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“Power Rangers Super Samurai Volume 1: The Super Powered Black Box” Coming To UK DVD This February

by Grant Whiteon January 24, 2014
The first volume of Power Rangers Super Samurai, the mid-series upgrade of the latest incarnation of Saban’s long running hit series, will be coming to DVD in the UK Monday 17th February. Subtitled ‘The Super Powered Black Box’, the disc will contain 8 full episodes of the series which airs on Nickelodeon and Channel 5, […]

Homer To Go For Some Duff For Super Bowl Themed Couch Gag

by Alex Beanon January 24, 2014
The Super Bowl is a little over a week away but part of the “The Simpsons” opening couch gag scene for the pre-Super Bowl January 26 episode comes from a 2006 promo and will reveal Homer trying to reach a six-pack of Duff beer which has become stuck on some overhead wires and Homer repeatedly […]

Marvel Brings Deathlok And Lorelei To S.H.I.E.L.D.

by Alex Beanon January 24, 2014
Marvel comics characters Deathlok and Lorelei will be making appearances on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. beginning next month. The cyborg Deathlok will emerge from the current character Mike Peterson [J. August Richards] while Lorelei [the younger sister of Amora the Enchantress, in case you’re keeping score at home] comes from the Asgardian world of Thor and […]

Michael Sporn, Animator, 1946 – 2014

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2014
Independent animator Michael Barrier reports on the passing of fellow animator Michael Sporn on January 19, 2014, at the age of 67 due to pancreatic cancer. Sporn’s career in animation was heralded by a powerful interest in the medium from a very young age, thanks to several then-new how-to books on animation published in the […]

Hal Sutherland

Hal Sutherland, Co-Founder of Filmation, 1929 – 2014

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2014
The Saturday Morning Historical Reenactment Society weblog has noted the passing of Hal Sutherland on January 16, 2014, due to health complications from a gall bladder issue. Sutherland began his career in animation in 1954 working with Disney on Sleeping Beauty, before moving on to Larry Harmon Pictures where he met Lou Schiemer. The pair […]

Arrow – Blind Spot – Season 2, Episode 11

by Alex Beanon January 23, 2014
Synopsis: Laurel is without access to the NSA database or Google and asks Oliver/Arrow to perform background check on her new date, the mayor, Sebastian Blood – only things go awry as they always seem to do in Starling City. Details: It’s a Laurel-centric episode but we begin with Seb Blood paying a little visit […]

Archer – A Kiss While Dying – Season 5, Episode 2

by Alex Beanon January 21, 2014
Synopsis: Now that ISIS is no longer even a rogue agency they have to make money so Archer, Lana, Pam and a ton of cocaine travel to Miami for a drug deal that goes awry – beginning with a mismatched fondue set and ending with fake deaths and counterfeit cash. Details: ISIS – or the […]

Review: “Good Luck Girl” – Feelin’ Lucky, Anime Fan?

by macattackon January 21, 2014
The term “born lucky” has been around for a long time, so it’s kind of amazing no anime series has attempted to take the term and run with it to its natural conclusion: that being born lucky will somehow decide the fate of the world. Finally, one anime has, and that is Good Luck Girl! Good […]

Bob vs. Jimmy In Bob’s Burgers Super Bowl Showdown

by Alex Beanon January 20, 2014
The Super Bowl contestants are set – so now it’s time for the showdown at Bob’s Burgers Corral on Super Sunday. For the upcoming episode this Sunday, “Easy Commercial, Easy Go-mercial”, Bob’s restaurant owner nemesis, Jimmy Pesto, has a big Super Bowl event planned for the big game so Bob decides to try and upstage […]

Toonzone Attends Nickelodeon UK’s 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Animation Reveal

by Grant Whiteon January 20, 2014
Before speaking to the panel of TMNT producers we viewed an upcoming episode of season 2, ‘Attack of the Squirrelanoids’. Making its UK debut at 9:30am 25th January on Nicktoons, it’s a love letter to Aliens and pulp sci-fi comics in which our heroes must face a ninja’s natural enemy- mutant squirrels. Scary, funny and […]