Jerry Russell, Actor, 1936 – 2013

by Ed Liuon September 5, 2013
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that veteran actor Jerry Russell passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at the age of 77 after complications from abdominal surgery. Russell founded the Stage West theater company in 1978, which became one of four theater groups that set the tone for Fort Worth’s theater scene. In addition to […]
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A Look at the “Koko the Blue” Short Film Project

by nakakon September 5, 2013
Obviously, people here at Toonzone love watching cartoons. Old or new, we love to go through them in the act of dissecting, criticizing, giving out praise, the works. Of course, some of us do more than just watch cartoons. A few of us actually make cartoons, having our own ideas and deciding to put them […]


PR: MCM To Launch Ireland Comic Con, Expand Scotland Comic Con in 2014

by Grant Whiteon September 4, 2013
MCM IRELAND COMIC CON – RDS, DUBLIN – 12-13 APRIL MCM To Launch Ireland Comic Con, Expand Scotland Comic Con in 2014 Do you live in Ireland? Are you a fan of sci-fi, videogames, comics, cosplay or anime? Well, mark 12-13 April 2014 down in your diary, because that’s the date that the inaugural MCM […]

Review: “The Angry Beavers Complete Series” Hasn’t Held Up

by Dr. Daedaluson September 4, 2013
Many old school Nick fans tend to lump The Angry Beavers in with the first seven NickToons in terms of quality. Some are even of the opinion that Beavers was the last good NickToon before things permanently went downhill. In truth, I recall liking the show as a young teen, but re-watching it as an […]


New Clips Released from “Regular Show: Fright Pack” DVD

by Ed Liuon September 3, 2013
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has made the following new clips available from the Regular Show: Fright Pack DVD, available now. The 14 episodes on the disc promise the series’ most frightful moments ever, just in time to order in bulk for extraordinarily generous Halloween night giveaways. Candy’s bad for you anyway. “Grave Sights” “Death Bear” […]

PR: Play Saints Row IV and Killer Is Dead at MCM Scotland Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon September 2, 2013
MCM SCOTLAND COMIC CON – GLASGOW SECC – 7 SEPTEMBER Play Saints Row IV and Killer Is Dead at MCM Scotland Comic Con Two of the hottest new videogames are gunning for glory in Glasgow this Saturday, with publisher Deep Silver giving MCM Scotland Comic Con visitors the chance to get hands-on with über cool […]


The Homer Makes Its Way Home

by Alex Beanon August 31, 2013
Earlier this summer, California-based car “designers” Jeff Hermann and Scott Chamberlain produced an actual re-creation of “The Homer” – Homer Simpson’s version of the perfect car – and now the actual car has been presented to Matt Groening and Fox Studios. The car has a special bubble in the back to encapsulate – and silence […]

Teaser Trailer for “Space Dandy” Debuts Online

by Todd DuBoison August 30, 2013
A two-minute teaser video for Studio BONES’ upcoming series Space Dandy has been officially posted on Bandai Visual’s youtube channel and linked on the series’ official Japanese website. The trailer first premiered during Otakon 2013 August 9th – 11th as part of a presentation on the show from General Director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo). […]


Claymation Pioneer Will Vinton Receives 2013 Italian Animation Life Achievement Award

by Ed Liuon August 30, 2013
Animation World Network reports that famed stop-motion animator Will Vinton has received the 2013 Italian Animation Life Achievement Award from the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles and Cinema Without Borders. Vinton has long been known as the pioneer of “Claymation,” with the iconic stop-motion animated California Raisins ad campaign being one of his most […]

PR: “Yu-Gi-Oh!” Returns to Home Market with New DVD Releases

by Ed Liuon August 30, 2013
YU-GI-OH!, ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ANIME SERIES OF ALL TIME, RETURNS TO HOME MARKET WITH NEW DVD RELEASES Season 1 Lands in Stores September 10; Season 2 Follows on November 5 (LOS ANGELES, August 27, 2013) – This fall, YU-GI-OH!, one of the top-selling anime series of all time, returns to the home market with […]