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Review: In "Shangri-La," Paradise Is Where You Find It

by Maxie Zeuson February 18, 2013
One of the things I like and respect about anime is the willingness of so many of its producers to tackle unusual stories and situations. Unlike most American productions, which even at their most challenging often trot out the same few very familiar character types and situations, anime series aren’t always afraid of baffling viewers […]
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My Little Pony - Can Alicorns be Magic?

by Juu-kuchion February 16, 2013
Well, it finally happened.  After months of speculation, leaks, then an official announcement, we’ve now witnessed Twilight Sparkle become an alicorn princess.  What did I think of how it was pulled off?  Aesthetically not too bad, story-wise exceptionally lifeless and didactic.  It was as if the whole “destiny” part was an afterthought compared to the […]

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My Little Pony: The Alicorn Cometh - A Neigh-Sayers View

by The Huntsmanon February 16, 2013
There weren’t a whole lot of us who watched My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic back when it premiered in 2010.  After all, it was a My Little Pony cartoon, and the new network it was premiering on was owned in part by a toy company.  Many believed that it would be just as bad […]

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Toonzone Goes to Toy Fair 2013: Fourth Salvo - Ty, Tomy, Jakks Pacific

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2013
The Toy Industry Association’s Toy Fair descended onto the Jacob K. Javits convention center from February 10-13, 2013, and Toonzone was there to get a look at new and upcoming toys licensed from your favorite animation properties (and a bunch of other cool, shiny stuff that just attracted my attention). Thanks to all the PR […]
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Toonzone Goes to Toy Fair 2013: Second Salvo - Playmates "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2013
Playmates Toys was out in force, with a massive booth packed to the gills with toys for Nickelodeon’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles relaunch, which has been a massive seller for them. The action figure line is going to be greatly expanded, and will be branching out into different scales and new features. The classic […]

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Toonzone Goes to Toy Fair 2013: First Salvo - Show Floor, Pop Vinyl, Diamond, DC Direct, Tamashii Nations

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2013
The Toy Industry Association’s Toy Fair descended onto the Jacob K. Javits convention center from February 10-13, 2013, and Toonzone was there to get a look at new and upcoming toys licensed from your favorite animation properties (and a bunch of other cool, shiny stuff that just attracted my attention). Thanks to all the PR […]
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PR: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Meet Their First Ever Fanboy in "The Pulverizer," Premiering February 15, 2013

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2013
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Meet Their First Ever Fanboy in “The Pulverizer,” A Brand-New Episode That Features Their Tricked Out Ride, Premiering Friday, Feb. 15   The gang takes Donnie’s newest creation, a tricked out broken down subway car dubbed the “Shellraiser” for a ride around town, but their adventure quickly sours when they meet “The Pulverizer,” their […]

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"Ultimate Spider-Man" New Clip Released from February 17, 2013, Premiere Episode

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2013
Marvel Entertainment has released the following video clip from the next new episode of Ultimate Spider-Man, premiering on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at 11:00 AM (Easter)/10:00 AM (Central) on Disney XD. The episode promises the introduction of this show’s take on the Sinister Six: six supervillains teaming up to take down the Web-Slinger. OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: […]