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

by Todd 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. […]

Toonzone Goes to San Diego Comic-Con 2011

by Ed Liuon July 27, 2011
It’s here! San Diego Comic-Con International 2011 is underway now, and Toonzone News reporters Jeffrey Harris (TheVileOne), Christopher Glennon (90’sCartoonMan), and Revelator are on the scene! Check back here periodically throughout the weekend for San Diego Comic Con 2011-related news and updates, and you can always search the news for “SDCC2011” for all our San […]

SDCC2011: Toonzone Interviews the New "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Creative Team

by Jeffrey Harrison July 27, 2011
In 2012, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be returning to television with a brand new, computer generated series. Nickelodeon recently purchased the franchise, beginning work on this new show almost immediately. During the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con at a special Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles unveilling event at the Urban Kitchen + Bar in San […]

SDCC2011: Toonzone Interviews Voice Actor Kevin Michael Richardson

by Jeffrey Harrison July 27, 2011
Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons While at the San Diego Comic-Con, Toonzone was able to catch up with animation voice over veteran, Kevin Michael Richardson. The long-time actor can currently be heard as Bulkhead on Transformers: Prime, Jabba the Hutt on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Cleveland Junior on The Cleveland Show. […]

"ThunderCats": These Cats Can Dance

by Radical Ravenon July 27, 2011
I’d had no experience with the ThunderCats franchise prior to watching the premiere episode of this new show and scanning its Wikipedia entry, and yet I can’t say I didn’t go in without a bit of bias. I’m just generally cynical about remakes. Furthermore, I thought the trailer did not look promising at all. Several […]