Fox Sells Simpsons Syndication Rights To Themselves [FXX]

by Alex Beanon November 18, 2013
Fox sold the cable syndication rights to their biggest moneymaking animated television series – that would be The Simpsons – to their smaller cable network, FXX, for a reported price tag of at least $750 million [that also includes VOD and non-linear rights]. The deal will last for 10 years and includes 574 episodes over […]


PR: Aardman Produces Magic Game For Hit CBBC Show “Wizards vs Aliens”

by Grant Whiteon November 18, 2013
‘Take on the role of Tom and Benny and embark on a perilous adventure to save the world from the evil Nekross!’ BRISTOL UK, Monday 18th November – To support the launch of the brand new series of Wizards Vs Aliens on CBBC, BBC Wales Interactive and CBBC have commissioned Aardman to create a fun […]

Arrow – Keep Your Enemies Closer – Season 2, Episode 6

by Alex Beanon November 15, 2013
Synopsis: The episode should have been titled “You Can’t Trust Anybody” as Sara backstabs Oliver, a revived Deadbolt is nice to Diggle and Isabel Rochev [Summer Glau] and Oliver have a one-night stand [much to Felicity’s consternation]. Details: After Isabel Rochev [Summer Glau] scolds Oliver for not being more attentive to the business affairs of […]


NBCU Harvests Sprout

by Alex Beanon November 14, 2013
NBCU made it official and bought the preschool kids network Sprout from the other two members – PBS and HIT – of the previous ownership consortium. Sprout is the home of original television programming for the preschool set that included “Caillou”, “Noodle and Doodle” and “The Chica Show” and is available to 60 million homes […]

Beowulf and Grendel Coming To SyFy

by Alex Beanon November 14, 2013
More fictional monsters will be making their way to the SyFy cable network as a drama series based on the Old English epic poem, “Beowulf”, is being developed. In the ancient Scandinavian poem, the hero Beowulf is called upon to protect the Danish king from being attacked by the monster Grendel. Beowulf slays Grendel, which […]

Toonzone Interviews Gainax Co-Founder and Anime Producer Hiroaki Inoue

by Todd DuBoison November 14, 2013
A bona fide veteran of the anime industry, Hiroaki Inoue began his career as an animator at Tezuka Productions and would ultimately go on to be a successful producer as well as a co-founder of the animation studio Gainax during the 1980s. In addition to producing Lensman, the first anime work to use 3D graphics, […]

PR: More Guests Announced For MCM Birmingham Comic Con & Memorabilia

by Grant Whiteon November 13, 2013
MCM BIRMINGHAM COMIC CON & MEMORABILIA – NEC – 23-24 NOV More Guests Announced For MCM Birmingham Comic Con & Memorabilia MCM Birmingham Comic Con and Memorabilia, Britain’s biggest collectors’ event, both come to the NEC on 23-24 November and there’ll be a host of guests attending alongside all the comic creators, videogames and retailers. […]


New Zombie Show Stumbles Out OF CW

by Alex Beanon November 12, 2013
A female medical student who works in the coroner’s office has turned into a zombie which gives her access to the brains she needs to eat but also gives her the nightmares and memories of the corpse brains she eats, allowing her to solve – with the help of her medical examiner boss and a […]