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SDCC2012: ASIFA - Hollywood's State of the Industry - Part 1 of 6

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  Ramin Zahed, Editor, Animation Magazine moderated the ASIFA: Hollywood’s State of the Industry Panel. He asked the panelists to tell the audience what they do, how they got into the business and where they see the business going in 2012. The panelists from left to right were Josh Scherr (Uncharted III: Drakes Deception, Jax […]

More Details on New Miyazaki Movie

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According to Animation Magazine, Hayao Miyazaki’s new movie will be based on the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of the iconic Zero fighter plane, among other military aircraft. The magazine cites tweets by animators Osamu Kobayashi and Takashi Hashimoto. The new film is expected to be released in late 2013.

Review: "Babar: The Classic Series" The Complete First Season: Babar Begins

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Let’s face it, talking animals are bizarre. The idea is fun and entertaining, but sometimes the execution can be shaky, especially when talking animals are placed side-by-side with talking humans with no language barrier, and especially when said talking animals are completely naked and prance around in the jungle with a human civilization right down […]

Vimeo Short "Ruin" May Get Feature-Film Treatment

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“Ruin,” an eight-minute animated short that debuted on Vimeo earlier this year, may get turned into a live-action feature, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The trade paper says that 20th Century Fox is negotiating to buy the movie rights from filmmaker Wes Ball, and hire him to direct the feature-length version under the supervision of […]

Review: "Dragon Ball Z" Series One (UK Edition): Rock The Dragon

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The so called anime boom of the previous decade wasn’t quite as powerful here in the UK. However a few shows did still erupt, and one of these happened to be Dragon Ball Z. Dragon Ball Z is the continuation of the popular Dragon Ball, which chronicled the adventures of the monkey boy Son Goku […]

Primetime Emmy Nominees Announced

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Veteran animated series will compete with new animated series in the Emmy animated categories. The 64th Primetime Emmy Award Nominations were announced today by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In the Outstanding Animated Program category, nominees include The Simpsons‘ “Holidays of Future Passed”; Futurama‘s “The Tip of the Zoidberg”; American Dad‘s “Hot Water”; […]

SDCC2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Roundtable Interviews - Part Two

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Welcome to Part Two of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Roundtable Interviews. Toonzone interviews Kevin Michael Richardson (The Voice of The Shredder), Ciro Nieli (Executive Producer), and Hoon Lee (The Voice of Splinter) in anticipation of the upcoming cartoon. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will premiere on Nickelodeon on September 29, 2012. For more information, visit the […]

SDCC2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Roundtable Interviews - Part One

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Toonzone interviews Kevin Michael Richardson (The Voice of The Shredder), Ciro Nieli (Executive Producer), and Hoon Lee (The Voice of Splinter) in anticipation of the upcoming cartoon. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will premiere on Nickelodeon on September 29, 2012. For more information, visit the official website. Watch Part Two of the interview here.

Briefly: Int'l TV Deals; Mobile Game for "Hotel Transylvania"

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* Hotel Transylvania will get an immersive mobile game, courtesy of Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc. and PlayFirst, in time for the film’s September 20 release. [Animation Magazine] * Kidobi.com will launch the historical-action-themed kids’ show Ben and Izzy for North America. [Animation Magazine] * Malaysia’s Astro network will begin carrying Disney XD beginning September […]

Review: "Bob's Burgers" Season One: Fresh Meat, Stale Buns

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Bob’s Burgers gets more wrong than it gets right, but I can’t help but feel affection for it. It’s certainly a lot braver than anything else in the Fox animation line-up; in fact, its unique visual style and tone have provided that block with a much-needed breath of fresh air. True, it’s another animated sitcom […]

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