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New “DC Nation” Clips & Stills for February 23, 2013, Premieres: “DC Nation’s Farm League,” “Green Lantern: TAS,” “Young Justice”

by Ed Liuon February 20, 2013
Warner Bros Animation has released the following new video clips and stills from the DC Nation premiere episodes debuting on February 23, 2013, starting at 10:00 AM (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. Click on any thumbnail image to enlarge. DC Nation’s Farm League “Episode 2” GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES “Larfleeze” PLOT SYNOPSIS: The crew of […]
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PR: Superheroes Gather in Asia For Toonami Launch

by on February 19, 2013
SUPERHEROES GATHER IN ASIA FOR TOONAMI LAUNCH Regional campaign features events, competitions and online fan engagement HONG KONG (February 19, 2013) – Toonami, the newest action brand from Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, is ramping up its presence with several marketing initiatives to get pulses racing around the region. As part of the launch campaign, […]

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

by on 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 on 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 on 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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Review: “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – Magical Mystery Cure:” You Say Why, I Say “I Don’t Know”

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2013
If you’ve been paying any attention at all to the Hub, it’s not going to be much of a surprise that the season finale of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, “Magical Mystery Cure,” promises a big change to the status quo of the show. Ads have been running for at least two weeks and […]

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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 […]