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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 […]

DreamWorks Looking to Buy Classic Media

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DreamWorks Animation is seeking to buy Classic Media for $150 million, The New York Times reports. If completed, the deal would give DreamWorks ownership of a number of well-established if rather worn intellectual properties, including Casper the Friendly Ghost, He-Man, Fat Albert, Frosty the Snowman, Lassie, Mr. Magoo, Postman Pat, Richie Rich, and Where’s Waldo? […]

"Courageous Cat" Getting Big Screen Treatment

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Evergreen Media is preparing a live-action/CGI feature film based on Courageous Cat, AWN reports. The film will reimagine the mythology for the Bob Kane creation, which was realized in a cartoon series in the 1960s.

Toonzone Goes to San Diego Comic-Con International 2012

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San Diego Comic-Con International 2012 is underway now in San Diego, CA, and Toonzone’s Eileen Cruz (Harley), Sonia Lai, Jeff Harris (TheVileOne), and Chris Glennon (90sCartoonMan) are there! Check back periodically for links to our coverage of the con, as we will be updating throughout the weekend with news, stills, videos, and more! You can […]

Review: "Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt" Complete Series: Stay Classy, Gainax

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I won’t beat around the bush: Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt is a wasted opportunity. Here we have a show that should have been a lot of fun: It’s brimming with visual creativity, sports a unique look compared to many modern anime, and doesn’t take itself seriously at all. In many ways, it shares aspects […]

SDCC2012: PR: "Phineas & Ferb" and Marvel's Iconic Super Heroes Team Up for "Phineas & Ferb: Mission Marvel"

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DISNEY’S “PHINEAS AND FERB” AND MARVEL’S ICONIC SUPER HEROES TEAM UP FOR LANDMARK ANIMATED ADVENTURE, “PHINEAS AND FERB: MISSION MARVEL” PREMIERING NEXT SUMMER ON DISNEY CHANNEL (click to enlarge) Production is now underway on “Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel,” an animated adventure that will assemble characters from two hugely popular franchises, Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb” […]

SDCC2012: Marvel Television Presents Panel Report

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The Marvel Television Presents panel began with the introduction of Jeph Loeb. The enthusiastic audience applauded Marvel’s Head of Animation and he quickly went into his presentation of their upcoming shows. Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. will be coming in 2013. The team will be made up of Hulk, She-Hulk, Red Hulk, Skaar and new character, […]

SDCC2012: Optimus Prime: Up Close and Personal Panel Report

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The “Optimus Prime: Up Close and Personal” panel, hosted by Larry King, was really a tribute to the man who has voiced Optimus Prime for almost 30 years, Peter Cullen. When King and Cullen appeared before the crowd, the entire audience rose in standing ovation for the both of them. Even after a short pre-recorded […]

SDCC2012: Nickelodeon: Butt Biting and Magical Mischief! Panel Report

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The Nickelodeon: Butt Biting and Magical Mischief! panel featured Butch Hartman’s two shows on Nickelodeon, T.U.F.F. Puppy and The Fairly OddParents. The panel was moderated by Hartman and featured the voice cast for both shows, many of whom do voices for both. Hartman confirmed that both shows are currently still in production with new episodes […]

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