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Review: "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion" - Whaddya got?

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I love Star Wars. You love Star Wars. Even that crazy old guy down the street who says his teeth are talking to him loves Star Wars. It’s a cultural icon and mythology that few other sci-fi or movie series can compete with. Although people might have their misgivings about the prequel trilogy that finished […]

PR: Aardman and NFTS Drive Animation Industry Internship Scheme, UK Powerhouses Join Forces To Develop Homegrown Industry Talent

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Aardman Animations / NFTS Character Animation course reel Sept – Nov 2013 from Katie Daniels on Vimeo. AARDMAN AND NFTS DRIVE ANIMATION INDUSTRY INTERNSHIP SCHEME UK POWERHOUSEs JOIN FORCES TO DEVELOP HOMEGROWN INDUSTRY TALENT Monday 8th september Following the success of last year’s inaugural Certificate in Character Animation, Aardman and The NFTS are running the […]

Review: "Strange Hill High (UK Edition)": Puppet Ghoul School Fun

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Josh Weinstein is the co-creator and show runner of Strange Hill High, an interesting case of an American industry veteran steering a British production. Many will remember Weinstein working with Bill Oakley to run what is seen by many as the final leg of the ‘golden age’ of The Simpsons. Airing on CBBC (who seem to […]

MGM Announces CGI/Live-Action Hybrid "Pink Panther" Movie

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Deadline.com reports that MGM will be making a CGI/live-action hybrid movie resurrecting the Pink Panther franchise, drawing influence from both the live-action Blake Edwards films and the Friz Freleng and David DePatie cartoons. Walter Mirisch, executive producer of the live-action films and the TV cartoons, is named as the producer alongside Blake Edwards’ widow Julie […]

'Justin and The Knights of Valour' UK Digital HD Release and Printable Activity Sheets

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CGI animated family film Justin and The Knights of Valour is now available to download on iTunes in the UK. The film tells the story of Justin, a young man who dreams of reigniting the era of brave knights in his homeland which has since been replaced by one of bureaucrats including his father. Encouraged […]

Review: "The LEGO Movie" - If You Build It, They Will Come

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LEGO. Do I really need to say any more? The plastic interlocking building toy has been a favourite of generations of kids, winning awards and hearts in equal measure. Pretty much everyone alive today has fond memories of creative play with the stuff, myself included. So when I heard a big budget LEGO movie was […]

Review: "The Smurfs 2" - Not Smurfin' Awful But Not Smurftacular

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When The Smurfs live-action/CG animation film was announced, there was a sizable portion of the original show’s fanbase that considered it an abomination. Despite that backlash, it made a ton of money, so it must’ve done something right. I suspect that many of its viewers had never seen the original cartoon, so this was their […]

PR: UK Animation Powerhouses Team up to make Digby Fly

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UK Animation Powerhouses Team up to make Digby Fly   Bristol UK – Monday 7th October  – Top UK  animation company, Blue-Zoo has teamed up with Nickelodeon UK as Commissioner and Aardman Animations as rights representative on Digby Dragon, an animated preschool series based on original work from Sally Hunter, creator of the celebrated preschool […]

Review: "Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror" Reflects Real Emotion

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Oblivion Island: Haruka and The Magic Mirror, is an exciting, colorful fantasy adventure. But it’s also a movie that will resonate strongly with anyone who has ever unexpectedly or tragically lost a loved one. There’s a special kind of guilt that comes along with that kind of loss. It’s the guilt of forgetting. No matter […]

"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" Exclusive Clip: "How to Draw a Humming Fish"

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Universal Home Entertainment has given Toonzone the following exclusive video clip from Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, available today on Blu-ray and DVD, as story artist Mark O’Hare shows how to draw a Humming Fish from the movie: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. For more details, check out Toonzone News’ […]

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