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Review: "Kaijudo: Dragonstrike" is the Wrong Kind of Burn

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The best compliment I can pay to Hasbro Studios’ Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters is that I don’t think I would have guessed the show was based on a trading card game if the studio hadn’t told me so when it sent over the series premiere screener episode. Its inventive monsters and structured alternate […]

Toonzone Interviews Andrew Robinson and David Colman on "Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters"

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David Colman is a character designer, development artist, and story artist, with an Emmy Award to his name for his work on Cartoon Network’s Class of 3000. He has earned credits on shows as varied as Adult Swim’s The Boondocks and Fox’s The Cleveland Show, and has also worked for Disney, Sony, and the Jim […]

Review: "The Transformers: The Japanese Collection" Not in Mint Condition

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Three series, found deep within the back closets of Japan, have never before aired in America. Three series offer three widely-different takes on the eras of machine versus machine. Three series, each focusing on successive battles of Autobots and Decepticons, starring three different leaders, three different bad guys, three different gimmicks. The Transformers: The Japanese […]

New "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Princess Twilight Sparkle" DVD Clips Released

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Shout! Factory has released the following new clips from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – Princess Twilight Sparkle DVD, which is being released on April 30, 2013. For more details, check out Toonzone’s earlier coverage here.

PR: "The Littlest Pet Shop: Sweetest Pets" Arrives on DVD on June 4, 2013

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Life In The Littlest Pet Shop Couldn’t Be Sweeter! The Littlest Pet Shop: Sweetest Pets Bring Home the Pets on DVD June 4th 2013 from Shout! Factory Kids When Blythe Baxter moved into the city with her father, she never expected to move into the apartment above the Littlest Pet Shop. But an even bigger […]

Top 5 Things I Want to See in the Next "G.I. Joe" Cartoon

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On October 10, 2010, Hasbro and Discovery Networks officially launched The Hub Network, with two crown jewels of Hasbro’s licensing crown getting animated TV shows soon afterwards: Transformers Prime rebooting the robots in disguise and G.I. Joe Renegades taking a fresh look at Hasbro’s Real American Heroes. However, while the Transformers are thriving on the […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: "G.I. Joe: The Movie" (1987)

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I’ve expressed my love for the 1980′s G.I. Joe opening sequences multiple times (especially the one that ran starting with the “The Pyramid of Darkness” mini-series and the TV show proper), but the opening credits for the feature-length G.I. Joe: The Movie deserves a closer look on its own. Like the opening credits to the […]

Top 5 Best and Worst G.I. Joe Characters

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Like it’s counterpart series The Transformers, G.I. Joe is renowned to have a massive roster of heroes and villains, each with their own defining traits in both aesthetics and personality. Ranging from the highly memorable to the patently absurd, there is no shortage of characters in the everlasting battle to protect human freedom (or eliminate […]

“Best. Episode. Ever!” Toonzone Talks “G.I. Joe”

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Yo Joe! In conjunction with the impending release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the Toonzone blog staff has teamed up to present an (almost) week of posts looking back at the best G.I. Joe material, classic and modern, in the hope of providing animated alternatives to show what real G.I. Joe entertainment should be. Shoot, did […]

My Little Pony - Can Alicorns be Magic?

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Well, it finally happened.  After months of speculation, leaks, then an official announcement, we’ve now witnessed Twilight Sparkle become an alicorn princess.  What did I think of how it was pulled off?  Aesthetically not too bad, story-wise exceptionally lifeless and didactic.  It was as if the whole “destiny” part was an afterthought compared to the […]

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