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Hal Sutherland, Co-Founder of Filmation, 1929 - 2014

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The Saturday Morning Historical Reenactment Society weblog has noted the passing of Hal Sutherland on January 16, 2014, due to health complications from a gall bladder issue. Sutherland began his career in animation in 1954 working with Disney on Sleeping Beauty, before moving on to Larry Harmon Pictures where he met Lou Schiemer. The pair […]

Michael Ansara, Actor, 1922 - 2013

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The Hollywood Reporter reports that actor Michael Ansara passed away on July 31st at his home in Calabasas after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 91. Ansara was born in a small village in Syria to American parents. He was known in the TV westerns Broken Arrow and the Rifleman spin-off Law of […]

Comic-Con 2013: Day Four Schedule Highlights

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The final day of Comic-Con always brings sadness along as the realization that it will be another 365 days until the next shindig in San Diego but there are still good things abounding in Day Four of the Comic-Con 2013 schedule, here are the Day Four highlights from which you will have your pick… Day […]

Zenkaikon 2013: John de Lancie Q&A Panel Report

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John de Lancie came to Zenkaikon 2013 and shared a number of interesting stories from his life and career. Among many of his roles are “Q” from various Star Trek series, Colonel Frank Simmons from Stargate SG-1 and most recently the voice of Discord from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. de Lancie was a […]

Karl Urban – I’m A Doctor But I Play A Police Officer On TV

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Karl Urban may be familiar to everybody below the age of 35 as Bones, the doctor from the most recent spate of “Star Trek” [to everybody over 40, it’s still DeForest Kelley] movies and that’s why director J.J. Abrams liked him so much that he cast him as a police officer in the new sci-fi […]

Toonzone Goes to Toy Fair 2013: First Salvo - Show Floor, Pop Vinyl, Diamond, DC Direct, Tamashii Nations

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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 […]

Star Trek Online Celebrates Three-year Anniversary

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Perfect World Entertainment Inc announced today that celebrations for the Three-year Anniversary of Star Trek Online have officially begun. Starting today, “Captains” are invited to experience “Temporal Ambassador,” a special Anniversary Episode starring Denise Crosby who will be reprising her role as Lieutenant Tasha Yar from Star Trek: The Next Generation]. Players can also look […]

"Star Trek: The Animated Series": Trek in All the Ways that Matter

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before. With those words, Captain James T. Kirk launched one of the most enduring franchises in American entertainment history. […]

A Note of Recognition for: Filmation's "Star Trek" Animators

There are a lot of fond childhood memories surrounding the assorted products of Filmation Studios, but it’s pretty safe to say that none of them involve shockingly high production values. This becomes painfully evident when watching the recently released Star Trek: The Animated Series boxed set. Watching the first few episodes, the animation is almost […]

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