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Arthur Rankin Jr., Rankin/Bass Co-Founder, 1924 - 2014

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The Royal Gazette of Bermuda reported that Arthur Rankin, Jr. passed away at his home by Harrington Sound on January 31, 2014, at the age of 90. Rankin was half of the famed Rankin-Bass duo, which produced some of the best beloved animated Christmas TV specials of all time, including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty […]

PR: New ThunderCats Get New Minimates in the Thundercats Ho! Box Set!

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Fan reaction to Icon Heroes’ line of Classic ThunderCats Minimates has been phenomenal, and Art Asylum has been putting everything they have into their designs for the two-inch mini-figure line. Now, they’ve put together a brand-new box set based on the TV-movie ThunderCats Ho!, and Icon Heroes is making this set more widely available than […]

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 […]

PR: TELETOON's Morevember Offers More Laughs, More Thrills, and More Fun All November Long

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TELETOON’S MOREVEMBER OFFERS VIEWERS MORE LAUGHS, MORE THRILLS AND MORE FUN ALL MONTH LONG More premieres, more new episodes, more marathons and more movies flood the TELETOON schedule in November (Toronto, Ontario, October 30, 2012) – It used to be considered one of the most depressing months of the year, but in 2012 TELETOON is transforming November intoMOREvember and turning it into […]

Toonami on Adult Swim to Rerun "Sym-Bionic Titan", "ThunderCats" Remake

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A schedule update for the Toonami programming block on Adult Swim has confirmed a new lineup for the night of Saturday, October 6th. The current lineup will be joined by episodes of Gennedy Tartakovsky’s mecha action series Sym-Bionic Titan, as well as Cartoon Network’s 2011 remake of the fantasy adventure series ThunderCats. Additionally, the anime […]

"ThunderCats" - New Video Clips & Stills from June 16, 2012, Season Finale "What Lies Above - Pt. 2"

Warner Bros. Animation has released the following clips and stills from “What Lies Above – Part Two,” the season finale of ThunderCats which premieres Saturday, June 16, 2012, at 9:30 AM (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. Click on any of the screenshots below to view full-size: PLOT SYNOPSIS: In the season finale, Mumm-Ra’s forces find the […]

PowerCon/ThunderCon 2011: Interview with Original Lion-O Voice Actor Larry Kenney

(l to r) Larry Kenney (voice of Lion-O) and Gerrianne Raphael (voice of Pumyra) TZN: For your cereal mascot characters, did you originate Sunny and Count Chocula? LARRY KENNEY: I did not. Jim Dukas had played Count Chocula for many years. I’ve been doing him since 1978. And Sonny the Cocoa Puffs Bird…oh gosh, I […]

"ThunderCats - Season One, Book One" DVD Announced for October 18, 2011

Warner Home Video has announced its first DVD release for the new ThunderCats animated series. Titled ThunderCats – Season One, Book One, it will retail for $19.97 and include the first eight episodes: Omens, Part One Omens, Part Two Ramlak Rising Song of the Petalars Old Friends Journey to the Tower of Omens Legacy The […]

"ThunderCats": The Cat's Meow

Never judge a new series by its first episode, a certain television producer once cautioned me. Remember, the people making it are still feeling their way, trying to get the kinks worked out. It’s a newborn baby, and those things are always kind of ugly. Malicious soul that I am, I’m tempted to scrupulously adhere […]

The New "ThunderCats" Has a Hairball or Two

There’s a fine line between archetype and cliché. Both hinge on the feeling that you’ve seen something before, but an archetype derives power from that familiarity while a cliché is weakened by it. My biggest problem with the rebooted ThunderCats is that it runs exactly along the line that separates the two for its duration. […]

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