Archive for January, 2011
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Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: Super Mario Bros. Super Show

by Matthew Williamson January 31, 2011
In 1989, the Nintendo Entertainment System was at the height of its dominance.  Millions of kids around the world were becoming familiar with characters such as Mario and Luigi.  Merchandising was inevitably all over the place, and a cartoon of course was quick to arrive.  But DiC didn’t just produce a Mario cartoon, oh no.  […]

"Pokemon: Indigo League": Gotta Catch This One, At Least

by Peter Paltridgeon January 31, 2011
There was a time when the Pokemon anime was intended to be only 80 episodes long. There was a time when dangerous objects like guns (and Jynx in “blackface”) were put in the cartoon without a second thought, because the creators weren’t thinking they had to please a global audience. This was the first arc […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New March & April Titles Including "K-ON!"

by Classic Speedyon January 29, 2011
K-ON!, a slice-of-life anime comedy series from Kyoto Animation about four girls in the music club who start a band, comes to DVD and Blu-ray on 4/26/11. Both formats will be 100 minutes and will include an English dub, along with the original Japanese language as well. The first volume is priced at $29.98 for […]

"Tangled" Comes to DVD, Blu-ray, and 3-D Blu-ray on March 29, 2011

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2011
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that Tangled will be coming to DVD, Blu-ray, and 3-D Blu-ray on March 29, 2011. A trailer for the DVD is embedded below: The retelling of “Rapunzel” stars Mandy Moore as Rapunzel and Zachary Levi as the dashing bandit Flynn Rider. The movie will be released as a […]

Cool Stuff: de Blob 2 - The Astronaut

by Eileen Cruzon January 28, 2011
It’s time for more cross-media video game fun! In The Astronaut, Blob visits the Graydian Employment Office to choose space as his career path. He immediately realizes his mistake as he’s attacked by mechanical arms and transported to a space station. He meets danger as he’s sent outside in a space suit with solar panels but […]

Archer: Cast And Crew Interviews at Season Two Premiere

by Jeffrey Harrison January 28, 2011
While attending the season two premiere event for FX animated series, Archer, at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles, Toonzone News was able to catch up with members of the cast and crew to speak about the show and the outrageous things in store for the ragtag band of ISIS spies this season: […]

"Archer" Season Two Premiere at the Paley Center for Media

by Jeffrey Harrison January 28, 2011
(L to R) George Coe, Chris Parnell, Aisha Tyler, Adam Reed, Judy Greer) As senators and representatives gathered in Washington D.C. to witness the President’s State of the Union Address, people gathered at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills to witness a spectacle of a wholly different fashion in the season two premiere […]

"Pandora Hearts" Part 1: Shoulda Kept the Box Closed

by Lelouchon January 28, 2011
Pandora is an organization that deals with demons known as Chains making “illegal” contracts with humans. These contracts are a pact between the Chain and human, allowing the Chain to escape the dark dimension known as the Abyss in exchange for lending their power to the human. The problem is that (most) Chains aren’t to […]

"Archer" Season 2: Still Deranged, Demented, and Delightful

by Ed Liuon January 27, 2011
Normally, it’s not flattering to describe a show as offering “more of the same”; the phrase suggests it has fallen into a rut. But when you’re talking about a show like FX’s Archer, it means the show is following the dictum, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” After watching the first seven episodes of […]

'Tangled' Directors Reunite For New Disney Film

by darkdetectiveon January 26, 2011
Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, the directors of Tangled, revealed that they will reunite for a new animated Disney feature. Digital Spy spoke to Byron Howard who mentioned that he and Greno starting pitching ideas to John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Walt Disney Animation Studios, during the making of Tangled. “We actually love working […]