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The Extincts

Cirrina Studios Announces First Feature “The Extincts” Helmed by William Joyce

by Ed Liuon May 26, 2017
CIRRINA STUDIOS ANNOUNCES FIRST FEATURE, THE EXTINCTS OSCAR®-WINNING FILMMAKER WILLIAM JOYCE TO HELM ANIMATED FEATURE Santa Monica, CA (May 24, 2017) – Cirrina Studios, the recently launched entertainment finance, development and production company has announced its first animated feature film, The Extincts. Based on British writer Veronica Cossanteli’s popular middle grade novel of the same […]

Early Man Coming To USA In 2018

by Alex Beanon May 26, 2017
Animation studio Aardman’s newest film project – “Early Man” – has been picked up for distribution by Lionsgate tentatively scheduled for a release date of February 16, 2018 in the USA [following its earlier European release, where Studiocanal will handle distribution]. “Early Man” is an animated comedy film featuring the voices of Eddie Redmayne, Tom […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2016 – Naoyoshi Shiotani Interview

by Grant Whiteon May 25, 2017
Director Naoyoshi Shiotani’s career includes work on productions such as Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Oblivion Island and Fullmetal Alchemist. He attended the convention to specifically discuss his director role in the Psycho-Pass franchise being released by Anime Limited and Toonzone News had the chance to interview him. TOONZONE NEWS:  It’s been said that […]

Animation Abroad – Dazzling Star’s Beijing Opera Cats

by Joshua Baileyon May 17, 2017
The Chinese animation industry has been growing rapidly in the past decade, with a number of quality animated movies and television programs being released each year. One show that I’ve had my eye on for a while now is Beijing Opera Cats, which premiered in 2015 and was created by Dazzling Star Animation. I first […]

Animation Abroad – Motion Pictures’ Pumpkin Reports

by Joshua Baileyon April 14, 2017
With the recent announcement of Invader ZIM‘s return as a television movie, I couldn’t help but ponder how neglected the alien invader sub-genre has been in animated programs. It’s such a fun premise: an alien invader comes to earth, infiltrates society and tries to take over the world while defending themselves from humans who saw […]
The Boss Baby

“Smurfs” Underperforms at the Box Office as “Boss Baby” Takes Top Spot for Second Week

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2017
DreamWorks Animation SKG’s The Boss Baby has topped the box office charts in its second week of release with an estimated $26.3 million in ticket sales, bringing its domestic total just short of $90 million. The Boss Baby held off a challenge in the family film market by Sony Pictures Animation’s Smurfs: The Lost Village, […]

Veronica Taylor, Original Voice Of Ash Ketchum, To Attend MCM London Comic Con May 2017

by Grant Whiteon April 10, 2017
She voiced the hero of a generation kids in the late 90s, voicing Pokemon’s master in training Ash Ketchum as he ventured through regions including Kanto, the Orange Islands and Johto. Now voice actress Veronica Taylor sets out on a new quest  to earn the MCM badge at the ExCel in London this May. Veronica’s […]

LEGO’s Simon Lucas Talks “Ninjago” At BAFTA Kids Premiere of Season Seven

by Grant Whiteon April 3, 2017
Following the BAFTA screening of the first two episodes of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu season seven, presenter Nigel Clarke interviewed LEGO’s Simon Lucas about his career, ninja and the future. Simon serves as Senior Creative Director on the Ninjago brand, a role that sees him liaise with parties including toy designers, script writers and […]