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LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season One

Review: “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” Complete Season One Assembles Some Fun

by Ed Liuon December 13, 2016
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures is a fun little romp through a tiny corner of Lucasfilm’s increasingly sprawling storyline with its targeting computer programmed for a direct hit on younger audiences. It toes the same line of irreverence towards the source material as all the LEGO Star Wars animated series, while happily appropriating Star […]
Pete's Dragon 2016 and Elena of Avalor Ready to Rule

Review: Disney’s”Pete’s Dragon” and “Elena of Avalor: Ready to Rule”

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2016
Disney’s new Pete’s Dragon remake highlights the small problem we have here at Toonzone that it’s harder to tell what’s an animated movie anymore. The original movie spliced a hand-drawn animated dragon with a live-action cast, which was novel at the time and was never a common movie-making technique. The remake replaces the hand-drawn dragon with […]

Review: “Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie” Unleashes a Super Move

by Chad Boninon December 1, 2016
Ryu is a lone wolf, wandering the world in search for the perfect fight and more power. His combat power is off the charts, and it’s the desire of Shadowlaw’s leader M. Bison to capture and corrupt him into his world-domination schemes. Ryu’s not interested in working for the psycho power in charge of this […]

Review: “Gundam Reconguista In G Complete Blu-ray Set (UK Edition)” – The Future’s Bright

by Grant Whiteon November 23, 2016
The current partnership between Sunrise and Anime Limited for Gundam in the UK was foreshadowed by the surprise licensing of Reconguista in G in 2014. One of two television series created for the franchise’s 35th anniversary, the 26-episode series saw the return of original creator Yoshiyuki Tomino as writer and director. Stewardship has been handed […]

Gundam: The Origin

Review: “Gundam The Origin IV” – Visions Of The Future, Echoes Of The Past, Lessons For Today

by Grant Whiteon November 22, 2016
What a difference six months can make. When I reviewed the third episode of The Origin, I noted how the story highlighted the simple ways that the ambitious can cultivate destructive nationalism to drive the general population. A month after that, just over half the UK population gave a live demonstration of this by voting […]
Finding Dory

Review: “Finding Dory” – She Doesn’t Find a Lot of Beasts, but She Does Find Herself

by Weathermanon November 21, 2016
How does one go about reviewing a movie like Finding Dory? It’s essentially bullet proof. Whether it’s the next Citizen Kane or the next Plan 9 From Outer Space, it would still be a runaway hit because these days, Disney is almost that good (even if The Good Dinosaur was a bit of a miss, […]

DreamWorks Trolls

Review: “Trolls” – Licensed Property Film with a Large Side Order of Bizarre

by Christopher Glennonon November 4, 2016
The word “troll” has so many different connotations. Whether it conjures pictures of hilariously bad horror movies or people anonymously spewing anger all over the Internet, trolls have moved far past their origins as ugly creatures of Scandinavian folklore. That also includes being known in pop culture as cute collectible dolls with wild hair. Cute […]

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders

Review: Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders – Holy Nostalgic Joy, Batman!

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison November 3, 2016
Let’s face the obvious: there is no superhero as ubiquitous or as reinterpreted as Batman. 2016 alone heralds more iterations of him in current media than a human can count on one hand, without counting any comic books. And yet, for all that, most of this comes from the same starting line: Batman as a […]
My Little Pony Equestria Girls Legend of Everfree

Review: “My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree” Shows Cracks in the Facade

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2016
Longevity in a franchise is a mixed blessing. When it’s done well, plot and character arcs can build on what’s been done before and expand in new and interesting directions. However, even if the franchise is successful at this, it’s all too easy to repeat yourself while becoming accessible to newcomers. The mixed blessings of […]