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Aardman and Studiocanal Team for “Shaun the Sheep” Movie

by Ed Liuon April 26, 2013
Deadline.com reports that the UK’s Aardman Animation Studios and France’s Studiocanal have teamed for a Shaun the Sheep feature film, to be written and directed by Richard Starzak and Mark Burton. The movie is said to center on Shaun and his flock mounting a rescue mission into the big city to save their slightly oblivious […]
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Review: “The Transformers: The Japanese Collection” Not in Mint Condition

by Chad Boninon April 26, 2013
Three series, found deep within the back closets of Japan, have never before aired in America. Three series offer three widely-different takes on the eras of machine versus machine. Three series, each focusing on successive battles of Autobots and Decepticons, starring three different leaders, three different bad guys, three different gimmicks. The Transformers: The Japanese […]

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PR: Nickelodeon Grants Kids’ Wishes With a Brand-New Season of Hit Animated Series The Fairly OddParents

by spidey4545on April 25, 2013
NICKELODEON GRANTS KIDS’ WISHES WITH A BRAND-NEW SEASON OF HIT ANIMATED SERIES THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS SATURDAY, MAY 4, AT 9:30 A.M. (ET/PT) Burbank, Calif. – April 25, 2013 – Nickelodeon will premiere its ninth season of the Emmy Award-winning animated series, The Fairly OddParents, on Saturday, May 4, at 9:30 a.m. (ET/PT).  The Fairly OddParents follows the magical adventures of 10-year-old Timmy Turner and his […]
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PR: New ThunderCats Get New Minimates in the Thundercats Ho! Box Set!

by Ed Liuon April 25, 2013
Fan reaction to Icon Heroes’ line of Classic ThunderCats Minimates has been phenomenal, and Art Asylum has been putting everything they have into their designs for the two-inch mini-figure line. Now, they’ve put together a brand-new box set based on the TV-movie ThunderCats Ho!, and Icon Heroes is making this set more widely available than […]

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New “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – Princess Twilight Sparkle” DVD Clips Released

by Ed Liuon April 25, 2013
Shout! Factory has released the following new clips from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – Princess Twilight Sparkle DVD, which is being released on April 30, 2013. For more details, check out Toonzone’s earlier coverage here.
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New “Monsters University” Trailer Released

by Ed Liuon April 25, 2013
Disney/Pixar has released a new trailer for Monsters University, the sequel to 2001’s Monsters Inc., slated to hit theaters on June 21, 2013. Monsters University will re-unite John Goodman and Billy Crystal as James “Sully” Sullivan and Mike Wazowski, respectively; the new movie examines how the two met in college and went on to become […]

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John Noble Discusses Playing Brainiac in “Superman: Unbound”

by Ed Liuon April 24, 2013
Warner Home Video has released a new still from Superman: Unbound along with three interview clips with actor John Noble, who plays Brainiac in the movie. Click the thumbnail below to enlarge: Superman: Unbound is available now via digital download services and will be released on May 7, 2013, on Blu-ray and DVD. For more […]
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Shout! Factory To Release “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids” On DVD

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison April 24, 2013
Shout! Factory has announced details for its complete collection for Bill Cosby’s educational comedy Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids on DVD. The release will collect all 110 episodes of the Filmation cartoon on a 15 disc set, including those episodes produced under the titles The New Fat Albert Show and The Adventures of Fat Albert and […]

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Review: “A Monster in Paris” Blu-ray Yields Modest Charms

by Ed Liuon April 24, 2013
A Monster in Paris is a film that’s a bit too thin in some dimensions and too full in others, producing something that’s moderately satisfying but not truly outstanding in either good or bad ways. The most noteworthy thing about this movie is probably its modest reported budget of €25 million (about $32.8M at current […]
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ComicsAlliance Interviews Brandon Auman on “Iron Man: Rise of Technovore”

by Ed Liuon April 23, 2013
ComicsAlliance.com has interviewed writer Brandon Auman about his work on Iron Man: Rise of Technovore, the direct-to-video animated feature collaboration between Marvel Entertainment and Japanese anime studio Madhouse. Among other topics, Auman discusses the broad themes that are in the work, the influence of the live-action movies and comics on his animated adaptations, the upcoming […]