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The Amazing World Of Gumball - "The Remote" Recap

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When the Wattersons each want to watch a TV show at 8:00 PM, a mad race begins to claim the TV remote as quickly as possible in order to secure viewing rights. However, Richard’s decision to hide the remote – which is then lost – soon complicates things. I was somewhat cautious going into the […]

Otakon 2012: Toonzone Interviews Voice Actress Brina Palencia

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Between such roles as the diminutive talking reindeer Chopper in One Piece, the wolf-deity Holo in Spice and Wolf and young boys like Ciel Phantomhive in Black Butler, voice actress Brina¬†Palencia has had a career as diverse as it has been prolific in recent years. Her major roles include Natsuki Shinohara in the movie Summer […]

Movie-Based Animated Programs: Hope For The Future?

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I have long been a proponent of movie-based animated programs. Perhaps I am unusual in that regard, but if I like a movie, I would like to see as much of its world as possible. Sure, it might not be as excellently portrayed on a TV budget, but at least you get to see its […]

Otakon 2012: Toonzone Interviews Voice Director and Actor Michael Sinterniklaas

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A veteran of the voice acting business, Michael Sinterniklaas has distinguished himself as an actor, ADR director and script writer. In the year 2000 he founded the recording studio NYAV Post, which has produced English dubs for a wide variety of animation such as The Venture Bros, Robotomy, Speed Racer: The Next Generation, Huntik: Secrets […]

Review: In "Fractale," Sometimes the Little Victories Are the Sweetest

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Some adventures are grand, sweeping affairs featuring hundreds of characters in massive worlds full of daring escapes, massive armies and all the other fun stuff: See Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, etc. etc. etc.¬† Others are more intimate adventures where a few people achieve a personal triumph on a much smaller scale: more Niea_7 […]

PR: Nickelodeon Greenlights 14 New Live-Action and Animated Series, TV Movies, and Pilots

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NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS 14 NEW LIVE-ACTION AND ANIMATED SERIES, TV MOVIES AND PILOTS NEW YORK (August 3, 2012) – Nickelodeon announced today that it has greenlit over a dozen new live-action, animation and TV movie projects – featuring top creative talent in front of and behind the camera, iconic characters from its most popular series and […]

Otakon 2012: Masao Maruyama on Founding MAPPA

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Honorary Otakon staffer Masao Maruyama came back to Otakon once again to share his stories about the founding of his new production company MAPPA, and their new production Kids on the Slope. Mr. Maruyama open the panel by showing the opening and closing animation for Kids on the Slope along with a commercial the company […]

SDCC2012: Panel Report - Filmation and Lou Scheimer: Celebrating a Generation of Animation and TV Heroes

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The Filmation panel at the San Diego Comic-Con 2012 focused on the discussion of Lou Scheimer’s career and his significant contributions to the industry. In attendance were Lou Scheimer (in his final convention appearance), Tom Tataranowicz, Darrell McNeil, Buzz Dickson and Sid Haig, with Andy Mangels moderating. The panelists spoke about their own Filmation memories […]

Review: "Twinkle Toes" Movie Has Little Flash, Less Substance

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I can’t say I was optimistic on hearing that Skechers shoes were going to be expanding their animated TV ads into feature-length direct-to-video movies. I’m not reflexively against merchandise-based cartoons, but shoes just don’t seem to spark the imagination in the same way that dolls, action figures, or even board games can. Consequently, it’s not […]

PR: "Tom & Jerry: Tricks and Treats" Available on DVD on September 4, 2012

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IT’S CHILLS AND THRILLS THIS HALLOWEEN WITH EVERYONE’S FAVORITE ANIMATED CAT AND MOUSE DUO IN TOM & JERRY: TRICKS AND TREATS AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO  Collection Features 20 High-Spirited Animated Cartoons Plus Two Bonus Cartoons BURBANK, CA (July 30, 2012) – Get set for a ghoulishly good time with that tussling twosome, Tom […]

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