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DreamWorks Animation Absorbed By Comcast

by Peter Paltridgeon April 28, 2016
DreamWorks Animation is finalizing a deal to sell itself to NBC Universal, a division of Comcast, Variety reported today. Shrek, Po the panda, Junior Asparagus and Lassie will all be Comcast brands when the deal closes at the end of 2016. Universal is paying $3.7 billion, which is close to the $3.96 billion Disney paid […]
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“Lucky Star” And “Project Itoh” Movies Announced For UK Release

by Grant Whiteon April 27, 2016
Anime Limited have today announced the licensing of Lucky Star and two of the Project Itoh films. Lucky Star is a comedy anime focussing on the female otaku Konata Izumi and her school friends, making fun of life, fandom and the 4th wall. Anime Limited plan to release the show to Blu-ray this September and […]

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Review: Is “Daimidaler” Giant Robot Action or Offensive Sexual Culture?

by Chad Boninon April 27, 2016
Turning lust and love into power and energy would allow the Internet to power itself and the rest of the world, but for the warriors of Daimidaler, it’s the only thing allowing them to power their giant robots against the forces of evil. In this case, the evil forces are an inter-dimensional penguin army bent […]
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Interview: Building “The Loud House” with Chris Savino

by Ed Liuon April 27, 2016
Like many kids, Chris Savino enjoyed a steady diet of cartoons and comic strips when he was young, but didn’t realize that animation was a career choice until late in high school. He immersed himself in all the animation books he could find in his local libraries, and discovered the Ren & Stimpy “Big House […]

Steven Universe Returns At Last On May 12

Steven Universe Returns At Last On May 12

by Peter Paltridgeon April 25, 2016
Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe hasn’t seen a new episode since last January. There were rumors that the series wouldn’t resume until June or July, but fortunately those have been proven false by this: a new trailer announcing the return of Steven and the Gems on May 12. It’s a great trailer too. “Something doesn’t feel […]
The Figgis Agency Goes To A Black Tie Affair On Thursday

The Figgis Agency Goes To A Black Tie Affair On Thursday

by Alex Beanon April 25, 2016
In the next episode of “Archer” on FX this Thursday – entitled “Bel Panto, Part I” – all members of The Figgis Agency will be attending a black-tie event and that always turns out well… Video credit: FX Discuss on the Toonzone Forums

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Simpsons Writer Reveals Script For Unproduced Prince Episode

by Peter Paltridgeon April 25, 2016
The Simpsons’ third-season opener, “Stark Raving Dad,” centers on Homer being committed to an institution where he meets a man who thinks he’s Michael Jackson — voiced by Michael Jackson. In the DVD commentary for the episode, Mike Reiss mentioned that the man (Leon Kompowsky was his name) would have returned in a sequel episode, […]
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G-Con UK Gundam Fan Convention Postponed To September

by Grant Whiteon April 24, 2016
Originally planned for this April, Leeds based Gunpla importer Japan-Cool have updated the official website for the G-Con UK Gundam fan convention to reveal the event has currently been postponed to this September, citing issues with securing a venue and time needed to secure rights from Sunrise for screenings at the event. An ambitious attempt […]

New Simpsons Couch Gag Animated By Disney’s Eric Goldberg

New Simpsons Couch Gag Animated By Disney’s Eric Goldberg

by Peter Paltridgeon April 22, 2016
Over the past few seasons, The Simpsons has been lending its couch gag space to guest animators and other creatives. This coming Sunday, a new couch gag will debut animated by Eric Goldberg, who worked on classic 2-D animated Disney movies such as Aladdin. He’s also worked on more recent films such as Wreck-It Ralph […]