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Zenkaikon 2013: Sunday.....guuhhhh.....Sunday

by Weathermanon March 26, 2013
I suppose it’s a mark of a good con when you wake up Sunday morning and want more sleep.  Either than or it mean your roommates get up waaaayyyyy too early and love to chatter.  Or maybe it’s both?  Regardless, Sunday is definitely chilluns time on the con floor as most of the adults are […]

Toonzone Interviews Stuart Forrest, CEO of Triggerfish, on "Adventures in Zambezia"

by Ed Liuon March 26, 2013
Stuart Forrest is a longtime animator and the current CEO of Triggerfish Animation Studios, based in Cape Town, South Africa. He began Triggerfish by doing stop-motion animation in his living room (much to the annoyance of his wife), before going on to doing animation for Sesame Street for six seasons, along with commercials and 30-minute […]

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"The Croods" Takes Box Office Crown in Debut Weekend with $44.7M Ticket Sales

by Ed Liuon March 25, 2013
DreamWorks Animation SKG’s The Croods has taken the top spot at the box office in its premiere weekend with an estimated $44.7 million in ticket sales domestically, bringing it even with the opening takes of How to Train Your Dragon ($43.7M) and Megamind ($46M) and well ahead of Rise of the Guardians ($23.77M). The opening […]
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PR: Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2013 Winners

by spidey4545on March 24, 2013
KATY PERRY, SELENA GOMEZ, JUSTIN BIEBER, ONE DIRECTION, KRISTEN STEWART, DWAYNE JOHNSON, LEBRON JAMES, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, JOHNNY DEPP, THE HUNGER GAMES AND MORE WIN COVETED ORANGE BLIMPS AT NICKELODEON’S 26th ANNUAL KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS KIDS CAST RECORD-BREAKING 387 MILLION VOTES GLOBALLY KCA Host Josh Duhamel, Sandra Bullock, Josh Hutcherson, Dwight Howard, Pitbull, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris and Nick […]

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Zenkaikon 2013: Saturday Afternoon Live!

by Weathermanon March 23, 2013
Goooooooodddd Moooooooorrrrrrrnnnnnnnnniiiiiinnnnnnnnngggggggggggg!!!! …………err…….Aaaaaaafffffffffffttttttttteeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!! And hello again from Lancaster County!  It’s a beautiful Saturday morning/afternoon and how am I spending it?  Inside a convention center seeing panels and presentations and guest Q&A’s and all that other good stuff that would probably be better off happening on a cold, wet we...
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Zenkaikon 2013: Hello from Dutch (Deutch) Country!

by Weathermanon March 23, 2013
Yes, it really should be “Deutch” not “Dutch”.  The Amish are actually German, not Dutch.  Regardless, this is still Pennsylvania Dutch country in the end, so hello from Pennsylvania Dutch country, home this year to Zenkaikon.  In specific we’re in the Lancaster County Convention Center and the associated Marriott hotel, which also oddly doubles as […]

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PR: Aardman Make A Splash With First Ever National TV Ad Campaign For Trunki

by Grant Whiteon March 22, 2013
Bristol UK, Friday 22nd March – Aardman have partnered with Trunki to produce their first ever national television commercial and help bring their new Tropical PaddlePak range to life.  The 2D animated advertising campaign directed by Aardman’s Tim Ruffle will hit screens across the UK this month. Trunki MD, Rob Law comments “Working with Aardman […]
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LEGOLAND Florida Announces "The World of Chima" Park Expansion Opening Summer 2013

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2013
LEGOLAND Florida has announced a major expansion coming this summer based on LEGO Legends of Chima. A new interactive water ride, which will be called the “Quest for CHI”, will allow families to journey through the World of Chima while searching for the mystical energy source. Guests of the park will also be able to […]

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PR: New York International Children's Film Festival Announces 2013 Award Winners

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2013
NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2013 AWARD WINNERS PRESENTED MARCH 17, 2013 AT DGA THEATER **** NYICFF 2013 JURY: GEENA DAVIS, MATTHEW MODINE, GUS VAN SANT, CHRISTINE VACHON, JEFFREY WRIGHT, SUSAN SARANDON, JAMES SCHAMUS, JOHN CANEMAKER, TOMM MOORE, LYNNE MCVEIGH, DANA POINTS, TAIKA WAITITI, EVAN SHAPIRO JURY AWARD WINNERS QUALIFY FOR THE 86th […]
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PR: Studio Ghibli's "From Up on Poppy Hill" Opens to $57,585 Box Office on Two NYC Screens

by Ed Liuon March 18, 2013
STUDIO GHIBLI’S FROM UP ON POPPY HILL OPENS TO $57,585 BOX OFFICE ON TWO NYC SCREENS **** #1 FEATURE FILM OPENING OF THE YEAR FOR BOTH IFC CENTER & ELINOR BUNIN MUNROE FILM CENTER POPPY HILL OPENS LOS ANGELES AND TORONTO 3/22 EXPANDS TO MULTIPLE N. AMERICAN MARKETS STARTING 3/29 WITH CONTINUED EXPANSION THROUGHOUT APRIL […]