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Kubo and the Two Strings

Final “Kubo and the Two Strings” Poster Released

by Ed Liuon May 6, 2016
LAIKA Animation Studios and Focus Features have released the final poster for Kubo and the Two Strings, the studio’s latest stop-motion animated feature film set for release on August 19, 2016. All the trailers released so far can be viewed on the Focus Features YouTube channel (or by checking out our earlier coverage), and you […]

Women in Animation WIA Zootopia

Women in Animation Announces First Corporate Sponsor: Walt Disney Animation Studios

by Ed Liuon May 4, 2016
WIA WELCOMES WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS AS ITS FIRST CORPORATE SPONSOR Studio Partnerships to Broaden Reach of Mission and Programming for WIA Los Angeles, CA – Women in Animation is proud to announce its first official corporate sponsor, the Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS). “While Disney Animation has long supported WIA, reaching back to when […]
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Bento Box Entertainment to Develop and Produce “The Blues Brothers” Primetime Animated Series

by Ed Liuon May 3, 2016
BENTO BOX ENTERTAINMENT TO DEVELOP & PRODUCE THE BLUES BROTHERS PRIMETIME ANIMATED SERIES WITH DAN AYKROYD, JUDY BELUSHI AND ANNE BEATTS Music, Mayhem and Comedy Starring Jake & Elwood Blues and featuring Special Musical Guests LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2016 – Bento Box Entertainment (BBE), an independent, Emmy® Award-winning studio (FOX’S Bob’s Burgers; Comedy Central’s […]

Thunderbirds Are Go

Interview: “Thunderbirds Are Go” with Actors David Menkin & David Graham and Head Writer Rob Hoegee

by Ed Liuon May 3, 2016
As part of the American rollout of Thunderbirds Are Go on Amazon Prime, Toonzone News was able to chat with actors David Menkin (who plays both Virgil and Gordon Tracy) and David Graham (who reprises his role as Parker, Lady Penelope’s faithful right-hand man), and head writer and story editor Rob Hoegee. Actor David Menkin […]

Ratchet & Clank

“Ratchet & Clank” Movie Disappoints at the Box Office

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2016
Focus Features’ Ratchet & Clank, based on the Sony PlayStation video game franchise, sold a disappointing $4.8 million (estimated) in tickets in its premiere weekend, placing it #7 in the box office race for the weekend behind two other movies opening in wide release (Keanu and Mother’s Day), nearly an order of magnitude behind the […]
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2016 Daytime Emmy Award Winners Announced: Amazon Wins for “Tumble Leaf” & “Niko”

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2016
The 2016 Daytime Emmy Award winners were announced in a ceremony on Saturday, April 30, 2016, with Amazon Studios winning both Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program with Tumble Leaf and Outstanding Children’s Animated Program with the pilot episode of Niko and the Sword of Light. Veteran voice actor Jeff Bennett won the Outstanding Performer in […]