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LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season One

Review: “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” Complete Season One Assembles Some Fun

by Ed Liuon December 13, 2016
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures is a fun little romp through a tiny corner of Lucasfilm’s increasingly sprawling storyline with its targeting computer programmed for a direct hit on younger audiences. It toes the same line of irreverence towards the source material as all the LEGO Star Wars animated series, while happily appropriating Star […]

Pete's Dragon 2016 and Elena of Avalor Ready to Rule

Review: Disney’s”Pete’s Dragon” and “Elena of Avalor: Ready to Rule”

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2016
Disney’s new Pete’s Dragon remake highlights the small problem we have here at Toonzone that it’s harder to tell what’s an animated movie anymore. The original movie spliced a hand-drawn animated dragon with a live-action cast, which was novel at the time and was never a common movie-making technique. The remake replaces the hand-drawn dragon with […]

Review: “Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie” Unleashes a Super Move

by Chad Boninon December 1, 2016
Ryu is a lone wolf, wandering the world in search for the perfect fight and more power. His combat power is off the charts, and it’s the desire of Shadowlaw’s leader M. Bison to capture and corrupt him into his world-domination schemes. Ryu’s not interested in working for the psycho power in charge of this […]

44th Annual Annie Award Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon November 29, 2016
ASIFA-Hollywood has released the list of the 44th annual Annie Award nominees, recognizing the year’s best animated work in the eyes of the industry. Highlights of this year’s nominees include: Best Animated Feature Finding Dory – Pixar Animation Studios Kubo and the Two Strings – LAIKA Kung Fu Panda 3 – DreamWorks Animation Moana – […]

Mike Rowe Paranormal Action Squad

Exploring “The Paranormal Action Squad” with Writer/Producer Mike Rowe

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2016
There’s Mike Rowe the Dirty Jobs host and there’s Mike Rowe the animation writer/producer who cartoon fans may recognize from his tenures on Family Guy and Futurama (the latter of which earned him an Emmy Award). The latter Mike Rowe began his show business career on the New York City stand-up scene before landing gigs […]