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

by Todd DuBoison November 7, 2014
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 […]
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"Toy Story 4" Announced For June 2017, John Lasseter to Direct

by Todd DuBoison November 6, 2014
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 […]

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20 Animated Films to Contend for the 2014 Oscars

by Todd DuBoison November 5, 2014
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 […]
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NYCC 2014: Roundtable Interviews for Cartoon Network Programming

by Todd DuBoison November 4, 2014
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 […]

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

by Todd DuBoison October 30, 2014
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 […]
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Marvel Dates New "Phase 3" Live Action Superhero Films

by Todd DuBoison October 28, 2014
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 […]

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

by Todd DuBoison October 22, 2014
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 […]
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Review: "Adventure Time Season 4" Blu-ray Keeps Up the Quality

by Todd DuBoison October 22, 2014
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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NYCC 2014: Toonzone Interviews Ciro Nieli on Season 3 of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

by Todd DuBoison October 22, 2014
With a third season on the air and a fourth already on the way, Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is sure to be a fixture on the network for quite some time to come. Once again the show had a strong presence at New York Comic Con this year, once again the show’s creators and […]
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NYCC 2014: The KAKEHASHI Project's "New Japanese Animation Talent" Panel

by Todd DuBoison October 21, 2014
On the final day of New York Comic con the Japan Foundation hosted a panel entitled “KAKEHASHI Project – New Japanese Animation Talent”, which spotlighted five young Japanese animators: Saki Muramoto, Ryo Okawara, Saori Shiroki, Aya Suzuki and Yuzuru Tachikawa. The five were joined by special guest Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time, Bee and PuppyCat), while […]