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Toonzone Goes to Toy Fair 2013: First Salvo - Show Floor, Pop Vinyl, Diamond, DC Direct, Tamashii Nations

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The Toy Industry Association’s Toy Fair descended onto the Jacob K. Javits convention center from February 10-13, 2013, and Toonzone was there to get a look at new and upcoming toys licensed from your favorite animation properties (and a bunch of other cool, shiny stuff that just attracted my attention). Thanks to all the PR […]

PR: Cartoon Network/Adult Swim Ratings Bullets, February 2013 Week 2

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Turner Broadcasting has released the following ratings bullets for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim for the second week in February 2013: CARTOON NETWORK * Across the second week of February 2013, Cartoon Network ranked as basic cable’s #1 network for Early Prime (7-9 p.m.) delivery of boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14, and #1 in Total […]

Kids Spent More than $1.5 Billion on Digital Gaming in 2012

In the first half of 2012, kids in the US, UK, France, Germany, Australia, South Korea, and Japan spent more than $750 million on different digital gaming activities, including downloading mobile gaming apps, purchasing virtual items in free-to-play computer and mobile games, subscribing to premium memberships, and acquiring digital games and DLC content for console […]

DreamWorks Animation and Netflix Team for "Turbo: F.A.S.T." Original Animated Series

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DreamWorks Animation SKG and Netflix have announced a partnership to develop an original children’s animated series based on the upcoming movie Turbo, about a snail who dreams of becoming the fastest snail in the world. Titled Turbo: F.A.S.T., the series will pick up where the movie leaves off and will mark Netflix’s first children’s series […]

DreamWorks Animation Pulls "Me & My Shadow", Delays "Mr. Peabody & Sherman", May Cut Staff

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DreamWorks Animation SKG announced a reshuffling of its film slate, delaying Mr. Peabody & Sherman from its original 2013 release date to March 2014, reducing the studio’s feature film slate to only two films for 2013. The film Me & My Shadow was also pulled from the schedule and returned to development from its original […]

PR: Hit Mobile Game "Squids" Headed for Animated TV Series

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Hit Mobile Game Squids Headed for Animated TV Series Frima Studio and Moonscoop Announce Co-Production Partnership with The Game Bakers New York City – February 8, 2013 – Today Frima Studio and Moonscoop announce a new partnership for the production of an animated children’s TV series based on Squids, the hit mobile game from The […]

PR: Focus Features and Laika Reunite for October 2014's "The Boxtrolls"

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FOCUS FEATURES AND LAIKA REUNITE FOR OCTOBER 2014’s THE BOXTROLLS, BASED ON ALAN SNOW’S BESTSELLER HERE BE MONSTERS AND STARRING THE VOICES OF BEN KINGSLEY, TONI COLLETTE, ELLE FANNING, ISAAC HEMPSTEAD-WRIGHT, JARED HARRIS, SIMON PEGG, NICK FROST, RICHARD AYOADE, TRACY MORGAN FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE rrPORTLAND, February 7th, 2013 – Marking their third project together, LAIKA […]

PR: Nickelodeon And Activision Sign Global, Multi-Year Deal To Produce 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'-Themed Video Games

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First of Three Game Titles Set to be Released This Summer New York,  7 February 2013 – Nickelodeon and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI)  today announced a worldwide, multi-year deal to develop and publish video games inspired by the new CG-animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Under […]

New Interactive "ParaNorman" Web Feature Goes Behind the Scenes in Making the Movie

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In the wake of winning 2 Annie Awards for 2012, Focus Features and LAIKA Animation Studios have released an interactive digital booklet going behind the scenes of ParaNorman, documenting the long and painstaking process of crafting the stop-motion animated feature film. The movie is available now on DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand, and has also […]

Study on Cartoon-Watching Reveals Positive Impact on Bonding and Overall Well-Being

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A national survey commissioned by classic cartoon network TELETOON Retro and conducted by market research firm, The Strategic Counsel, shows that Canadians view cartoon-watching as a positive experience that facilitates family bonding, fosters well-being and builds memories between kids and parents. These findings counter the common misconception that television is mostly used as babysitting tool […]

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