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PR: Platform International Animation Festival Makes Los Angeles Debut on October 26-28, 2012

by Ed Liuon October 3, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2012 PLATFORM INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL MAKES ITS LOS ANGELES DEBUT OCTOBER 26-28, 2012 The festival celebrates animation from the past, present and future with a diverse slate of programs and events at REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA — PLATFORM, the internationally acclaimed animation festival, is hosting a […]
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Review: "Hotel Transylvania" Brings the Laughs

by Todd DuBoison October 1, 2012
Sporting a host of amusing G-rated monsters and an overt Aesop about overprotective parenting, Hotel Transylvania is a successful and relentlessly silly comedy that might also have been a winning family movie with a stronger script. In lieu of that, the movie makes the most of Adam Sandler’s surprisingly effective performance as Count Dracula, which […]

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"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Season 5 New Clips Released

by Ed Liuon September 28, 2012
Lucasfilm has released the following new clips from Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 5, premiering on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at 9:30 AM (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. The new season promises to bring the events of the series closer to the turn of the third live-action movie Revenge of the Sith. The press announcement […]
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Review: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles": Back Again To Raise Some Shell

by Grant Whiteon September 28, 2012
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a property I have definite nostalgia for. In nursery and into my formative years of school I have strong memories of watching the original animated series on afternoon kids TV, Christmases where my mother had tracked down such treasures as the Turtle Blimp and Party Wagon toys, and even sampling […]

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Review: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles": They're Baaaaaaaaack!

by Weathermanon September 28, 2012
So they’re trying yet another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show.  Everything old is new, and old, and new again.  I guess we’ve hit that point in pop culture where recycling is itself recycled. Well, at least we have a good show for the effort, one that easily stands aside its predecessors without being a pure […]
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Toonami on Adult Swim to Rerun "Sym-Bionic Titan", "ThunderCats" Remake

by Todd DuBoison September 26, 2012
A schedule update for the Toonami programming block on Adult Swim has confirmed a new lineup for the night of Saturday, October 6th. The current lineup will be joined by episodes of Gennedy Tartakovsky’s mecha action series Sym-Bionic Titan, as well as Cartoon Network’s 2011 remake of the fantasy adventure series ThunderCats. Additionally, the anime […]

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Warner Bros Developing New "Looney Tunes" Movie

by Todd DuBoison September 26, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Warner Bros is producing the first Looney Tunes movie since 2003’s Looney Tunes: Back In Action. A script is being written by actress and comedienne Jenny Slate while David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford are producers for the film project, which has been characterized as a “reboot”. In […]
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Transformers Prime - "Legacy" Episode 46 Recap

by Neo Yion September 25, 2012
Jack teams up with Smokescreen to teach him how to be discreet. Meanwhile, Megatron discovers the powerful Star Saber.   I’ve never had any longstanding issues with Jack; he’s smart, resourceful, and mature for his age. They’re admirable traits that are only hampered by how bland he can be. Thankfully, the show doesn’t ignore his […]

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Toonzone Interviews Jay Oliva and David Selby at the "Dark Knight Returns, Pt. 1" World Premiere at the Paley Center NYC

by Ed Liuon September 25, 2012
On Thursday, September 20, 2012, Toonzone News was at the Paley Center for Media in New York City for the world premiere screening of The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1. This newest direct-to-video animated feature from DC Entertainment adapts Frank Miller’s renowned graphic novel about an aging Bruce Wayne coming out of retirement as Batman […]

Review: "The Squid Girl" (UK Edition): Squids In

by Grant Whiteon September 24, 2012
In the middle of summer, a Japanese beach café is intruded upon by a visitor from the sea. Calling herself Squid Girl, the pintsized invader announces her intent to conquer the surface world for the damage mankind has caused to the oceans. Luckily for humanity, the would be overlord is none too bright, and it […]