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 […]

20 Animated Films to Contend for the 2014 Oscars

by Todd 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 […]


NYCC 2014: Roundtable Interviews for Cartoon Network Programming

by Todd 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 […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2014: Shinichiro Watanabe Interview

by Grant Whiteon November 4, 2014
On the closing Sunday of MCM London Comic Con October 2014, Toonzone was given the chance to pose some questions to legendary anime director Shinichiro Watanabe. TOONZONE NEWS: In the past year you’ve directed both Space Dandy and Terror in Resonance, two shows with vastly different tones. What do you look for when considering involvement […]

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Tom Magliozzi, Co-Host of NPR’s “Car Talk,” 1937 – 2014

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2014
The Car Talk weblog is reporting that Tom Magliozzi has passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014, at the age of 77 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. With his younger brother Ray, the Magliozzi’s hosted NPR’s Car Talk radio show from 1977 to 2012, where the two dispensed advice on car repair, relationships, and […]
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Sony Pictures Animation and Fred Seibert’s Cartoon Hangover Form Incubator Project “GO! Cartoons”

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2014
SONY PICTURES ANIMATION PARTNERING WITH FRED SEIBERT’S CARTOON HANGOVER YOUTUBE CHANNEL TO FIND NEW WAVE OF ANIMATION TALENT New Animation Incubator Project, GO! Cartoons, Now Accepting Submissions Culver City, CA, November 3, 2014 – Sony Pictures Animation today announced it would partner with animation pacesetter Fred Seibert to forge GO! Cartoons, a new idea incubator […]

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NYCC 2014: Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino on “The Legend of Korra”

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2014
By now, the team of Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko needs no introduction (but in case you needed one, our earlier interviews with the either or both at New York Comic Con 2008, right before the premiere of The Legend of Korra, and last year’s New York Comic Con might be good places to […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2014: Anime Industry Panel

by Grant Whiteon November 2, 2014
Presided over by Anime Limited’s Andrew Partridge and Manga Entertainment’s Jeremy Graves (MVM’s Tony Allen was unfortunately unable to attend the panel due to the sheer number of customers shopping at the MVM booth), the panel began with the now traditional summary of announcements for the major UK anime companies for the year ahead. MVM […]


PR: MCM Expo Group spreads wings to Sweden with Stockholm and Malmo shows

by Grant Whiteon November 1, 2014
MCM Expo Group spreads wings to Sweden   MCM Expo Group has partnered with event organiser Artexis to present Sweden’s first ever multi-media comic convention, Comic Con Stockholm, which is currently taking place at Stockholm’s Kistamässan venue from 29 October to 1 November. Meanwhile, a second show – Comic Con Malmö – will make its […]

“Clarence” Backs Off From First Gay Kiss on Cartoon Network

by Ed Liuon October 31, 2014
Cartoon Network’s Clarence has apparently backed off from depicting a homosexual couple kissing, with an intended kiss on the lips replaced with cheek kisses instead. Several news outlets are noting that series writer Spencer Rothbell had confirmed on his Twitter account that, “Originally the guy had flowers and they kissed on the mouth.” His Twitter […]