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PR: Final "Nicktoons MLB" Video Game Roster Announced

by Eileen Cruzon August 11, 2011
2K Play has finalized the Nicktoons MLB video game roster and released new game stills. The game will be available for the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii on September 13, 2011. The press release is as follows: BASEBALL WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AS OFFICIAL NICKTOONS MLB VIDEO GAME ROSTER CONFIRMED Now that the trade […]

"The Last Unicorn": A Sublime Classic

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 11, 2011
Though it may be neglected on most lists of great animated films, The Last Unicorn is a hallmark of the 1980s and an easy contender for the finest animated achievement from Rankin/Bass Productions. An adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Peter S. Beagle, it offers an incisive and faithful screenplay from […]

Marvel Animation Age Interviews Brandon Auman on "Iron Man: Armored Adventures"

by Ed Liuon August 10, 2011
The Marvel Animation Age has interviewed Iron Man: Armored Adventures Story Editor Brandon Auman on the “Armor Wars” story arc that kicks off today, Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at 8:30 PM on Nicktoons Network. Among other topics, Auman discusses the challenges of adapting such a well-known comic book story, which version of the story will […]

New Clips & Stills from Upcoming "ThunderCats" Episode "Song of the Petalars"

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2011
Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network have released the following videos and stills from “Song of the Petalars,” the next new episode of ThunderCats premiering on Friday, August 12, 2011, at 8:30 PM (ET/PT)/7:30 PM (CT): Click on any of the screenshots below to view full-size: PLOT SYNOPSIS: On the run from the unstoppable lizard […]

"ThunderCats - Season One, Book One" DVD Announced for October 18, 2011

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 4, 2011
Warner Home Video has announced its first DVD release for the new ThunderCats animated series. Titled ThunderCats – Season One, Book One, it will retail for $19.97 and include the first eight episodes: Omens, Part One Omens, Part Two Ramlak Rising Song of the Petalars Old Friends Journey to the Tower of Omens Legacy The […]

"The Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure" Could Be a Lot Smurfing Better

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2011
The Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure, which is being released to ride the PR push for the live-action/CGI Smurfs movie, provides a decent cross-section of the iconic 1980s cartoon. Despite its title, there is no single narrative or strong tie between any of the ten episodes provided across the 2 discs in the set, all […]

SDCC2011: "Batman: Year One" Roundtable Interviews

by Jeffrey Harrison July 31, 2011
At the San Diego Comic-Con before the screening of Batman: Year One, Toonzone caught up with members of the movie’s cast and crew. INTERVIEW WITH ANDREA ROMANO, CASTING AND VOICE OVER DIRECTOR Andrea Romano is one of the hardest workers in the industry today and has worked as a casting and voice over director for […]

SDCC2011: "Transformers Prime" Roundtable Interviews

by Jeffrey Harrison July 29, 2011
(l to r) Bob Orci, Jeff Kline, and Therese Trujillo While at the San Diego Comic-Con, Toonzone was able to catch up with the creative minds behind Transformers Prime. The production crew revealed a montage of clips for the show’s first season plus a special teaser for the multi-part season finale to broadcast soon. The […]

"ThunderCats": The Cat's Meow

by Maxie Zeuson July 29, 2011
Never judge a new series by its first episode, a certain television producer once cautioned me. Remember, the people making it are still feeling their way, trying to get the kinks worked out. It’s a newborn baby, and those things are always kind of ugly. Malicious soul that I am, I’m tempted to scrupulously adhere […]

The New "ThunderCats" Has a Hairball or Two

by Ed Liuon July 28, 2011
There’s a fine line between archetype and cliché. Both hinge on the feeling that you’ve seen something before, but an archetype derives power from that familiarity while a cliché is weakened by it. My biggest problem with the rebooted ThunderCats is that it runs exactly along the line that separates the two for its duration. […]