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Gainax Revives Its “Blue Uru” Film Project

by Todd DuBoison March 21, 2013
The Japanese animation studio Gainax has announced that it is restarting work on its Blue Uru film project. Blue Uru is intended to be a sequel to Gainax’s first theatrical film, the 1987 sci-fi drama Royal Space Force – The Wings of Honnêamise. Work on the film first began in 1992, but it was suspended the following […]

New Official Trailer For DreamWorks’ “Turbo”

by Todd DuBoison March 21, 2013
A new theatrical trailer has been created for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming comedy Turbo, which will be released in U.S. theaters on July 19th, 2013. Conceived and directed by David Soren, Turbo tells the story of a garden snail that adores IndyCar racing and gets a chance to fulfill his dreams of becoming a great racer […]

Review: “Rise of the Guardians” Delivers for Kids

by Todd DuBoison March 20, 2013
Taking inspiration from William Joyce’s Guardians of Childhood book series, Rise of the Guardians delivers an unusual reinterpretation of the fantastical icons of childhood legend for an imperfect but enjoyable adventure. The conceit of Guardians is that not only do these figures of myth all exist, they know each other and some of them are […]

Cruise Heard To Cry U.N.C.L.E.

by Alex Beanon March 19, 2013
Originally, it was supposed to be George Clooney starring in the film remake of the 1960s television spy series “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” – but then he was ceremoniously dumped after being deemed too old to handle the physical demands of the role which meant, of course, that it was perfect for Tom Cruise – […]

Toonzone Presents “A Monster in Paris” Exclusive Video Clip

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2013
Shout! Factory and Click Communications have provided the following exclusive video clip from A Monster in Paris, coming to DVD and Blu-ray disc on April 16, 2013: A Monster in Paris is written and directed by Bibo Bergeron (Shark Tale) and produced by Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp and Bergeron’s Bibo Films. The musical promises a spin […]

PR: New York International Children’s Film Festival Announces 2013 Award Winners

by Ed Liuon March 19, 2013
NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2013 AWARD WINNERS PRESENTED MARCH 17, 2013 AT DGA THEATER **** NYICFF 2013 JURY: GEENA DAVIS, MATTHEW MODINE, GUS VAN SANT, CHRISTINE VACHON, JEFFREY WRIGHT, SUSAN SARANDON, JAMES SCHAMUS, JOHN CANEMAKER, TOMM MOORE, LYNNE MCVEIGH, DANA POINTS, TAIKA WAITITI, EVAN SHAPIRO JURY AWARD WINNERS QUALIFY FOR THE 86th […]

PR: Studio Ghibli’s “From Up on Poppy Hill” Opens to $57,585 Box Office on Two NYC Screens

by Ed Liuon March 18, 2013
STUDIO GHIBLI’S FROM UP ON POPPY HILL OPENS TO $57,585 BOX OFFICE ON TWO NYC SCREENS **** #1 FEATURE FILM OPENING OF THE YEAR FOR BOTH IFC CENTER & ELINOR BUNIN MUNROE FILM CENTER POPPY HILL OPENS LOS ANGELES AND TORONTO 3/22 EXPANDS TO MULTIPLE N. AMERICAN MARKETS STARTING 3/29 WITH CONTINUED EXPANSION THROUGHOUT APRIL […]

PR: New York Comic Con VIP and 4-Day Tickets Go on Sale Starting March 14, 2013, at 12:00 EDT

by Ed Liuon March 14, 2013
NEW YORK COMIC CON VIP AND 4-DAY TICKETS TO GO ON SALE AT 12 NOON TODAY Officials Announce First Spotlight Guests for 2013 Show! Norwalk, CT, March 14, 2013: New York Comic Con (NYCC) organizers have announced that VIP and 4-Day Tickets for the 2013 pop culture extravaganza in New York City will go on […]

Toonzone Goes to “LEGO Batman: The Movie” Premiere at the Paley Center for Media, NYC

by Ed Liuon March 14, 2013
At the beginning of February, Toonzone News attended the world premiere of LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite, a new direct-to-video animated feature from Warner Home Video and Tt Animation. In attendance were voice actors Clancy Brown (Lex Luthor), Troy Baker (Batman), and Travis Willingham (Superman); along with director/producer Jon Burton and director […]

D’oh! No New Simpsons Movie

by Alex Beanon March 12, 2013
Despite making half a billion dollars in 2007 money, there will be no more Spider-Pig, acid-firing super drill, Emperor Moe appearances or Homer showing us how to eat a shrimp which has escaped through the grill slats – at least for the foreseeable future. Matt Groening revealed that “The Simpsons Movie”, while it was a […]