Toonami Turns Up the Heat with Hellboy: Sword of Storms Oct 28th
October 14, 2006

New Animated Movie Debuts on Cartoon Network during Toonami on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 9:30 p.m. (ET, PT)

In the final days of World War II, a demon was summoned from the fiery depths of Hell to wage war. This child of darkness was rescued by the Allies.  Dubbed "Hellboy," he was raised to serve the cause of good versus evil.  From the mind of Michael Mignola comes a new animated feature that continues the comic book and motion picture saga, Hellboy: Sword of Storms. The movie will air Saturday, Oct. 28, at 9:30 p.m. (ET, PT) during Toonami.


When a university professor opens a forbidden scroll, he is possesse 
by the twin demons of thunder and lightning who seek to return to the
world to wake their brothers, the dragons.  Hellboy, along with a
folklore expert and a psychic, travels to Japan to investigate.  There,
Hellboy finds the sword of storms, the only weapon that can defeat the
demons, and he is transported to a world where he encounters several
creatures of Japanese folklore.  He learns the sword is the only weapon
that can defeat the demons, but it also holds the magic that will
return them to Earth.

In Hellboy: Sword of Storms, several actors from the 2004 Guillermo de 
Toro-directed live-action movie lend their voices to this feature,
including Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Selma Blair (Liz Sherman) and Doug
Jones (Abe Sapien).  Mike Mignola co-wrote the movie’s story.  Phil
Weinstein and Tad Stones direct the movie. Guillermo del Toro and Mike
Mignola are creative producers. Hellboy: Sword of Storms is produced b
Film Roman, a Starz Media Company and is distributed worldwide for
television and on DVD/video by Starz Media, LLC.  Starz Media, LLC has
licensed all animation rights to the Hellboy franchise from Revolution
Studios. In partnership with Revolution Studios, Film Roman is
developing and producing animated content for television and home
entertainment as well as a full range of integrated marketing
applications across all categories.  

Cartoon Network (,
currently seen in more than 91 million U.S. homes and 160 countries
around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported
cable service offering the best in original, acquired and classic
animated entertainment for kids and families.  Overnight from 11 p.m.-6
a.m. (ET, PT) Sunday-Thursday, Cartoon Network shares its channel space
with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and
acquired animation for young adults 18-34.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major
producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the
leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.

Starz Media, LLC, is a programming production and
distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman,
Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units
create animated and live-action programming — including theatrical
films — and programming created under contract for other media
companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired
from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters,
broadcasters, ad supported and premium television channels, and
Internet and wireless
video distributors in the US and internationally. Starz Media is an
operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to Liberty Capital Group,


Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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