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Hasbro and DreamWorks Call Off Merger Talks; DreamWorks Stock Drops

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Hasbro has called off talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., leading to a 14% drop in share price for DreamWorks (eliminating any gains in price made after reports of the merger talks first surfaced). A number of reasons are being cited by news sources, including a negative response from Hasbro shareholders, an insurmountable gap […]

Rosario Dawson Cast in "Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast"

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CLIP: "Kiki's Delivery Service," "Princess Mononoke," "The Wind Rises" Blu-rays Coming November 18, 2014

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Disney Sets 2016 Release Dates for "Zootopia" and "Moana"

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Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced release dates for their next two animated feature films. Zootopia will be released on March 4, 2016; the movie will be directed by Byron Howard (Tangled) and will center on a fast-talking fox framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Moana will be released on November 23, 2016; co-directed […]

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 […]

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