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Animation Dominates Japan 2013 Box Office Charts

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that the 2013 annual box office results in Japan are dominated by animation, with 7 out of the top 10 grossing films of the year being animated, and one prominently featuring a CGI character in a live-action movie. Hayao Miyazaki’s Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) was the #1 top grossing film […]

PR: Shemar Moore to Attend West Coast Premiere of “Justice League: War” on Jan 30, 2014

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2014
Criminal Minds star Shemar Moore, voice of Cyborg, to attend West Coast Premiere of JUSTICE LEAGUE: WAR at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles January 30 Screening Spotlights First ‘New 52’ Animated Adventure; Filmmakers, Voice Cast Featured in Panel Discussion; Event is Sold Out, But Special Ticket Giveaway Opportunities Available Soon Criminal Minds […]

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“Frozen” Takes 2014 Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2014
The 2014 Golden Globe Awards were given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, with Disney’s Frozen winning the Best Animated Feature Film award, beating out Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 and DreamWorks Animation SKG’s The Croods. The only other category with something animated in contention was the Best Foreign Language Film category, where Studio Ghibli’s […]
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2014 Best Animated Short Candidates: Shuhei Morita’s “Possessions”

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2014
In the run-up to the announcement of the nominees for the 2014 Best Animated Short Film, Toonzone is taking a look at some of the shortlisted candidates for the category. Out of the ten shortlisted films, three to five candidates will be nominated. Longtime Toonzone readers may recall Shuhei Morita’s name from the short film […]

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Bob’s Burgers – Presto Tina-O – Season 4, Episode 10

by Alex Beanon January 13, 2014
Synopsis: It’s a magical episode as Tina yearns to be noticed by Jimmy Pesto Jr. and volunteers to become his magician’s assistant for a magician’s contest while Bob yearns to escape the magician’s “curse” placed upon him by a cheapskate magician visiting the restaurant. Details: Tina has a crush on Jimmy Pesto, Jr. and, as […]

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Hitting the Danger Zone with the “Archer Debonair Repair” Van

by Ed Liuon January 10, 2014
In conjunction with the upcoming Season 5 premiere of Archer, FX rolled a special “Archer Debonair Repair” glass-paneled van into New York City, and the fact that it was parked just a few blocks away from my office made it pretty easy to dash out and grab a few photos of the van on site: […]
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Lowe Moves From Pawnee To Moonbeam City On Comedy Central

by Alex Beanon January 10, 2014
Comedy Central will debut a new animated comedy this year entitled “Moonbeam City” and starring Rob Lowe in the lead voice role as police detective Dazzle Novak, as he meanders through a 1980’s crime drama landscape. Think of it as a poor man’s “Archer” with Lowe wearing his comfortable 80’s persona and snark. Along with […]

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PR: “Kids on the Slope” Jazz Anime Premieres on Neon Alley on January 17, 2014

by Ed Liuon January 10, 2014
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE PREMIERE OF JAZZ ANIME DRAMA KIDS ON THE SLOPE ON NEON ALLEY NEXT WEEK Launching On The 24/7 Digital Anime Channel, Series By The Acclaimed Team Behind Cowboy Bebop Follows A Group Of Young Jazz Musicians In 60s Era Japan San Francisco, CA, January 9, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ […]
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PR: “Adventure Time” Season 3 Blu-ray and DVD Coming February 25, 2014

by Ed Liuon January 10, 2014
Cartoon Network Announces Blu-ray™ and DVD Release for Adventure Time: The Complete Third Season Available February 25, Release Contains More Than Four Hours of Episodes Plus Episode Commentaries for All 26 Episodes, an Interview with Pendleton Ward & Alternate Show Intro – All Packed Into a Custom, Collectible BMO Die-Cut Slipcase! This February, Cartoon Network […]