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Review: “Full Metal Panic” Ultimate Blu-ray Set (UK Edition): I Didn’t Know They Stacked Quality That High!

by Grant Whiteon May 5, 2016
The mecha genre is an ever evolving tapestry, with ideas constantly advancing from the groundwork laid by big names such as Tetsujin 28, Mazinger Z, Gundam & Macross. Like most genres these key milestones for a time will generate satellite works that emulate them while waiting for the next true innovator. Full Metal Panic joins […]
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Women in Animation Announces First Corporate Sponsor: Walt Disney Animation Studios

by Ed Liuon May 4, 2016
WIA WELCOMES WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS AS ITS FIRST CORPORATE SPONSOR Studio Partnerships to Broaden Reach of Mission and Programming for WIA Los Angeles, CA – Women in Animation is proud to announce its first official corporate sponsor, the Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS). “While Disney Animation has long supported WIA, reaching back to when […]

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Bento Box Entertainment to Develop and Produce “The Blues Brothers” Primetime Animated Series

by Ed Liuon May 3, 2016
BENTO BOX ENTERTAINMENT TO DEVELOP & PRODUCE THE BLUES BROTHERS PRIMETIME ANIMATED SERIES WITH DAN AYKROYD, JUDY BELUSHI AND ANNE BEATTS Music, Mayhem and Comedy Starring Jake & Elwood Blues and featuring Special Musical Guests LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2016 – Bento Box Entertainment (BBE), an independent, Emmy® Award-winning studio (FOX’S Bob’s Burgers; Comedy Central’s […]
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Interview: “Thunderbirds Are Go” with Actors David Menkin & David Graham and Head Writer Rob Hoegee

by Ed Liuon May 3, 2016
As part of the American rollout of Thunderbirds Are Go on Amazon Prime, Toonzone News was able to chat with actors David Menkin (who plays both Virgil and Gordon Tracy) and David Graham (who reprises his role as Parker, Lady Penelope’s faithful right-hand man), and head writer and story editor Rob Hoegee. Actor David Menkin […]

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Darkrai And Other Legendary Pokemon Have Now Arrived

by Peter Paltridgeon May 2, 2016
It’s a big month for Pokemon, no matter what branch of the franchise you enjoy best. There’s something new and shiny (sometimes literally shiny) for everyone throughout the month of May. You’ll be able to get the Mythical Pokemon Darkrai in modern-gen Pokemon titles for the first time by heading to Gamestop and picking up […]

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“Ratchet & Clank” Movie Disappoints at the Box Office

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2016
Focus Features’ Ratchet & Clank, based on the Sony PlayStation video game franchise, sold a disappointing $4.8 million (estimated) in tickets in its premiere weekend, placing it #7 in the box office race for the weekend behind two other movies opening in wide release (Keanu and Mother’s Day), nearly an order of magnitude behind the […]
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2016 Daytime Emmy Award Winners Announced: Amazon Wins for “Tumble Leaf” & “Niko”

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2016
The 2016 Daytime Emmy Award winners were announced in a ceremony on Saturday, April 30, 2016, with Amazon Studios winning both Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program with Tumble Leaf and Outstanding Children’s Animated Program with the pilot episode of Niko and the Sword of Light. Veteran voice actor Jeff Bennett won the Outstanding Performer in […]

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Review: “The Loud House” – 10 Sisters, No Problem

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2016
I learned in my intro psychology class in college that people are good at remembering 7 plus-or-minus-2 things, so Nickelodeon’s new animated series The Loud House is taking a big risk by fielding a show with a central character backed by 10 supporting cast members, and ensuring that all 11 of them will end up […]
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“Zootopia” Coming To Blu-ray Sooner Than You Think

by Peter Paltridgeon May 2, 2016
Disney’s Zootopia is still killing it at the box office, with its only real competition at the moment being the studio’s own The Jungle Book. Given the business it’s been doing, when would you expect the home video release to come out? Would you believe as soon as next month? Yes, you’ll be able to […]