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Cartoon Network Renews “Regular Show,” “Gumball;” Adds Episodes of “Annoying Orange”

by Ed Liuon November 5, 2012
Deadline.com reports that Cartoon Network has renewed the comedy series Regular Show and The Amazing World of Gumball for new seasons, and added episodes to the order of Annoying Orange. No word was given on how soon new episodes will be airing.
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21 Animated Features Submitted for 2012 Academy Awards

by Ed Liuon November 5, 2012
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced 21 submitted features for the 2012 Best Animated Feature Academy Award, virtually ensuring that a full slate of five nominees will be in the running for the award. The candidates are: Adventures in Zambezia Brave Delhi Safari Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Frankenweenie From Up on […]

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Review: Disney Delivers Delight With “Wreck-It Ralph”

by Todd DuBoison November 5, 2012
If The Princess and the Frog and Tangled were earnest attempts by Walt Disney Animation Studios to invoke the past virtue of the “Disney Renaissance” of the late 80s and the 90s, Wreck-It Ralph represents its own take on the current trend of reimagining some element of pop culture for a family comedy. Few will […]
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Transformers Prime – “Darkest Hour” Episode 52 Recap

by Neo Yion November 5, 2012
Wow, what a rush. I was unsure how season two’s finale would top last season’s. The “One Shall Rise” trilogy brought forth Unicron (essentially the Transformers Devil) and pulled an unexpected plot twist where Optimus loses his memories and joins the Decepticons. That last twist came out of nowhere and drove me into anticipation for […]

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“The Littlest Pet Shop” Exclusive Video Clip & Stills from Premiere Episode, Airing November 10, 2012

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2012
The Hub has provided Toonzone with an exclusive clip from the premiere episode of The Littlest Pet Shop, their newest animated series premiering on November 10, 2012, at 11:00 AM (ET): Click any of the thumbnails below to enlarge: The Littlest Pet Shop premieres on the Hub on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at 11:00 AM […]
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The Looney Tunes Show – “Rebel Without a Glove” Episode Recap

by on November 2, 2012
Bug loses his white gloves thanks to Daffy’s usual antics and is forced to wear biker gloves instead. Meanwhile, Daffy decides to change his name to “Professor Duck” and ends up having to teach a Political Science college course that Porky is currently taking. Rebel Without a Glove is by far one of the best […]

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“SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!” Coming to DVD on November 6, 2012

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2012
IT’S SPONGEBOB LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE – IN A FULL-LENGTH STOP-MOTION ANIMATED SPECIAL! SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: IT’S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS! Available on DVD on November 6, 2012 New York, NY – Nov 1, 2012 – Jingle the bells, put up some mistletoe and make a cup of cocoa because the Christmas season starts early with the DVD debut of Nickelodeon’s first-ever full-length stop-animation special, SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s A SpongeBob Christmas! Inspired […]
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CNN on Growing Recognition for Voice Actors

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2012
CNN has posted an article about the growing recognition for professional voice actors in animation, speaking with professionals such as Frank Welker, Peter Cullen, Crispin Freeman, and Patrick Seitz about the growth of the industry, the way technology has made voice actors more prominent than in the past, and celebrity stunt-casting for voice actors (and […]

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“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” New Clips & Stills Released from “The Gathering,” Premiering Nov 3, 2012

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2012
Lucasfilm has released the following new clips and stills from “The Gathering,” the next new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, premiering on November 3, 2012, at 9:30 AM (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. PLOT SYNOPSIS: Ahsoka escorts a group of younglings to Ilum, where they will learn from Yoda and undergo a crucial rite-of-passage: […]
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Review: “Secret of the Wings” is Genuine Magic for the “Tinker Bell” Series

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2012
I’m sure that Teenaged Ed would be horrified to learn that Adult Ed would actively look forward to Disney’s Tinker Bell direct-to-video movies. However, Teenaged Ed was an idiot about a lot of things and this would be one of them. While the latest installment, Secret of the Wings comes a year behind schedule, the […]