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Zagtoon Expands Into the United States, Pitches New Properties

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 20, 2014
There will be a new big player in America’s animation business soon, if the folks at Zag Studios have anything to say about it. Founded by Jeremy Zag and Saban Entertainment co-founder Jacqueline Tordjman, Zag is an entertainment firm based in France that has expanded into a global enterprise with offices in Paris, Brussels, Seoul, […]

Toonzone Interviews “Breadwinners” Gary “Doodles” DiRaffaele & Steve Borst

by Ed Liuon June 20, 2014
Steve Borst is the writer. Gary “Doodles” DiRaffaele is the artist. Together they fight crime. OK, actually, they co-created Nickelodeon’s new animated series Breadwinners, described as the adventures of “two booty-shaking ducks as they operate a bread delivery service out of their awesome, jet-fueled rocket van.” Borst’s animation credits include stints writing for Teen Titans […]

Eureka Seven AO Nirvash

Review: “Eureka Seven AO” – Needs Less Plot, More Action

by Weathermanon June 20, 2014
Ao Fukai, the lead character of Eureka Seven: AO, has problems. He’s an orphan for starters, and an outsider in a future Okinawa that has real problems with non-natives in general. And by “outsider,” I don’t mean that he’s from some other country: he’s quite literally an alien, or half-alien anyway. That’s not a spoiler, […]

“Total Drama Pahkitew Island” Premieres July 7, 2014, on Cartoon Network

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2014
Cartoon Network Dishes Up More Drama! Total Drama Pahkitew Island Premieres Monday, July 7, 2014 at 6 p.m. (ET, PT)  Tune In to the Two-Week Summer Showdown With a New Episode Every Week Night at 6 p.m. (ET, PT) All-new island! All-new cast! Even more nail-biting drama! Total Drama Pahkitew Island promises to be the […]

Rat Queens

Heavy Metal & Pukeko Pictures Adapting “Rat Queens” as TV Toon

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2014
Variety reports that Heavy Metal and Weta Workshop’s Pukeko Pictures are adapting the Image Comics series Rat Queens into an animated TV series. The comic (by Kurtis Weibe and Roc Upchurch) describes itself as a “sass-and-sorcery” story, centering on a quartet of foul-mouthed beer-swilling adventurers: Hannah the Rockabilly elven mage, Violet the hipster dwarven fighter, […]

Hansel And Gretel By Tim Burton [Circa 1982]

by Alex Beanon June 18, 2014
Before “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure”, “Beetlejuice”, “Batman”, “Edward Scissorhands”, “James and the Giant Peach” and, yes, even before “Frankenweenie” – there was Tim Burton’s first short television movie appearing on the then-fledgling Disney Channel re-telling the classic “Hansel and Gretel” fairy tale only with an all-Japanese cast, some hand puppets and some stop-motion animation…

Dragon Ball Z Kai Gets Leo Ieiri’s Innocence

by Alex Beanon June 18, 2014
The upcoming “Dragon Ball Z Kai” will have Japanese pop star Leo Ieiri’s song “Junjo” [“Innocence”] as its second ending theme beginning in July 2014. This version of “Dragon Ball Z Kai” will run for 69 episodes and covers the Majin Buu Saga story arc. Already being aired in Japan, “Dragon Ball Z Kai” is […]
Felix the Cat

DreamWorks Animation Acquires Felix the Cat, Launches High-Tech Mall Santa

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter has covered DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg’s keynote presentation at Licensing Expo 2014, where he revealed the company’s acquisition of classic cartoon character Felix the Cat and an initiative to launch a high-tech, immersive Santa Claus experience available for deployment to shopping malls starting this year. Katzenberg stated that Felix […]