Briefly: CN’s "Tiger’s Apprentice;" Chinese Prefer Anime; Legal Anime On-line

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2008
* Cartoon Network has announced Tiger’s Apprentice, the newest live-action/CGI hybrid movie to air in 2010. [Press Release] * While attendance was good at the Shanghai Comics and Animation Festival, the state-run CCTV news service reports that domestically made Chinese animation is still not as popular as imported Japanese cartoons. * The Honolulu Star Bulletin […]

PR: Nickelodeon’s "Shocktober" Treats Kids to Spooky New Thrills On-Air and Online

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2008
NICKELODEON’S “SHOCKTOBER” TREATS KIDS TO SPOOKY NEW THRILLS AND FRIGHTFUL FAVES ON-AIR AND ONLINE Nick’s “Shocktober” to Feature Chill-Filled Programming Marathons and Premiere of a Brand-New The Mighty B! Nick Jr. to Premiere New Halloween-Themed Episodes of Preschool Favorites Go, Diego, Go!, Ni Hao, Kai-lan, And Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! **Art and Screeners Available Upon Request […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New December Titles Including "Ghost Slayers Ayashi"

by Classic Speedyon October 9, 2008
Ghost Slayers Ayashi makes its North American DVD debut on 12/2/08. It will be released in a partial season set for $39.98 (or $64.98 for a limited edition w/artbox). Clamp School Detectives also makes its debut on the same date; the complete collection is priced at $49.98. Further volumes of the following are also coming […]

"Batman: Black and White" and "Superman: Red Son" to Get Motion Comics Treatment

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2008
DC Comics has announced that Batman: Black and White and Superman: Red Son will be turned into “Motion Comics,” which lightly animate the comic book material and add voice-overs, music, and sound-effects. They will join Watchmen and Batman: Mad Love and will be available on iTunes, Amazon Unbox, Xbox Live, and the Sony PlayStation Store, […]

"Shin-chan" Season 1 Part 2: Shin in All His Uncensored Glory

by Classic Speedyon October 9, 2008
The domestic anime comedy Shin-chan is a favorite of mine, though I’ll be the first to admit it can be pretty uneven. When most of the laughs depend on the dialog and the one-liners fail to click, then a short can fall flat. And with the episodes on this second volume the novelty of the […]

"A Martian Christmas" and "Tutenstein" Movies from PorchLight Entertainment at MIPCOM

by Ed Liuon October 8, 2008
The Hollywood Reporter states that an animated holiday film titled A Martian Christmas will be screening at MIPCOM. The movie is produced by PorchLight Entertainment and Mexico’s Anime Estudios. In addition, a Tutenstein: Clash of the Titans feature will also be shown by PorchLight at MIPCOM, although it is not stated if the movie is […]

Marvel Plans a New "Avengers" Cartoon for 2011

by Dan Collinson October 8, 2008
Marvel Animation Age reports that Marvel is beginning production on a new cartoon called The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including a full-sized, unwatermarked image of the teaser poster. Film Roman has been hired by Marvel to produce 26 half-hour episodes that are scheduled to air in 2011, in time for the upcoming Marvel films The […]

Toon Zone Presents: "Sleeping Beauty" 50th Anniversary Bonus Content

by Ed Liuon October 8, 2008
To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release Sleeping Beauty on 2-disc Platinum Edition DVD and Blu-ray disc on Tuesday, October 7, 2008. WDSHE has provided Toon Zone with a variety of bonus content for our readers in conjunction with this release. Check back here daily as each link goes live […]

Walt Disney Presents Pre-Production Artwork of Maleficent for "Sleeping Beauty"

by Ed Liuon October 8, 2008
In conjunction with the release of Sleeping Beauty in a 2-disc Platinum Edition DVD and Blu-ray disc, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has made the following artwork available of pre-production artwork for Maleficent, the evil fairy queen who remains one of Disney’s most memorable screen villains: There are also several images of video reference of […]

Return Voyage: "One Piece Second Voyage" Sails Untroubled Waters!

by Jameson October 7, 2008
Once again, land lubbers, I must ask you to unsheathe your pirate puns and jolly your bottles of rum as we return to the ocean and the ever-popular One Piece. Sailing back to the show’s beginning, FUNimation has just released the series’ second disk set, One Piece: Season One, Second Voyage. So, are we jumping […]