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PR: “Looney Tunes Show” Moves to 7:30/6:30 Central Tuesday Nights on Cartoon Network

by Ed Liuon November 13, 2012
**TUNE IN ALERT** The Looney Tunes Show Moves to 7:30/6:30c Tuesday Nights on Cartoon Network               The Looney Tunes Show, Cartoon Network’s hit animated sit-com, moves to its new time slot tonight at 7:30/6:30c with the premiere of “Customer Service.” We all know what it’s like dealing with the cable company, talking to the automated system, pressing one for […]
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PR: GKIDS’ Studio Ghibli Animation Retrospective Returns to NYC IFC Center from November 16 – December 20, 2012

by Ed Liuon November 13, 2012
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: GKIDS’ STUDIO GHIBLI ANIMATION RETROSPECTIVE RETURNS TO NYC’S IFC CENTER FOR FIVE WEEKS   CASTLES IN THE SKY MIYAZAKI, TAKAHATA AND THE MASTERS OF STUDIO GHIBLI 15 FILMS FROM 1984 TO 2009 INCLUDING HAYAO MIYAZAKI MASTERPIECES “SPIRITED AWAY” “PRINCESS MONONOKE” “MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO” “CASTLE IN THE SKY”   AND WEEK-LONG THEATRICAL […]

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PR: “Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pets, Big Adventures” on DVD on January 15, 2013

by Ed Liuon November 13, 2012
Fall in Love with the Little Pets with Big Personalities! Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pets, Big Adventures The First DVD Collection from the Littlest Pet Shop Animated Television Series DVD Set Includes an Offer for a Virtual Collectible Pet on the Littlest Pet Shop App Available in Stores January 15, 2013 from Shout! Factory Kids […]
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PR: Sony Pictures Animation & Sony Pictures Imageworks @ CTN Animation Expo Nov 16-18, 2012

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2012
SONY PICTURES ANIMATION AND SONY PICTURES IMAGEWORKS FILMMAKER PRESENTATIONS AND RECRUITMENT OPPPORTUNITIES AT CTN ANIMATION EXPO NOV. 16-18 IN BURBANK Special Hotel Transylvania Behind the Scenes presentation with Director Genndy Tartakovsky Culver City, CA, November 12, 2012 – Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks will lead several engaging panels, signings and recruitment opportunities November […]

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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 Christopher Glennonon 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 Christopher Glennonon 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 […]