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Toonzone Goes to Toy Fair 2013: Third Salvo - Loyal Subjects, Jazwares, Mezco, Bif Bang Pow, & More

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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 […]

Scientists Have Decreed 2013 To Be The Year Of The Cool Video Game

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Scientists have completed their research and turned their computers off so it’s official – 2013 is the Year of the Cool Video Game. Since there are so many cool games  and nobody has the attention span nor the caffeination levels required to make it through an explanation of all of them – we narrow it […]

Man Sentenced to 11.5 Years in Prison for Threatening "South Park" Creators Online

Jesse Curtis Morton was sentenced to 11.5 years in prison for posting online threats on the now-defunct Revolution Muslim website, including comments against the creators of South Park over perceived insults to the Prophet Muhammad in the episodes “200” and “201” (read Toonzone’s earlier coverage here). The sentence was in-line with the term sought by […]

NYCC2011: A Roundtable Interview with Arthur Bradford, Director of "South Park" Documentary "6 Days to Air"

It’s probably not a surprise for South Park fans to learn that the show’s creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are fascinated with humor centering on people with disabilities. It might be surprising to learn that the two used some of the money that the show has made to produce the entertainment series How’s Your […]

"South Park Season 14" A Tale of Censorship and Crème Fraiche

Mecha-Streisand. The Gingers. Snookie. Scrotie McBoogerballs. Tiger Woods. Facebook. Intervention. Jersey Shore. NASCAR. Cthulhu. Inception. The BP oil spill. Food Network. Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Cartman are back for their 14th season, and have to deal with all these threats to their very survival. Will Mint-Berry Crunch be able to save the day, or will […]

The Censorship of South Park and Our Culture's Courage

  I am of course confident that I will fulfill my tasks as a writer in all circumstances—from my grave even more successfully and more irrefutably than in my lifetime. No one can bar the road to truth, and to advance its cause I am prepared to accept even death. But may it be that […]

"South Park" Season 12: More Messages, Fewer Laughs

As South Park rumbles into its thirteenth season, Season 12 has been released on DVD: 14 episodes on three discs. South Park shows few signs of stopping any time soon and, admirably, steadfastly even, it refuses to succumb to the lures of lazy formula. If Seasons 10 and 11 showed Matt Stone and Trey Parker […]

Onion A.V. Club Interviews "South Park"'s Matt Stone and Trey Parker

The Onion A.V. Club has interviewed Matt Stone and Trey Parker, co-creators of South Park. The interview digs into how the two work and collaborate, the sacrifices and benefits of the show’s grueling nine-day turnaround schedule, how they approach writing episodes of the show, the genesis of the Imaginationland 3-part episode, how much supervision they […]

Newsarama Interviews April Stewart on "South Park" Roles

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed April Stewart, the actress who provides the voices of most of the female characters on Comedy Central’s South Park, including Wendy Testaberger, Liane Cartman, and the Mayor. Stewart discusses how she started in the business (with encouragement from fellow voice actress Grey DeLisle), the grueling work schedule required to do […]

Homer, Charlie Brown, and Cartman on "Top 100 TV Icons" List

Viacom’s TV Land and Entertainment Weekly have published their “Top 100 Greatest TV Icons and Legends” list (Numbers 51-100 and Numbers 1-50 at TVLand.com, and the Entertainment Weekly article). Included on the list are South Park‘s Cartman at #84, Peanuts‘ Charlie Brown at #57, and The Simpsons‘ Homer Simpson at #9. Beyond the usual differences […]

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