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ComicsAlliance Interviews Kevin Shinick on “MAD” 100th Episode

by Ed Liuon November 11, 2013
On the eve of its 100th episode, ComicsAlliance has interviewed Kevin Shinick, creator and producer of Warner Bros. Animation’s MAD animated series, which brings the famed parody magazine to life in a “mini animation film festival” weekly on Cartoon Network. Among other topics, Shinick discusses how he landed the gig on the show, his goals […]

Voice Talent for “Maya the Bee Movie” Announced at AFM

by Ed Liuon November 11, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Jacki Weaver, Miriam Margolyes, and Noah Taylor have been announced as voice talent for the Australian-German co-production Maya the Bee Movie at the America Film Market 2013 conference. The movie will be the first 3D animated kids feature for Australian studio Flying Bark, and will be based on the Maya […]

NY Times on the Uncertain Reception for Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Wind Rises”

by Ed Liuon November 11, 2013
The New York Times has looked at the potential trouble spots in the US release of Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film The Wind Rises, based on the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of the Japanese Zero fighter. While right-wing elements in Japan have criticized the film for being too pacifistic, the concern is that the […]

Wall Street Journal on Hollywood vs. Vancouver Over China’s Animation Market

by Ed Liuon November 11, 2013
The Wall Street Journal‘s China weblog has noted recent efforts to promote Vancouver-based animation studios for content partnerships with Chinese companies, with Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson touring the country last week with digital animation executives in tow touting lower production costs and tax incentives vs. Hollywood animation studios. Hollywood has spent significant money and resources […]

The Legend of Korra – “A New Spiritual Age” Episode 22 Recap

by Neo Yion November 11, 2013
Korra and Jinora explore the Spirit World in order to close the Southern Portal. I was not prepared for this episode. “A New Spiritual Age” is everything I wanted from this show: unexpected twists, lovable characters, and epic narratives. Not to mention the arrival of an old character, which left me incoherent. Upon entering the […]

MacFarlane Makes Run For The Border

by Alex Beanon November 11, 2013
With the demise of “The Cleveland Show” and the upcoming relocation of “American Dad!” to TBS in 2014, Seth MacFarlane suddenly has an opening in the Sunday evening Fox animation lineup after his staple “Family Guy” – and that opening may get filled by his newest effort called “Bordertown”. The new animated series received the […]

Bob’s Burgers Episode Recap: My Big Fat Greek Bob – Season 4, Episode 4

by Alex Beanon November 11, 2013
Synopsis: Bob goes back to college after he is recruited to be a fill-in cook for a fraternity while Linda hosts a “Lady Goods” party at the house while he’s gone. Details: Bob is minding his own beeswax at the restaurant when he is recruited to be the fill-in cook at a fraternity. Normally, this […]

SpongeBob SquarePants Bill Fagerbakke Patrick Star voice actor

Being Patrick Star: Toonzone Interviews Bill Fagerbakke on “SpongeBob SquarePants”

by Ed Liuon November 11, 2013
Bill Fagerbakke has managed to land not one but two incredibly iconic supporting roles in his long acting career: first as the loveable but dim Dauber in the sitcom Coach, and then as the equally loveable and possibly even dimmer Patrick Star in Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. The 6-foot-6 Fagerbakke started college at the University of […]

PR: GKIDS Announces English Language Voice Cast for “Ernest & Celestine”

by Ed Liuon November 8, 2013
GKIDS ANNOUNCES THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE VOICE CAST FOR “ERNEST & CELESTINE” VOICE CAST INCLUDES: FOREST WHITAKER – as “Ernest” MACKENZIE FOY – as “Celestine” LAUREN BACALL PAUL GIAMATTI WILLIAM H. MACY MEGAN MULLALLY NICK OFFERMAN JEFFREY WRIGHT AWARD-WINNING FILM COMPETING FOR OSCARS, ANNIES, GOLDEN GLOBES New York, New York – November 8, 2013 – GKIDS, […]