Welcome to the Wayne

Toonzone Interviews Billy Lopez For The UK Premiere Of “Welcome to the Wayne”

by Grant Whiteon December 24, 2014
Welcome to the Wayne, Nickelodeon’s first ever original online animated series, has launched in the United Kingdom on the official Nick App and Nick websites ( and The series focuses on Ansi, a meek young boy who has recently moved with his family into the titular apartment complex. The Wayne is full of eccentric […]
Redesigning Christmas

Celebrating (and Redesigning) Christmas with Torill Kove and the NFB

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2014
The National Film Board of Canada has posted animator Torill Kove’s latest clip inspired by the characters in her short film “Me and My Moulton.” “Redesigning Christmas” pits the main character’s architect parents and their principles of good design against the holiday season. Redesigning Christmas from National Film Board of Canada on Vimeo.


“Transformers” Fan Forum Reveals ‘The Allspark Foundation’ Charity

by Grant Whiteon December 15, 2014
After many successful charity drives on behalf of the Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Transformers/My Little Pony fan community The Allspark has announced the formation of a committed charity foundation. Their first charity focus will be to raise $10,000 by February 28th for the Hospital’s Scrabble Ball, due to be held March 7th. Those within the US […]
Welcome to the Wayne

PR: Nickelodeon UK Opens Its Doors To First Ever Digital Series: Welcome to the Wayne

by Grant Whiteon December 12, 2014
NICKELODEON OPENS ITS DOORS TO FIRST EVER DIGITAL SERIES:WELCOME TO THE WAYNE Expect quirky, crazy and hilarious adventures at the tip of your finger with Welcome to the Wayne available on the Nick App, and from Monday 22nd December 2014  London, Friday 12th November 2014 – Nickelodeon UK is to launch its first animated […]


Mamoru Hosoda’s Next Film Is “The Boy and the Beast”

by Todd DuBoison December 11, 2014
In a press conference held at the headquarters of Toho Co, Ltd. in Japan, The Boy and the Beast (a.k.a. Bakemono no Ko) was announced as the next feature film from director Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children). The film is being produced by Nippon TV and Studio Chizu, […]

17 Animated Films Considered For 2015 Golden Globe Nominations

by Todd DuBoison December 10, 2014
This week, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association identified seventeen different animated feature films that qualified to be considered for nominations for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. The nominees will be announced on Thursday, December 11 at 8:20 AM EST, one month prior to the award ceremony on January 11, 2015. NBC will broadcast the 72nd […]

Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Toshio Suzuki and Hayao Miyazaki

Ghibli Documentary “The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness” on Digital HD Dec 9; DVD on Jan 27, 2015

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2014
AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE LANDMARK STUDIO THAT PRODUCED PRINCESS MONONOKE AND SPIRITED AWAY THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS Remarkable Tale of Passion, Creativity and Exploration Arrives on DVD and Video on Demand January 27 Available For Digital Download December 9 The first-ever look at the inner workings of Studio Ghibli, the successful Japanese […]

Inspired by the Muse – Toonzone Interviews Actor Sunday Muse

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2014
The multi-talented Sunday Muse wears many hats in her career, with the first being an actor on stage, on-camera, and in voiceover. She also claims credits as an author (of the book You Can Do Cartoon Voices, Too!), a stand-up comedian (with Toronto Life naming her ‘one of the funniest ladies in Toronto’), and an […]


Animated “Gladiators of Rome” Coming to DVD on February 17, 2015

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2014
THE HILARIOUS STORY OF AN UNLIKELY HERO ARRIVES ON DVD GLADIATORS OF ROME Animated Family Adventure Debuts on DVD February 17, 2015 HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – From writer/director Iginio Straffi (“Winx Club”) GLADIATORS OF ROME makes its DVD debut on February 17, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. GLADIATORS OF ROME tells the hilarious story of […]
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 4

TMNT Exec. Producer Ciro Nieli Talks Ninja Turtles, Robot Monkeys, and the United Kingdom

by Grant Whiteon December 5, 2014
Toonzone recently had the chance to talk with Ciro Nieli, executive producer of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, during his latest visit to the United Kingdom. TOONZONE NEWS: Season two is racing towards its dramatic conclusion, season three is soon to start and a fourth season has been confirmed. You’ve said before that ideally you […]