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Kubo and the Two Strings

Two Strings Tuesday: On Set With “Kubo and the Two Strings”

by Christopher Glennonon August 2, 2016
Welcome back to Toonzone’s “Two Strings Tuesdays,” the day dedicated to special content posted a week in conjunction with the upcoming release of LAIKA Animation Studio’s latest feature film Kubo and the Two Strings (coming to theaters on August 19, 2016). In case you missed our first installment, check out our roundtable interview with director […]
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NY Times Profiles Kevin Conroy on Reprising Batman for “The Killing Joke”

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2016
The New York Times has profiled actor Kevin Conroy, one of the definitive voice actors for Batman since the days of Batman: The Animated Series and who has played the role longer than any other actor before or since. The article focuses on his reprisal of Batman for Batman: The Killing Joke, the new direct-to-video […]

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NY Times on Josh Wakely’s Beatles-Themed “Beat Bugs” and Other Musical Shows

by Ed Liuon July 28, 2016
The New York Times has profiled Josh Wakely, the creator of three new musical series including Beat Bugs, an animated children’s series that uses songs from the Beatles as inspiration and soundtrack. The article covers the way he brought the series to fruition, with Mr. Wakely stating that he “had no idea how complicated or […]
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“Fireman Sam” Episode Pulled for Inappropriate Depiction of the Koran

by Ed Liuon July 28, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter covers the pulling of an episode of Fireman Sam in the UK’s Channel 5 streaming service due to a scene which seemed to show one of the characters stepping on a page of the Koran. The episode first aired in October 2014, but the incident went unnoticed until recently. A statement by […]

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“My Little Pony Equestria Girls – Legend of Everfree” Coming to Blu-ray/DVD on November 1, 2016

by Ed Liuon July 28, 2016
SHOUT! FACTORY AND HASBRO STUDIOS ENTER HOME ENTERTAINMENT DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW MOVIE ADVENTURE MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS – LEGEND OF EVERFREE Los Angeles, California – JULY 27, 2016 – Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, and Hasbro Studios have announced a strategic distribution collaboration to bring the new installment of the […]
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“Pets” Drops to #2 at the Box Office; “Ice Age: Collision Course” Disappoints

by Ed Liuon July 26, 2016
Three of the top 10 grossing films this past weekend were animated, with Universal/Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets continuing its strong showing at the box office, taking the number 2 spot with $29.6 million in ticket sales for its third week of release, bringing its cumulative total to $260.98 million. Pets came in behind […]

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Two Strings Tuesday: “Kubo and the Two Strings” Q&A with Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner

by Christopher Glennonon July 26, 2016
Welcome to the first installment of Toonzone’s “Two Strings Tuesdays,” the day dedicated to special content posted a week in conjunction with the upcoming release of LAIKA Animation Studio’s latest feature film Kubo and the Two Strings (coming to theaters on August 19, 2016). Travis Knight is LAIKA’s President and CEO, and has led or been […]
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“From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience” at Universal Studios Hollywood from August 5-14, 2016

by Ed Liuon July 21, 2016
“From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience” Debuts at Universal Studios Hollywood for a Limited Time to Coincide with the Film Release of Kubo and the Two Strings, Opening in Theaters on August 19 The Special Interactive Experience Takes Place from August 5-14, 2016 and is Included in the Price of Admission to Universal […]

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Toonzone Interviews Composer Tony Morales on Working on “Elena of Avalor”

by Christopher Glennonon July 20, 2016
Emmy nominated composer Tony Morales began his career as staff composer within the commercial music division of Hans Zimmer’s Media Ventures in 1998.  He has he has gone on to compose numerous scores for film and television including the 2015 Netflix series Bloodline (co-composed with Edward Rogers), In Your Eyes (written by Joss Whedon), the short […]
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Cartoon Network Orders Second Season of New “Powerpuff Girls”

by Ed Liuon July 19, 2016
CARTOON NETWORK GREENLIGHTS SECOND SEASON OF EMMY-NOMINATED GLOBAL HIT FRANCHISE THE POWERPUFF GIRLS Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup to Make San Diego Comic-Con Debut, July 21-24, 2016 Cartoon Network has announced the renewal of the global phenomenon, The Powerpuff Girls. The series premiere in April won the night in all key demos and had over 81 […]