Hell Girl" The Complete First Season: What Fresh Hell Is This?

by Maxie Zeuson May 25, 2009
Judge: Look at them. They’re a foul and depraved looking lot, bailiff. Bailiff: Those are just the spectators, your Honor. —What’s Up Doc?, 1972 Within moments of popping the first Hell Girl disc into your player, you’ll probably form a pretty solid expectation of what you’re in for: tales of petty wrongdoing and supernatural revenge, […]

Anime Boston 2009-FUNimation Licenses "Spice and Wolf"

by Weathermanon May 23, 2009
FUNimation has announced the licensing of Spice and Wolf at Anime Boston 2009. Very accurately described as a well-disguised entertaining economics lesson set in a fantasy universe based on middle-ages Europe, Spice and Wolf will be coming to DVD in the winter of 2009-10. FUNimation also announced the English language cast for the upcoming release […]

Anime Boston 2009 Day 1: The Times They Are A Changin’

by Weathermanon May 23, 2009
Stepping back into the Hynes. So many memories, both good and not so good. All good so far this year, starting off with a far improved registration process that had everyone flying right through. Thank you Thursday night registration. Overall the crowd this year is good without being too overwhelming, though we shall see what […]

"Batman: Brave & the Bold" Clips and Stills from "Hail the Tornado Tyrant!"

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2009
Toon Zone News is proud to present the following video clips and stills from “Hail the Tornado Tyrant!”, the upcoming episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold expected to premiere on Friday, June 5, 2009. Click the images to play the clips (requires QuickTime): <!– <!– <!– Right-click (control-click on a Mac) on any […]

TELETOON Releases June 2009 Programming Highlights

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2009
TELETOON has announced the programming highlights for June 2009. The main TELETOON network will premiere the animated teen surfer comedy Stoked, as well as the season finale of Ben 10: Alien Force and new episodes of Total Drama Action and Justice League. TELETOON Detour will be airing the animated movie A Scanner Darkly, along with […]

"Toy Story 3" Details Revealed at Cannes Debut of "Up"

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2009
Some details about the storyline for Toy Story 3 were revealed during the premiere of Pixar’s Up at the Cannes Film Festival, confirming earlier rumors that the movie would show what happens after Andy, the toys’ owner, grows up and goes to college. Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter stated, “Toys are put on this Earth […]

"Kanon" Complete Collection: Amnesia, She Wrote

by Classic Speedyon May 21, 2009
Kanon is depressing, though not in the sense that it’s a bad show. But the main character, Yuichi, goes through some difficult circumstances, trying to piece together his past with five girls that are in his life. Amnesia is the name of the game here, and with the gradually revealed memories comes heartbreak as well. […]