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Toonbarn's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide!

Toonbarn’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide!

With Christmas only a few weeks away, we at Toonbarn have decided to compile a list of items that we believe would look great under the Christmas Tree this year. Personally, I’m just going to give my relatives download codes for a bunch of movies and call it a day, but it’s a lazy approach and won’t be appreciated by most people. Download codes may be economical and ...


ToonBarn’s Coverage of New York Comic Con Coming Soon!

If you have been paying attention to Twitter over the last four days, and you follow any people who enjoy geek and pop culture, cosplay, comics, TV, movies, animation, video games, art, or books, then you probably knew that New York Comic Con was taking over New York City at the Javits Center. You may have been able to obtain a lot of instant information from Live-Tweeters who attended the ...

Jay Oliva, Director of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, talks to ToonBarn at SDCC 2013

Flashpoint Paradox Week: Jay Oliva Interview

After talking to Jay Oliva (Director of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) for a little while, you get the sense that behind the filmmaker face he shows most of the time, there is a raging DC Fanboy underneath. As we saw in the interviews with Nathan Fillion in our first story for Flashpoint Paradox Week on ToonBarn, he was a fan BEFORE he became a participant. The same is true with Jay ...

ToonBarn's Marc Morrell interviews Casting and Voice Director, Andrea Romano, at SDCC 2013, for Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Flashpoint Paradox Week: Andrea Romano Interview

From all the people we have spoken to at San Diego Comic-Con, particularly those involved in the animation industry, the most popular name on everyone’s lips is Andrea Romano. When a voice actor has someone to thank, it’s the “brilliant” Casting and Voice Director, Andrea Romano. When it comes to the amount of praise that is bestowed upon any one person, Andrea Romano ...

Greg Cipes, who plays Beast Boy on Teen Titans Go!, is being interviewed by ToonBarn's Marc Morrell at San Diego Comic-Con

SDCC 2013: ToonBarn Interviews Greg Cipes from Teen Titans Go!

Greg Cipes, the only cast member from Teen Titans Go! to dress up in a costume for San Diego Comic-Con 2013, is Beast Boy on the Cartoon Network show. When I say “is”, you might think he provides the “voice characterization” for Beast Boy, or he “acts” like Beast Boy. No… Greg Cipes IS Beast Boy. If you would have seen him at the Teen Titans Go! panel at ...

Family Guy Creator Asked To Host the Oscars Again

Family Guy Creator Asked To Host the Oscars Again

Seth MacFarlane managed to ruffle a lot of feathers during his hosting stint at the 2013 Oscars, but he still managed to entertain people, making for one very divisive performance. Fortunately, it seems that the powers that be liked the way he did things, and will be given another chance to host next year. According to a report by Just Jared, sources close to MacFarlane revealed that the Family ...


Nestle to Celebrate Easter 2013 with Jungle Book Chocolate Eggs

Nestle Group has recently acquired the license to Planeta Junior Italy’s hit series Jungle Book in order to produce official Jungle Book Easter 2013 chocolate eggs (150 gr.) The Easter Eggs are part of a larger merchandising and licensing campaign for the series, which will include other products such as apparel, print, and other merchandise due to arrive this year in Italy, Greece, and ...

Spike & Mike Festival Turns 30 This Year

Spike & Mike Festival Turns 30 This Year

The Spike & Mike Festival of Animation will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, and will once again showcase some of the most popular and award-winning short animations from the festival’s long history. The festival will feature early works by acclaimed Disney-Pixar director Ralph Eggleston along with more than 10 other Academy Award-winning or nominated shorts. ...

Gintama Anime Movie Scheduled for Summer 2013

Gintama Anime Movie Scheduled for Summer 2013

The recent Jump Fest has revealed that the second Gintama anime movie is expected to debut on summer of 2013. The original story will be written by manga author Hideaki Sorachi, and the voice cast will consist of Daisuke Sakaguchi (Shinpachi), Tomokazu Sugita (Gintoki), and Yu Kobayashi (Ayame Sarutobi), who all took to the stage in order to promote the feature. However, the cast members ...

Nickelodeon Will Greet 2013 with a Spongebob Marathon

Nickelodeon Will Greet 2013 with a Spongebob Marathon

Nickelodeon will be greeting the new year with hilarity as they air a Spongebob Squarepants marathon on Tuesday, January 1, starting from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM ET/PT. The marathon will also feature a brand new episode titled Squid’s Defense “Karate Pants,” which premieres at 7 PM ET/PT. The new episode finds Squidward unconscious in an alley after a harrowing incident, which ...

DC Nation Returns in 2013

DC Nation Returns in 2013

If you miss Warner Bros and DC Comics’ action packed roster of programs, you’ll enjoy the first weekend of 2013 as it marks the return of Warner Bros. Animation’s DC nation block to Cartoon Network. The shows that will return are Young justice: Invasion, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, and the hilarious DC animated shorts. ...

Ben 10: Omniverse Headlines Cartoon Network's 2013 Slate

Ben 10: Omniverse Headlines Cartoon Network’s 2013 Slate

Ben 10: Omniverse fans are in for a treat as the hit action adventure series kicks off the first Saturday morning line up of 2013 on January 5, 9 AM, featuring guest star Aziz Ansari (of Parks and Recreation) as he makes his Omniverse debut as Ben’s childhood rival, Billy Billions. In the episode, titled “Arrested Development,” galactic protectors Ben and Rook suddenly find ...

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