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I Know That Voice! Toonzone Interviews Actor John DiMaggio about “Pound Puppies”

by Ed Liuon May 31, 2013
John DiMaggio, how do we love thee? Let me count the ways. Or some of the roles. Or at least some of my personal favorites, anyway. Bender in Futurama Dr. Drakken in Kim Possible Rath in Ben 10: Alien Force Shnitzel in Chowder Aquaman in Batman: The Brave and the Bold Jake the Dog in […]

Review: The Hub June Premieres: “Pound Puppies,” “SheZow,” “Aquabats Super Show,” “Wizards vs. Aliens”

by Ed Liuon May 31, 2013
The passing of the Memorial Day weekend means summer’s here, and the Hub Network has a heaping helping of premieres slated for June 1, 2013, with two new series and two returning shows. In the order that they are scheduled to premiere on June 1 (all times Eastern). I agree with my colleage Maxie Zeus […]

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PR: “Transformers: Rescue Bots – Energize” Coming to DVD June 11, 2013

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2013
Get Ready to Get Energized! Transformers: Rescue Bots – Energize Own It on DVD June 11, 2013 from Shout! Factory Kids Meet the TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS — CHASE THE POLICE-BOT, HEATWAVE THE FIRE-BOT, BLADES THE COPTER-BOT and BOULDER THE CONSTRUCTION-BOT characters! They’ve been given the task of going undercover to protect the good people of […]

PR: GKIDS and Cinedigm Announce Home Distribution Label; “From Up on Poppy Hill” Coming Sept 3, 2013

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2013
GKIDS AND CINEDIGM ANNOUNCE NEW MULTI-PLATFORM HOME DISTRIBUTION LABEL FOR SELECT GKIDS ANIMATED FILMS LABEL LAUNCHES WITH STUDIO GHIBLI’S “FROM UP ON POPPY HILL” SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2013 ON DVD, BLU-RAY AND CABLE VOD ELEVEN ANIMATED FEATURES INCLUDED IN PACT New York, NY, May 30, 2013 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning […]

Disney Announces Animated Feature Schedule Through 2018

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2013
Walt Disney Feature Animation has announced its slate of movies scheduled through 2018, adding 8 new films to the 6 already announced: Monsters University – Pixar (June 21, 2013) Frozen – Walt Disney Animation (November 27, 2013) The Good Dinosaur – Pixar (May 30, 2014) Big Hero 6 – Walt Disney Animation/Marvel (November 7, 2014) […]
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PR: TELETOON Springs Into Action with “Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games”

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2013
TELETOON Springs Into Action with Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games This must-see Scooby-Doo! special airs on Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m. ET/PT in support of Healthy Me Week 2013 (Toronto, Ontario – May 29, 2013) – Creepy culprits and vengeful villains haunt the Mystery Inc. team in Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games, a half-hour special premiering on TELETOON […]

Review: “My Neighbor Totoro” Blu-ray – Best. Neighbor. Ever.

by Weathermanon May 30, 2013
Some movies are huge, gaudy spectacles of sound and fury that signify nothing more than our ability as humans to be entertained by empty flashes of lights.  Some movies completely eschew the idea of anything visual and become an exercise in watching boring people talk to each other till you’re sick of it.  The best […]

PR: Nickelodeon Draws Nearly 4 Million Viewers to “Sanjay and Craig” Debut

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2013
NICKELODEON DRAWS NEARLY 4 MILLION VIEWERS TO SANJAY AND CRAIG ANIMATED SERIES DEBUT Nick also Wins May, Marks 18 Weeks of Consecutive Growth with Kids, Total Viewers NEW YORK–May 29, 2013–Nickelodeon’s new animated series Sanjay and Craig tallied 3.6 million total viewers for its Saturday, May 24, premiere, driving double-digit gains with kids 2-11 and […]

Disney Releases New “Planes” Trailer

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2013
Walt Disney Feature Animation has released a new trailer for Planes, the upcoming spinoff from Pixar’s Cars set for release on August 9, 2013. The movie stars Dane Cook as a crop duster with big dreams of competing in a big aviation race. For more details, check out Toonzone’s earlier coverage here.

Mike Mitchell Named to Direct DreamWorks’ “Trolls”

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2013
Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After, Sky High and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked) has been named by DreamWorks to be the director of Trolls, a feature film based on the famous troll dolls with their trademark shocks of colorful hair. The screenplay is to be provided by Erica Rivinoja (South Park, Up All Night), with […]