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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 […]

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“Star Wars Rebels” Teaser Trailer Premieres on Disney XD

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 7, 2013
The very first promotional video for Lucasfilm Animation’s Star Wars Rebels premiered this evening on Disney XD and has also been posted on Starwars.com. The sixteen-second video depicts an Imperial Star Destroyer looming over a planet as a narrator speaks: “To battle the Empire a Rebel Alliance will form, the Jedi will rise, and you […]
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Video Game Review: “Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 4, 2013
Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure is the fourth original Scribblenauts game to come out in as many years since the release of the original Scribblenauts for the Nintendo DS, and as always “Write anything. Solve everything.” is the simple but powerful promise that has been the essence of this series’ appeal. With your avatar Maxwell […]

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New “Sonic the Hedgehog” Animated Series Coming in Fall 2014

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 2, 2013
The Sega Blog has announced the production of a new animated series starring the video game company’s iconic hero Sonic the Hedgehog, tentatively titled Sonic Boom. The series is planned to premiere in the fall of 2014 on Cartoon Network in the United States and on CANAL J and GULLI in France, and SEGA is […]
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Studio Ghibli Announces Hayao Miyazaki’s Retirement From Feature Films

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison September 1, 2013
During a press conference at the Venice International Film Festival on Sunday, Studio Ghibli President Koji Hoshino announced that director Hayao Miyazaki will retire from directing feature films. The news comes in the wake of the release of Miyazaki’s latest film The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu) in Japan, a fictionalized biography of the Zero Fighter […]

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Teaser Trailer for “Space Dandy” Debuts Online

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 30, 2013
A two-minute teaser video for Studio BONES’ upcoming series Space Dandy has been officially posted on Bandai Visual’s youtube channel and linked on the series’ official Japanese website. The trailer first premiered during Otakon 2013 August 9th – 11th as part of a presentation on the show from General Director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo). […]
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New “Scooby-Doo” Animated Movie in the Works at Warner Bros

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 29, 2013
Variety reports that Warner Bros is working on an untitled animated feature film for the long-lived “Scooby-Doo” mystery-comedy franchise. The project is being developed with Atlas Entertainment with Charles Roven and Richard Suckle as producers, who also produced a pair of movies that used human actors and CG animation for the Great Dane himself: the […]