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Zenkaikon 2013: John de Lancie Q&A Panel Report

by Weathermanon April 5, 2013
John de Lancie came to Zenkaikon 2013 and shared a number of interesting stories from his life and career. Among many of his roles are “Q” from various Star Trek series, Colonel Frank Simmons from Stargate SG-1 and most recently the voice of Discord from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. de Lancie was a […]

Character Slideshow Released for “A Monster in Paris”

by Ed Liuon April 5, 2013
Shout! Factory and Click Communications have released a new character slideshow from A Monster in Paris, coming to Blu-ray and DVD on April 16, 2013: A Monster in Paris will be released on April 16, 2013; for more details, check out Toonzone’s earlier coverage here, along with our exclusive video clip and extra videos.


Release Date of July 30, 2013, Announced for “Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox”

by Dan Collinson April 4, 2013
Newsarama reports that the next DC Comics Animated Movie Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox will be out on July 30, 2013.  Based on the Flashpoint comic series event, the Flash has caused a time ripple that creates an alternate reality in which the Justice League is never formed, where Wonder Woman’s Amazons battle Aquaman’s Atlanteans.  […]

Will Arnett Joins TMNT Cast As Good Human, Bad Human Or Rat

by Alex Beanon April 3, 2013
The cast of the live-action/CG hybrid film version of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is mostly cast with Megan Fox as April O’Neil [the Turtles’ human female friend] and Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard and Noel Fisher as the Turtles themselves. Now you can add Will Arnett to the mix – though just where you […]


New Sneak Peek Video Clip Released from “Disney’s Planes”

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2013
Walt Disney Feature Animation has released a new sneak peek clip from Disney’s Planes, the upcoming spin-off from Disney•Pixar’s Cars that stars Dane Cook as Dusty, a plane dreaming of competing as a high-flying air racer. OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty […]

Dory Gets Her Own Flick

by Alex Beanon April 2, 2013
Ever since showing up solo in “Finding Nemo”, director Andrew Stanton wondered to himself, why was she alone? Now he will answer that question for himself and the rest of us in a sequel film titled “Finding Dory” that focuses on Dory and will have Ellen DeGeneres reprising her voice role for the blue tang […]

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PR: “Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” to Dive into Theaters November 25, 2015

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2013
STILL SWIMMING! Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” to Dive into Theaters November 25, 2015 Ellen DeGeneres, the Voice of the Beloved Blue Tang Fish in 2003’s “Finding Nemo,” Shares Plans for the All-New Big-Screen Adventure BURBANK, Calif. (April 2, 2013) – When Dory said “just keep swimming” in 2003’s Oscar®-winning film “Finding Nemo,” she could not have […]

Birth Announcement: Iron Man 3 Has Twins

by Alex Beanon April 2, 2013
Seeking to placate Chinese censors that undercut the latest James Bond flick “Skyfall” and also make as much money as possible, of course – Marvel has announced that there will be two versions of “Iron Man 3” released next month – one for China [where it was filmed] and one for the good old US […]


Psst! It’s A Secret Service

by Alex Beanon April 1, 2013
It’s not very often – in fact, it borders on rare – that you can make a movie about a secret service agency and have it appeal to a wide ranging audience. It’s either going to be a suspenseful thriller starring Harrison Ford or Tommy Lee Jones that chases away the youth of America or […]
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Don Payne, “Simpsons” Scriptwriter, 1964 – 2013

by Ed Liuon April 1, 2013
Writer Don Payne passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at his home in Los Angeles, CA, at the age of 48. The cause was sarcoma, according to fellow writer John Frink, who worked with Payne as a scriptwriter on The Simpsons. Frink and Payne wrote for sitcoms like Hope and Gloria and Men Behaving […]