Cool Stuff: Second Wind

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. […]

New Anime Company Formed; Licenses Kodomo No Jikan

Seattle, WA – SeAnime, a new localization house headed by former Microsoft employee Susan Modny has not only announced its existence today, but also their first title, fan favorite Kodomo no Jikan. Retitled for N. America as Playground Love, the company initially plans to release it dub-only using the original broadcast master (not the uncensored […]

Australian Parliament Debates Banning All Cartoons

Canberra, Australia  – Following Australia’s national internet censorship initiative, their legislation banning adult women who fit a certain body-type from pornography and the recent banning all cartoon pornography, Australian MPs have decided to use this momentum to introduce additional legislation that would ban all animated content, citing the rights of fictional characters. One MP stated […]

Live Action Evangelion Plans Revealed: Eric Wereheim Tapped To Direct

Los Angeles, CA – In a press conference today on the Universal Studios lot, director Eric Wereheim and Studio Khara’s Hideki Anno announced that plans to produce the Live Action Evangelion Film are now finalized. Wereheim will take the helm of 4 90 minute films that will condense the majority of the Evangelion story-line, though […]

Spring 2010 Anime Preview

In a just a matter of days, a new slate of animated programming will begin in Japan. As the fandom fires up its anticipation for what could be a fruitful spring for Japanese animation, here at the toonzone blog we’re going to try focusing in on what we think some of the highlights of the […]

Huge Pokémon Announcement: Piplup to be the new mascot!

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After five regions and nearly 700 episodes, today it was finally announced by Nintendo and creator Satoshi Tajiri that Ash and Pikachu would be hanging in the towel for the fifth generation of Pokémon. In their place, Dawn and Piplup will be taking the role of mascot for the Pokémon franchise. Though Tajiri claimed it […]

"Animation Vs. Video Games" to be Released on your Favorite Console!

Like cartoons? Like video games? Well, rejoice! Because the video you’ve always dreamed about has finally come to be! Several animation and video games companies have joined forces, in order to create the ultimate fighting game. This game will include characters from lots of your favorite series, in an absolute All-Star cast that you can’t […]

Welcome To The NEW toonzone blog!

Beginning today, we’re proud to unveil a brand new direction for the toonzone blog! From now on, expect more stories than ever before, delivered with the pace and verve you can only find on an Internet blog! We’re committed to bring you the most important animation stories first, and more accurately than anyplace else! Today, […]

Cool Stuff: A Short Love Story

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.  […]

What's Wrong with Disney Feature Animation? - Part 2

Continued from Part 1 of What’s Wrong with Disney Feature Animation? MERCHANDISE VS. MEDIA The 1990′s and 2000′s saw a massive rise in Disney’s merchandising efforts, such as the extremely successful launch of the Disney Princesses franchise itself. One might even argue that Disney is now essentially a merchandising company that makes its own media, rather than a […]

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