Review: “April and the Extraordinary World” Blu-ray – Spectacular Steampunk Sci-Fi

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2016
April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué in the original French)is an absolute delight of a film: a beautifully animated steampunk science fiction adventure that draws on a deep well of visual inventiveness and a near-infinite capacity to surprise and delight. This French film is another international import from GKIDS and just […]


SDCC 2016: “Batman: The Killing Joke” Interviews – Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, Ray Wise, Brian Azzarello, Sam Liu, and Bruce Timm

by Christopher Glennonon August 12, 2016
San Diego Comic Con 2016 premiered latest DC Animated Film Batman: The Killing Joke. Toonzone News and other members of the press was able to sit down for round table interviews with Kevin Conroy (Batman), Tara Strong (Batgirl), Ray Wise (Commissioner Gordon), director Sam Liu, screenwriter Brian Azzarello, and executive producer Bruce Timm. TARA STRONG […]
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Review: “Boy and the World” – A Beauty from Brazil

by slaion August 10, 2016
Boy and the World is one of Brazil’s first animated features, earning an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature earlier this year. It showcases the world through the eyes and drawings of a child. We start out in the rainforest jungle, seen through the boy’s eyes at first, which is depicted with simplistic forms, shapes, and an […]


Two Strings Tuesday: An Interview with Art Parkinson, the Voice of Kubo

by Christopher Glennonon August 9, 2016
Welcome back to Toonzone’s “Two Strings Tuesdays,” the day dedicated to special content posted a week in conjunction with the upcoming release of LAIKA Animation Studio’s latest feature film Kubo and the Two Strings (coming to theaters on August 19, 2016). For our earlier installments, check out: Roundtable interview with director Travis Knight and producer […]


Disney Releases “Moana” Olympics Preview Clip

by Ed Liuon August 8, 2016
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Ryan Crego Talks Going on “Home Adventures with Tip and Oh”

by Ed Liuon August 5, 2016
After graduating from the Film and Media Studies program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Ryan Crego got his start in the animation business at DreamWorks Animation, starting there at 2004 and earning credits on Puss in Boots, Kung Fu Panda 2, and multiple Shrek projects. He has also written and developed animated features […]

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Review: “Batman: The Killing Joke” – Not a Good Day

by Ed Liuon August 4, 2016
I am in the minority of comic book fans that was in no hurry for the fine folks at Warner Bros. Animation to adapt The Killing Joke in their direct-to-video line. It definitely reshaped the American superhero comic book industry along with The Dark Knight Returns and Watchmen, but of the three, The Killing Joke […]

Suicide Squad SDCC Attraction Now Playable At Home

by Peter Paltridgeon August 3, 2016
During SDCC something called “Squad 360: The VR Experience” was playable on the show floor. It was a 360-degree virtual reality version of a key fight scene from Suicide Squad, seen from the perspective of Harley Quinn. It was a way for the attending cosplayers to finally, authentically be Harley without getting arrested. Now you […]