PR: Viz Media Teams with NCM Fathom to Present Bleach the Movie on Big Screen …

by Maxie Zeuson April 22, 2008
VIZ MEDIA TEAMS WITH NCM FATHOM TO PRESENT BLEACH THE MOVIE: MEMORIES OF NOBODY ON THE BIG SCREEN FOR ITS U.S. DEBUT IN SPECIAL TWO-NIGHT EVENT Best-selling Animated Series Feature To Be Shown In More Than 300 Movie Theatres Nationwide San Francisco, CA, April 22, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the […]

Filmation’s "DC Superheroes" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson April 22, 2008 reports that the guest DC heroes will have their own DVD in DC Superheroes: The Filmation Adventures. Its a two disc set containing all 18 cartoons featuring heroes like Green Lantern, The Flash, Hawkman, The Atom, The Teen Titans, and The Justice League of America. These toons aired as the guest heroes spot in […]

"South Park," Pixar Guys Set to Mentor, Talk About Mentoring

by Maxie Zeuson April 22, 2008
South Park animation director Eric Stough will advise students in two film studies classes later this month at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the university says. Stough, who graduated from the college’s film studies program in 1996, will talk to and review the work of students in the “Animation Production” and “Experimental Digital Animation” […]

Briefly: LA Con to Honor Trio; Rollman to Run Marvel Toons; B’cast and License Deals

by Maxie Zeuson April 22, 2008
* Corinne Orr (the voice of Trixie in the original Speed Racer) and Art Clokey (creator of Gumby) will join Stan Lee as the Guests of Honor at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Sci-Fi Convention on May 4, 2008. [Cartoon Brew] * Eric Rollman has been promoted to president of Marvel Animation, where he […]

Toon Zone News Interviews Bryan Konietzko & Mike DiMartino on "Avatar the Last Airbender"

by Ed Liuon April 22, 2008
Since meeting as students at the Rhode Island School of Design, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko’s professional careers intersected several times when they finally got a chance to pitch their own action-adventure TV series to Nickelodeon. According to the Not Just Cartoons, Nicktoons! volume, the pair broke all the rules on how you’re supposed […]

"Shin-chan" DVD Confirmed As Dub Only Release

by Classic Speedyon April 22, 2008
On the official FUNi boards, it has been confirmed that the 5/13/08 release of Shin-chan vol. 1 will only contain English audio. However, a special feature on disc 2 allows watching “Battle Encho-man” in Japanese. [Source: FUNimation Forums ]

"Oban Star-Racers": Pure Racing Fun

by Dukeon April 22, 2008
If there’s one thing you’d think would be a surefire hit, it would be a racing series. NASCAR’s getting more popular by the day, racing games are always popular, and everybody loves a cool car. But TV series based on racing, especially the animated ones, tend to suck. After Speed Racer and Wacky Races, both […]

Viz Media Announces New July Titles Including "Inu-Yasha" Season 5

by Classic Speedyon April 21, 2008
A few new box sets have been announced for July. Inu-Yasha‘s fifth season will be released on 7/29/08 in both regular ($99.98) and deluxe editions ($119.99). Ranma 1/2 Season 7 will be re-released on 7/29/08 for $49.98. More Naruto is also on the way: Vol. 25 will see a 7/1/08 release, while vol. 26 follows […]

Hostage Crisis Hits "South Park" on Wednesday Premiere

by Maxie Zeuson April 21, 2008
Trigger-happy thieves take Mr. Garrison’s fourth-grade class hostage in “Super Fun Time,” the new South Park episode premiering on Wednesday, Comedy Central said today. The incident occurs while the class is touring Pioneer Village, an educational center where workers act in character as their counterparts from the 1800s. Meanwhile, Cartman and Butters have ditched the […]

"Alvin" Tops DVD Charts for Second Week

by Maxie Zeuson April 21, 2008
Alvin and the Chipmunks was the best-selling DVD release for the second week in a row, shipping 872,000 titles in the week ended April 13, according to data compiled by To date the title has shipped more then 4 million units. Enchanted took the number eight spot, shipping 151,000 units, while Bee Movie was […]