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Review: “Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand” Stands Above the Live Action Movies

by on August 8, 2012
I felt a little bit of trepidation when I first saw the box of Transformers Prime: One Shall Stand. The character designs looked like the characters in Michael Bay’s Transformers: Bayformers. The first Bayformers movie is the only movie that I’ve ever walked out in the middle of, and seeing the rest later on cable […]
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Otakon 2012: Toonzone Interviews Voice Actress Brina Palencia

by Todd DuBoison August 7, 2012
Between such roles as the diminutive talking reindeer Chopper in One Piece, the wolf-deity Holo in Spice and Wolf and young boys like Ciel Phantomhive in Black Butler, voice actress Brina Palencia has had a career as diverse as it has been prolific in recent years. Her major roles include Natsuki Shinohara in the movie Summer […]

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PR: “Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja” Premieres September 17, 2012, on Disney XD

by Ed Liuon August 7, 2012
RANDY CUNNINGHAM: 9TH GRADE NINJA, AN ANIMATED COMEDY ABOUT AN UNLIKELY NINJA HERO AND HIS BEST BUDDY, PREMIERES MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 ON DISNEY XD (click to enlarge) “Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja,” an action-packed, animated comedy series that follows the adventures of an unlikely hero who, with his super human ninja suit, the ‘NinjaNomicon’ (an […]
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Movie-Based Animated Programs: Hope For The Future?

by on August 6, 2012
I have long been a proponent of movie-based animated programs. Perhaps I am unusual in that regard, but if I like a movie, I would like to see as much of its world as possible. Sure, it might not be as excellently portrayed on a TV budget, but at least you get to see its […]

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PR: Nickelodeon Premieres Brand-New Animated series “Robot & Monster” August 4, 2012; New Video Clip Released

by Ed Liuon August 4, 2012
NICKELODEON PREMIERES BRAND-NEW ANIMATED SERIES ROBOT & MONSTER SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, AT 11:00 AM (ET/PT) Nickelodeon’s brand-new CG-animated buddy comedy, Robot & Monster, premieres on Saturday, August 4 at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT) and follows the friendship and adventures of the most unlikely best-friend duo, Robot, a mechanical and self-proclaimed genius, and Monster, a happy-go-lucky organic.  […]
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PR: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Re-Emerge in Special One-Hour Event on Nickelodeon on Sept 29, 2012

by Ed Liuon August 4, 2012
THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES RE-EMERGE TO BATTLE EVIL AND SAVE THE WORLD IN A SPECIAL ONE-HOUR EVENT ON NICKELODEON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, AT 11:00 A.M. (ET/PT) (click to enlarge) Beverly Hills, Calif. – August 3, 2012 – Nickelodeon launches an all-new, CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series onSaturday, Sept. 29, at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT)in […]

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PR: Nickelodeon Greenlights 14 New Live-Action and Animated Series, TV Movies, and Pilots

by Ed Liuon August 3, 2012
NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS 14 NEW LIVE-ACTION AND ANIMATED SERIES, TV MOVIES AND PILOTS NEW YORK (August 3, 2012) – Nickelodeon announced today that it has greenlit over a dozen new live-action, animation and TV movie projects – featuring top creative talent in front of and behind the camera, iconic characters from its most popular series and […]

Otakon 2012: Masao Maruyama on Founding MAPPA

by Weathermanon August 3, 2012
Honorary Otakon staffer Masao Maruyama came back to Otakon once again to share his stories about the founding of his new production company MAPPA, and their new production Kids on the Slope. Mr. Maruyama open the panel by showing the opening and closing animation for Kids on the Slope along with a commercial the company […]

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PR: “Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 2” on Blu-ray October 16, 2012

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2012
LOONEY TUNES PLATINUM COLLECTION VOLUME 2 FEATURING 50 LEGENDARY CARTOON CLASSICS AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™ FOR THE FIRST TIME WILL BE RELEASED OCTOBER 16, 2012 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO Title Includes Hours of Cartoon Content Featuring Digitally Remastered and Restored Shorts   Blu-ray Includes Hours of Bonus Material Blu-ray Includes a Cartoon Guide With Rare Images […]
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SDCC2012: Panel Report – Filmation and Lou Scheimer: Celebrating a Generation of Animation and TV Heroes

by Eileen Cruzon August 1, 2012
The Filmation panel at the San Diego Comic-Con 2012 focused on the discussion of Lou Scheimer’s career and his significant contributions to the industry. In attendance were Lou Scheimer (in his final convention appearance), Tom Tataranowicz, Darrell McNeil, Buzz Dickson and Sid Haig, with Andy Mangels moderating. The panelists spoke about their own Filmation memories […]