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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 […]

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Exclusive “Pound Puppies” Clip from Season 3 Premiere

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2013
The Hub Network has provided Toonzone with an exclusive video clip and still from “Cuddle Up Buttercup,” the second episode of Season 3 of Pound Puppies: Click the thumbnail below to enlarge: Pound Puppies season 3 will premiere with a raft of other season and series premieres on the Hub on Saturday, June 1, 2013. […]
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Review: Magic Found in “Howl’s Moving Castle” Blu-ray

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2013
I haven’t revisited Hayao Miyazaki’s adaptation of Howl’s Moving Castle since it was released on DVD in 2006. I had vague memories of dissatisfaction with the movie and distinctly recall thinking that a lot of stuff in the back third only made sense if you had read the novel by Diana Wynne Jones (even though […]

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PR: Shout! Factory & Hasbro Studios Enter Global Distribution Alliance for “My Little Pony Equestria Girls”

by Ed Liuon May 28, 2013
SHOUT! FACTORY AND HASBRO STUDIOS ENTER GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE FOR THE UPCOMING ANIMATED MOTION PICTURE MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS Los Angeles, CA – May 28, 2013 – Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based production and distribution division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), announced a new worldwide distribution alliance for the highly anticipated […]
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Toonzone Interviews Christian Jacobs on “The Aquabats Super Show!”

by Ed Liuon May 28, 2013
I found that interviewing the Aquabats’ Christian Jacobs was one of those cases where people who do comedy are often very serious about it, and how it takes a great deal of intelligence to do stupid well. Jacobs is no stranger to Hollywood, having started his career at the ripe age of 4 after his […]

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Transformers Prime – “Chain of Command” Episode 58 Recap

by Neo Yion May 27, 2013
Tensions rise between the hotheaded Wheeljack and the straitlaced Ultra Magnus. At the same time, they must deal with Predaking’s return! I’ve got to be careful what I wish for. I wanted conflict between Ultra Magnus and Wheeljack and the episode delivered exactly that. Unfortunately, the effort was less then desirable. The plot follows a  […]
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“Best. Episode. Ever!” Toonzone Talks “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”

by Todd DuBoison May 25, 2013
As any superhero fan knows, the Avengers are for Marvel what the Justice League is for DC: an all-star team of the world’s finest heroes meant to combat the worst possible threats. So it’s only natural that The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes would spend an eminently enjoyable fifty-two episodes adapting more of the Marvel universe […]