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Animation Abroad – Motion Pictures’ Pumpkin Reports

by Joshua Baileyon April 14, 2017
With the recent announcement of Invader ZIM‘s return as a television movie, I couldn’t help but ponder how neglected the alien invader sub-genre has been in animated programs. It’s such a fun premise: an alien invader comes to earth, infiltrates society and tries to take over the world while defending themselves from humans who saw […]

FlipaClip App for iOS and Android Lets Artists Animate for Free

by Eileen Cruzon April 3, 2017
FlipaClip is a free animation app available for Android and iOS devices. It allows users to quickly and easily create and share animation. It is intended to bring the animation flipbook feel into the digital realm. We recently spoke with CEO, Jonathan Meson, about the origin of FlipaClip and everything that’s going on with the app and its […]

Take On This Contest From A Music Video Legend with FlipaClip

by Peter Paltridgeon March 24, 2017
Two of the most famous bits of animation created for music were a-Ha’s “Take On Me” video and Paula Abdul’s “Opposites Attract,” and they were both made by the same man: Michael Patterson. He’s done others, but those are the biggest on his resume. He’s currently a professor of animation at USC. Now Patterson is teaming […]
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Every Captain Planet Episode Coming To Digital Download

by Peter Paltridgeon March 21, 2017
Cartoon Network and Turner Broadcasting announced today they’re about to release all 113 episodes of the 1990 environmentally friendly animated series, Captain Planet and the Planeteers. iTunes, Vudu, Playstation, XBox, Amazon Video and Google Play will all get their own versions, and each season will be sold individually at $9.99 to $14.99 depending on the […]

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Watch The First Trailer For Pixar’s Coco

by Peter Paltridgeon March 16, 2017
Not everything Pixar Animation Studios puts out this year is going to be car-related. This fall they’ll be releasing a new original story, “Coco,” about a boy, his guitar, and the musician he idolizes. Young Miguel loves the licks of Ernesto de la Cruz, but the man has been long dead. The next best thing […]
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Stephen Hillenburg, Creator Of Spongebob, Diagnosed With ALS

by Peter Paltridgeon March 13, 2017
Sad news has struck the animation community tonight. Stephen Hillenburg, animation veteran and creator of Nickelodeon’s most successful cartoon (Spongebob Squarepants), has received a diagnosis of ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It’s a neurodegenerative illness that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and is eventually fatal. “I wanted people to hear directly […]

Cartoon Network Gives The OK To OK K.O.!

by Peter Paltridgeon March 9, 2017
The rumors are true: Cartoon Network’s OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, originally produced as a series of shorts for CN’s web app, will be expanding into a fully animated TV series this summer. Viewers will remember a similar process happened with Mighty Magiswords, now finishing up its first season (a second is now in production). […]
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Vote in the Toon Zone Animation Awards 2016! (Deadline 3/4/2017)

by Eileen Cruzon February 27, 2017
The Nominations for the Toon Zone Animation Awards 2016 have been chosen, and now it’s up to the members of Toon Zone to choose the winners! Voting is very easy, just GO HERE and fill the form while following the instructions. This is the form that needs to be filled in order to vote for […]

Animation Abroad – Giggle Garage’s Origanimals

by Joshua Baileyon February 23, 2017
There are a great many preschool cartoons in existence, which is why it is important for new ones to stand out.  Origanimals, by Giggle Garage Animations in Malaysia, certainly succeeded in standing out.  Its visual style charmed me back when I first came across it last year; I adored the way that the characters and […]

Animation Abroad – Rainbow Cat & Blue Rabbit

by Joshua Baileyon February 17, 2017
It has four seasons, a theatrical movie and a number of spin-off cartoons, yet chances are, you’ve never even heard of it. Its dramatic themes briefly got it banned in its home country of China, with scenes depicting numerous bloody wounds, on-screen deaths and even torture. 虹猫蓝兔, which translates to Rainbow Cat & Blue Rabbit, […]