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"Archer" Team Discusses Big Changes in Season 5 Opener

by Ed Liuon January 14, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with key creative personnel on FX’s Archer at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, discussing the major change to the show’s status quo in the season 5 premiere (which debuted last night). Among other topics, the article discusses where the idea of the change came from, what the reaction […]
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"Fortune" Talks with Disney CEO About "Frozen"; Discussions for Broadway Show Revealed

by Ed Liuon January 14, 2014
Fortune magazine spoke with the Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger on the success of Frozen, quoting Iger as saying that the film’s critical and box-office success indicates that “Disney Animation is where it rightfully belongs.” The article traces this moment from Iger’s first big act as CEO to buy Pixar Animation Studios in 2006, […]

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Animation Dominates Japan 2013 Box Office Charts

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2014
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 […]

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

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2014
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 […]
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2014 Best Animated Short Candidates: Shuhei Morita's "Possessions"

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2014
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 […]

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

by Alex Beanon January 13, 2014
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 […]
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Review: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 2: The Mutation Situation' UK Premiere

by Grant Whiteon January 13, 2014
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 […]

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

by Grant Whiteon January 10, 2014
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 […]
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PR: FX Offers Free Personal Grooming, Courtesy of "Archer" and "Chozen"

by Ed Liuon January 8, 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 […]