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Inspired by the Muse – Toonzone Interviews Actor Sunday Muse

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2014
The multi-talented Sunday Muse wears many hats in her career, with the first being an actor on stage, on-camera, and in voiceover. She also claims credits as an author (of the book You Can Do Cartoon Voices, Too!), a stand-up comedian (with Toronto Life naming her ‘one of the funniest ladies in Toronto’), and an […]
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TMNT Exec. Producer Ciro Nieli Talks Ninja Turtles, Robot Monkeys, and the United Kingdom

by Grant Whiteon December 5, 2014
Toonzone recently had the chance to talk with Ciro Nieli, executive producer of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, during his latest visit to the United Kingdom. TOONZONE NEWS: Season two is racing towards its dramatic conclusion, season three is soon to start and a fourth season has been confirmed. You’ve said before that ideally you […]

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PR: MCM Enjoys Record-Breaking 2014 — UK & EU Expansion on 2015 Agenda

by Grant Whiteon December 3, 2014
MCM Enjoys Record-Breaking 2014 — UK & EU Expansion on 2015 Agenda Three brand new shows, record-breaking attendance figures and a first foray into mainland Europe; 2014 has proved to be a milestone year for MCM Expo Group; unquestionably the most successful to date. Overall, 401,000 visitors came to MCM events throughout 2014, compared to […]
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Disney Orders Second Season of “The 7D”

by Ed Liuon December 3, 2014
HEIGH-HO FOR “THE 7D!” DISNEY ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF HIT ANIMATED SEVEN DWARFS SERIES “THE 7D” Disney has ordered a second season of “The 7D,” the hit animated TV series which takes a comedic look at the world of the Seven Dwarfs. Fourteen-time Emmy Award-winner Tom Ruegger (“Animaniacs,” “Tiny Toon Adventures”) is executive producer. Returning […]

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Canada’s DHX Media to Acquire Nerd Corps

by Ed Liuon December 2, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter covers DHX Media’s acquisition of the Nerd Corps animation studio and its library of 11,000 half-hours of kids’ content for $57 million. The acquisition will add shows like Slugterra, League of Super Evil, and Storm Hawks to DHX’s media library, and will place Nerd Corps co-founder Asaph Fipke and president Ken Faier […]
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“The Boxtrolls,” “Wander Over Yonder” Lead 42nd Annie Award Nominations

by Ed Liuon December 1, 2014
ASIFA-Hollywood has released the list of nominees for the 42nd annual Annie Awards, with LAIKA’s The Boxtrolls leading the pack in feature films with 13 total nominations including Best Animated Feature, and Disney’s Wander Over Yonder leading TV productions with 6 total nominations including Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children’s Audience (Fox’s The Simpsons would […]

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UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce December Highlights

by Grant Whiteon November 21, 2014
The UK family of Cartoon Network channels (CN, Boomerang and Cartoonito) have announced their schedule highlights for the final festive month of 2014. From 1st-22nd, the Mega Mondays lineup will be restyled as Mince Pie Mondays promising festive and funny episodes of Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Regular Show, Johnny Test, Billy and […]

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PR: Cartoon Network UK Launches Anti-bullying Initiative In Partnership With ChildLine and Tinie Tempah

by Grant Whiteon November 21, 2014
Over 40,000 children and young people across the UK have called ChildLine about bullying in 2014  350,000 online visits from children looking for information on bullying in the past year  Bullying confirmed as top issue for children aged 11 and younger LONDON, UK – [17th November 2014] – British rapper Tinie Tempah is calling on […]
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Len Uhley to Receive Animation Award from Writer’s Guild of America

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2014
Veteran animation writer Len Uhley is set to receive the Writers Guild of America, West’s Animation Writers Caucus’ 2014 Animation Writing Award on November 19, 2014, at the AWC’s annual meeting and awards ceremony. Uhley’s career stretches for more than 30 years, and includes work as a staff writer for Disney on DuckTales, Adventures of […]