PR: Jill King Named SVP, Sponsorship Group, for Turner Broadcasting’s Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media Group

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2013
Jill King Named Senior Vice President, Sponsorship Group For Turner Broadcasting’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media Group   Jill King has been named senior vice president, sponsorship group for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media (AYAKM), it was announced today by Brenda Piper, chief marketing officer for AYAKM. In this […]

UK “Steins;Gate” Fan Voted Part 2 Cover Revealed

by Grant Whiteon August 21, 2013
Following on from their contest to allow fans to vote on which cover should be used for Steins;Gate Part 2, Manga Entertainment have revealed the winner: Part 2 will be released 30th September in the UK, containing episodes 13-24 and the concluding OVA. It is available to pre-order on both DVD and Blu-ray.


Manga UK Announces New Details At Ayacon; Also Title Delays

by Grant Whiteon August 20, 2013
Attending Ayacon, Manga Entertainment announced details of several new titles. Wolf Children Collector’s Edition will be released 23rd December, containing the film on DVD and Blu-ray in addition to a yet to be determined DVD of extra content. The set will also have slipcover Blu-ray case packaging and four art cards of hand drawn illustrations. […]
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PR: Aardman Turn To The Dark Side For Radio 2

by Grant Whiteon August 20, 2013
BRISTOL, UK Tuesday 20th August 2013 – BBC Radio 2 commissioned Aardman Animations to create a three minute film to accompany an original new radio play written by Sir Tom Stoppard celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s album, The Dark Side Of The Moon. Dark Side, which will air on the August bank holiday, […]


Juried Winners For Animation Emmy Awards Announced

by Alex Beanon August 15, 2013
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced their juried winners for the 65th Emmy Awards in the category of Individual Achievement in Animation and Disney carted off three awards followed by the Cartoon Network with a pair of statuettes… Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation Adventure Time • Puhoy • Cartoon Network • Cartoon Network […]

PR: Babylon 5 Stars to Guest at MCM Scotland Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon August 14, 2013
MCM SCOTLAND COMIC CON – GLASGOW SECC – 7 SEPTEMBER Babylon 5 Stars to Guest at MCM Scotland Comic Con Calling all sci-fi fans! MCM Scotland Comic Con makes its debut at SECC Glasgow next month and visitors will be able to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Babylon 5 in style with two very special […]


Hayao Miyazaki Faces Nationalist Backlash for Anti-War Messages in “Kaze Tachinu”

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2013
The South China Morning Post reports that renowned animation director Hayao Miyazaki has drawn criticism from right-wing and nationalist Japanese factions for perceived anti-war messages in Kaze Tachinu, his latest film about the life of Horikoshi Jiro, creator of the Japanese Zero fighter. Despite its subject and setting during World War II, the movie portrays […]

NY Times on the Troubled Production of “Foodfight!”

by Ed Liuon August 12, 2013
The New York Times has analyzed the troubled rise and eventual fall of Foodfight!, a CGI animated movie that promised an all-star cast and a plot that would do for licensed advertising characters what Toy Story did for toys, only to face interminable delays before a quiet direct-to-video release this past May. Among other topics, […]

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“Disney’s Planes” Takes in $22.2M in Debut Weekend for #3 Box Office Spot

by Ed Liuon August 12, 2013
Disney’s Planes took in an estimated $22.2 million (estimated) in ticket sales in its premiere weekend for a third-place finish at the box office behind Elysium ($30.4M) and We’re the Millers ($26.56M). While the movie had a modest production budget (reported to be about $50 million), it is also the third straight animated family film […]

Toonzone Interviews Actor Roger Craig Smith on Being Captain America and Ripslinger

by Ed Liuon August 6, 2013
I think I have reached some kind of grown-up milestone, because actor Roger Craig Smith has provided the voice for three extremely high-profile video game characters and I haven’t played any of the games he’s been in. Since launching his voiceover career from his work in stand-up comedy, Roger Craig Smith has been Sonic the […]