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DreamWorks’ “Home” Surprises With Strong Opening Weekend

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison March 30, 2015
DreamWorks Animation’s new family film Home defied expectations at the box office opening weekend, earning $52.1 million domestically per Box Office Mojo. The movie had been projected for an opening of $30 to $35 million, but instead Home represents the third strongest opening for a non-sequel film from the studio behind Kung Fu Panda ($60.2 […]
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CLIP: “Astro Boy Reboot” Teaser Trailer Posted Online

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison March 21, 2015
Caribara Animation has posted an official upload of the first teaser trailer for the French / Japanese coproduction Astro Boy Reboot, which is currently being developed as a 26 episode television series targeted at 8-to-12 year olds. The teaser first debuted earlier today during the event MAGIC in Monaco. The cartoon, which uses a combination […]

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“Astro Boy Reboot” Teaser To Debut March 21 (Updated)

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison March 19, 2015
A teaser trailer for the upcoming French cartoon Astro Boy Reboot will be shown at the convention MAGIC in Monaco and released simultaneously online to interested fans worldwide on Saturday, March 21 at 4:15 PM GMT+1 local time (11:15 AM Eastern). Fans who submit their email address at signup.astroboy-reboot.com will be sent an access code […]
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FUNimation Announces “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F”, Movie to Premiere in Los Angeles April 11

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison March 15, 2015
FUNimation Entertainment announced today that it has licensed Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F (a.k.a. Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F), the 15th and newest Dragon Ball Z movie and the 19th Dragon Ball feature film. The “F” in the title is a reference to the malevolent villain Frieza, who is brought back to life by the Dragon […]

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Review: “The Anime Encyclopedia Third Edition”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison March 13, 2015
Many animation-related books exist, but the newly released third edition of The Anime Encyclopedia is an example of tremendous ambition successfully realized by British authors Helen McCarthy and Jonathan Clements. Within its pages lies an account of the totality of modern Japanese animation, ranging from its infancy in the 20th century all the way to […]
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Disney Announces the Development of “Frozen 2”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison March 12, 2015
Walt Disney Animation has officially begun the development of a sequel to its smash hit 2013 film Frozen. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger made the announcement during Disney’s annual shareholder meeting with Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter and Frozen actor Josh Gad (Olaf the snowman). Frozen 2 reunites directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee […]

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Netflix Gets Rights to “Danger Mouse” and “Inspector Gadget” Revivals, “SUPER 4”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison February 25, 2015
The video streaming and rental site Netflix has gained extensive streaming rights to DHX Media’s Inspector Gadget sequel series and Boulder Media’s reboot of Danger Mouse. In a press release DHX Media identifies Netflix as the “exclusive US home” for Inspector Gadget, which is planned to premiere in March for American viewers. Netflix also has […]
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New “DuckTales” Series to be Televised in 2017

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison February 25, 2015
A brand new DuckTales series has been greenlighted and is planned for television broadcast in 2017, Disney has announced today. The cartoon is being produced by Disney Television Animation and will run on Disney XD channels worldwide. The original show premiered from 1987 to 1990 and combined comedy with adventure throughout its 100 episode run, […]

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Review: “Gladiators of Rome” Needs More Training

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison February 24, 2015
“So why do you need a personal trainer for? You wanna beat somebody up, get the girl, and live happily ever after? One of those deals?” That fourth wall-shattering, imperfectly written line really exists in Gladiators of Rome, and it aptly symbolizes the simplicity and indifference to internal logic that characterizes the rote zero-to-hero story […]
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Liveblogging Animation at the 2015 Oscars

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison February 22, 2015
The award ceremony for the 87th annual Academy Awards is about to be broadcast at 8:30 PM Eastern Time on ABC, and once again Toonzone will be doing a liveblog for animation-related things tonight. Once again we have five nominees for the Best Animated Feature award and for Best Animated Short Film as well.  This […]