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Toonzone Interviews “Kung Fu Panda” Actor James Hong on Being Mr. Ping

by Ed Liuon June 27, 2016
Veteran actor James Hong has had a career stretching over six decades, and is one of the most recognizable actors working today with over 500 roles on his resume. Born in 1929 in Minneapolis, MN, Mr. Hong spent his elementary school years in Hong Kong before returning to the United States at age 10. Despite […]
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Review: “Kung Fu Panda 3” Digital – The Formula Starts Wearing Thin

by Ed Liuon May 18, 2016
I find myself curiously split on DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3 (available now via digital download and coming to Blu-ray and DVD on June 28, 2016). It is the most technically accomplished of the three movies and arguably the most sophisticated in terms of its plot and its overarching themes. It also manages to […]

Kung Fu Panda Makes A 2016 Super Bowl Ad Appearance

Kung Fu Panda Makes A 2016 Super Bowl Ad Appearance

by Alex Beanon February 4, 2016
Kung Fu Panda is employed to tout Wix.com in a recently released ad that will run during the 2016 Super Bowl on Sunday…
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Review: “Kung Fu Panda 3” Fulfills Prophecy, Delivers the Fun

by Todd DuBoison February 1, 2016
It’s hard to imagine DreamWorks’ evergreen Kung Fu Panda series ending anytime soon considering the studio’s recent restructuring and ever-growing business in China, but for the moment Kung Fu Panda 3 can certainly be taken as the capstone of a film trilogy to date. This time it’s not mastery of any martial art but mastery […]

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2013 Emmy Nominations Announced

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2013
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. Categories with an animated property in contention are: Outstanding Animated Program Bob’s Burgers “O.T.: The Outside Toilet” (FOX/20th Century Fox Televsion) Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness “Enter the Dragon” (Nickelodeon/DreamWorks Animation & Nickelodeon Productions) Regular Show: The […]
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DreamWorks Animation Unveils 12-Picture Slate to Run Through 2016; Fox Gives Dates for “Epic” and “Rio 2”

by Ed Liuon September 10, 2012
DreamWorks Animation, SKG, Inc. has announced an ambitious 12-film slate, scheduling the dozen films for release through 2016. The films include a number of sequels and new projects: The Croods (March 22, 2013) Turbo (July 19, 2013) Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Nov. 1, 2013) Me and My Shadow (March 14, 2014) How to Train Your Dragon 2 (June 20, 2014) […]

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Movie-Based Animated Programs: Hope For The Future?

by on August 6, 2012
I have long been a proponent of movie-based animated programs. Perhaps I am unusual in that regard, but if I like a movie, I would like to see as much of its world as possible. Sure, it might not be as excellently portrayed on a TV budget, but at least you get to see its […]

"Kung Fu Panda 2" Blu-ray: Inner Peace Through a Great Set of Bonuses

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2011
I don’t have very much more to say about Kung Fu Panda 2 from my review of the theatrical release, even after watching the film a few more times on Blu-ray. Sequels are almost never as good as the original films, and while that’s still true of Kung Fu Panda 2, it’s still quite close […]

"Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" – Only Half a Loaf of Kung Fu

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2011
Anything worth doing is worth overdoing, and there may be no animation studio in Hollywood who embraces that maxim more thoroughly than DreamWorks Animation. If one takes their chief executive at face value, they never work on any projects that aren’t destined from the outset for three- to four-movie sagas with spinoffs and TV specials […]

Toonzone News Interview: James Hong Talks "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness"

by Jeffrey Harrison November 1, 2011
The scene at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank was a delight. James Hong, a veteran actor with over five hundred television and film credits was in the midst of a voice recording session for the new series, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, which is set to premiere on Nickelodeon next month. Under the […]