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Terminally Ill “Simpsons” Co-Creator Sam Simon Donating His Fortune to Charity

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2014
Multiple news outlets are noting that Sam Simon, one of several co-creators of The Simpsons, was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer in 2012, and has recently been arranging the donation of his personal fortune generated from his work on the show to charitable causes. The bulk of his fortune of $100 million has been put […]
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George Lucas Animated Musical “Strange Magic” Coming on January 23, 2015

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2014
“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015. “Strange Magic” is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and […]

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“Big Hero 6” Conquers Box Office with $56.2M in Ticket Sales for Debut Weekend

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2014
Disney’s Big Hero 6 won the box office race in its premiere weekend, selling $56.21M in tickets (estimated) to beat out Paramount’s science fiction epic Interstellar, whose second place finish meant $47.51M in ticket sales. The strong opening weekend handily beat out Wreck-It Ralph‘s $49M premiere from 2012, although it’s short of the $67M opening […]

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NYCC 2014: The “LEGO Batman 3” Roundtables: Arthur Parsons, Stephen Sharples, and Troy Baker

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2014
At New York Comic Con 2014, Toonzone News sat down with some other members of the press for roundtable interviews with the cast and crew of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Arthur Parsons of Tt Games is the game director for LEGO Batman 3. Q: When Traveler’s Tales makes a LEGO game, how do you […]

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Nickelodeon Welcomes Anthony Bourdain to “Sanjay & Craig” and Everest to “Paw Patrol”

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2014
ANTHONY BOURDAIN LENDS HIS CULINARY EXPERTISE IN NICKELODEON’S HIT ANIMATED SERIES SANJAY AND CRAIG “I’m a mega fan of Sanjay and Craig. I’ve seen absolutely every episode. This is a show I wish had existed when I was a kid. It has all the elements that I look for in my childhood for entertainment and […]
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Frederator Studios Debuts “Bee & Puppycat” on November 6, 2014

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2014
FREDERATOR STUDIOS DEBUTS PREMIERE SEASON OF EAGERLY ANTICIPATED ANIMATION HIT BEE & PUPPYCAT Created by Adventure Time Artist Natasha Allegri, Most Successfully Funded Animation Project in Kickstarter History, Premieres November 6 on Cartoon Hangover YouTube Channel November 6, 2014— It’s finally here! Following the breakout success of its pilot that sparked a record breaking Kickstarter […]

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20 Animated Films to Contend for the 2014 Oscars

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison November 5, 2014
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced that twenty animated feature films have been submitted to be considered as award nominees for the 2014 Oscars. Provided that at least sixteen of the submissions ultimately have a mandatory qualifying run in Los Angeles and follow the Academy’s other rules for eligibility, there will again be […]
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NYCC 2014: Roundtable Interviews for Cartoon Network Programming

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison November 4, 2014
Cartoon Network had quite a presence at New York Comic Con last October when it brought in a host of guests to attend its massive “CN Anything” panel, which you can read all about here. In attendance was creative and voice acting talent behind all of the channel’s latest big productions: Adventure Time, Clarence, Over […]