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Nickelodeon Upfront 2011: TMNT, Robot & Monster, Kung Fu Panda, Korra, and More

Nickelodeon has announced their plans for 2011-2012 at their annual upfront presentation. Highlights include a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series (see teaser video here), a pickup of a new animated comedy series Robot & Monster up for 26 episodes, the acquisition of the series Winx Club, a renewal of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of […]

"The Sacred Blacksmith": Forging a Sharp Series

In an age of swords and sorcery, a young girl has taken up her father’s blade to defend the town that she loves. When that blade is shattered, she must forge a team with a new one. Her newest partner is a Demon Sword, a wind-enhanced slicer that can turn into a human ally. Wanting […]

"Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood" Part 3: Originality Costs an Arm and a Leg

Before I even begin, let’s have a quick recap. When I reviewed part one of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, I called it a promising show that was badly hurt by the way it rushed through scenes that had already been done in the first Fullmetal Alchemist . I said that despite this poor pacing it was […]

Cool Stuff: David Couchariere - Animation Reel

Today we have an animation reel from David Couchariere! He attended university at Lycée technique des Arts et Métiers. Couchariere works at Dreamworks. Prior to that he was an animator at, Blue Sky. His filmography includes How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), Flushed Away (2006), Ice Age : The Meltdown (2006) and Robots (2005). I enjoyed the skill he showed in both the […]

Toonzone Presents: An Interview/Tribute to Dwayne McDuffie

Back in 2006, I briefly flirted with the notion of writing a book about superhero animation, its history and trajectory. It never came to fruition, partially because real life got in the way, and partially because I decided to refocus my energies on my biggest passion, which is voice acting. But I was fortunate enough […]

"Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc. Season 1 Vol. 1": It's Not Coolsville

Almost everyone over the age of 6 has seen an episode of Scooby-Doo at least once. Scooby’s popularity amazes me. It’s a relatively formulaic show that has somehow managed to last over 40 years, through 11 series, 15 direct-to-video movies, 7 made-for-television animated films, 2 made-for-television live-action films, and 2 live-action theatrical movies. While I […]

New "Cars 2" Trailer and Stills Released

Walt Disney Studios has released the following new Cars 2 trailer: In addition, the following new images have been released by Walt Disney Features. Click any thumbnail to enlarge: Cars 2 is slated for release on June 24, 2011. Check out Toonzone News’ earlier coverage of Cars 2.

New Clips & Press Release Interviews on "All-Star Superman"

Warner Home Video has released video clips, stills, and press-release interviews in conjunction with All-Star Superman, the new animated direct-to-video movie released on February 22, 2011. (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right to enlarge (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right to enlarge Check […]

"Avatar" Creators Talk "Last Airbender: Legend of Korra" to Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal‘s Speakeasy weblog has posted an interview about The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra with series creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino, who were also co-creators of Avatar the Last Airbender. The interview is a follow-up to the first reveal of an image of the title character and the voice cast. The […]

"Bambi" Diamond Edition: Pushing Technology Forward in Past and Present

Disney’s Bambi is a movie that I find I appreciate and admire more than I actually love. The recently released Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack provided a perfect opportunity to reacquaint myself with this classic film, since the time since I last saw it can probably be measured in decades and I had few memories […]

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