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Otakon 2012: Toonzone Interviews Voice Director and Actor Michael Sinterniklaas

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A veteran of the voice acting business, Michael Sinterniklaas has distinguished himself as an actor, ADR director and script writer. In the year 2000 he founded the recording studio NYAV Post, which has produced English dubs for a wide variety of animation such as The Venture Bros, Robotomy, Speed Racer: The Next Generation, Huntik: Secrets […]

SFX 'Ultimate Guide to Anime' Magazine Available From 20th July

SFX PROVIDES THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ANIME SFX – the world’s number one sci-fi and fantasy magazine – provides the ultimate guide to anime with a new special edition magazine which hits the shelves on Friday. SFX Special Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Anime reveals all readers need to know about the anime scene, including […]

PR: "Mia and the Migoo" Coming to DVD on August 7, 2012

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 “Gorgeous to watch! Go for the fantasy, stay for the art.” – Los Angeles Times “A hand-painted film that draws inspiration from Van Gogh and Cezanne, Mia and the Migoo is genuinely beautiful, with eye-popping color and motion and dreamscapes: really inspired stuff.” – The Oregonian “An endless delight” – Time Out New York FROM […]

Briefly: Int'l TV Deals; Mobile Game for "Hotel Transylvania"

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* Hotel Transylvania will get an immersive mobile game, courtesy of Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc. and PlayFirst, in time for the film’s September 20 release. [Animation Magazine] * Kidobi.com will launch the historical-action-themed kids’ show Ben and Izzy for North America. [Animation Magazine] * Malaysia’s Astro network will begin carrying Disney XD beginning September […]

Unauthorized Animated Disney Characters Appear on North Korean TV

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The New York Times reports that unauthorized versions of copyrighted Walt Disney Company characters appeared on North Korean state-run television on Monday. Costumed versions of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Tigger, and other Disney characters were seen dancing in front of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, with occasional clips from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs […]

PR: "Mia and the Migoo" Coming to DVD and Blu-ray in Q3 2012 (UPDATE July 21, 2012)

(UPDATED July 21, 2012: An updated press release has been issued, noting the cancelation of the Blu-ray release and announcing a final release date of August 7, 2012. Read the updated press release here. The original press release as of March 20, 2012, is below.) FROM THE DISTRIBUTORS OF THE OSCAR®-NOMINATED THE SECRET OF KELLS […]

"Crash Canyon" Crashes and Burns

Canada’s TELETOON at Night is set to premiere the new comedy Crash Canyon alongside season 2 of Archer and season 6 of Futurama. There would be no reason for shame if the new comedy didn’t quite manage to measure up to such stiff competition, since Archer and Futurama are two of the funniest shows on […]

"The Gruffalo": Thank Goodness There IS Such a Thing as a Gruffalo

Based on the children’s book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler, the CGI animated adaptation of The Gruffalo has an entertainment value that far outweighs its short length and modest budget. It is winning, charming entertainment for viewers of all ages, sweetening the educational moral with the same wit and cleverness that its lead character […]

"The Illusionist": Sylvain Chomet's Beautiful, Melancholy Ambiguity

All film is an illusion. Persistence of vision is the illusion that still images projected at 24 frames a second are actually moving, while suspension of disbelief is the illusion that shadows on a wall are as real as what we see and experience every day. Like the best stage magicians, great film can compel […]

New Clips from "The Illusionist" - Trailer and "Painting a Billboard"

Toonzone is proud to host the following trailer and clip from The Illusionist, available today on DVD and Blu-ray disc from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment: TRAILER: The Illusionist on DVD/Blu-ray CLIP: Painting a Billboard Today is the last day to enter our giveaway of one copy of The Illusionist Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. Check out more […]

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