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Review: “Adventure Time Season 4” Blu-ray Keeps Up the Quality

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 22, 2014
If Adventure Time hit a high point in its third season, season 4 coasts along on the show’s momentum as it goes about gleefully playing in the sandbox built by its predecessors. This is also where the show touches on some substantive continuity in the wake of season 3 pioneering new and serious territory, but […]

NYCC 2014: Toonzone Interviews Ciro Nieli on Season 3 of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 22, 2014
With a third season on the air and a fourth already on the way, Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is sure to be a fixture on the network for quite some time to come. Once again the show had a strong presence at New York Comic Con this year, once again the show’s creators and […]

NYCC 2014: The KAKEHASHI Project’s “New Japanese Animation Talent” Panel

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 21, 2014
On the final day of New York Comic con the Japan Foundation hosted a panel entitled “KAKEHASHI Project – New Japanese Animation Talent”, which spotlighted five young Japanese animators: Saki Muramoto, Ryo Okawara, Saori Shiroki, Aya Suzuki and Yuzuru Tachikawa. The five were joined by special guest Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time, Bee and PuppyCat), while […]

NYCC 2014: Animator Tom Cook On His Career and the Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 21, 2014
Challenge of the Superfriends, Thundarr the Barbarian, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Bravestarr. Those are just some of the cartoons worked on by animator Tom Cook, whose animation career started in at Hanna-Barbera Studios in 1979 and stretched through the heyday of Saturday morning animation and beyond. At New York Comic Con Mr. […]

The Legend of Korra – “The Coronation” – Episode 42 Recap

by Neo Yion October 21, 2014
Korra begs Toph to help her regain her strength. Meanwhile Mako has to content with the spoiled Prince Wu, while Kuvira vows to rule the Earth Kingdom on her own terms. Toph is back and all is right in the world. Korra asks the “Greatest Earthbender in the world” to train her so that she […]

NYCC 2014: “Avatar the Last Airbender: Legend and Legacy” Fan Panel Report

by Ed Liuon October 21, 2014
On Sunday afternoon at New York Comic Con 2014, a crowd of fans of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra gathered for the “Avatar the Last Airbender: Legend and Legacy” Panel to celebrate the two series. In attendance were artist and cosplayer Monica McClain, “puppetbender” Kevin Coppa, Nick magazine editor Alison […]

It’s Simpson’s World Eve

by Alex Beanon October 20, 2014
FX network’s “Simpson’s World” – the network’s interactive digital online presentation of everything in “The Simpsons” world is set to debut. Among the goodies waiting on the launch pad are, of course, instant access to each and all 552 episodes of the long-running animated series along with each of this season’s episodes becoming immediately available […]

Disney Announces 2016 Release For “Moana”

by Alex Beanon October 20, 2014
Disney has announced a 2016 release date for its 56th animated feature film Moana – about a Polynesian princess who joins with Hawaiian demi-god Maui on adventure and search for a fabled island. Moana is currently scheduled to be released in late 2016. Source: Entertainment Weekly

Review: “Sleeping Beauty” Diamond Edition

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 20, 2014
It is fitting that the last film of Disney’s early golden era should also be its crown jewel and so it is with 1959’s Sleeping Beauty, a late but ideal choice for Disney’s Diamond Edition line. These days a lot of digital ink gets spilled about Disney’s “princess movies” as if they were a genre onto […]