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Review: "Princess Mononoke" Blu-ray - The Indispensable Mythic Movie

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Rarely has the wait for high definition treatment been longer and more worthwhile than for Princess Mononoke. This is the most distinct film in Hayao Miyazaki’s illustrious oeuvre, and surely a contender for his very greatest if only because of the many layers there are to it. It is an epic quest, a tale of […]

CLIP: New "The Peanuts Movie" Trailer Highlights Snoopy, Reveals the Gang

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20th Century Fox has released the first full official trailer for Blue Sky Studios’ upcoming film The Peanuts Movie today. While the teaser trailer released in March features Charlie Brown and Snoopy the new video spotlights Snoopy and Woodstock, one of Snoopy’s fantasized dogfights against the Red Baron, and a brief look at the entire Peanuts gang with some physical […]

Review: Disney Charms and Thrills With "Big Hero 6"

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Big Hero 6 might be the first time Walt Disney Animation Studios has handled a property from Marvel Comics, but there’s no question that the studio has taken the concept and made it its own, just as it has independently gone its own way when adapting the fairy tales and literature of yore. The movie’s […]

"Toy Story 4" Announced For June 2017, John Lasseter to Direct

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Marc Graser of Variety magazine reports that Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has revealed that Pixar Animation Studios is creating Toy Story 4, with a targeted theatrical release for June of 2017. The announcement came during an earnings call where Mr. Iger discussed Disney’s fourth quarter and fiscal year results with Wall […]

20 Animated Films to Contend for the 2014 Oscars

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced that twenty animated feature films have been submitted to be considered as award nominees for the 2014 Oscars. Provided that at least sixteen of the submissions ultimately have a mandatory qualifying run in Los Angeles and follow the Academy’s other rules for eligibility, there will again be […]

NYCC 2014: Roundtable Interviews for Cartoon Network Programming

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Cartoon Network had quite a presence at New York Comic Con last October when it brought in a host of guests to attend its massive “CN Anything” panel, which you can read all about here. In attendance was creative and voice acting talent behind all of the channel’s latest big productions: Adventure Time, Clarence, Over […]

FUNimation Launches "Broadcast Dubs" Initiative With "Psycho Pass" Season 2, "Laughing Under the Clouds"

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In an interview on nerdist.com Wednesday, FUNimation Entertainment announced a new and unprecedented “Broadcast Dub” effort for Japanese anime available on its streaming video service. On such outlets as FUNimation’s own website and Crunchyroll.com the video streaming of Japanese cartoons with English subtitles as they air in Japan has become standard practice, but under this […]

Marvel Dates New "Phase 3" Live Action Superhero Films

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At a special event at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles today, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has officially named and dated several new films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the years 2016 through 2019. These are summarized in chronological order below: May 6, 2016: Captain America: Civil War November 4, 2016: Doctor […]

NYCC 2014: Toonzone Interviews Lion Forge's Carl Reed on the New Series "Deep Sea 7"

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Among other things New York Comic Con 2014 brought the revelation of Deep Sea 7, a new action-adventure cartoon series set in a somewhat futuristic maritime setting. The show is the result of a partnership between Harmony Gold and Lion Forge Comics, a producer of all-ages comics now in the midst of making its first […]

Review: "Adventure Time Season 4" Blu-ray Keeps Up the Quality

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If Adventure Time hit a high point in its third season, season 4 coasts along on the show’s momentum as it goes about gleefully playing in the sandbox built by its predecessors. This is also where the show touches on some substantive continuity in the wake of season 3 pioneering new and serious territory, but […]

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