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Moana

Disney Announces Characters and Voice Talent for “Moana”

by Ed Liuon July 26, 2016
WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS REVEALS THE CHARACTERS AND VOICE TALENT FOR UPCOMING FEATURE FILM MOANA Jemaine Clement, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison and Nicole Scherzinger Join Auli‘i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson in Epic Big-Screen Adventure BURBANK, Calif. (July 27, 2016) – Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana, which opens in theaters nationwide on Nov. 23, 2016, features […]
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Two Strings Tuesday: “Kubo and the Two Strings” Q&A with Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner

by Christopher Glennonon July 26, 2016
Welcome to the first installment of Toonzone’s “Two Strings Tuesdays,” the day dedicated to special content posted a week in conjunction with the upcoming release of LAIKA Animation Studio’s latest feature film Kubo and the Two Strings (coming to theaters on August 19, 2016). Travis Knight is LAIKA’s President and CEO, and has led or been […]

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Review: “Yona of the Dawn Part 1 Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: The Badass Princess Diaries

by Grant Whiteon July 26, 2016
Yona is the teenage princess of the Kouka Kingdom, residing in the central palace under the eye of her convivial father, Emperor Il. On the night of her sixteenth birthday, the palace is struck by a coup which forces Yona to escape under the protection of her bodyguard and lifelong friend Hak. Unsure of who […]

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Review: “Yona of the Dawn” Part 1 Brings a Winning Fantasy Adventure

by Todd DuBoison July 26, 2016
Well-done fantasy is a special treat in Japanese animation (and the medium at large, for that matter), but well-done fantasy with a woman as the key and non-subordinate figure is a downright rare experience. But Studio Pierrot’s Yona of the Dawn delivers on both counts and joins Moribito and Twelve Kingdoms as a sterling example […]
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Shout Rolls Out Packaging, Release Date For “Transformers: The Movie”

by Peter Paltridgeon July 25, 2016
We’ve got a release date for the newly remastered (in 4K!) Transformers The Movie, the 1986 release that most critics consider to be Orson Welles’ finest role. Mark your calendars for September 13, 2016. The AUTOBOTS, led by the heroic OPTIMUS PRIME, prepare to make a daring attempt to retake their planet from the evil […]

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SDCC 2016: Warner Bros. Apparently Interested in Pepe Le Pew Movie

by Peter Paltridgeon July 25, 2016
Warner Bros. might be interested in building an entire feature film around the Looney Tunes character Pepe Le Pew. The news leaked out during the SDCC panel for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, where writer Max Landis admitted the spec script was one of the projects he was working on. Um. Well. That would certainly […]
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Review: “CubexCursedxCurious” Blu-Ray/DVD is CrassxClichexCrummy

by Neo Yion July 25, 2016
I thrive off bad entertainment. Shows with an utterly inane premise or a certain level of awfulness makes it worth sitting through for sheer notoriety alone. Sure, the product is bad, but at least you can laugh at it, so there’s a consolation prize. CubexCursedxCurious (or C3 for short) held exactly the kind of nonsense plot […]

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SDCC 2016: Square’s Release Plans For FFXV Kingsglaive Movie

by Peter Paltridgeon July 24, 2016
Square-Enix is producing a CG feature film based in the world of the newest Final Fantasy. Final Fantasy XV comes out September 30, but before then, the epic tale known as Kingsglaive will introduce us to Noctis’ kingdom and the internal politics and conflicts within. The movie WILL get a short theatrical run beginning August […]
SDCC 2016: Darkness! No Parents! Lego Batman Trailer

SDCC 2016: Darkness! No Parents! Lego Batman Trailer

by Peter Paltridgeon July 23, 2016
Once Warner Bros. released both the first Wonder Woman trailer and the first scenes with the Justice League, we figured they were tapped out. Turned out they saved the best for last. It’s the first Lego Batman trailer! Will Arnett reprises his role from The Lego Movie as the Minifigure version of the Dark Knight, […]