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"How to Train Your Dragon" on DVD Almost Soars

The good news is that the fundamentals to How to Train Your Dragon are very strong. Like Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon doesn’t really break any real new ground in its genre, but it executes the story turns in its coming-of-age tale remarkably well. Hiccup is brought to twitchy, nervous life by […]

Cool Stuff: Un tour de Manège

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Un tour de Manège is a beautiful short, full of fluid, luscious color that dances about your screen. In it, a young girl plays on a floating merry-go-round, when suddenly a wind causes the carousel to drift away the from the dock to which it was connected, separating the girl from her mother. The entire […]

"Panty And Stocking With Garterbelt": Rebirth of Fun Anime

Let me lead by saying that it’s not like there haven’t been good anime the past few years. There’s Baccano, Gurren Lagann, Nana, and Trapeze to name a few from the series side of things, and I must admit that Summer Wars and the new Evangelion movies are all great animated films. Plus, sometimes the […]

Anti-Islamic Protests Begin Against Hub's "The 99" Animated Series

ICv2 and Comics Alliance are reporting on protests surrounding the animated series The 99, slated to debut on the new Hub network in January 2011. The series was created by Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, in part to explicitly counter negative images of Islam in the media both in the West and in the Middle East, providing […]

Disney/Pixar Releases "Cars 2" Video Clip, Concept Art, Official Synopsis

Disney/Pixar have released the following new “logo reveal video”/teaser for Cars 2, coming to theaters in Summer 2011. In addition, the following four concept art images have been released. Click to view full-size: The official plot synopsis follows: OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: CARS 2 (In Disney Digital 3Dâ„¢ and IMAX® 3D) DISNEY•PIXAR Website and Mobile Site: Disney.com/cars […]

NYCC2010: Bill Plympton on "Idiots & Angels," Art Book, Documentary, & More

Bill Plympton

We missed the Bill Plympton panel at the 2010 New York Comic Con, but were able to sit down with the man himself at his booth on the show floor to catch up with him briefly. Plympton’s biggest news was the opening of his feature film Idiots & Angels at the IFC Center, which had […]

Toonzone Goes to New York Comic Con/New York Anime Festival 2010

The New York Comic Con/New York Anime Festival 2010 is now finished, and Toonzone News was there! In addition to myself, staffers Todd DuBois (GWOtaku), Nick Hobbs, Caitlin Kelly (purplehairedwonder), Michael Lachman (darkdetective), and Matthew Williams were out in force to cover the panels, screenings, and other events at the con. All our coverage of […]

NYCC2010: A Roundtable Discussion with Michael Jelenic

Luke Wilson...no, I'm just messing with you. Michael Jelenic at New York Comic Con 2010

At the 2010 New York Comic Con, Toonzone News’ Ed Liu and Todd DuBois were able to sit down at a roundtable interview session with Michael Jelenic, co-producer of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and scriptwriter for the Wonder Woman direct-to-video movie and the upcoming “Superman/Shazam” DC Showcase short film. Our questions are prefaced […]

NYCC2010: A Roundtable Discussion with Bruce Timm

Bruce Timm and Michael Jelenic - New York Comic Con 2010

At the New York Comic Con 2010, Toonzone News got to participate in a roundtable discussion with Bruce Timm, executive producer for the DC direct-to-video movies. Questions asked by Toonzone News (vs. by our other friends in the media) are identified as such. Q: How challenging was it to adapt Frank Quietly’s artwork for All […]

NYCC2010: It's a MAD, MAD, MAD World with Mark Marek

MAD's Mark Marek at New York Comic Con 2010

Since he relocated to Los Angeles to work on the MAD show, the first New York thing that MAD show animation director Mark Marek did his first time back was to pay a visit to McSorley’s bar. The second thing he did was sit down with members of the media for interview sessions at the […]

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