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Review: “The Smurfs 2” – Not Smurfin’ Awful But Not Smurftacular

by SB20xxon December 11, 2013
When The Smurfs live-action/CG animation film was announced, there was a sizable portion of the original show’s fanbase that considered it an abomination. Despite that backlash, it made a ton of money, so it must’ve done something right. I suspect that many of its viewers had never seen the original cartoon, so this was their […]

ToonZone Holiday Gift Guide Idea # 37 – The CG Story

by Alex Beanon December 10, 2013
Still flailing around for holiday gift ideas for that special person in your life who genuflects at the temple of the animation industry? Flail no more, your holiday gift holy grail may have arrived with the publication of “The CG Story: Computer Generated Animation and Special Effects” by Christopher Finch. The 368-page book [yes, book, […]


Nick Streams To China

by Alex Beanon December 10, 2013
Nickelodeon will stream more than 200 hours of its television shows – including “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” – to the online video platform of Chinese internet media company, The video will be dubbed or subtitled in Mandarin. Nickelodeon will begin streaming to Sohu’s approximately 389 million users in late December 2013.


Disney’s “Frozen” Takes #1 at Box Office in 2nd Week, Sets Post-Thanksgiving Record

by Todd DuBoison December 9, 2013
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen saw continued success during its second week at the box office, grossing a total of $31.6 million to seize first place from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and its $27 million gross. The film has now earned a total of $134.3 million domestically in the United States and an estimated worldwide […]

Bob’s Burgers – Bob And Deliver – Season 4, Episode 7

by Alex Beanon December 9, 2013
Synopsis: The drug-addicted Home Ec teacher needs to take a break from school and Bob fills in as the substitute giving Tina sugar plum fairy visions in her head of being Teacher’s Pet – until Bob deems class troublemaker Zeke to be worthy of holding the spatula. Details: The drug-addicted Home Ec teacher with the […]

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Review: “One Piece Uncut Collections 1-4 (UK Editions)”: See Pirates at their Best!

by on December 9, 2013
When it comes to reviewing any product, it is good to know that the review is impartial, honest, and objective; looking at the product with fresh, critical eyes and, in turn, guiding the reader through a fair appraisal of that said product. I think any reviewer worth his bag of chips would stand by that, […]

The Legend of Korra – “Light In The Dark” Episode 26 Recap

by Neo Yion December 6, 2013
In order to defeat the Dark Avatar, Korra must find her inner spirit. “Light In The Dark” is just about perfect. It’s a significant improvement from last episode’s “Darkness Falls” and, outside of a couple of mishaps, concludes Book Two with flair. It managed to raise the bar so high that it poses the question: […]