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Toonzone Attends Nickelodeon UK's 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Animation Reveal

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Before speaking to the panel of TMNT producers we viewed an upcoming episode of season 2, ‘Attack of the Squirrelanoids’. Making its UK debut at 9:30am 25th January on Nicktoons, it’s a love letter to Aliens and pulp sci-fi comics in which our heroes must face a ninja’s natural enemy- mutant squirrels. Scary, funny and […]

PR: NY Int'l Children's Film Festival Announces 2014 Jury & Slate Preview; "Muppets Most Wanted" & "Rio 2" Special Previews

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NEW YORK INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2014 JURY AND SLATE PREVIEW **** FULL SLATE ANNOUNCED AND TICKETS ON SALE FEB 3 EVENT RUNS MARCH 7-30 OSCAR®-QUALIFYING FEST FOR SHORT ANIMATION & LIVE ACTION OVER 30,000 EXPECTED FOR 100+ FILMS **** SLATE PREVIEW: AMAZONIA – US PREMIERE OPENING NIGHT MUPPETS MOST WANTED – SPECIAL PREVIEW […]

Despicable Me 3 Set For 2017

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The Minions will be back, as will Gru in “Despicable Me 3” – the third film in what has proven to be a lucrative franchise [the second film just opened in China on its way to making a $1 billion worldwide gross] – although it will not be for three more years. In addition, Illumination […]

Sakura Has Full Lupin Plates

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If you are one of the lucky residents of the town of Sakura in Japan this month, then you don’t need to be told what to get excited about, but for those not currently residing under a Japanese rock, Sakura has been awarded 3000 limited edition motorcycle license plates bearing the image of anime superstar […]

2014 Best Animated Short Candidates: "Room on the Broom"

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Animation Dominates Japan 2013 Box Office Charts

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that the 2013 annual box office results in Japan are dominated by animation, with 7 out of the top 10 grossing films of the year being animated, and one prominently featuring a CGI character in a live-action movie. Hayao Miyazaki’s Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) was the #1 top grossing film […]

Review: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 2: The Mutation Situation' UK Premiere

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Back in late 2012 I had the privilege to review ‘Rise of the Turtles’, the two part opener to Nickelodeon’s revived take on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The past year has seen the show enjoy great ratings and toy sales on both sides of the Atlantic. I’ve stuck by the show and although it’s been […]

PR: Ubisoft’s Wacky, Mischievous Rabbids Invade Nicktoons UK This February

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RABBIDS Chase from Nickelodeon UK on Vimeo. Watch Rabbids Invasion on Monday 3rd February at 4:30pm on Nicktoons London, 10th January 2014 – The crazy and mischievous Rabbids® will make their UK television debut in Nickelodeon’s CG-animated series Rabbids Invasion premiering Monday 3rd February at 4:30pm on Nicktoons. 26 half-hour episodes will follow the uncontrollable […]

Japanese Government Launches "Cool Japan" Initiative

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Anime News Network reports that the Japanese government has funded a new “Japan Channel” dedicated to exporting Japanese cultural programming internationally, including anime, dramas, music, and travel program. The initial seed money of 15.5 billion yen (approximately $14.7 million) is for subtitling and dubbing costs and publicity, as well as setting up foreign broadcasting offices […]

PR: Nickelodeon's Heroes In A Half Shell Return To Battle In The UK In Season Two Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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NICKELODEON’S HEROES IN A HALF SHELL RETURN TO BATTLE IN SEASON TWO OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Masked Vigilante Casey Jones Joins Forces with the Crime-Fighting Turtles in the Season Premiere on Saturday 11th January at 9:30am on Nicktoons London -  Friday 20th December, 2013 – Nickelodeon launches season two of the hit animated […]

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