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PR: Section23 Films Announces September Slate; “Elfen Lied” Blu-Ray on September 3, 2013

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2013
SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER SLATE ELFEN LIED BLU-RAY EDITION Available on September 3rd HOUSTON, May 30, 2013 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its September slate of releases; including the Anime Classic Elfen Lied which will be available for the first time on Blu-Ray and will include all 13 episodes plus the OVA […]
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PR: GKIDS and Cinedigm Announce Home Distribution Label; “From Up on Poppy Hill” Coming Sept 3, 2013

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2013
GKIDS AND CINEDIGM ANNOUNCE NEW MULTI-PLATFORM HOME DISTRIBUTION LABEL FOR SELECT GKIDS ANIMATED FILMS LABEL LAUNCHES WITH STUDIO GHIBLI’S “FROM UP ON POPPY HILL” SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2013 ON DVD, BLU-RAY AND CABLE VOD ELEVEN ANIMATED FEATURES INCLUDED IN PACT New York, NY, May 30, 2013 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning […]

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Disney Announces Animated Feature Schedule Through 2018

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2013
Walt Disney Feature Animation has announced its slate of movies scheduled through 2018, adding 8 new films to the 6 already announced: Monsters University – Pixar (June 21, 2013) Frozen – Walt Disney Animation (November 27, 2013) The Good Dinosaur – Pixar (May 30, 2014) Big Hero 6 – Walt Disney Animation/Marvel (November 7, 2014) […]
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Zack Snyder & Bruce Timm to Collaborate on Animated Short for Superman 75th Anniversary

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter has unveiled Warner Brothers’ Superman 75th Anniversary logo, also announcing that an animated short film is in the works, with Man of Steel director Zack Snyder collaborating with an array of DC Comics talent, including longtime producer Bruce Timm, director Jay Oliva (who also storyboarded several sequences in Man of Steel), WB […]

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PR: TELETOON Springs Into Action with “Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games”

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2013
TELETOON Springs Into Action with Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games This must-see Scooby-Doo! special airs on Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m. ET/PT in support of Healthy Me Week 2013 (Toronto, Ontario – May 29, 2013) – Creepy culprits and vengeful villains haunt the Mystery Inc. team in Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games, a half-hour special premiering on TELETOON […]
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Review: “My Neighbor Totoro” Blu-ray – Best. Neighbor. Ever.

by Weathermanon May 30, 2013
Some movies are huge, gaudy spectacles of sound and fury that signify nothing more than our ability as humans to be entertained by empty flashes of lights.  Some movies completely eschew the idea of anything visual and become an exercise in watching boring people talk to each other till you’re sick of it.  The best […]

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PR: Nickelodeon Draws Nearly 4 Million Viewers to “Sanjay and Craig” Debut

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2013
NICKELODEON DRAWS NEARLY 4 MILLION VIEWERS TO SANJAY AND CRAIG ANIMATED SERIES DEBUT Nick also Wins May, Marks 18 Weeks of Consecutive Growth with Kids, Total Viewers NEW YORK–May 29, 2013–Nickelodeon’s new animated series Sanjay and Craig tallied 3.6 million total viewers for its Saturday, May 24, premiere, driving double-digit gains with kids 2-11 and […]
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Disney Releases New “Planes” Trailer

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2013
Walt Disney Feature Animation has released a new trailer for Planes, the upcoming spinoff from Pixar’s Cars set for release on August 9, 2013. The movie stars Dane Cook as a crop duster with big dreams of competing in a big aviation race. For more details, check out Toonzone’s earlier coverage here.

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Mike Mitchell Named to Direct DreamWorks’ “Trolls”

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2013
Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After, Sky High and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked) has been named by DreamWorks to be the director of Trolls, a feature film based on the famous troll dolls with their trademark shocks of colorful hair. The screenplay is to be provided by Erica Rivinoja (South Park, Up All Night), with […]
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WWE Puts Flintstones In Sleeper Hold

by Alex Beanon May 29, 2013
You probably thought you had seen it all. Well, turns out, you haven’t – because you have never seen an animated Flintstones movie featuring professional wrestlers. But it looks like you may get your wish – if that was, indeed, your wish – as pro wrestlers from the WWE [World Wrestling Entertainment] will voice characters […]