Nickelodeon Launches $25,000 “What’s Your Nickfluence” Animation Scholarship Challenge

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2015
NICKELODEON CALLS FOR ENTRIES FOR FIRST-EVER “WHAT’S YOUR NICKFLUENCE?” ANIMATION SCHOLARSHIP CHALLENGE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GET SCHOOLED TO AWARD A $25,000 SCHOLARSHIP Call for Global Submissions Open Now through Sept. 14, 2015 Los Angeles-(July 22, 2015)- Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, and Get Schooled, a national non-profit co-founded by the Bill & Melinda […]

SDCC2015: “Robot Chicken” Crew Roundtable Interview

by Christopher Glennonon July 22, 2015
Robot Chicken, The Emmy Award winning series where stop motion animation meets pop-culture parody, began airing in Febraury 2005 and is one of the top-rated original series currently on Adult Swim. Their third installment of specials featuring DC Comics heroes, Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Friendship Is Magic debuts along with season eight of […]


UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce August Highlights

by Grant Whiteon July 22, 2015
The summer holidays are here and Cartoon Network UK are making sure the TV is as hot as the sun. From 1st August the trio of Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito will be presenting special weekend marathons. For Cartoon Network, the fun kicks off at 11am every weekend with a planned schedule of. Gumball and […]

Gundam UK Fan Convention Under Planning For 2016

by Grant Whiteon July 22, 2015
Japan-Cool, a Leeds based seller for imported ‘Gunpla’ plastic models from the popular Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, have announced plans for a UK Gundam fan convention titled G-Con to be held in 2016. The focus of the event is currently planned to cover such community events as cosplay, movie screenings, a cafe and sales/tutorials of […]

Google Spotlight Stories

SDCC2015: Interviews With The Team Behind Google Spotlight Stories

by Christopher Glennonon July 21, 2015
Google Spotlight Stories is a new narrative format for presenting short films on mobile devices where the viewer gets to control where the camera looks in a 360 degree environment. Toonzone News was able to catch up with several creators with Google Spotlight Stories: Jan Pinkava, the director of “Windy Day” and creative director of […]
Google Spotlight Stories On Ice

SDCC2015: An Inside Look At Google Spotlight Stories

by Christopher Glennonon July 21, 2015
Google Spotlight Stories was launched in October 2013 by Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP), but they made their presence known for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Google Spotlight Stories pairs award winning filmmakers with mobile technology to create films that put the camera in the viewers’ hands. Moderated by Google […]

Emmy Award

2015 Primetime Emmy Nominations Announced

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2015
The 2015 Primetime Emmy Award nominations have been released, with the following categories with an animated TV program in contention: OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM Archer Bob’s Burgers Over The Garden Wall The Simpsons South Park OUTSTANDING SHORT-FORMAT ANIMATED PROGRAM Adventure Time Disney Mickey Mouse Regular Show Robot Chicken Steven Universe Wander Over Yonder OUTSTANDING CHARACTER VOICE-OVER […]

Michael Cera Signs Up as Robin for “LEGO Batman”

by Ed Liuon July 16, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Michael Cera has signed to play Robin opposite Will Arnett’s Batman in LEGO Batman, the upcoming spin-off to The LEGO Movie. The movie will be produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller; directed by LEGO Movie animation supervisor Chris McKay; with a screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith.


“Hotel Transylvania” Animated TV Series Coming from Sony and Nelvana in 2017

by Ed Liuon July 15, 2015
Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation check in together on Hotel Transylvania Animated TV Series (July 14, 2015 – Toronto, Canada) Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, one of the world’s leading international producers and distributors of children’s animated content, today announced that it is developing an exciting new animated TV series based on the blockbuster feature film, Hotel […]

SDCC2015: A Farewell to “Phineas and Ferb” Panel

by slaion July 14, 2015
This year was bittersweet for Phineas and Ferb fans. The series finale aired in June, so TV Guide held a special panel for fans to say farewell to their favorite show. Like the show, the panel began with TV Guide‘s moderator saying, “I know what we’re going to do today!” The answer: fix the microphones, […]