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SDCC 2016: DreamWorks Offers Musical “Trolls” Trip

SDCC 2016: DreamWorks Offers Musical “Trolls” Trip

by Peter Paltridgeon July 21, 2016
DreamWorks Animation needs a hit badly. Is “Trolls” that hit? Too early to tell. For Comic-Con, the ailing studio has released a minute and a half of footage from their upcoming movie based on those ugly things kids used to collect in the 90’s. These trolls don’t look ugly, however. The animation style is what […]
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“From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience” at Universal Studios Hollywood from August 5-14, 2016

by Ed Liuon July 21, 2016
“From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience” Debuts at Universal Studios Hollywood for a Limited Time to Coincide with the Film Release of Kubo and the Two Strings, Opening in Theaters on August 19 The Special Interactive Experience Takes Place from August 5-14, 2016 and is Included in the Price of Admission to Universal […]

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Review: “Rage of Bahamut: Genesis” is the Ultimate Fantasy Love Letter

by macattackon July 21, 2016
This series should have failed. Rage of Bahamut: Genesis is based on a mobile social card game that has been a fairly sizable hit in Japan, but barely penetrated US shores and obtained mediocre-to-bad critical reviews. The success in its native country guaranteed an anime tie-in to further promote the property sooner or later, even […]
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SDCC 2016: Teaser Art For The Return Of DuckTales

by Peter Paltridgeon July 20, 2016
We expect to hear a lot more about the upcoming return of DuckTales during San Diego Comic-Con, but there’s a bit out already. The official D23 website published a new piece of promotional art this morning featuring Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webby and Donald….inside a silhouette of you-know-who. D123 also tells us the series’ executive producer […]

SDCC2015: The CW Presents A New Superhero Cartoon, "Vixen"

“Vixen” Season 2 to Host Guest Stars from “Arrow,” “Flash,” and “Legends of Tomorrow”

by Ed Liuon July 20, 2016
The San Diego Comic-Con 2016 edition of TV Guide reports that several guest stars are on their way to the animated series Vixen for its second season. The report states that Arrow star Stephen Amell and Flash star Grant Gustin will reprise their roles as Green Arrow and the Flash, respectively, but they will be […]
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Toonzone Interviews Composer Tony Morales on Working on “Elena of Avalor”

by Christopher Glennonon July 20, 2016
Emmy nominated composer Tony Morales began his career as staff composer within the commercial music division of Hans Zimmer’s Media Ventures in 1998.  He has he has gone on to compose numerous scores for film and television including the 2015 Netflix series Bloodline (co-composed with Edward Rogers), In Your Eyes (written by Joss Whedon), the short […]

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“Bottersnikes & Gumbles” to Debut on Netflix Worldwide on August 16, 2016

by Ed Liuon July 19, 2016
New CGI Animated Children’s Series Bottersnikes & Gumbles Set to Debut Across International Territories August 16, 2016 New York, July 19, 2016 – Bottersnikes & Gumbles, a new award-winning CGI animated series, is set to make its debut across international territories August 16 on Netflix, the world’s leading internet TV service. 26 episodes will premiere […]
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Cartoon Network Orders Second Season of New “Powerpuff Girls”

by Ed Liuon July 19, 2016
CARTOON NETWORK GREENLIGHTS SECOND SEASON OF EMMY-NOMINATED GLOBAL HIT FRANCHISE THE POWERPUFF GIRLS Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup to Make San Diego Comic-Con Debut, July 21-24, 2016 Cartoon Network has announced the renewal of the global phenomenon, The Powerpuff Girls. The series premiere in April won the night in all key demos and had over 81 […]

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Review: “Durarara!! X2 Shou Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: A Sterling Example of Dollars

by Grant Whiteon July 19, 2016
It’s been two years since I last stopped by Ikebukuro. I commented then that the release came ahead of a planned continuation of the story, and that time has arrived. Split into three arcs, Durarara!! X2 aims to complete the adaptation of the light novel series. That’s pretty significant considering there is no shortage of anime […]
The Secret Life of Pets

“Secret Life of Pets” Tops “Ghostbusters” at Box Office; “Finding Dory” Becomes Top-Grossing Animated Feature Ever

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2016
Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets took the top spot at the box office in its second week of release with ticket sales totaling $50.56 million (estimated), beating out the remake of Ghostbusters which took an estimated $46 million in its premiere weekend. And just below The Legend of Tarzan in the #3 spot […]