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Cool Stuff: Skhizein

by Eileen Cruzon April 28, 2010
text video http://itismonday.com/2009/10/skhizein/ (via @ehsankhoshrou on twitter)

Toonzone at the Cartoon Network 2010 Upfront: Brief Impressions

by Eileen Cruzon April 21, 2010
Don’t forget to check out our coverage of the 2010 Cartoon Network Upfront. The structure of a network upfront interests me. Particularly, the transition over the years from a series of number-focused presentations to getting attendees excited about the line-ups and how the presented shows and movies align with their own goals. Presentations that focus […]

Toonzone at the Cartoon Network 2010 Upfront (UPDATED 11:45 AM)

by Eileen Cruzon April 21, 2010
The Cartoon Network Upfront in New York City 2010 is over, and Toonzone has complete coverage of the event. Check below for a record of our updates as they came in from the event. The full press release with all animated programming information is available here. LAST UPDATE: April 21, 2010 11:42 AM UPDATE 11:42 […]

Cool Stuff: Look Around

by Eileen Cruzon April 20, 2010
In Look Around, local villagers gather to slay a monster. One warrior becomes so consumed with training towards this goal that he ignores all else in life. This delightful short was written, directed and animated by Lee kyu-tae while attending the Korea National University of Arts, Department of Animation in 2008. Lee kyu-tae’s characters have a […]

Cool Stuff: Second Wind

by Eileen Cruzon March 30, 2010
A limber old man and his gigantic feline frolic about during a journey to lands unknown. When elderly fellow befriends a spirit, the abnormally large cat’s jealous side inadvertently causes his untimely demise. It’s a little dark and would have still been worth a look without the happy ending.  I really love Ian Worrell’s style. […]

Cool Stuff: A Short Love Story

by Eileen Cruzon March 22, 2010
Today we have a really gorgeous short called, A Short Love Story. A young girl doodles on a page by her desk. After a short glance towards the boy across from her, she begins to daydream of a life together. Birds flutter off of the drawing on her desk to start an amazing visual sequence.  […]

Toonzone at the Nickelodeon Upfront 2010: Dragonball Z Kai, Voltron Panthera Force

by Eileen Cruzon March 11, 2010
Toonzone attended the Nickelodeon Upfront presentation for 2010. Check below for updates from the upfront on new and returning cartoons on the Nickelodeon family of channels: UPDATE 3:00 PM Nicktoons will air existing episodes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As stated in an earlier press release, the new iteration of TMNT will premiere in 2012. […]

Cool Stuff: Alarm

by Eileen Cruzon March 9, 2010
In Alarm, a man’s alarm clock wakes him every time he dozes off. He, much to my delight, inflicts violence upon the source of the ringing. This is a cute short, directed by Moo-hyun Jang of Team Mesai. The animation is pretty smooth. I enjoyed the character design. There’s not really all that much of a point […]

Miyazaki Week: Crafting the World of "Spirited Away"

by Eileen Cruzon February 24, 2010
Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi) is an animated film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The feature was released in Japan in 2001 and to the United States in 2002. Spirited Away went on to went on to win a lengthy list of awards, including Best Animated Feature at the 2003 Academy Awards. […]

Cool Stuff: A la lumière du Vent

by Eileen Cruzon February 18, 2010
I think I might be a very simple-minded person, for a couple of reasons. The first being the part of this short’s description which piqued my interest.  This short film is called, A la lumière du Vent and for the duration of it, we take part in experiencing the daily routine of a man living in […]