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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 […]

"Frozen" Takes 2014 Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film

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The 2014 Golden Globe Awards were given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, with Disney’s Frozen winning the Best Animated Feature Film award, beating out Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 and DreamWorks Animation SKG’s The Croods. The only other category with something animated in contention was the Best Foreign Language Film category, where Studio Ghibli’s […]

2014 Best Animated Short Candidates: Shuhei Morita's "Possessions"

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In the run-up to the announcement of the nominees for the 2014 Best Animated Short Film, Toonzone is taking a look at some of the shortlisted candidates for the category. Out of the ten shortlisted films, three to five candidates will be nominated. Longtime Toonzone readers may recall Shuhei Morita’s name from the short film […]

Sorry Charlie, 3D Tuna Beret Is Starkist's Newest Creation

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The old hipster Charlie would have understood, because he was always being admonished – “Sorry Charlie, Starkist doesn’t want tunas with good taste, Starkist wants tunas that taste good!” – but this new hipster 3D animated hipster version of Charlie Starkist has created for their newest spokestuna? Well, the housewives seem impressed – but that’s […]

Review: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 2: The Mutation Situation' UK Premiere

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Back in late 2012 I had the privilege to review ‘Rise of the Turtles’, the two part opener to Nickelodeon’s revived take on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The past year has seen the show enjoy great ratings and toy sales on both sides of the Atlantic. I’ve stuck by the show and although it’s been […]

PR: Ubisoft’s Wacky, Mischievous Rabbids Invade Nicktoons UK This February

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RABBIDS Chase from Nickelodeon UK on Vimeo. Watch Rabbids Invasion on Monday 3rd February at 4:30pm on Nicktoons London, 10th January 2014 – The crazy and mischievous Rabbids® will make their UK television debut in Nickelodeon’s CG-animated series Rabbids Invasion premiering Monday 3rd February at 4:30pm on Nicktoons. 26 half-hour episodes will follow the uncontrollable […]

PR: FX Offers Free Personal Grooming, Courtesy of "Archer" and "Chozen"

Archer Season 5 Premieres January 13, 2014

FX is offering free personal grooming, courtesy of the upcoming premieres of Season 5 of Archer and their new animated comedy Chozen. On January 9 and 10, 2014, FX will be rolling a custom-branded glass truck in New York City to offer complimentary “Man-Overs,” which will include haircuts, shoe shines, and possibly even a free […]

Stan Lee Interviewed by "Hollywood Reporter" About "Mighty 7", Premiering Feb 1, 2014, on the Hub

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Saul Zaentz, Film Producer, 1921 - 2014

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Independent film producer Saul Zaentz passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014, in San Francisco, CA, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 92. Zaentz entered the entertainment industry in 1955 as a salesman for Fantasy Records, which he purchased with partners in 1967. A year later, Zaentz made his first fortune by signing […]

"Frozen" Bounces Back to Top Box Office Spot in Week 6

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Disney’s Frozen made a surprisingly strong showing in its sixth weekend of release, with $20.7 million (estimated) in ticket sales moving it back to the top spot at the box office ahead of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (which had grossed more than Frozen at the box office since the latter film’s release on […]

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