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DC Super Hero Girls

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2017 – “DC SuperHero Girls: Intergalactic Games” Review

by Grant Whiteon June 1, 2017
Comic book superheroes have never been a stranger to other media. In fact it’s likely that many of us encountered certain heroes by way of cartoons, toys or movies long before we had the chance to read one of their paper outings. My Batman fandom certainly started with repeats of the Adam West show after […]
The Extincts

Cirrina Studios Announces First Feature “The Extincts” Helmed by William Joyce

by Ed Liuon May 26, 2017
CIRRINA STUDIOS ANNOUNCES FIRST FEATURE, THE EXTINCTS OSCAR®-WINNING FILMMAKER WILLIAM JOYCE TO HELM ANIMATED FEATURE Santa Monica, CA (May 24, 2017) – Cirrina Studios, the recently launched entertainment finance, development and production company has announced its first animated feature film, The Extincts. Based on British writer Veronica Cossanteli’s popular middle grade novel of the same […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2016 – Naoyoshi Shiotani Interview

by Grant Whiteon May 25, 2017
Director Naoyoshi Shiotani’s career includes work on productions such as Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Oblivion Island and Fullmetal Alchemist. He attended the convention to specifically discuss his director role in the Psycho-Pass franchise being released by Anime Limited and Toonzone News had the chance to interview him. TOONZONE NEWS:  It’s been said that […]
SpongeBob SquarePants Season 12

Nickelodeon Greenlights Season 12 of “SpongeBob SquarePants”

by Ed Liuon May 24, 2017
NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS SEASON 12 OF SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, NUMBER-ONE ANIMATED SERIES ACROSS ALL TV WITH KIDS Share it: @Nickelodeon @SpongeBob BURBANK, Calif.–May 23, 2017–Nickelodeon today announced that SpongeBob SquarePants, the number-one animated show for kids 2-11 and kids 6-11, has been greenlit for season 12. The 26-episode pick up will further the nautical adventures of SpongeBob […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda Ducktales

Lin-Manuel Miranda Adds Superhero Duck Voiceover for “DuckTales” to Resume

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2017
Variety reports that Lin-Manuel Miranda will be joining the cast of Disney XD’s upcoming reboot of DuckTales, set to premiere this summer. The multi-talented actor, playwright, composer (Hamilton, Moana), and self-proclaimed DuckTales aficionado will voice Gizmoduck, a superhero whose secret identity is Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, an intern for Scrooge McDuck’s personal mad scientist Gyro Gearloose. Mr. […]
Ben 10 2016

Cartoon Network Picks Up Second Season of “Ben 10,” Preps Mobile and Console Games

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2017
Cartoon Network Expands Ben 10 Universe with Season Two Pick Up and New Mobile and Console Games Today, Cartoon Network announced that the hit series Ben 10 has been renewed for a second season following the successful global launch about the boy with a mysterious watch. Since its U.S. premiere in April, Ben 10 has […]

Powers Boothe

Powers Boothe, Actor, 1948 – 2017

by Dan Collinson May 15, 2017
Superhero Hype has reported that actor Powers Boothe passed away on Sunday in his sleep from natural causes. He was 68. Boothe’s credits include the TV shows Phillip Marlowe, Private Eye, Deadwood, 24, Nashville, Hatfields & McCoys, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. His film credits include Red Dawn, Tombstone, Nixon, The Avengers, and was best […]
Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer

“Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer” Premieres on Disney XD on June 3, 2017

by Ed Liuon May 10, 2017
BILLY DILLEY’S SUPER-DUPER SUBTERRANEAN SUMMER TO PREMIERE WITH MULTIPLE AIRINGS SATURDAY, JUNE 3, ON DISNEY XD — Emmy Award-Winning Director Aaron Springer (‘Mickey Mouse’ Cartoon Shorts) is Creator, Executive Producer and Voice of Billy Dilley — “Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer,” an animated comedy series from Emmy Award-winning director Aaron Springer (Disney’s “Mickey Mouse” cartoon […]

funimation

Could Funimation Be Purchased By Sony?

by Peter Paltridgeon May 4, 2017
The business website Bloomberg revealed today that entertainment giant Sony is considering making a bid to purchase US anime distributor Funimation. Sony isn’t alone either; Universal (a tiny division of Comcast) was also reportedly interested in acquiring Funimation, but has decided not to go through with it. Funi is involved with both companies: Universal is […]