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"Halo Legends" Premieres in San Francisco on February 10, 2010

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2010
Halo Legends, the upcoming direct-to-video animated anthology film from Warner Home Video and Microsoft’s 343 Industries, will get its premiere at the AMC Metreon in San Francisco, CA, on February 10, 2010. Halo development director Frank O’Connor will be available after the screening for a Q&A session with attendees of the screening. A limited number […]

"Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths" Premieres in NY and LA Feb 16 & 18, 2010

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2010
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths will premiere at the Paley Center for Media in New York and Los Angeles on February 16 and 18, 2010, respectively. At both premieres, a panel with the filmmakers and voice cast will follow. A limited number of free tickets are available to fans, who must RSVP at justiceleagueNY@newsarama.com […]

Cartoon Universe: Monkey, Not Truck: Why Beast Wars is Great

by on February 4, 2010
Beast Wars Transformers is one of those rare, near-perfect cartoons that pop up seemingly out of nowhere to become classics.  It’s quite possibly one of the best shows of the 1990s, combining unexpectedly deep scripting with fun, nuanced animation that was cutting edge for its time.  The characters feel real, their conflicts seem intimate, and […]

Marvel Animation Age Talks with Frank Paur on "Planet Hulk"

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2010
The Marvel Animation Age has spoken with Frank Paur, supervising director for the new direct-to-video movie Planet Hulk. In the interview, Paur discusses why the story was a natural for animation, what his role was during production, the hardest part of translating a 12-issue story into a 70-minute movie, how he approaches directing, and more. […]

New Video Clip from "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths" – "Last Hope"

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2010
Warner Home Video has released another video clip from Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie coming to DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand services on February 23, 2010. In the clip, the Lex Luthor of Earth-2 details the reign of terror of his world’s Crime Syndicate to the Justice League: <!– […]

Toonzone Interviews Rick Wasserman on Voicing "Planet Hulk"

by Ed Liuon February 2, 2010
Over the years, there have been many actors who have portrayed Marvel’s Incredible Hulk on screens large and small. Rick D. Wasserman can now join their ranks as the voice of the Hulk in Planet Hulk, a new direct-to-video movie from Marvel Animation Studios now available on DVD, Blu-ray disc, and various on-demand services. The […]

"Planet Hulk" is a Smashing Success

by Ed Liuon February 2, 2010
If you surveyed superhero fans to guess which Marvel Comics character would produce the best and the most direct-to-video animated movies, it’s unlikely that many would have picked the Incredible Hulk. Certainly the popular conception is that the Hulk is a one-note character, often reduced to little more than a handful of punch lines involving […]

Marvel Animation Age Hosts "Planet Hulk" Production Artwork

by Ed Liuon February 1, 2010
The Marvel Animation Age has posted several new pieces of production artwork from Planet Hulk, the new direct-to-video animated movie slated to hit DVD and Blu-ray disc tomorrow, February 2, 2010. The same article also includes the back-cover artwork and disc art for the Blu-ray and the packaging and menu system for Wolverine and the […]

Toonzone Presents 12-Page Preview of cereal:geek Magazine, Available via Previews

by Jon Ton January 28, 2010
Toonzone News is proud to host the following 12-page preview of cereal:geek magazine, now available for pre-order at comic book specialty shops through Diamond Comics’ January issue of Previews magazine. Launched in 2007, cereal:geek focuses on 1980’s animation, with each magazine containing interviews, behind-the-scenes artwork, and more. Click on any image below to enlarge to […]

Marvel Animation Age Talks with Greg Johnson on "Planet Hulk"

by Ed Liuon January 28, 2010
The Marvel Animation Age has spoken with Greg Johnson, Marvel Animation veteran and screenwriter for the upcoming animated direct-to-video movie Planet Hulk. Among other topics, Johnson discusses how he came to join the project, the difficulties in adapting the large graphic novel for a 70-minute animated movie, how the movie compares to the other projects […]