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Wolverine invades Japan

Marvel Entertainment Inc., has partnered with renowned Japanese animation studio Madhouse and multiple-Eagle Award winner Warren Ellis to create four all new anime versions of classic Marvel Super Heroes: one of which is everyone’s favorite clawed mutant, Wolverine! We started talking about this almost a year ago, but now we can finally get a first glimpse of the work in progress, as ...

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Raja Gosnell to direct Smurfs

After a long search, Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation have finally found the director for their upcoming film, the Smurfs. Raja Gosnell, whose previously films include Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Scooby-Doo, will be in charge of the mixed live-action and CG animated Smurfs film, based on those little blue guys Peyo created 50 years ago. As previously reported, the movie will be ...

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Namco Bandai to make all future Dragon Ball games

If you’re a gamer and a Dragon Ball fan, then say hello to your new best friend Namco Bandai Games America. The company has acquired the exclusive rights (at least within the U.S.) to publish all videogames based on the anime and manga series Dragon Ball, for the next 5 years. The deal with Toei Animation and Funimation Entertainment includes all major consoles and handheld platforms; ...

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ToonBarn Under Construction

Sorry about the mess! We’re just tying up a few loose ends as we launch our ALL NEW ToonBarn design! …soon! 🙂 Should hopefully have everything done and ready (enough) by tonight, but please feel free to surf and post around while you’re here — all of the features should be ...

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Pat + Stan go global, cross network

If you’re a fan of Pat & Stan (or you have a plan for your friend Dan…?) then we’ve got some good news for you! TV-Loonland has signed a number of deals to spread the popular animated series across the globe, and even across competing networks! In Asian areas, the series will air on Nickelodeon. In Korea, the series will air on Cartoon Network. In Japan, the series ...

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Batman: The Animated Series The Complete Series

Last November, Warner Bros released an enormous DVD box set of the popular, Emmy Award winning 90’s Batman cartoon, Batman: The Animated Series – The Complete Series. The 17-disc set includes all 107 episodes of the series as well as a 40 page Collector’s book with artwork from the Warner Bros vaults (like the Batcave!). All the original bonus material, including commentary ...

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Will the real Charlie Brown please stand up

Have you ever wondered what your favorite cartoon characters would look like in the real world? If they went to school with you, or you saw them walking down your block? And, assuming they’d have to be in 3D, and have actual human-like features and skin, like you and I. Already sounds kinda creepy, right? Well, you ain’t seen nothing yet! Check out the gallery below the break to ...

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The Spectacular Spider-Man: Identity Crisis

Peter Parker is Spider-Man?!?! Well, OK, it’s not so shocking to us, because we’ve known that already for years! But in Peter’s world, he doesn’t want anyone finding out — unfortunately for him, Venom doesn’t care, leaving all of Peter’s loved ones vulnerable to all of Spidey’s enemies. Even with Kelly Hu back as the voice of Sha Shan Nguyen, ...

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G-Force takes the box office

This week’s box office was again ruled by an animated film – at least partially animated. G-Force, the story about a group of intelligent animal commandos who work for a government agency trying to prevent an evil billionaire from taking over the world, pulled in an estimated $32 million dollars between July 24th and July 26th. The Disney film, which is in its first week, is ...

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Cartoon Network’s Get Animated tour marches on

This past week, Time Warner Cable and Cartoon Network partnered up to bring the Get Animated tour to Water Works Family Aquatic Center. The 40-city tour is now in its fifth year, promoting healthy living, exercise, and activity with some of the most popular characters in the world of cartoons – Ben 10: Alien Force, Chowder, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, The Secret Saturdays, ...

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Coraline DVD Giveaway winner

OK, that’s it! Time’s up! Pencils down! One lucky ToonBarn fan is about to become even luckier, as we announce the winner of the Coraline DVD Giveaway! The winner will receive a single-disc Coraline DVD, based on Neil Gaiman’s story, on behalf of Universal Home Entertainment. You’ll be able to watch the stop-motion animated film (starring Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, ...

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Turtles in Time, in time

We know that the upcoming game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled, is due out August 5th. But, what you might not realize is how much Ubisoft’s game has evolved since Konami first released it in arcades nearly 20 years ago. Thankfully, GameVideos has come to the rescue, making a comparison video of old versus new. Check out the video after the break, and let us ...

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