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Otakon 2014: Thoughts on Friday

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Well, so far so good this year. The weather is pretty decent if a touch humid, the con funk is minimal, and I think the registration line is finally gone, but I could be wrong about that. Apparently there were folks in line until after midnight Thursday who were told that they couldn’t get their […]

Disneyland Goes KaBoom! Next Weekend

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The KaBOOM! Play Together Tour powered by Disney Parks kicks off August 16 in Anaheim, California, before travelling across America for fun-filled family play events that inspire meaningful connections between children and the influential adults in their lives. Located in the Center Street Promenade, the free events will take place Saturday, August 16, and Sunday, […]

Nickelodeon's Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live Tour Kicks Off in November 2014

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NICKELODEON’S THE FRESH BEAT BAND ARE BACK WITH BRAND-NEW LIVE CONCERT TOUR KICKING OFF IN NOVEMBER The Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live Presented by Nickelodeon Will Feature New Songs Plus Fan Favorites and Travel To Cities Across the U.S. Including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and More; Tickets On Sale Starting Friday, […]

Golden Globes Changes Animation Category Rules

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The Hollywood Foreign Press – which operates the annual Golden Globe Awards – has changed the eligibility rules for its animation categories. The first major rule change was defining what constituted an “animated” movie and the Golden Globes settled on a film having to be at least 75% animated – where “the work is done […]

Puss In Boots Goes To Singapore

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In a deal with DreamWorks Animation, Universal Parks Singapore will be debuting a special Puss in Boots-themed rollercoaster and stage show at the theme park. The rollercoaster will be called Puss in Boots’ Giant Journey and involve a magic beanstalk wrapped around a giant castle while the 20-minute stage show will be called “The Dance […]

SDCC2014: "The Boxtrolls" Roundtable Interview with Travis Knight, Anthony Stacchi, and Graham Annable

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Travis Knight is LAIKA’s President and CEO, and has been involved in all principal creative and business decisions at LAIKA since the studio’s founding in 2003. He was Lead Animator and Producer on LAIKA’s second feature, the 2012 Academy Award® nominated animated feature, ParaNorman. He was Lead Animator and Producer as well on the company’s […]

SDCC2014: "The Boxtrolls" Roundtable Interview with Sir Ben Kingsley

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Sir Ben Kingsley is an Oscar-winning actor with nearly fifty years of experience, having appeared in such films as Gandhi (1982), Schindler’s List (1993), and Sexy Beast (2000). He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2002 and currently runs his own production company. He plays the villain Snatcher in The Boxtrolls. During the 2014 […]

SDCC2014: "The Boxtrolls" Roundtable Interview with Isaac Hempstead-Wright and Elle Fanning

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Isaac Hempstead-Wright, best known for playing Bran Stark on Game of Thrones, stars as Eggs in The Boxtrolls. Elle Fanning, who most recently played Aurora in Maleficent, co-stars as Winnie Portley-Rind. During the 2014 San Diego Comic Con, Toonzone News was able to sit down with them for a roundtable interview session with several other […]

Snoopy Gets Fancy Attire

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Charlie Brown seemingly only has that single shirt with a zig zag stripe going through it while Linus, Lucy, Sally and Peppermint Patty all seem to have the same clothes on every television show or comic strip with only colors periodically changing and Snoopy – he doesn’t wear any clothes because dogs usually don’t. But […]

SDCC2014: Tales of Hearts R Preview (PS Vita)

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Toonzone had some hands-on time with Tales of Hearts R for the PS Vita at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC2014). The game was originally released as Tales of Hearts in Japan for the Nintendo DS back in 2008. It was remade for the PS Vita in Japan last year and is finally making its way stateside. […]

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