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"The Last Unicorn": A Sublime Classic

by Todd DuBoison August 11, 2011
Though it may be neglected on most lists of great animated films, The Last Unicorn is a hallmark of the 1980s and an easy contender for the finest animated achievement from Rankin/Bass Productions. An adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Peter S. Beagle, it offers an incisive and faithful screenplay from […]

"Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D." Picks Up the Wrong End of the Blade

by Christopher Glennonon August 10, 2011
Taking a comic book and putting it up on the TV screen where the pictures can move is kind of a no-brainer. Heck, they’ve been doing that since the Marvel cartoons of the 1960s. It worked then, and now Marvel Knights Animation is busting out with DVDs that transform recent comic books into motion comics. […]

PR: The Walt Disney Studios Adds 3D Favorites to Its Blu-ray 3D Line-Up

by Ed Liuon August 8, 2011
THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS ADDS 3D FAVORITES TO ITS 2011 BLU-RAY 3D™ LINE-UP Leader in 3D Filmed Entertainment Adds Four New Titles To Its Growing In-Home Blu-ray 3D Catalog BURBANK, Calif. — August 5, 2011 — Leading the way in the advancement of 3D entertainment and continuing its commitment to the growing Blu-ray 3D™ market, […]

Fox Gives ‘Leafmen’ A Release Date

by on August 7, 2011
Fox has given a May 17, 2012 release date to Leafmen. The Fox Animation film hits theaters three weeks before the bug-themed DreamWorks Animation’s film Turbo. Leafmen is based on the 1996 William Joyce picture book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs. The film is being directed by Chris Wedge, who previously directed […]

Otakon2011: "Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos" Shines Brightly

by on August 4, 2011
When Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos was first announced I was a bit wary. It’s no surprise that the creators of the show would want to leverage their popular franchise to support a side-story, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it should be done. There have been far too many series and movies cheapened […]

Otakon2011: Press Conference with Anime Director Makoto Shinkai

by on August 2, 2011
Just two months after its release in Japan, Makoto Shinkai’s new movie, Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below, had its U.S. premiere at Otakon with English Subtitles. Makoto Shinkai is a Japanese Director known for Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days and 5 Centimeters Per Second. After […]

SDCC2011: "Batman: Year One" Roundtable Interviews

by Jeffrey Harrison July 31, 2011
At the San Diego Comic-Con before the screening of Batman: Year One, Toonzone caught up with members of the movie’s cast and crew. INTERVIEW WITH ANDREA ROMANO, CASTING AND VOICE OVER DIRECTOR Andrea Romano is one of the hardest workers in the industry today and has worked as a casting and voice over director for […]

PR: Disney Jr.’s "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" 1st Soundtrack & DVD in Sept 2011

by Ed Liuon July 29, 2011
YO HO, LET’S GO MATEYS! DISNEY JUNIOR’S #1 SERIES “JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES” RELEASES ITS FIRST MUSIC SOUNDTRACK & DVD THIS FALL ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 20 DVD SET FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 27 , become a fan at www.Facebook.com/disneymusic or follow us at www.Twitter.com/disneymusic . About the DVD Release: On September 27, […]

"Princess Mononoke" No Longer Licensed in US

by Ed Liuon July 28, 2011
AnimeNews.biz reports that Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke is no longer licensed in the United States by either the Walt Disney Company or by Echo Bridge Distribution (former distributor for the now-defunct Miramax label). At the moment, it is not known whether any former rights holders or any other companies would be willing or able to […]

SDCC2011: Toonzone Interviews Voice Actor Kevin Michael Richardson

by Jeffrey Harrison July 27, 2011
Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons While at the San Diego Comic-Con, Toonzone was able to catch up with animation voice over veteran, Kevin Michael Richardson. The long-time actor can currently be heard as Bulkhead on Transformers: Prime, Jabba the Hutt on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Cleveland Junior on The Cleveland Show. […]