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Toonzone Attends Nickelodeon UK's 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Animation Reveal

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Before speaking to the panel of TMNT producers we viewed an upcoming episode of season 2, ‘Attack of the Squirrelanoids’. Making its UK debut at 9:30am 25th January on Nicktoons, it’s a love letter to Aliens and pulp sci-fi comics in which our heroes must face a ninja’s natural enemy- mutant squirrels. Scary, funny and […]

FUNImation Will Release Season Six of One Piece to U.S. Home Video in 2014

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More adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates are coming to home video. FUNImation Entertainment announced today that it has acquired the U.S. home video rights to season six of One Piece. Season six contains the “Thriller Bark Saga” and spans episodes 337-384. FUNImation will release the season in four installments throughout […]

Entire "Simpsons" Series to Start Streaming on FXNow in August 2014

THE SIMPSONS: Homer and Marge discover what really is going on with Marge's new car  in the all-new "Adventures in Baby Getting" episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Nov. 4 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  THE SIMPSONS ? and © 2012 TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that all 24 seasons of The Simpsons will be available via FXX’s FXNow streaming service starting in August of this year. As with all content on FXNow, The Simpsons will only be accessible to qualified cable subscribers. The FXNow app has become available for iOS, Xbox One, and Windows 8 (desktop […]

Cross Media International Will Bring Osamu Tezuka's Cast of Characters to North America

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Astro Boy and friends have a new representative. Cross Media International, a San Franscisco-based production and management company, announced today that it entered into an agreement with Tezuka Productions of Japan to develop distribution opportunities for Osamu Tezuka’s properties and characters in North America. Tezuka, known as the “God of Manga” and the “Walt Disney […]

2014 Academy Award Nominees Announced (UPDATED with Reaction Statements)

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for a 2014 Academy Award. Categories with an animated film in contention are: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE The Croods (DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc) Despicable Me 2 (Universal/Illumination Entertainment) Ernest & Celestine (GKIDS/La Parti Productions/Les Armateurs) Frozen (Walt Disney Animation Studios) The Wind Rises (Kaze […]

2014 Best Animated Short Candidates: "Requiem for Romance"

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Requiem for Romance from Jonathan Ng on Vimeo.

"Archer" Team Discusses Big Changes in Season 5 Opener

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The Hollywood Reporter caught up with key creative personnel on FX’s Archer at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, discussing the major change to the show’s status quo in the season 5 premiere (which debuted last night). Among other topics, the article discusses where the idea of the change came from, what the reaction […]

"Fortune" Talks with Disney CEO About "Frozen"; Discussions for Broadway Show Revealed

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Fortune magazine spoke with the Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger on the success of Frozen, quoting Iger as saying that the film’s critical and box-office success indicates that “Disney Animation is where it rightfully belongs.” The article traces this moment from Iger’s first big act as CEO to buy Pixar Animation Studios in 2006, […]

2014 Best Animated Short Candidates: "Room on the Broom"

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Animation Dominates Japan 2013 Box Office Charts

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that the 2013 annual box office results in Japan are dominated by animation, with 7 out of the top 10 grossing films of the year being animated, and one prominently featuring a CGI character in a live-action movie. Hayao Miyazaki’s Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) was the #1 top grossing film […]

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