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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 […]

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 […]

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  […]

“Best. Episode. Ever!” Toonzone Talks “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”

by Todd "GWOtaku" 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 […]

“Teen Titans Go!” Episode “La Larva Amor” Clip & Stills Released; Premiering May 28, 2013

by Ed Liuon May 24, 2013
Warner Bros. Animation has released the following clip and stills from “La Larva Amor,” the next upcoming episode of Teen Titans Go! set to premiere on May 28, 2013, at 7:30 PM (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. Click any of the thumbnails below to enlarge OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS While Starfire is away, the other Titans let Silkie […]

“Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox” Trailer Released

by Ed Liuon May 24, 2013
Warner Bros. Animation has released the trailer to Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox as an exclusive to IGN.com: (UPDATE May 28, 2013: The trailer is now available widely.) The movie will adapt the Flashpoint mini-series from DC Comics by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert, with a story centering on the impact to the world when […]

PR: Kelly Osbourne Hosts Fan-Generated Special “Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown”, Premiering Friday, June 28 on Disney Channel

by spidey4545on May 23, 2013
KELLY OSBOURNE HOSTS FAN-GENERATED SPECIAL “PHINEAS AND FERB MUSICAL CLIPTASTIC COUNTDOWN,” PREMIERING FRIDAY, JUNE 28 ON DISNEY CHANNEL — Voting Begins Friday, May 24 at DisneyChannel.com — Relive favorite musical moments from Disney Channel’s Emmy Award-winning series “Phineas and Ferb,” in a one night only fan-generated event, “Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown” hosted by […]

PR: Nickelodeon Delivers Maximum Awesomeness in Brand-New Animated Series Sanjay and Craig Premiering Saturday, May 25 at 10:30AM (ET/PT)

by spidey4545on May 23, 2013
NICKELODEON DELIVERS MAXIMUM AWESOMENESS IN BRAND-NEW ANIMATED SERIES SANJAY AND CRAIG PREMIERING SATURDAY, MAY 25, AT 10:30AM (ET/PT)   Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock) and Chris Hardwick (The Talking Dead) Lend Voices for New Series   Nickelodeon presents the story of two best friends–one of whom happens to be a talking snake—as they seek maximum awesomeness in the […]

“Simpsons” Scriptwriter Jon Vitti Takes on Angry Birds

by Alex Beanon May 23, 2013
The Angry Birds movie received a major boost when it was announced that Jon Vitti was hired to write the screenplay for the upcoming animated feature film based on the popular video game. Vitti is an animated industry veteran and has written five episodes of King of the Hill, 25 episodes of The Simpsons as […]