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NYCC 2013: A Chat and Photo Shoot with Summer Rayne Oakes – Model, Entrepreneur, Harley Quinn

by Ed Liuon October 22, 2013
Last year at New York Comic Con, I took a series of photos of a particularly good Harley Quinn cosplayer on Sunday. Afterwards, much to my surprise, I found out that I had just done a photoshoot with professional model, entrepreneur, and activist Summer Rayne Oakes. Exploring her website and her work drove me to […]
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The Legend of Korra – “Beginnings: Part 1 & 2” Episode 19 and 20 Recap

by Neo Yion October 21, 2013
The first Avatar guides an amnesiac Korra to find a way to stop the Dark Spirits.    Wow. Just wow. “Beginnings” is a masterpiece. I’ve been anticipating this one for a while, but it still blew me away and exceeded all my expectations. Its story, the characters, and the animation are in top form and […]

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NYCC 2013: Talking with Rob Paulsen About Donatello in Season 2 of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”

by Ed Liuon October 21, 2013
On Saturday at New York Comic Con 2013, Toonzone News was able to get a few minutes backstage with Rob Paulsen, who plays Donatello in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Some of his past roles include Raphael in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pinky in Pinky and the Brain, Wakko Warner in […]
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The Amazing World Of Gumball – “The Tape” Recap

by on October 21, 2013
The boys decide to make their own movie, switching characters and genres throughout the day. “The Tape” was a very unusual episode of Gumball. The show itself is unusual, but most of its episodes tend to follow the classical three act structure: the setup, the confrontation and the resolution. Here, there is no story. No […]

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NYCC 2013: “Justice League: War” Roundtable Interviews – Jay Oliva, James Tucker, & Andrea Romano

by Ed Liuon October 21, 2013
At New York Comic Con 2013, Toonzone News was able to sit with Warner Bros. Animation’s Jay Oliva, James Tucker, and Andrea Romano — director, producer, and casting/voice director on Justice League: War, the upcoming new direct-to-video animated movie. Questions Toonzone News asked are marked. Click any link in Andrea Romano’s section to hear her […]
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Lou Scheimer, Filmation Co-Founder, 1928 – 2013

by Dan Collinson October 18, 2013
Cartoon Brew reports that Filmation Co-Founder and Producer Lou Scheimer passed away on Thursday at the age of 84. Scheimer got his start in animation working for companies like Warner Bros., Larry Harmon, and Hanna-Barbera until he co-founded Filmation Productions in 1962 along with Hal Sutherland and Norm Prescott. The studio produced animated shows like […]

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PR: Stan Lee’s New Indian Superhero to Debut on Cartoon Network India on November 30, 2013

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2013
Stan Lee’s new Indian superhero to debut on Cartoon Network Mumbai, October 16, 2013 – Cartoon Network, Graphic India and POW! Entertainment have announced a partnership that will bring Stan Lee’s first ever Indian superhero to life. The movie, 66 minutes in length, is called Chakra: The Invincible and will premiere on Cartoon Network in […]
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Review: “Bakemonogatari Part 1 & Part 2 (UK Editions)”: Vampire without Bite

by on October 18, 2013
There comes a time in every reviewer’s life when he or she meets an obstacle they just can’t get past. In my head I conjure the image of a passive stone bear blocking my prose-path. The bear gives it the personification of being an organic issue or obstacle of character. The stone is the immovable […]

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NYCC 2013: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Panel Report

by Todd DuBoison October 18, 2013
The evening of October 11th saw the return of a lively Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles panel to New York Comic Con, all to discuss the new second season. The panel was moderated by Rich Magallanes, Senior Vice President of Nickelodeon Animation. Members of the panel this year included Executive Producer Ciro Nieli, Story Editor Brandon […]
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Gargamel Chases Smurfs 3 Into August

by Alex Beanon October 17, 2013
Next year’s third installment in the “Smurfs” film franchise has been moved back a month from its original July 24, 2104 release date. The film is expected to be an origin story detailing how Gargamel and the Smurfs came to know each other and why Gargamel despises the Smurfs. Voice actors for the film include […]