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Transformers: Robots in Disguise

Review: "Transformers: Robots in Disguise" Has a Lot of Spark

by Neo Yion March 13, 2015
Transformers: Robots in Disguise is an interesting transition from Transformers Prime. While each Transformers show seems to reinvent the franchise, Robots in Disguise has the honor of being a direct sequel to Prime. While the latter was an epic space opera, Robots in Disguise excludes the melodrama in favor of peppy, feel-good fun. Those who expect […]
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UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce April Highlights

by Grant Whiteon March 9, 2015
April is the month of Easter and the Cartoon Network family of channels have some eggs-cellent programming. Certainly better than my terrible yolks. New episodes of Uncle Grandpa (30th March-3rd April), Clarence (6th-10th April) and Steven Universe (13th-17th April) will air on Easter holiday weekend mornings, running at 8am, 8:15am and 8:30am respectively. At 6pm […]

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Review: "Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin I: Blue Eyed Casval" - What The Red Comet Speeds From

by Grant Whiteon March 6, 2015
Although most of the attention seemed to go to plans for the anniversary coming in five years, Gundam’s 35th anniversary did not pass without incident. For the first time in a while, two Gundam shows have been broadcast at the same time: Reconguista in G and Build Fighters Try. As both these shows near the […]
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AdWeek on the Rise and Fall of Hasbro's Hub Network

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2015
AdWeek has published an extensive article examining the aborted effort by toymaker Hasbro to break into the TV market with the Hub Network joint venture with Discovery Networks, which began with great fanfare in 2010 but was ended late last year for a number of reasons articulated by the article. Quoting several industry insiders (some […]

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Rob Schrab Named as "LEGO Movie" Sequel Director

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2015
Deadline.com reports that Rob Schrab has been named as the director for the sequel to The LEGO Movie, marking his first feature film director’s job after helming episodes of Community, Parks and Recreation, and The Mindy Project. The sequel will be written and produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (who co-directed the first movie, […]
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UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce March Highlights

by Grant Whiteon January 30, 2015
You know who else likes Cartoon Network UK’s March schedule? My mom! From 2nd March Mega Mondays brings all new episodes of Regular Show (4:30pm),  Adventure Time (5:00pm) and The Amazing World of Gumball (5:30pm). Sibling block Funsize Fridays has the weekend start covered with 15 minute episodes of the same trio along with Steven […]

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"Transformers" Fan Forum Reveals 'The Allspark Foundation' Charity

by Grant Whiteon December 15, 2014
After many successful charity drives on behalf of the Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Transformers/My Little Pony fan community The Allspark has announced the formation of a committed charity foundation. Their first charity focus will be to raise $10,000 by February 28th for the Hospital’s Scrabble Ball, due to be held March 7th. Those within the US […]
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TMNT Exec. Producer Ciro Nieli Talks Ninja Turtles, Robot Monkeys, and the United Kingdom

by Grant Whiteon December 5, 2014
Toonzone recently had the chance to talk with Ciro Nieli, executive producer of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, during his latest visit to the United Kingdom. TOONZONE NEWS: Season two is racing towards its dramatic conclusion, season three is soon to start and a fourth season has been confirmed. You’ve said before that ideally you […]

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PR: MCM Enjoys Record-Breaking 2014 — UK & EU Expansion on 2015 Agenda

by Grant Whiteon December 3, 2014
MCM Enjoys Record-Breaking 2014 — UK & EU Expansion on 2015 Agenda Three brand new shows, record-breaking attendance figures and a first foray into mainland Europe; 2014 has proved to be a milestone year for MCM Expo Group; unquestionably the most successful to date. Overall, 401,000 visitors came to MCM events throughout 2014, compared to […]
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PR: Skylanders Has Full Slate of Holiday Merchandise

by Shawn Hopkinson November 24, 2014
Disney has tried it, and even Nintendo is getting in on the act, but no one does toys as playable video game characters like the Skylanders series. It has found just the right mix of rare and common, expensive and affordable to hook both kids and adult collectors. This Christmas, Activision has a wide range […]