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All posts by: Cecilia Cordero

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Mercury Filmworks + Cartoon Saloon Join Forces to Form Lighthouse Studios

With all the news of studios closing and animators struggling to find projects floating around right now, the recent announcement of a partnership between Canada’s Mercury Filmworks and Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon is a welcome breath of fresh air. According to the announcement, the two studios have formed a new studio named LIGHTHOUSE STUDIOS, which is to be located in Ireland. This will ...

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Samurai Jack is Back, with Beard

One of the lost gems of our childhood, and considered as one of the shining gems of Cartoon Network’s glory days, Samurai Jack is finally returning via Adult Swim’s Toonami block on March 11 at 11 PM ET. It has been a long time since the original series’ open-ended conclusion – it took 12 and a half years before the time-traveling samurai managed to return to the small screens. And as the ...

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Mario Sports Superstars Releases New Trailer

With everybody being too focused on Nintendo’s upcoming Switch console/portable hybrid, people may be forgetting that Nintendo’s commercially successful 3D handheld, the Nintendo 3DS, is still alive and kicking. As proof of this, Nintendo has released a new trailer for the upcoming Mario-branded sports game, Mario Sports Superstars. Mario Sports Superstars is a compilation game that features ...

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Console Version Will Have a Proper Story Mode

The Final Fantasy-themed arcade fighting game Dissidia Final Fantasy will be getting a console release, but and according to a recent Weekly Famitsu interview with producer Ichirou Hazama and director Takeo Kujiraoka, the console port will have something special: a proper story mode. “Many users are expecting a story for the console version, which we are of course preparing. However, the ...

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Is Teen Titans GO! Awful or Are You Just Jaded?

It’s no secret that a lot of people hate Teen Titans GO!, judging by some of the comments that crop up on Toonbarn posts about the show. Or It doesn’t even need to come from Toonbarn – just do a search and you’ll find many complaints about the show. However, the show is very popular and very profitable – it is one of the highest ranking shows on CN right now and it’s got merchandise ...

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Master Jiang and the Six Kingdoms Release Date Moved to 2018?

Sometime in 2014, Toonbarn contributor Novid posted a trailer for an up-and-coming animated film titled Master Jiang and the Six Kingdoms. The project was noteworthy and attracted a lot of attention at the time for a couple of reasons. First is that the trailers (which you can see below) look damn good and epic. Second, and more importantly given how nice the trailer looks – is that it is being ...

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Underappreciated Toons: Firebreather

With the sheer amount of cartoons out there, it’s no surprise that quality will be all over the place. As with most things, once you increase the volume you’re bound to get a lot of the bad alongside a lot of the good. It’s also normal for some of the good to get swept by the wayside, probably not good enough to float to the top but definitely not enough of a stinker to be noticed by people ...

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The Mystery Behind Those Frozen Elsa / SpiderMan Videos on Youtube

If you have a little kid who likes to watch Youtube videos on a tablet or on your PC (under supervision, of course.) chances are you have already come across a number of ultra popular channels focused on random skits featuring people dressed in Disney character costumes, such as Elsa, Spider-Man, Maleficent, etc. The videos themselves are nothing special – they’re clearly targeted towards ...

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Disney Channel Latin America Gets Additional Episodes of 9 Story’s Camp Lakebottom

9 Story Media Group has recently announced that their hit animated comedy series Camp Lakebottom has just been licensed to Disney Channel in Latin America for an additional 13 x 22 episode package. These new episode make up the show’s 3rd season and will be joining 52 half hours that has already aired across the region. For the uninitiated, Camp Lakebottom focuses on a 12 year old prankster ...

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Bowser and Bowser Jr. Make Nintendo Switch Parental Controls Presentation Adorable

While an important subject, Parental Controls on video game consoles are somewhat boring especially if presented by a voice that sounds halfway between pre-flight safety demonstration and Siri. Thankfully, the Nintendo Switch Presentation on the subject makes everything interesting, cute, and downright worth watching simply by using the father-and-son evil duo of Bowser and Bowser Jr. in order to ...

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More Gamplay Revealed in New Road to Boruto PV

A new promo video has been released for Road to Boruto, which is coming out on February 3 as both DLC upgrade for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 or as a standalone game (for people who don’t have Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 yet.) The new video shows off yet more gameplay as it features a bout between Boruto and his own father Naruto, albeit the teenage version. The bout also shows off ...

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Winnie the Pooh Guests in Doc McStuffins

Disney’s Doc McStuffins essentially revolves around toys that come to life through the eyes of a young girl, so when it comes time to do an intra-franchise crossover, what better property to bring in than the one about toys that come to life through the eyes of a young boy? We’re talking about Winnie the Pooh, of course. According to a recent announcement, a very special episode of Disney ...

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