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"Wreck-It Ralph" Takes in $33.05M in Week 2 for #2 Spot at Box Office

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2012
Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph raked in another .056 million (estimated) at the box office in its second week, representing a respectable 32.6% drop from its premiere weekend and bringing its cumulative box office total up to $93.690 million. The movie came in second to the latest James Bond outing Skyfall, which broke records with its $87.8 […]
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"Hotel Transylvania 2" Planned for September 25, 2015 Release

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2012
Sony Pictures Animation is penciling in a release date of September 25, 2015, for Hotel Transylvania 2, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The first film, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, was a surprise hit with a $258 million worldwide gross so far, making it Sony Pictures Animation’s highest-grossing title to date. No director is attached to […]

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Lucille Bliss, Voice Actor, 1916 - 2012

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2012
Cartoon Brew reports the passing of voice actor Lucille Bliss on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at the age of 96 of unstated causes. Bliss’s career stretched to the dawn of the television age, whose voiceover career began as the first TV cartoon character Crusader Rabbit (1949). Bliss went on to hundreds of voiceover jobs in […]
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Platform International Animation Festival: Ladislas Starewitch

by 90'sCartoonManon November 12, 2012
October 26, LOS ANGELES, CA—Platform’s International Animation Festival, in collaboration with  CalArts and Redcat, kicked off its three day event with a showcase of films by legendary stop-motion pioneer Ladislas Starewitch.  Born to Polish parents in 1882, Starewitch grew up in Russia, but lived most of his life in Paris. Starewitch was a key figure […]

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Platform International Animation Festival: Toonzone Interviews "Adventure Time" Creator Pendleton Ward

by 90'sCartoonManon November 12, 2012
A graduate of the CalArts Animation Program, Pendleton Ward went on to work at Frederator Studios and wrote and storyboarded for The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack before going on to create the hit series Adventure Time in 2010. Following the “Awesome” Cartoon Network panel at the Platform International Animation Festival, Toonzone News caught up to […]
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New TMNT Toyline Receives Advance UK Release 24th November 2012

by Grant Whiteon November 11, 2012
The toyline to accompany Nickelodeon’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series is due for UK release 1st December 2012. However, the line (created by Playmates and licensed by Flair for UK distribution) will receive two advance releases on 24th November.  The Eastbourne branch of toy chain Kids Stuff will host a special launch event that […]

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PR: New "Chuggington" DVD "Safari Adventures" Takes Fans on an Animal-Packed Expedition

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2012
NEW ‘CHUGGINGTON’ DVD ‘SAFARI ADVENTURES’ TAKES FANS ON AN ANIMAL-PACKED EXPEDITION Preschoolers Nationwide Are in Store for Jungle-Sized Fun with Anchor Bay Entertainment’s Latest Release – February 12, 2013 November 7, 2012 – All aboard the adventure train!  Preschoolers from coast-to-coast will go wild for “Safari Adventures,” the newest addition to the “Chuggington™” DVD series from Anchor Bay Entertainment.  Featuring six traintastic […]
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PR: GKIDS Brings Feature Animation Showcase to Los Angeles November 14-18, 2012, in Celebration of Burbank Animation Week

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2012
GKIDS BRINGS FEATURE ANIMATION SHOWCASE TO LOS ANGELES NOVEMBER 14 to 18 IN CELEBRATION OF BURBANK ANIMATION WEEK LINEUP FEATURES NINE FILMS INCLUDING SPECIAL SCREENINGS OF GKIDS OSCAR® TITLES “FROM UP ON POPPY HILL” “THE PAINTING” “THE RABBI’S CAT” “ZARAFA” LAEMMLE NOHO 7 – AMC BURBANK 16 FULL SCHEDULE AND TICKETS AT WWW.GKIDS.TV/SHOWCASE   New […]

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"Best. Episode. Ever!" Toonzone Talks "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic"

by Todd DuBoison November 9, 2012
Perhaps the greatest success of the still-young TV network The Hub is its hit children’s show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. If nothing else there is little question it has been one of its standout hits. Wholesome as it is fun, since its inception the program has been winning over not only young girls […]
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Review: "Littlest Pet Shop" Stumbles Early, But Recovers Nicely

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2012
My honest advice for viewers of the Hub’s newest show, Littlest Pet Shop, is to jump straight to episode 2 and get what you need about the first episode from the pre-credits recap segment. The show is fine, the characters are adorable, and like every other show on the Hub, The Littlest Pet Shop doesn’t […]