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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 […]
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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 […]
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Toonzone’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012 – Nintendo Wii U

by Eileen Cruzon November 9, 2012
With the festive season nearly upon us, plenty of goodies are sure to make their way onto your holiday wish list. If you’re looking for help in deciding on what to get for yourself or others, we’re here for you. Let’s start with the Nintendo Wii U and keep an eye out on Toonzone for other […]

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PR: Nickelodeon Names Jill Sanford Vice President, Animation Development

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2012
NICKELODEON NAMES JILL SANFORD VICE PRESIDENT, ANIMATION DEVELOPMENT BURBANK – Nov. 6, 2012 – Nickelodeon has named Jill Sanford Vice President of Animation Development, Nickelodeon Group.  Sanford will be responsible for all aspects of development from concept to pilot, including all creative and production.  The announcement was made by Jenna Boyd, Senior Vice President of Animation […]
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PR: Multi-Year Agreement Grants Shout! Factory Rights to “MADtv” and “Beetlejuice” Animated Series

by Ed Liuon November 5, 2012
Multi-Year Agreement Grants Shout! Factory Rights to Pop Culture Television Properties MADtv and BEETLEJUICE Animated Series Los Angeles, California – November 5. 2012 – Shout! Factory announced a multi-property alliance to bring the memorable Warner Bros. television series MADtv (seasons two though five) and the animated series BEETLEJUICE to the home entertainment marketplace. The multi-year alliance provides Shout! Factory with exclusive DVD rights to […]