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Toonzone Interviews Gainax Co-Founder and Anime Producer Hiroaki Inoue

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison November 14, 2013
A bona fide veteran of the anime industry, Hiroaki Inoue began his career as an animator at Tezuka Productions and would ultimately go on to be a successful producer as well as a co-founder of the animation studio Gainax during the 1980s. In addition to producing Lensman, the first anime work to use 3D graphics, […]
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Review: Sincere Romance Shines in “Kimi ni Todoke -From Me To You-” Collections 2 and 3

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison November 11, 2013
Anime has seen its share of love stories over the years, but I can think of very few series that are so heartfelt and so thoroughly uncynical as Kimi ni Todoke. For any fans of the 2001 Fruits Basket TV series, in fact, I’d call this indispensable as something very much in the same spirit, […]

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“Justice League: War” Trailer, Cover Art Revealed; Movie Comes to Home Video on 2/4/14

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 29, 2013
Warner Bros has announced Justice League: War, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie, for a release date of February 4th, 2014 on a Blu-ray / DVD combo pack, on DVD and as a digital download. Warner Bros has also released the cover art and the official trailer for the movie, which is the first […]
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DreamWorks Posts “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” Official Trailer

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 29, 2013
DreamWorks Animation recently released the official trailer for its upcoming 2014 movie Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Directed by Rob Minkoff (The Lion King) with a screenplay from Craig Wright and music by Danny Elfman, the film is an adventure comedy inspired by Ted Key’s “Peabody’s Improbable History” segments on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, where […]

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Marcia Wallace, Voice of Edna Krabappel on “The Simpsons”, Passes Away

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 26, 2013
The Simpsons Executive Producer Al Jean has issued a statement to Entertainment Weekly confirming that actress Marcia Wallace, who voiced the role of sardonic schoolteacher Edna Krabappel on the show, has died at the age of 70. The cause of death is unclear, although “Reps of The Simpsons” were aware that Mrs. Wallace had become […]
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“Space Dandy” Gets Worldwide Broadcasts, World TV Premiere Set For Toonami on Adult Swim in January 2014 (Updated)

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 25, 2013
A newly released press release from Bandai Visual and a post at the official Toonami tumblr have revealed that Studio BONES’ upcoming sci-fi comedy Space Dandy has been picked up for distribution and television broadcast in many areas around the world. The series, which reunites director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) with many creative […]

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NYCC 2013: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Panel Report

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 18, 2013
The evening of October 11th saw the return of a lively Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles panel to New York Comic Con, all to discuss the new second season. The panel was moderated by Rich Magallanes, Senior Vice President of Nickelodeon Animation. Members of the panel this year included Executive Producer Ciro Nieli, Story Editor Brandon […]
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NYCC 2013: “The Legend of Korra” Panel – “Beginnings”, Anecdotes and the Creative Process

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 17, 2013
Saturday morning at New York Comic Con, the massive Empire Stage was filled to capacity for the official panel for The Legend of Korra, Nickelodeon’s sequel animated series to Avatar: The Last Airbender. Vice President of Series Animation Megan Casey introduced the enthused crowd to a panel that included co-creator Bryan Konietzko and Co-producer Joaquim […]

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NYCC 2013: Toonzone Interviews “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Executive Producer Ciro Nieli

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 15, 2013
As a director on Teen Titans, Transformers Animated and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as well as the creator and director of Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, Ciro Nieli is no stranger to bringing heroes to life in animation. But in the role of an Executive Producer on Nickelodeon’s ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles […]
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Review: “AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day” – A Supernatural But Sincere Drama

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 9, 2013
An original anime scripted by the award-winning Mari Okada (Toradora, Fractale), AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day is a drama dealing in the supernatural. The tale centers on Jinta “Jintan” Yadomi, a thoroughly unmotivated young man. Once a cheerful extrovert that always took the lead among his small group of childhood friends, he grew […]