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FXX to Launch New One-Hour Animation Block on January 22, 2015

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2014
FXX GETS ANIMATED New One-Hour Late Night Animation Block Kicks Off on January 22 With Special Sneak Preview Following the New Year’s Day Marathon of The Simpsons FXX’s Animation Block to be Anchored by Original Episodes of Lucas Bros. Moving Co. and Stone Quackers LOS ANGELES, December 17, 2014 – FXX will launch its new […]
Proposed artwork for the "Archie" comics re-launch, by Fiona Staples.

Archie’s 75th Anniversary Makeover to Include New Comics, TV Cartoon, and More

by Ed Liuon December 16, 2014
The New York Times covers plans for a makeover of the renowned perpetual comic book teenager Archie Andrews, with parent company Archie Comic Publications using the character’s 75th anniversary in print as an opportunity to update the character. A new comic book will be launched with writer Mark Waid pairing with artist Fiona Staples, building […]

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Martha Goldman Sigall, Termite Terrace Animator, 1917 – 2014

by Ed Liuon December 15, 2014
Animation historian Jerry Beck reports on the passing of Martha Goldman Sigall, a veteran of the animation industry who worked mainly as a painter and inker (along with numerous other tasks) for studios including Leon Schlesinger Productions (a.k.a., the Termite Terrace that produced the classic Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons), the MGM Cartoon Department, […]
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PR: Nickelodeon UK Opens Its Doors To First Ever Digital Series: Welcome to the Wayne

by Grant Whiteon December 12, 2014
NICKELODEON OPENS ITS DOORS TO FIRST EVER DIGITAL SERIES:WELCOME TO THE WAYNE Expect quirky, crazy and hilarious adventures at the tip of your finger with Welcome to the Wayne available on the Nick App,nick.co.uk and nicktoons.co.uk from Monday 22nd December 2014  London, Friday 12th November 2014 – Nickelodeon UK is to launch its first animated […]

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Nickelodeon Announces 2015 Global Animated Shorts Program Details

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2014
NICKELODEON CONTINUES TO LEAD IN DEVELOPING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ANIMATION TALENT WITH 2015 GLOBAL ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM Open Call for Submissions to Take Place Feb. 1–March 31, 2015 Search Includes International and Preschool Pitches to Feed Animation Studio’s Growing Slate of Original Content BURBANK, Calif. – Dec. 9, 2014 – Nickelodeon continues to pave […]
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2015 Golden Globe Animated Nominees: LEGO, Robots, Dragons, Boxtrolls, and Dead People

by Ed Liuon December 11, 2014
The 72nd annual Golden Globe nominations have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The nominees for Best Animated Feature Film are: The LEGO Movie (Warner Bros) Big Hero 6 (Disney) How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation) The Boxtrolls (LAIKA/Focus Features) The Book of Life (Reel FX Creative Studios/20th Century Fox) In […]

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Ghibli Documentary “The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness” on Digital HD Dec 9; DVD on Jan 27, 2015

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2014
AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE LANDMARK STUDIO THAT PRODUCED PRINCESS MONONOKE AND SPIRITED AWAY THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS Remarkable Tale of Passion, Creativity and Exploration Arrives on DVD and Video on Demand January 27 Available For Digital Download December 9 The first-ever look at the inner workings of Studio Ghibli, the successful Japanese […]
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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 […]