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Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: "G.I. Joe: The Movie" (1987)

by Ed Liuon March 28, 2013
I’ve expressed my love for the 1980’s G.I. Joe opening sequences multiple times (especially the one that ran starting with the “The Pyramid of Darkness” mini-series and the TV show proper), but the opening credits for the feature-length G.I. Joe: The Movie deserves a closer look on its own. Like the opening credits to the […]
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Annecy Animation Festival Announces 176-Film Slate for 2013

by Ed Liuon March 27, 2013
The Annecy Animation Festival has announced that a field of 2,461 submissions has been narrowed down to 176 films slated to compete in the 2013 Annecy International Animated Film Festival & Market from June 10-15, 2013. The full set of selections and categories is available at the Annecy web site.

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Review: "Tenchi Muyo! Movie Collection" Breaks the Muyo! Mold

by Chad Boninon March 27, 2013
Tenchi’s disappearing! Tenchi has a daughter! Tenchi disappeared! In the Tenchi Muyo! franchise’s three cinematic movies, the gang travels back in time, deals with daughters from the future (!?), and explores the world of restaurant work. Can the girls save Tenchi, save Tenchi, and save Tenchi? In these three movies, does Tenchi actually matter, or […]

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Top 5 Best and Worst G.I. Joe Characters

by Juu-kuchion March 27, 2013
Like it’s counterpart series The Transformers, G.I. Joe is renowned to have a massive roster of heroes and villains, each with their own defining traits in both aesthetics and personality. Ranging from the highly memorable to the patently absurd, there is no shortage of characters in the everlasting battle to protect human freedom (or eliminate […]
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Clips Released from "Peter Rabbit" Primetime Special, "Lalaloopsy" Series Launch, Both Premiering March 29, 2013

by Ed Liuon March 26, 2013
NICKELODEON PRESCHOOL HOPS INTO SPRING WITH BRAND-NEW PETER RABBIT PRIMETIME SPECIAL AND LALALOOPSY SERIES LAUNCH ON FRIDAY, MARCH 29, BEGINNING AT 7 P.M. (ET/PT) NEW YORK, March 26, 2013 – Nickelodeon celebrates spring with a brand-new Peter Rabbit primetime special and the launch of the new animated preschool series, Lalaloopsy, on Friday, March 29. The […]

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ThunderCats (2011) - "Curse of Ratilla" Episode 20 Recap

by RockmanDashon March 26, 2013
The ThunderCats infiltrate Mount Plun-Darr in order to save the cat slaves from the menacing rats. However, things begin to become much bigger when the group discovers that the rats are using the enslave species to find  Mumm-Ra’s old sword: The Sword of Plun-Darr The ThunderCats arrive at Mount Plun-Darr and find that enslaved cats […]
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ThunderCats (2011) - "The Pit" Episode 19 Recap

by RockmanDashon March 26, 2013
The ThunderCats arrive in a Gladiator city that takes pride for their fierce arena. To Lion-O’s surprise, a surviving cat named Pumyra is fighting inside the arena for her life. Lion-O and the rest of the ThunderCats arrive in the city of Gladiators, where they discover Pumyra, a surviving Thunderian cat fighting within the the […]

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“Best. Episode. Ever!” Toonzone Talks “G.I. Joe”

by Ed Liuon March 26, 2013
Yo Joe! In conjunction with the impending release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the Toonzone blog staff has teamed up to present an (almost) week of posts looking back at the best G.I. Joe material, classic and modern, in the hope of providing animated alternatives to show what real G.I. Joe entertainment should be. Shoot, did […]

Toonzone Interviews Stuart Forrest, CEO of Triggerfish, on "Adventures in Zambezia"

by Ed Liuon March 26, 2013
Stuart Forrest is a longtime animator and the current CEO of Triggerfish Animation Studios, based in Cape Town, South Africa. He began Triggerfish by doing stop-motion animation in his living room (much to the annoyance of his wife), before going on to doing animation for Sesame Street for six seasons, along with commercials and 30-minute […]