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Variety on Searching for the Next Animated Hit Show

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To tie in with its Emmy award coverage, Variety has examined the different ways networks have been searching for the next animated hit, taking a look at Cartoon Network’s Cartoonstitute and the CN Shorts program; Fox’s approach of greenlighting six episode mini-series before going into full series production; and Mondo Media’s approach of searching for […]

Review: "Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror Blu-ray (UK Edition)": Reflections On Childhood

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The first thing that struck me about this film was the contradiction in the title. ‘Oblivion Island’ brought up Elder Scrolls-style images of gothic adventure and battles against demonic hordes. But right next to it was the subtitle ‘Haruka and the Magic Mirror’, which sounds considerably softer and child friendly. It both raises and deflates […]

PR: Nick's Sanjay and Craig & SpongeBob Top All TV With Kids

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NICK’S NEW SANJAY AND CRAIG, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS TOP ALL TV WITH KIDS Net Lands Week’s Top Preschool Series — Bubble Guppies and Peter Rabbit NEW YORK–June 4, 2013– Nickelodeon’s hit animation lineup vaulted SpongeBob SquarePants and the new Sanjay and Craig into the top two spots, respectively, on all TV with kids this week. Number-one […]

PR: Anime Limited Announces 3D UK Cinema Screenings of "009 RE:CYBORG" Film

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Production I.G, the Tokyo-based studio that brought you Ghost in the Shell, Blood: The Last Vampire and the animated sequence from Kill Bill: Vol. 1 presents: 009 RE:CYBORG DIRECTED BY KENJI KAMIYAMA (East Of The Eden, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex) In Stereoscopic 3D CGI Animation 12A /103 min/ Stereoscopic 3D CGI Animation […]

I Know That Voice! Toonzone Interviews Actor John DiMaggio about "Pound Puppies"

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John DiMaggio, how do we love thee? Let me count the ways. Or some of the roles. Or at least some of my personal favorites, anyway. Bender in Futurama Dr. Drakken in Kim Possible Rath in Ben 10: Alien Force Shnitzel in Chowder Aquaman in Batman: The Brave and the Bold Jake the Dog in […]

Toonzone at MCM London Comic Con May 2013 - Mark Meer & Raphael Sbarge Q&A

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Meer took to the stage initially in the company of his Mass Effect co-star Raphael Sbarge. This led to the opening question of how many in the audience had allowed Sbarge’s character Kaidan to die. A majority of hands were raised to Sbarge’s amusement, including Meer’s. Asked if he ever guessed that Mass Effect would […]

PR: GKIDS and Cinedigm Announce Home Distribution Label; "From Up on Poppy Hill" Coming Sept 3, 2013

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GKIDS AND CINEDIGM ANNOUNCE NEW MULTI-PLATFORM HOME DISTRIBUTION LABEL FOR SELECT GKIDS ANIMATED FILMS LABEL LAUNCHES WITH STUDIO GHIBLI’S “FROM UP ON POPPY HILL” SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2013 ON DVD, BLU-RAY AND CABLE VOD ELEVEN ANIMATED FEATURES INCLUDED IN PACT New York, NY, May 30, 2013 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning […]

Disney Announces Animated Feature Schedule Through 2018

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Walt Disney Feature Animation has announced its slate of movies scheduled through 2018, adding 8 new films to the 6 already announced: Monsters University – Pixar (June 21, 2013) Frozen – Walt Disney Animation (November 27, 2013) The Good Dinosaur – Pixar (May 30, 2014) Big Hero 6 – Walt Disney Animation/Marvel (November 7, 2014) […]

Zack Snyder & Bruce Timm to Collaborate on Animated Short for Superman 75th Anniversary

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The Hollywood Reporter has unveiled Warner Brothers’ Superman 75th Anniversary logo, also announcing that an animated short film is in the works, with Man of Steel director Zack Snyder collaborating with an array of DC Comics talent, including longtime producer Bruce Timm, director Jay Oliva (who also storyboarded several sequences in Man of Steel), WB […]

PR: Nickelodeon Draws Nearly 4 Million Viewers to "Sanjay and Craig" Debut

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NICKELODEON DRAWS NEARLY 4 MILLION VIEWERS TO SANJAY AND CRAIG ANIMATED SERIES DEBUT Nick also Wins May, Marks 18 Weeks of Consecutive Growth with Kids, Total Viewers NEW YORK–May 29, 2013–Nickelodeon’s new animated series Sanjay and Craig tallied 3.6 million total viewers for its Saturday, May 24, premiere, driving double-digit gains with kids 2-11 and […]

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