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Review: Amazon Pilot Season (Summer 2016) Premieres

by Ed Liuon June 17, 2016
Amazon Studios has released its latest batch of pilot episodes for the 2016 season, with a half-dozen new offerings aimed at kids, five of which are animated and one of which is a remake of a classic puppet-driven TV series from the 1970’s. How do they measure up? Reviewed in the order that the pilot […]
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E3 2016: Miyamoto Speaks Of “A New Kind Of Mario”

by Peter Paltridgeon June 16, 2016
Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario and possibly the most influential game designer of all time, was interviewed by IGN today during E3. He was asked if he could say anything about the next main title in the Mario series. Surprisingly, IGN didn’t get a handwave and a “no comment.” They didn’t get screenshots and a […]

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E3 2016: Activision Announces Skylanders TV Series

by Peter Paltridgeon June 16, 2016
It had to happen: Activision’s popular Skylanders franchise is branching off into television. “Skylanders Academy” is the name of the animated series starring the video game characters that will premiere later this year. The series follows the more familiar members of the Skylanders team as they teach a younger generation of Skylanders how to defend […]
E3 2016: Sega Gives The Yakuza An 80’s Twist

E3 2016: Sega Gives The Yakuza An 80’s Twist

by Peter Paltridgeon June 16, 2016
Sega has published its E3 trailer for the newest installment (to us, anyway) of their long-running Yakuza series. Japan is still one game ahead of us, but at least the translations are still coming. What can we glean about Kazuma Kiryu, the focus character of this installment, from the new trailer? We know he’s really […]

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Fresh Information On Samurai Jack’s New Season

by Peter Paltridgeon June 16, 2016
The Annecy animation festival in France has brought us our first look at the new season of Samurai Jack, set to premiere during the Toonami block on Adult Swim. The first public image of Jack appeared during the festival, and….whoa: In addition to the image we now know more about the season itself. Here’s what […]
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Teen Wolf Alum Turns Into Superman

by Alex Beanon June 16, 2016
Tyler Hoechlin, last seen [or best known] as Derek Hale on “Teen Wolf” a couple years ago has now morphed into the new Superman for the “Supergirl” series on the CW network this autumn. Since Hoechlin ended his three-year 61-episode run on “Teen Wolf”, he has recently starred in Richard Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some!!” [where […]

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Toonzone Explores “Tumble Leaf” with Tara Sorensen and Drew Hodges

by Christopher Glennonon June 16, 2016
Tumble Leaf is a multi-Emmy award-winning Amazon original preschool series.  Amazon Studios hosted an event in celebration of the premier of the second season of the series.  Toon Zone News was able to speak with Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids’ Programming for Amazon Studios, and Tumble Leaf creator and executive producer Drew Hodges, for interviews. […]
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E3 2016: New Footage From Dragon Quest VII On 3DS

by Peter Paltridgeon June 16, 2016
Dragon Quest VII originally came out for the Playstation in 2001. Now a new version with upgraded visuals (and stereoscopic 3D) is heading to the 3DS this September, thanks to a localization partnership between Square and Nintendo. The Nintendo Treehouse spent a half-hour’s time with Dragon Quest VII at E3 along with members of the […]

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E3 2016: BoxBoy Is Back!

by Peter Paltridgeon June 16, 2016
One year ago Nintendo released a charming little puzzler called BoxBoy! for 3DS. You played as a literal box with eyes, who had the ability to spring other boxes out of itself and chain them together to get past obstacles. It’s a simple concept, with simple graphics (they could have been easily done on an […]
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E3 2016: Nintendo Debuts Brand-New IP, Ever Oasis

by Peter Paltridgeon June 16, 2016
Surprise! Nintendo just sprung a brand-new game series, starring characters you’ve never seen before, on you without warning. This is the kind of thing a Nintendo Direct would have helped spread the knowledge of, but…instead, it’s up to us. Ever Oasis was developed by Grezzo, the dev team who porrted Ocarina of Time and Majora’s […]