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Central Park Media Shuts Down

by Classic Speedyon April 28, 2009
Central Park Media, an anime and manga distributor based in New York, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and closed its doors on Monday. It owes $1.2 million to its creditors, and will face liquidation. The last DVD to be released by CPM was in June 2007. [Source: Anime News Network ]

"SpongeBob SquarePants: First 100 Episodes" DVD Set Coming September 22, 2009

by Ed Liuon April 28, 2009
USA Today is reporting that SpongeBob SquarePants: The First 100 Episodes DVD set will be released on September 22, 2009, with a suggested retail price of $99.98. The set will contain more than 36 hours of episodes and bonus features, which will include commentary tracks by Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob.

"Wonder Pets" Season 3 Begins May 18 with One of Eartha Kitt’s Final Performances

by Ed Liuon April 28, 2009
TVGuide.com is reporting that the third season of Nickelodeon’s Wonder Pets! will begin on May 18, 2009, and that one of the episodes will contain one of performer Eartha Kitt’s final performances before her passing last year from colon cancer. Kitt will voice Cool Cat who wants to scat, alongside Hip Hippo (voiced by jazz […]

"Fairly OddParents: Wishology" Premieres May 1-3, 2009

by Ed Liuon April 28, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced a change in scheduling for the three-part episode The Fairly OddParents: Wishology, which promises to take young Timmy Turner on a galactic odyssey to “search for a magical wand to prevent a deadly galactic force known as The Darkness from destroying Earth.” The three one-hour specials will premiere over the weekend of […]

"The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie": Friz Had to Pay the Bills, Too

by Ed Liuon April 27, 2009
When I was a wee lad of 10 or 11, I remember bugging my mother to take my older brother and me to see The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie in theaters. As I recall, we were rebuffed because my mother didn’t see the point of ponying up money and time to see something […]

"Superfriends: The Lost Episodes" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson April 27, 2009
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner Brothers will release Superfriends: The Lost Episodes on DVD August 11th. The 2 disc set includes 24 short cartoons that never aired in the United States until the 90s when it aired in The Superman/Batman Adventures. Also included are 2 downloadable Superfriends comics in PDF Format.

New Video Clips from 1990’s "X-Men" Vols. 1 and 2

by Ed Liuon April 27, 2009
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released several video clips from the upcoming release of X-Men Vols. 1 and 2 on DVD: Juggernaut (Vol. 1) Wolverine vs. Morph (Vol. 1) Swampland (Vol. 2) Sinister (Vol. 2) X-Men Vols. 1 and 2 will be released on April 28, 2009. For more details, read Toon Zone News’ […]

"Gundam Unicorn" To See Global Release

by Grant Whiteon April 27, 2009
The forthcoming Gundam Unicorn animated adaptation will receive a simultaneous worldwide release, expected to be tied into an earlier announcement of multi-language online releases of past Gundam works. The specifics of the animated Unicorn project are currently uncertain. [Source: Anime News Network]

"Mysterious Cities of Gold" Complete Series: Adventure! That’s the Life for Me

by Radical Ravenon April 26, 2009
The 80’s were an odd period for animation. Public opinion on the subject is divided into two factions: those who view the shows nostalgically, and maintain that campy means good and that new cartoons suck; and those who’d like to forget the 80’s even had any cartoons. I’m not sure where I stand on the […]

TELETOON Retro Announces May 2009 Programming Highlights

by Ed Liuon April 26, 2009
TELETOON has announced their programming highlights for May 2009. TELETOON will be highlighting several family films including Arthur and the Invisibles and Happily N’Ever After, along with new episodes of Total Drama Action, Ben 10: Alien Force, and Iron Man: Armored Adventures. New shows joining the classic cartoons of the TELETOON Retro lineup include Transformers, […]