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Oscar Nominated Shorts 2017

Review: The 2017 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

by slaion February 23, 2017
This year’s animated shorts, presented in theaters and online by ShortsHD, features mostly a somber mix of animated tales with just the one exception from Pixar. There was also another R-rated short among the nominees, which again was screened last for the younger audience to leave beforehand. I’m not sure this year’s mix would entertain […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2016 – Takeshi Honda Interview

by Grant Whiteon February 13, 2017
Takeshi Honda has many prolific credits in the Japanese animation industry, including Evangelion (both the original series and new movies), Ponyo, Millennium Actress, Kill la Kill and Space Dandy. Toonzone News had the chance to pose some questions to him during his UK visit on behalf of Studio Khara and Anime Limited. TOONZONE NEWS:  I’d […]

Harvey Beaks Lilly Pads

“Harvey Beaks” Makes Prime-Time Debut March 1, 2017 on Nicktoons

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2017
Harvey Beaks Makes Prime Time Debut, March 1 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), on Nicktoons Two-Hour Block of Harvey Beaks Episodes Continues the Magical Adventures of the Big-Hearted Bird Burbank, Calif. – Wednesday, Feb. 8 – Harvey Beaks and his friends continue to embark on brand-new adventures when season two of Harvey Beaks continues Wed., March […]
Film Independent Laika Animation Fellowship for Project Involve

Film Independent and LAIKA Announce Second Year of LAIKA Animation Fellowship for Project Involve

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2017
FILM INDEPENDENT AND LAIKA ANNOUNCE SECOND YEAR OF LAIKA ANIMATION FELLOWSHIP FOR PROJECT INVOLVE Fellowship provides $10,000 grant to an animation filmmaker from diversity mentorship program Project Involve LOS ANGELES (February 3, 2017) — Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the LA Film Festival, and acclaimed animation studio LAIKA […]

Anime Limited Gets To Burning A UK Blu-ray Release For ‘Martian Successor Nadesico’

by Grant Whiteon February 6, 2017
Anime Limited have announced they will be producing a Blu-ray boxset for 90’s mecha satire Martian Successor Nadesico. Future Earth finds itself outclassed by the invading robotic armies of the Jovian Lizards. In response the arms manufacturer Nergal Heavy Industries independently produces a state of the art battleship, the Nadesico. The ship is staffed by […]

Naoko Yamada To Attend Glasgow Film Festival Screening Of ‘A Silent Voice’

by Grant Whiteon February 6, 2017
Director Naoko Yamada will be making a rare appearance outside of Japan to discuss her latest film A Silent Voice after a screening to be held by Anime Limited. Occurring at the Glasgow Film Festival Thursday 23rd February, Yamada (whose credits include K-On! and Tamako Market) will discuss with noted anime historian Jonathan Clements the […]

Summer Camp Island

Cartoon Network Greenlights “Summer Camp Island”

by Ed Liuon January 30, 2017
Pack Your Bags for Summer Camp! Cartoon Network Greenlights 2017 Sundance Film Festival Selection Summer Camp Island Based on Original Short Created by Julia Pott Cartoon Network greenlights Summer Camp Island, a wildly imaginative animated series based on the original short created by Julia Pott (Adventure Time). Having completed a momentous run at this year’s […]
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Craft Offers Free Facebook Art Galleries

by Peter Paltridgeon January 30, 2017
A couple months ago we reported on a new web service called Craft which maintains a database of over 22 animated projects (and growing) where all development artifacts are displayed in their entirety, from the scripts (with notes) to character design, backgrounds, color keys, concept art, storyboards, and animation tests. The material was gathered directly […]

Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo, Moana & Zootopia Nominated For Oscars

by Peter Paltridgeon January 24, 2017
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released its official nominations list for this year’s Oscars, and between the 874th and 875th mentions of La La Land you can find a short list for Best Animated Feature. DreamWorks Animation was completely shut out, and those jabbering yellow things never even got through the […]
Star Wars Episode 8 VIII: The Last Jedi

“Star Wars: Episode VIII” Gets Official Title and Release Date of December 15, 2017

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2017
Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Studios have announced that the subtitle of Episode VIII in the Star Wars saga will be The Last Jedi, and will be released on December 15, 2017. The movie will be written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, […]