Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center Visit

by Christopher Glennonon October 26, 2015
The iconic comic strip Peanuts, with its all-too-human child protagonists dealing with everyday life worries, has come to represent a timeless piece of American pop culture in its 65 years of existence. Created by Charles M. Schulz in 1950, original strips ran in newspapers until his death in 2000. Having seen publication for half the […]

“The Peanuts Movie” Roundtable Interview: Harriet Glickman and Marleik “Mar Mar” Walker

by Christopher Glennonon October 23, 2015
Harriet Glickman is the retired teacher who wrote a letter that inspired Charles Schulz to introduce Franklin, an African American child, in the Peanuts comic strip. Marleik “Mar Mar” Walker provides the voice of Franklin in the upcoming The Peanuts Movie. Toonzone News, along with other members of the press, sat down with them for […]


Review: “009 Re:Cyborg (UK Edition)”: A Re:Boot That Needs Re:Considering

by Grant Whiteon October 1, 2015
Fans of Japanese pop culture will likely be familiar with Shotaro Ishinomori, one of the key architects of the framework for many long running superhero works such as Super Sentai and Kamen Rider. One of his only slightly less well known works is Cyborg 009. Sharing themes with Kamen Rider, the story focuses on nine […]

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“Hotel Transylvania 2” Breaks September Box Office Record with $48.46M Debut Weekend

by Ed Liuon September 29, 2015
Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2 earned $48.46 million in its debut weekend in theaters, beating out the first Hotel Transylvania movie’s box office take by almost $6 million and setting a new top-grossing record for a September movie premiere. The sequel handily beat the next competitor, Warner Bros’ The Intern, which grossed $17.73M over […]

Going Back to “Hotel Transylvania” with Genndy Tartakovsky and Michelle Murdocca

by Christopher Glennonon September 25, 2015
Genndy Tartakovksy made his name among animation fans for directing and producing Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars: Clone Wars. He made his feature film directing debut with the first Hotel Transylvania, and returns to direct Hotel Transylvania 2. Michelle Murdocca worked as vice president of production at the inception of Sony Pictures Animation […]

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Review: “Hotel Transylvania 2” – Does New Blood Keep the Laughs Coming?

by Christopher Glennonon September 25, 2015
Sony thrilled audiences so much with Hotel Transylvania in 2012 that they’re rolling out the blood red carpet again with its sequel just in time for the 2015 Halloween season.  The first movie asked the question of what would happen if a human fell in love with the sheltered vampire daughter of Dracula (answer: hilarity). […]

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UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce October Highlights

by Grant Whiteon September 16, 2015
It’s treats not tricks with Cartoon Network UK’s October schedule. From Monday 5th-Friday 23rd, fans can catch all new episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball weekdays at 5:30pm and new episodes of Teen Titans Go! at 6:30pm. On Mondays these can be found within the Mega Mondays block, which also has new episodes of […]
New Pokemon Go Phone Game Takes Place In "Reality"

New Pokemon Go Phone Game Takes Place In “Reality”

by Peter Paltridgeon September 10, 2015
Until now Nintendo’s dabbles in the phone market have been a couple of cheap freemium titles that haven’t attracted much attention. This is the first effort that’s making people’s heads turn: Pokemon Go, an augmented reality game that lets you catch them all — in your own neighborhood. Produced by Niantic, a company that’ previously […]