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Sony Animation Announces Upcoming Film Slate: "Hotel Transylvania 2," "Popeye," New Genndy Tartakovsky Film, All-Animated "Smurfs"

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The Hollywood Reporter covers Sony Pictures Animation’s announcements of upcoming films. Genndy Tartakovsky (Hotel Transylvania, Samurai Jack) is poised to be the company’s go-to director, helming Hotel Transylvania 2 for a September 25, 2015 release, followed by Popeye in 2016. The report also reveals a new project tentatively titled Genndy Tartakovsky’s Can You Imagine? which […]

Review: "The Legend of Smurfy Hollow" Charms; "Slugterra: Slug Power!" Stumbles

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I’ll admit that the Smurfs aren’t my favorite characters in the world, either in their original comic book or later animated forms. I like them fine, for the most part, and while I may like things like “The Purple Smurfs” or one of their holiday specials, I think I still tend to approach all things […]

PR: "The Smurfs: Smurfs to the Rescue" Available on DVD July 16, 2013

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THE SMURFS: SMURFS TO THE RESCUE! AVAILABLE JULY 16, 2013 FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT FEATURES SIX CAPTIVATING CARTOONS FROM THE HIT ANIMATED SERIES THE SMURFS DVD will be released during the summer of Smurfs! BURBANK, CA (April 3, 2013) – Get set for “super-Smurfy” fun this summer! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) is set […]

Toonzone Goes to Toy Fair 2013: Fourth Salvo - Ty, Tomy, Jakks Pacific

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The Toy Industry Association’s Toy Fair descended onto the Jacob K. Javits convention center from February 10-13, 2013, and Toonzone was there to get a look at new and upcoming toys licensed from your favorite animation properties (and a bunch of other cool, shiny stuff that just attracted my attention). Thanks to all the PR […]

"The Smurfs Holiday Celebration" Yields One Sugarplum and One Lump of Coal

It’s October, so that means it’s time for home video companies to inexplicably start rolling out their Christmas-themed animated DVDs. Warner Home Video has just pushed out The Smurfs Holiday Celebration, containing the two Smurf holiday specials, although one would probably have been better swept under the rug and forgotten. The quality of The Smurfs […]

"The Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure" Could Be a Lot Smurfing Better

The Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure, which is being released to ride the PR push for the live-action/CGI Smurfs movie, provides a decent cross-section of the iconic 1980s cartoon. Despite its title, there is no single narrative or strong tie between any of the ten episodes provided across the 2 discs in the set, all […]

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