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Mixed Messages: Of Legos & Ponies

by The Huntsmanon January 15, 2013
In the twilight of 2010, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic began to get the attention of older, male viewers. While many were skeptical of the show at the time, those viewers would go on to set the foundations for what the fandom – the bronies – would become. No matter what people thought about […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: “Dirty Pair: Project Eden” (1986)

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2012
The opening credits sequence to the Dirty Pair: Project Eden OVA movie are a tantalizing blend of sex, technology, and spy thrillers, along with some bracingly bizarre images and segues. It reminds me of the best Maurice Binder opening sequences to the James Bond movies, using powerfully evocative imagery to create a distinctive artistic statement […]


“Best. Episode. Ever!” Toonzone Talks “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic”

by Todd DuBoison November 9, 2012
Perhaps the greatest success of the still-young TV network The Hub is its hit children’s show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. If nothing else there is little question it has been one of its standout hits. Wholesome as it is fun, since its inception the program has been winning over not only young girls […]

The Vortexx of Saturday Mornings

by macattackon August 24, 2012
Saturday morning cartoons (and certain live-action programs like Beakman’s World and Power Rangers), once a childhood staple, are getting closer and closer to irrelevance. Some blame this on cable and its offerings of programs once exclusive to Saturday mornings. Others blame stringent FCC regulations that make it difficult to make money out of Saturday morning […]


Movie-Based Animated Programs: Hope For The Future?

by The Huntsmanon August 6, 2012
I have long been a proponent of movie-based animated programs. Perhaps I am unusual in that regard, but if I like a movie, I would like to see as much of its world as possible. Sure, it might not be as excellently portrayed on a TV budget, but at least you get to see its […]

Otakon 2012: In the End It Really Does Matter

by Weathermanon August 3, 2012
At last, we come to it, the end. Another Otakon gone by, another summer convention season drawing to a close. Not that Otakon closes slowly by any means. There was still a packed full dealer’s..well, room isn’t really appropriate. It’s more of a packed dealer’s hall that happens to be larger than a couple of […]


Otakon 2012: Saturday Night’s Alright for Conning

by Weathermanon August 1, 2012
So it was less of a meltdown by Saturday and more a mass of swirling people, costumes, and odors. Seriously folks: deodorant, showers and fresh clothing are your friends. Compared to Friday it was cooler, but we’re not talking a massive cooldown here. More of “well, it’s not almost 100…..*flump*”. Thankfully it was possible to […]
Disney/Pixar "Brave" Trailer Analysis

Disney/Pixar “Brave” Trailer Analysis

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2012
Disney/Pixar has just released a new trailer for Brave: The first thing I love about this trailer is that it’s just a chunk of the movie. No fast-cuts. No creative editing. No attempts to fool us into thinking this movie is something that it isn’t. No packing all the best parts of a movie into […]

Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland Video Game Review (PS3)

by Todd DuBoison January 1, 2012
Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland is a sequel to Atelier Roronoa: The Alchemist of Arland and the predecessor to Atelier Meruru: The Apparentice of Arland, which is due for release from NIS America in Q1 or Q2 2012. Newcomers need not be wary though, as I found this game to be enjoyable on its […]

“Best. Episode. Ever!” Toonzone Talks “Justice League”

by Todd DuBoison November 17, 2011
Today Toonzone’s “Best. Episode. Ever!” feature is back to talk Justice League, which very recently turned ten years old since its premiere on Cartoon Network on November 17th, 2001. This great series was the capstone of the DC Animated Universe, bringing together dozens upon dozens of heroes and villains and delivering some of the finest […]