Despicable Me put The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in the shade during its premiere weekend, besting the vampire-werewolf flick by almost two-to-one. The CG-animated comedy about a supervillain wannabe collected $60.1 million in its inaugural weekend to top the box office charts. Fellow newcomer Predators came in third. Among returning animated and animated-related fare, Toy Story […]
Memo to Tony Cervone, Spike Brandt, and Sam Register: C’mon, guys. It shouldn’t be this hard. Look, no one ever mistook Scooby Doo for rocket science; it’s one of the most formulaic cartoon franchises ever made. But it’s also one of the most successful, and it’s so successful because it starts with a great formula. […]
Shout! Factory has announced that Max Headroom: The Complete Series will be arriving on DVD on August 10, 2010. The 5-disc DVD set will contain all 14 episodes of the groundbreaking science fiction TV series, along with several bonus features with the series creators, actors, producers, and writers looking back on the making of the […]
Jeph Loeb, recently appointed Executive Vice President, Head of Television for Marvel Entertainment, has recently given several interviews about his new position and Marvel/Disney’s plans for upcoming animated and live-action TV shows (MTV’s Splash Page weblog, Techland, Newsarama, and C21 Media). However, the interviews are long on generalities and short on substance, since Loeb does […]
Toy Story 3 grossed $30.2 million during its third weekend in release, which was good enough for the Pixar-Disney hit to claim third place during a highly competitive holiday weekend. To date, the threequel has grossed $289.0 million. The Last Airbender, M. Night Shyamalan’s live-action adaptation of the hit animated series, came in second with […]
All this week toonzone will be presenting a special set of reviews, which we are calling “Halloween in July.” We open with the most recent DVD release from the most famous spook-comedy franchise in American animation: The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo. It’s amazing how much easier it is to enjoy a show when you […]
Jason Isaacs may be best known to American audiences as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, but he has an extensive filmography playing many character types. But he takes another turn as a villain in Batman: Under the Red Hood as long-time Batman foe Ra’s al Ghul. There’s a twist to the character this […]
Avatar: The Last Airbender will land in new markets under deals negotiated by MTV Networks International, World Screen reports. The series will join Georgia’s Teleimedi and Albania’s Top Channel, and Australia’s Network Ten has picked up episodes 101 to 121 and 201 to 206. Malaysia’s TV3 has also renewed the hit series.