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Scared Shrekless hits ABC on Halloween night
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Scared Shrekless hits ABC on Halloween night

Tonight’s special on ABC has it all: we’ve got everyone’s favorite green ogre, Shrek. We’ve got the star of this weekend’s big blockbuster debut, Puss in Boots. We’ve got three frightening stories, lots of candy, and tons of various Halloween costumes. What does it all equal? Scared Shrekless! The DreamWorks Animation Halloween themed holiday special ...

Swampy to get his own show
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iPad’s Swampy to get his own Disney toon

Disney.com, in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, has confirmed that they are going to release a 12-episode animated “Swampy” show on their website. The webisodes will be 3 to 4 minute each, and will be released on a weekly basis starting with a sneak peek in December, before the official launch in January, 2012. Swampy originally came from Disney Interactive’s 99 cent iPad ...

Fangs a Lot Johnny and Johnny Trick or Treat truly Test Halloween
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Fangs a Lot Johnny and Johnny Trick or Treat truly Test Halloween

With every Cartoon Network show really pitching in to make this a scary, and animated, Halloween, its great to see the good folks of Johnny Test contributing not one, not two, but three specials to the bunch! The holiday episodes, Fangs a Lot Johnny, Johnny Trick or Treat, and Nightmare on Johnny’s Street, are sure to offer their fair share of sweetness; not unlike the bags of candy ...

Meet Jake and Finn: The Creeps
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Meet Jake and Finn: The Creeps

Jake and Finn have been on many magical journeys across the mystical Land of Ooo. But few have been as strange, or scary, as the one for the upcoming Halloween special, Adventure Time: The Creeps. Along with Princess Bubblegum, Lumpy Space Princess, Beemo, and Cinnamon Bun, Finn and Jake are invited to a masquerade ball hosted by …well, a ghost. Who is going to kill everyone. See, ...

The Poltergeist, The Ghost make an Amazing World of Gumball Halloween
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The Poltergeist, The Ghost make an Amazing World of Gumball Halloween

Halloween hits Cartoon Network hard this year, and The Amazing World of Gumball wants to make a good showing. That’s why, this Halloween night, October 31st, Gumball will feature not just one but two spooky episodes, ready to frighten, and entertain, audiences all over. Even the titles of each is pretty scary: The Poltergeist is first, immediately followed by The Ghost. Sounds like ...

Have a Regular Halloween with Terror Tales of the Park and In the House
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Have a Regular Halloween with Terror Tales of the Park

Nothing better than a regular night with your regular favorites; especially when its another regular Halloween. But what if it were a Regular Halloween…? Already, things are starting better! On Monday, October 31st, aka Halloween, Cartoon Network is rolling out a Regular Show Halloween special, complete with all the spookiness Mordecai and Rigby could conjure up. Regular Show: Terror ...

SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online Goes Open Beta for North American Players
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SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online Goes Open Beta for American Players

The Free to Play Online Game company OGPlanet has recently announced that they have entered into an agreement with Bandai Korea to publish the popular Massively Multiplayer Online Third Person Shooter (whew!) game SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online for North American users. Finally, North American users can enjoy an online mecha shooter that used to be exclusive to North Korean users (the North ...

Disney Releases U.S. Trailer for Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’
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Disney and Studio Ghibli release trailer for The Secret World of Arrietty

Walt Disney has recently released a trailer for Studio Ghibli’s The Borrower Arriety, with a few key differences from the original Japanese release: The movie has been localized for US release as The Secret World of Arriety, and it is now dubbed in English. So there will be no need for you to import the original and hurt your eyes squinting at small subtitles. Directed by Studio Ghibli ...

Phi-Brain Kami no Puzzle Anime Licensed by Sentai Filmworks
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Phi-Brain Kami no Puzzle Anime Licensed by Sentai Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks has recently acquired the license to Phi-Brain ~ Kami no Puzzle, a paranormal thriller anime from Sunrise and director Junichi Sato (Sgt. Frog, Sailor Moon). Phi-Brain ~ Kami no Puzzle features characters designed by legendary animator Youhei Sasaki, with music done by Akio Izutsu. All 25 episodes of the horror anime will be streaming soon on Anime Network Online, to be followed ...

Dragonball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi
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New Trailer for Dragonball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi

SUH-WEET! Namco Bandai has released a new trailer for their latest Dragonball game, Ultimate Tenkaichi. The usual heavyweight villains are shown, as you can expect from any Dragonball game trailer (especially ones that are from the Tenkaichi series, since their selling point is the sheer number of characters they have.): Cell, Frieza, Buu are all featured, but surprising is the appearance of ...

Get Ready for PARANORMAN Activity in 2012
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Get Ready for PARANORMAN Activity

Stop motion animation, despite the technology being older than majority of Toonbarn’s readers, is still very timely and movies that have used it has aged well, since it produces an animation style that intentionally looks crude and dated. Portland’s LAIKA animation studio knows this, which is why it chose stop motion animation as the style to use for its 2012 movie, ParaNorman. Scheduled for ...

New ‘Gummy Bear’ TV Series in the Works
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New Gummy Bear TV Series in the Works

Gummy Bear (aka Gummibar) licensing agent AT New Media has revealed that they are currently developing an animated TV series based on the web-based singing and dancing bear. One of the selling points of Gummy Bear is that he’s multi-lingual and able to sing in as many as eleven different languages, which makes the videos very popular all over the Internet, regardless of geographical location. ...

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