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DreamWorks Animation Reported in Merger Talks with Hasbro and Joint Venture with Hearst

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Various media outlets are reporting that toymaker Hasbro is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation, SKG, Inc, as well as discussions to turn their AwesomenessTV channel into a joint venture with Hearst. The Hasbro/DreamWorks merger is reported to be at least 60 days away, and the reports state that both sides agree that Jeffrey Katzenberg […]

NYCC 2014: The "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis" Roundtables - Heath Corson, Andrea Romano, James Tucker, Phil Bourassa, and Matt Lanter

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At New York Comic Con 2014, Toonzone News was able to sit with several members of the crew and cast of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, the next new direct-to-video movie that promises to introduce Aquaman, King of the Seven Seas, to the new universe of animated movies. Heath Corson is the screenwriter for Justice […]

Review: "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods" Your Wish Will Not Be Granted

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Nothing can keep a good Saiyan down. Majin Buu has been defeated, Goku’s alive, and all is right in the world. That’s a very boring scenario for warriors, and a birthday party for good friends is still not a fight; eating cake and playing bingo doesn’t get the blood pumping. Thankfully, the God of Destruction, […]

"Song of the Sea" Trailer Released; Limited Theatrical Release Starts December 19, 2014

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"LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League" Coming February 10, 2015

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George Lucas Animated Musical "Strange Magic" Coming on January 23, 2015

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“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015. “Strange Magic” is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and […]

"Big Hero 6" Conquers Box Office with $56.2M in Ticket Sales for Debut Weekend

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Disney’s Big Hero 6 won the box office race in its premiere weekend, selling $56.21M in tickets (estimated) to beat out Paramount’s science fiction epic Interstellar, whose second place finish meant $47.51M in ticket sales. The strong opening weekend handily beat out Wreck-It Ralph‘s $49M premiere from 2012, although it’s short of the $67M opening […]

Review: Disney Charms and Thrills With "Big Hero 6"

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Big Hero 6 might be the first time Walt Disney Animation Studios has handled a property from Marvel Comics, but there’s no question that the studio has taken the concept and made it its own, just as it has independently gone its own way when adapting the fairy tales and literature of yore. The movie’s […]

"Toy Story 4" Announced For June 2017, John Lasseter to Direct

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Marc Graser of Variety magazine reports that Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has revealed that Pixar Animation Studios is creating Toy Story 4, with a targeted theatrical release for June of 2017. The announcement came during an earnings call where Mr. Iger discussed Disney’s fourth quarter and fiscal year results with Wall […]

"Road to Ninja - Naruto the Movie" Coming to DVD and Blu-ray on November 25, 2014

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VIZ MEDIA DELIVERS THE NORTH AMERICAN HOME MEDIA RELEASE OF ROAD TO NINJA – NARUTO THE MOVIE “For My Friends And Family, I’ll Risk My Life For This Mission!” VIZ Media gives anime fans across North America the opportunity to add the sixth and latest feature film of the massively popular NARURTO SHIPPUDEN saga to […]

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