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Otakon 2014: Interview - Masao Maruyama on Studio MAPPA and its Works

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Masao Maruyama’s storied career spans the lifetime of the modern anime industry itself. He started out with Mushi Productions before going on to found the animation studio Madhouse in 1972, where he spent over four decades producing scores of noteworthy anime titles and working with some of the finest talent in the business. Such series […]

Otakon 2014: Interview - Sunao Katabuchi Talks His New Film, "In This Corner of the World"

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Sunao Katabuchi might be most recognizable to English-speaking anime fans as the director of the gritty Black Lagoon presently airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami block, but he’s also a veteran of the anime industry whose early credits include scriptwriting for Hayao Miyazaki’s Sherlock Hound TV series and the position of assistant director on Studio Ghibli’s Kiki’s Delivery […]

CLIP: New "Teen Titans Go!" Episode Premieres August 28, 2014

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Disney/Pixar's Lava To Erupt In Hiroshima This Weekend

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The Disney/Pixar seven-minnute short “Lava” will make its debut at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Hiroshima, Japan, on August 22, 2014 [though it's USA release will not be until June 19, 2015 as the opening feature for "Inside Out"]. Hawaiian singer Kuana Torres Kahele talks about his role in the film…

DadBoner Gets Comedy Central Pilot

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The popular Twitter feed, @DadBoner, hnow has its own animated pilot in the works at Comedy Central. The Twitter feed is written by comedian Mike Burns who pretends to be a hick named Karl Welzein from Grand Rapids, Michigan, spouting off about his ‘Maro and making chicks cream. In his fictional life, Welzein hangs with […]

John Stevenson to Direct Animated "Noah's Ark" Comedy for Unified Pictures

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ACADEMY AWARD®-NOMINATED DIRECTOR JOHN STEVENSON TO DIRECT ANIMATED COMEDY ADVENTURE INSPIRED BY “NOAH’S ARK” FOR UNIFIED PICTURES Unified Pictures announced today that Academy Award®-nominated director John Stevenson (“Kung Fu Panda”) will direct the company’s first CG- animated feature inspired by “Noah’s Ark,” which is slated for completion in 2016. The animated comedy adventure is inspired […]

PR: Prepare To Loaf Out Loud As Nickelodeon UK Delivers New Animation 'Breadwinners'

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  PREPARE TO LOAF OUT LOUD AS NICKELODEON DELIVERS NEW ANIMATION BREADWINNERS Expect hilarious escapades, high energy and booty-shaking music in plucky new series Breadwinners, premiering on Monday 22nd September at 4:30pm only on Nicktoons London, 20th August 2014 – New animated comedy Breadwinners follows SwaySway and Buhdeuce, two hilarious ducks who operate a bread […]

Toonzone Interviews Asaph Fipke, Supreme Commander of Nerd Corps, on the "Slugterra" Movies

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Asaph “Ace” Fipke bills himself as the Supreme Commander of Nerd Corps, the Vancouver-based animation studio, and the whimsy in job title carries over into their TV shows. A child actor whose father was in show business as well, Fipke began college at the University of BC, but dropped out in favor of the Vancouver […]

Review: "Toy Story of Terror!" Delights On Blu-ray

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All right, I’ll admit it: nobody really needed more Toy Story. Toy Story 3 closed the book on it all, anything that comes after can only be epilogue. On paper a Halloween special sounds gimmicky and a perhaps a gateway to a half dozen derivative spinoffs: what about a Toy Story Christmas? Toy Story at […]

The Legend of Korra - "The Ultimatum" - Episode 37 Recap

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Zaheer gives Korra an ultimatum to surrender, or he’ll destroy the Air Nation. The last episode ended with the Earth Queen dead and Ba Sing Se in total chaos. Everyone is rioting and looting the streets, particularly the lower classes who justify their actions as retribution for what the Queen put them through. Caught in […]

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