57th Annual Writers Guild Awards - Inside

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 […]

“The Croods” Takes #2 Box Office Spot in Week 2 for $88.6M 10-Day Total

by Ed Liuon April 1, 2013
DreamWorks Animation SKG’s The Croods took the #2 spot at the box office for Easter weekend with estimated ticket sales of $26.5 million, bringing its cumulative 10-day total to an estimated $88.6 million. The movie came in second place behind G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the sequel to 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra which brought […]


Review: “Wizards” Proves Itself Experimental to a Fault

by Todd DuBoison April 1, 2013
Perhaps the most impressive thing about Ralph Bakshi’s Wizards is that it was ever created in the first place. The director once described it as “my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom” and a “fantasy for American kids,” yet ultimately Bakshi’s 1978 take on The Lord of the Rings would represent his best attempt […]
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James Tucker to Replace Bruce Timm as Supervising Producer at DC Animation

by Ed Liuon March 29, 2013
Voices from Krypton has announced that Bruce Timm will be stepping down as the supervising producer at DC Animation, handing over his oversight of both animated TV series and direct-to-video movies  to James Tucker (Batman: The Brave and the Bold). In comments to Voices From Krypton, Tucker stated that DC Animation will be stepping away […]


PR: “Gaiking: The Movie Collection” Coming to DVD on May 21, 2013

by Ed Liuon March 29, 2013
GAIKING: THE MOVIE COLLECTION Contains Three Feature-Length Movies Edited From the Original Series, Plus A Brand-New English Language Track! COLLECTIBLE 2-DVD SET ARRIVES ON HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES EVERYWHERE ON MAY 21, 2013 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY An iconic classic from the golden age of Japanese animation, Gaiking the transforming super robot is back in a trio […]

Review: “Adventures in Zambezia” Offers Well-Worn But Enjoyable Family Fun

by Ed Liuon March 29, 2013
If Adventures in Zambezia had been released by a major Hollywood studio, it would be solid and enjoyable but largely unremarkable fare. The fact that it is the first animated feature film by South Africa’s Triggerfish Animation Studios and was made for a fraction of what most animated features cost today makes it much more […]


PR: “White Collar” Star Matt Bomer to Attend World Premiere of “Superman: Unbound” at WonderCon 2013

by Ed Liuon March 28, 2013
WHITE COLLAR STAR MATT BOMER TO ATTEND WORLD PREMIERE OF SUPERMAN: UNBOUND FRIDAY, MARCH 29 AT WONDERCON 2013 Matt Bomer, star of USA Network’s hit series White Collar, has joined the panel for the World Premiere of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Superman: Unbound this Friday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. as part of the WonderCon […]

“Stan Lee’s Mighty 7” Being Adapted to Trilogy of Animated Movies

by Ed Liuon March 28, 2013
Superhero Hype reports that Archie Comics’ Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 comic book series will be adapted to a trilogy of animated movies by A Squared Entertainment and Lee’s POW Entertainment, with the first movie set to air on the Hub Network by the end of this year. The comic series bills itself as “the world’s […]

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Captain America Adds Sundance Flavor

by Alex Beanon March 28, 2013
The newest installment in the Captain America film franchise – “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” – is set to add Academy Award-winning veteran actor Robert Redford to the cast. Redford, who has been known in recent years for overseeing the Sundance Film Festival, will join Chris Evans [as Captain America] and is expected to play […]

New “A Monster in Paris” Video Clips Released

by Ed Liuon March 28, 2013
Shout! Factory and Click Communications have released the following new video clips from A Monster in Paris, set to be released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 16, 2013. Clip – Egg Delivery Trailer – A Monster in Paris For more details, check out Toonzone’s earlier coverage here, and our exclusive video clip from the […]