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Tezuka Productions Goes Forward With Second "Buddha" Anime Film

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During a press conference on January 25th, Tezuka Productions President Takayuki Matsutani announced that the second part of the Buddha film trilogy would enter production this year. The films are inspired by Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha manga, which mixed supernatural elements with historical fact to depict the young Prince Siddhartha’s personal journey to ultimately become  Gautama Buddha and founder of […]

Disney Showcases Oscar-nominated Short "Paperman" Online

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Walt Disney Animation Studios has uploaded director John Kahrs’ animated short Paperman onto Youtube. The short is noted for utilizing a new technology called “Meander” that Disney created in-house, which renders the characters and backgrounds digitally and layers hand-drawn art over those shapes to create 2D animation with a unique appearance of depth. Paperman was […]

Disney Cancels 3D Theatrical Release For "The Little Mermaid"

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The Walt Disney Company announced on Monday that it will not go forward with plans to screen a 3D edition of its 1989 film The Little Mermaid this year. After the 3D edition of The Lion King earned nearly $100 million in 2011 Disney had announced plans to convert the film to 3D for a theatrical […]

DreamWorks Offers Sneak Peek At "The Croods"

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On Monday, DreamWorks Animation released a 32-second clip previewing its upcoming animated comedy The Croods. Directed and written by Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders, the film tells the story of a prehistoric family forced to search for a new home when an earthquake displaces them from their familiar cave. The world premiere for The Croods will […]

Pixar's "Brave" Wins Golden Globe For Best Animated Feature

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At the award ceremony for the 70th Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, the award for Best Animated Feature Film was won by Pixar’s 2012 film Brave. The award was accepted on stage by Mark Andrews, who succeeded story creator Brenda Chapman as the film’s director in 2010. Brave‘s competition for the Golden Globe award was […]

Animation Nominees Announced For 85th Academy Awards

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced its official Oscar nominees for the 85th Academy Awards, including five nominations for the categories of Best Animated Feature and Best Animated Short. The winners will be announced at the Oscar award ceremony being held on February 24th, 2013 at 7 PM. The nominees listed […]

How To Survive The Cartoon Apocalypse, The Toonzone Way!

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Feeling down about the end of the world? Four out of five dentists say you shouldn’t be. Sure, December 21st could unleash untold cataclysms that will destroy all life as we know it, but the funny thing about the end of the world is that it’s never truly the end. Life always finds a way, […]

Cartoon Network To Resume DC Nation On January 5th, 2013

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On Thursday, a Cartoon Network blog post announced the channel’s intent to run new episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice: Invasion Saturday morning on January 5th, 2013, revealing a specific date for the return of their televised premieres for the first time. Also posted was a 59 second clip showing a […]

"Best. Episode. Ever!" Toonzone Talks "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic"

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Perhaps the greatest success of the still-young TV network The Hub is its hit children’s show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. If nothing else there is little question it has been one of its standout hits. Wholesome as it is fun, since its inception the program has been winning over not only young girls […]

Review: Disney Delivers Delight With "Wreck-It Ralph"

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If The Princess and the Frog and Tangled were earnest attempts by Walt Disney Animation Studios to invoke the past virtue of the “Disney Renaissance” of the late 80s and the 90s, Wreck-It Ralph represents its own take on the current trend of reimagining some element of pop culture for a family comedy. Few will […]

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