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Nickelodeon to Premiere “The Legend Of Korra” Book 3 on June 27

by Todd DuBoison June 21, 2014
Days after releasing the official trailer for Book 3 of The Legend of Korra, Nickelodeon has revealed that the television premiere for the season will be Friday, June 27 at 7 PM Eastern time. Production on the entire season has been completed, and the production of the unnamed Book 4 is underway. Nickelodeon will marathon […]

The Amazing World Of Gumball – “The Joy” Recap

by on June 21, 2014
When the boys show up to school in an unusually happy mood, Miss Simian begins to suspect that they are infected with some sort of virus. I’ve always preferred comedy over horror. I can appreciate the classics, but most forms of media that are meant to be scary just try too hard. Fortunately, I am […]

Pixar Releases “Inside Out” Logo & Synopsis, Announces “Lava” Short

by Ed Liuon June 21, 2014
Walt Disney Studios has released the official logo and plot synopsis for Inside Out, the upcoming animated feature film from Pixar coming in 2015. The studio also announced details for “Lava,” the new short film scheduled to premiere alongside Inside Out. Inside Out and “Lava” are scheduled for release on June 19, 2015. Disney’s official […]

Zagtoon Expands Into the United States, Pitches New Properties

by Todd DuBoison June 20, 2014
There will be a new big player in America’s animation business soon, if the folks at Zag Studios have anything to say about it. Founded by Jeremy Zag and Saban Entertainment co-founder Jacqueline Tordjman, Zag is an entertainment firm based in France that has expanded into a global enterprise with offices in Paris, Brussels, Seoul, […]

China’s Light Chaser Animation Raises $20 Million

by Ed Liuon June 20, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that China’s Light Chaser Animation Studios has just closed a $20 million round of Series B funding, with studio chief Gary Wang stating his ambition to be China’s answer to Pixar Animation Studios, “creating world-class animated films with a Chinese cultural touch.” The studio’s first animated feature, Little Door Spirits, is […]

“SMART” Deal for Xing Xing Digital and Pelagius Entertainment

by Ed Liuon June 20, 2014
XING XING DIGITAL AND PELAGIUS ENTERTAINMENT GET SMART BEIJING, CHINA, JUNE 20 — Beijing Based Xing Xing Digital and L.A. Production Company Pelagius Entertainment announced today an international co-production for the animated movie SMART. Budgeted at $22M, the adventure comedy will be directed by John A. Davis (JIMMY NEUTRON; THE ANT BULLY) from a script […]

Toonzone Interviews “Breadwinners” Gary “Doodles” DiRaffaele & Steve Borst

by Ed Liuon June 20, 2014
Steve Borst is the writer. Gary “Doodles” DiRaffaele is the artist. Together they fight crime. OK, actually, they co-created Nickelodeon’s new animated series Breadwinners, described as the adventures of “two booty-shaking ducks as they operate a bread delivery service out of their awesome, jet-fueled rocket van.” Borst’s animation credits include stints writing for Teen Titans […]

Eureka Seven AO Nirvash

Review: “Eureka Seven AO” – Needs Less Plot, More Action

by Weathermanon June 20, 2014
Ao Fukai, the lead character of Eureka Seven: AO, has problems. He’s an orphan for starters, and an outsider in a future Okinawa that has real problems with non-natives in general. And by “outsider,” I don’t mean that he’s from some other country: he’s quite literally an alien, or half-alien anyway. That’s not a spoiler, […]