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Marvel Skipping the "Big Hero 6" Movie Party

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Although Disney’s upcoming animated feature Big Hero 6 is based on a Marvel Comics superhero team (and comic book mini-series of the same name), The Hollywood Reporter states that Marvel is not planning any tie-ins to the movie, citing the lack of any Big Hero 6 tie-ins for the November 2014 advance solicitations (when the […]

Otakon 2014: Interview - Masao Maruyama on Studio MAPPA and its Works

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Masao Maruyama’s storied career spans the lifetime of the modern anime industry itself. He started out with Mushi Productions before going on to found the animation studio Madhouse in 1972, where he spent over four decades producing scores of noteworthy anime titles and working with some of the finest talent in the business. Such series […]

Otakon 2014: Interview - Sunao Katabuchi Talks His New Film, "In This Corner of the World"

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Sunao Katabuchi might be most recognizable to English-speaking anime fans as the director of the gritty Black Lagoon presently airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami block, but he’s also a veteran of the anime industry whose early credits include scriptwriting for Hayao Miyazaki’s Sherlock Hound TV series and the position of assistant director on Studio Ghibli’s Kiki’s Delivery […]

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Production Moved To 2015

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Due to the pregnancy of star Milla Jovovich, production on the sixth entry in the “Resident Evil” film franchise has been moved into 2015. Jovovich is due this winter with her second child and production on the video game-based movie has been moved to late spring of 2015. “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” has been […]

John Stevenson to Direct Animated "Noah's Ark" Comedy for Unified Pictures

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ACADEMY AWARD®-NOMINATED DIRECTOR JOHN STEVENSON TO DIRECT ANIMATED COMEDY ADVENTURE INSPIRED BY “NOAH’S ARK” FOR UNIFIED PICTURES Unified Pictures announced today that Academy Award®-nominated director John Stevenson (“Kung Fu Panda”) will direct the company’s first CG- animated feature inspired by “Noah’s Ark,” which is slated for completion in 2016. The animated comedy adventure is inspired […]

Eight More Join Ant-Man Cast

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Joining Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly on the cast of the comic book movie “Ant-Man” will be a slew of actors and actresses led by Judy Greer [“Archer”], John Slattery [“Mad Men”] and Bobby Cannavale [“Chef”] – however none of the eight have specified roles yet. “Ant-Man” is currently scheduled to be released […]

First Ant-Man Photo Surfaces – Not At A Picnic, Though

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Filming on the comic book movie “Ant-Man” has begun, starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang [aka Ant-Man] and the first photo of Rudd has already emerged although it does not show Rudd in any Ant-Man regalia. “Ant-Man” is currently scheduled to be released on July 17, 2015. Source: Box Office Mojo

Toonzone Interviews Asaph Fipke, Supreme Commander of Nerd Corps, on the "Slugterra" Movies

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Asaph “Ace” Fipke bills himself as the Supreme Commander of Nerd Corps, the Vancouver-based animation studio, and the whimsy in job title carries over into their TV shows. A child actor whose father was in show business as well, Fipke began college at the University of BC, but dropped out in favor of the Vancouver […]

Star Wars Rebels: Spark Of Rebellion Gets Release Date

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The one-hour animated movie, “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” got a release date for next month on Disney XD.com on September 29 and then a few days later on Disney channels in the USA. The “Star Wars Rebels” series – based five years before the original “Star Wars” movie – premieres on October 13. […]

Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Jungle Book Cast

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As expected, Benedict Cumberbatch was tabbed to provide the voice of the evil tiger, Shere Khan, for the rebooted “The Jungle Book” movie. – the Warner Bros. version. Cumberbatch is the first cast role for the film with Andy Serkis [“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”] making his directorial debut. George Sanders voiced Shere […]

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