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"Green Lantern: Emerald Knights": Great Space Popcorn Flick, Skip the Bonuses

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights is a slight but entertaining anthology film intended to capitalize on the upcoming live-action feature film and corresponding PR blitz. It’s packed with a lot of crowd-pleasing sci-fi superhero moments that will make fans of the genre smile, and it’s all executed with enough skill and good humor that I’m willing […]

Split Signals for "Green Lantern: Emerald Knights"

As is their custom, Ed Liu and Maxie Zeus team up to review the latest Warner Premiere/DC direct-to-video, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. Ed: “Green Lantern: Emerald Knights is a slight but entertaining anthology film intended to capitalize on the upcoming live-action feature film and corresponding PR blitz. It’s packed with a lot of crowd-pleasing sci-fi […]

"Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil" on Blu-ray 3-D, Blu-ray, and DVD on August 16, 2011

Anchor Bay Entertainment, the Weinstein Company, and Kanbar Entertainment have announcedthat Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil will be released on Blu-ray 3-D, Blu-ray, and DVD on August 16, 2011. The following trailer was released as well: The full press release follows: “Great family entertainment!” ~ Stuart Lee, WNYX-TV ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT, THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY and […]

Toonzone Presents "Cars 2" BTS Video: "Spy Cars Like Us"

Walt Disney Feature Animation and Pixar Animation Studios have released a new behind-the-scenes video for Cars 2, focusing on the British spy cars Finn McMissile and Holley Shiftwell: Cars 2 is slated for release on June 24, 2011. Check out Toonzone News’ earlier coverage of Cars 2.

A New Way To Engage Fans

When I interviewed Ben Bocquelet, the creator of The Amazing World Of Gumball, he mentioned that he was fond of his cartoon’s live-action backgrounds because it gave him hope that children would watch the show and wonder, even ever so slightly, if the quaint little town of Elmore could be real; if somewhere in the […]

"Fanboy & Chum Chum": Better Than "Planet Sheen"

I sat down to watch this new release of Nickelodeons show Fanboy & Chum Chum with a fair amount of trepidation. I’ve never seen a DVD with a more off-putting cover: The ugly main characters shoved at our faces at an angle, mouths agape in a horrible facsimile of genuine cartoony zaniness, and holding homogenous […]

Finding Lots to Love in "The North Star" & "The Scrambled States of America"

A common criticism of TV is that it will distract younger viewers from reading books. This criticism is a bit harder to sustain in the face of Scholastic’s Storybook Treasures series of DVDs, which faithfully adapt well-known and award-winning children’s books for the screen, sometimes through “pan-imation” over original artwork and sometimes in more fully […]

"Gantz" Complete Series: Lots of Sound and Fury, But Does It Signify Anything?

Like David Fincher’s adaptation of Fight Club, the anime series Gantz is a remarkably challenging, deliberately provocative, and deeply flawed work that uses lowest-common-denominator entertainment to deliver highbrow messages. Also like Fight Club, one of the things I like about Gantz is how unsure I was whether I liked it or not after I finished […]

PR: "Voltron Force" Premieres on Nicktoons on June 16, 2011

Nickelodeon has announced that Voltron Force is set to premiere on the Nicktoons network on June 16, 2011, at 8:30 PM (Eastern/Pacific), and released the following new video clip: The new series is the first original Voltron content in 10 years, and follows a team of new recruits training under the original five Voltron Force […]

"All Dogs Go To Heaven": Heaven Help Us! This Is The Best You Can Do?

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