Le Guin Posts Impressions of "Tales from Earthsea"; Explains Delay in US Release

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2006
Writer Ursula K. LeGuin has published a lengthy article explaining the context behind Studio Ghibli’s Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea) and a detailed explanation of her impressions of the film. LeGuin’s Earthsea series of novels were the basis for the movie, as well as the SciFi Channel live-action adaptation released in 2004. According to LeGuin, […]

China to Ban Foreign Cartoons in Prime Time

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2006
News reports are stating that government regulators in China have banned foreign cartoons on TV between 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in an effort to protect China’s native animation studios. The ban has not been formally announced, but is supposed to be put into effect on September 1. The ban will affect all foreign-made cartoons, […]

"Lupin the 3rd Missed by a Dollar": The One Where Lupin Dies

by Chris Woodon August 12, 2006
I must confess, even as an ardent fan, that once you’ve seen a dozen or more Lupin the 3rd films many of them begin to blend together. That’s not to say Lupin‘s highly entertaining formula of priceless historical treasures, nefarious schemes, and goofy slapstick is a bad thing, just that like the Bond franchise it […]

Toon Disney August 2006 Movies and Specials (Updated 8/12)

by Zeddon August 12, 2006
The following is a list of the movies and specials scheduled to air on Toon Disney during the month of August: All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 (1996) Tuesday, August 1 (5:00 p.m., ET/PT) We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story (1993) Wednesday, August 2 (5:00 p.m., ET/PT) Oliver & Company (1988) Thursday, August 3 (5:00 p.m., […]

ABC Family Jetix Ends September 1 (Now August 31)

by Zeddon August 12, 2006
Toon Zone News has confirmed with Disney ABC Television Group that the final day of Jetix on ABC Family will be Friday, September 1, 2006. Beginning Saturday, September 2, Toon Disney will be the exclusive home of Jetix in the United States. Updated 8/12: Toon Zone News has now learned that the final day of […]

"Transformers: The Movie" Coming to DVD (Updated 8/12)

by Dan Collinson August 12, 2006
The Transformers fan site reports that Sony BMG Music Entertainment will release the 20th Anniversary Edition of Transformers: The Movie in November. This is the first time Sony is working on a Sunbow title since they got the rights from Rhino a couple of years ago. The 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD includes never-before-seen […]

Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 4 DVD Specs Announced

by Ed Liuon August 11, 2006
The specifications for the 4-disc Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 4 and the 2-disc Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Vol. 4 have been released by Warner Home Video. No information on special features or extras was announced as of publication time. (via Cartoon Brew)

Expect More "DuckTales" and "Rescue Rangers" On DVD (updated 8/11)

by Dan Collinson August 11, 2006 reports that Disney will release DuckTales Volume 2 & Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers Volume 2 sometime around November. Stay tuned for further announcements. Updated 8/11: revealed both the covers for Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers Vol. 2 and Ducktales Vol. 2. Both DVDs contain the five part pilot episode for each show […]

"The Gummi Bears" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson August 11, 2006 reports that Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears: Vol. 1 is coming to DVD on a 3-disc set. The show is about a group of bears who use magic and technology and coexisted with humans, until a rivalry forced the Gummis to leave, and a small group stayed. Generations later, a young boy named […]

Marvel Announces "Teen Avengers" Direct-to-DVD In Development

by Ed Liuon August 11, 2006
During their second quarter financial results conference call, Marvel Entertainment announced that an animated direct-to-DVD feature titled Teen Avengers was in development. No other information on the title was provided, such as whether it is based on the Young Avengers comic book title by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. The same call also revealed that […]