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Disney Acquires Lucasfilm for $4.05 Billion; New "Star Wars" Movie Coming in 2015

by Ed Liuon October 30, 2012
The Walt Disney Company has acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in a cash and stock deal, acquiring the rights to the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, along with the Industrial Light & Magic effects house, LucasArts video game studio, and Skywalker Sound. Also announced in the deal is a new Star Wars movie coming […]
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Fox Puts "Wentworth Hall" Into Development

by Maxie Zeuson October 30, 2012
Twentieth Century Fox TV is developing Wentworth Hall, a new animated comedy from Jake Kasdan and Lew Morton, Deadline Hollywood reports. The series will focus on a group of college students attending a once-prestigious university. Morton, formerly of Futurama, will executive produce with Kasdan. Melvin Mar will produce.

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Adult Swim Picks Up "Rick & Morty"

by Maxie Zeuson October 30, 2012
Adult Swim has picked up Rick & Morty, a new animated series from Community creator Dan Harmon, The New York Times reports. The thirty-minute animated series will follow the adventures of a genius inventor and his grandson. It is expected to debut in 2014. Harmon is co-creating the series with Justin Roiland.
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Comic-Con Re-Ups With San Diego Thru 2016

by Maxie Zeuson October 30, 2012
Comic-Con has inked a deal with San Diego that will keep the convention in town through 2016, the Associated Press reports. The new deal will allow organizers to use meeting space in nearby hotels to create a “Comic-Con campus” outside the San Diego Convention Center. The city hopes to begin an expansion of the Center […]

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UK's Channel 5 Orders "Wanda and the Alien" for 2013

by Maxie Zeuson October 30, 2012
The UK’s Channel 5 has ordered a new preschool animated series based on the kid property Wanda and the Alien, c21 Media reports. The CGI-animated series will follow a girl rabbit who meets an alien. The series, from RH Childeren’s Screen Entertainment, is expected to debut in the latter half of 2013.
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Briefly: "Bugs Bunny Superstar" to DVD; Kid Shows Get Int'l Distribution

by Maxie Zeuson October 30, 2012
* Warner Archive is releasing Bugs Bunny Superstar, a 1975 documentary feature about the studio’s Termite Terrace, on Tuesday, October 30. [AWN] * Los Angeles’s Kid Glove Creative and Sydney’s Sticky Pictures will produce Perry Parka Polar Possum, a new animated series about a possum who is the mayor of the North Pole. [c21 Media] […]

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PR: Schulz Museum Celebrates the Holiday Season with "The Art of Peanuts Animation"

by Ed Liuon October 29, 2012
Exhibition of Rare Animation Cels Schulz Museum Celebrates the Holiday Season with The Art of Peanuts Animation (Santa Rosa, CA) Peanuts has been associated with the holidays since that December evening in 1965 when A Charlie Brown Christmas was broadcast on television for the first time. Forty-seven years later, the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center is highlighting […]
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Toonzone Interviews Greg Cipes on Being Michelangelo in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2012
 Actor, singer, musician, composer, pro-surfer, martial-arts champion—Greg Cipes is all these things and more. While he experienced early success as a competitive martial artist and a professional surfer, Cipes became an instant star to animation fans in his first role as Beast Boy in Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans. He has since gone on to land […]

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"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" New Clip and Plot Synopsis for "Metalhead," Premiering October 27, 2012

by Ed Liuon October 26, 2012
METALHEAD In this week’s all new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Donatello is bored of using his simple bo staff to fight the technologically advanced Kraang so he creates Metalhead, a remote-controlled robot turtle to fight in his place.  For Donnie, combat becomes as easy and fun as a first-person shooter videogame… until his recklessness results in the […]
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Childrens Hospital Episode Recap - A Year In The Life - Season 4, Episode 10

by Alex Beanon October 26, 2012
Synopsis:Sy is fired, rehired, fired again and finally rehired – sorry to give it away but , that’s the “plot”, such as it is – and essentially what that means is that we’ve got a standard year-in-review episode via all the major holidays, including the best one of them all – Halloween [which should be […]