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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

NYCC 2013: “The Legend of Korra” Interview: P.J. Byrne, Joaquim Dos Santos, and Bryan Konietzko

by Ed Liuon October 17, 2013
At the 2013 New York Comic Con, Toonzone News had the chance to sit down with some of the cast and crew from Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra: actor P.J. Byrne (Bolin), executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Bryan Konietzko. TOONZONE NEWS: My first question is for P.J.: you were a finance and drama double-major […]


NYCC 2013: “The Legend of Korra” Panel – “Beginnings”, Anecdotes and the Creative Process

by Todd DuBoison October 17, 2013
Saturday morning at New York Comic Con, the massive Empire Stage was filled to capacity for the official panel for The Legend of Korra, Nickelodeon’s sequel animated series to Avatar: The Last Airbender. Vice President of Series Animation Megan Casey introduced the enthused crowd to a panel that included co-creator Bryan Konietzko and Co-producer Joaquim […]

NYCC 2013: The “Arthur: Aardvark for the Ages” Panel Was a Wonderful Time of Day

by Ed Liuon October 17, 2013
Fun fact: with its 17th season premiering next month (and seasons 18 and 19 in production), PBS’s Arthur is the second longest-running animated series in TV history, right after The Simpsons. On Sunday at New York Comic Con 2013, Arthur writer David Steven Cohen moderated a panel about the show consisting of panelists Peter Hirsch […]


South Park Loses Power…And Goth Kids

by Alex Beanon October 16, 2013
If you were tuning in to watch this week’s newest episode of South Park, “Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers”, then good luck, because it would probably require some sort of unknown alien superpowers – and if you possess those, “South Park” might not be your top priority. Instead, you will be seeing “Scott […]

Review: “Toy Story of Terror” is Frighteningly Fun

by Ed Liuon October 16, 2013
I’m one of what feels like a half-dozen people on Earth who really didn’t like Toy Story 3 all that much, and at least one reason why was because it raised an interesting question (“what happens to the toys when Andy grows up?”) and then stalled on answering it for about an hour just so […]


NYCC 2013: What Time Is It? The “Adventure Time” Panel Writeup Time!!

by Ed Liuon October 15, 2013
You know how you can tell that Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time is a hit? This is the line for the New York Comic Con panel, a good 15 minutes before it was scheduled to begin: And that’s not the end of it. It kept going, for what felt like miles: The standing-room-only crowd was treated […]

NYCC 2013: The “Justice League: War” and DC DTV Movie Panel

by Ed Liuon October 15, 2013
The New York Comic Con panel for Justice League: War played to a packed house at the Main Stage, with super PR guy Gary Miereanu moderating a panel consisting of producer James Tucker, director Jay Oliva, casting and voice director Andrea Romano, and actor Jason O’Mara, who is the new Batman starting with Justice League: […]