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A Proposal: Jason Demarco as Head of Warner Brothers Animation.

Note: The Opinions in this essay does not represent the views of Toon Barn nor its affiliates. The Proposal: Jason Demarco as Head of Warner Brothers Animation By, The Concerned and Hopeful fans of Looney Toons, Hanna Barbara and Toonami. To: Those that may such news concern. I don’t speak for many – I speak mostly about time, and of legacy. I speak about what some might call ...

Cartoon Network's ThunderCats shows off Bandai line at 2011 Toy Fair
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Thunderian Zombie

Note: The Opinions in this essay do not and I do repeat DO NOT Represent the views of Toon Barn. So, if you have not heard the news, now you know. It is not the announcement that has made the news; it’s the reaction to this news that is causing the firestorm. It’s the cynical dismissal of this argument. It’s the notion that we cannot find a higher standard for something beloved. That notion ...

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Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and Cartoon Network are dying, and everybody got the wrong reasons why its dying.

A recent article shows the bad, very bad, extremely bad news. The three main networks for Kids Shows and Animation are literally dying. This article from Bloomberg explains why and there are some choice quotes here: This season’s ratings for the 2-to-11 set are shaping up to be the worst yet. And few in the industry predict a turnaround. The implications are enormous for giants like Viacom Inc. ...

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My Hero Academia heads to Toonami as FLCL sequels get start dates

Adult Swim’s Toonami block in the United States is adding exciting new anime programming. For starters, in May, the channel will host the much-awaited North American television debut of My Hero Academia, Studio BONES’ anime adaptation of Kōhei Horikoshi’s Shonen Jump manga series of the same name. The anime launched in Japan in April 2016 and received an English subtitled and ...

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Space Dandy Returns to Toonami

Toonami’s official Facebook page has recently unleashed a very special news for fans of oddball sci-fi anime – Space Dandy will be returning to the anime-centric programming block on January 27, at 2:30am. For those who have already forgotten, we only got 13 episodes of Space Dandy in January 2014, followed by yet another batch of 13 episodes for its second season in July of the same year. It ...

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Toonami Makes its Way to Africa

Last June 1, Turner Broadcasting successfully launched their international superhero-centric animation service Toonami in Africa, with pay TV service Kwese TV picking it up for English-language markets outside of South Africa. The service will feature popular action properties such as Thundercats, Batman and Superman, and even Cartoon Network’s Ben 10. A Toonami movies block will also be ...

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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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Dragon Ball Super and Dragon Ball Z Kai Buu Saga will Air On Toonami back to Back Starting in January

From IGN: Toei Animation, Funimation, and Adult Swim have announced that the Dragon Ball Super English dub will air as part of Adult Swim’s Toonami lineup beginning next year. Dragon Ball Super season 1 will premiere on Adult Swim on January 7, 2017 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. pT/1 a.m. GMT/11 a.m. AEST and 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT/4:30 a.m. GMT/2 p.m. AEST. The first season’s 26 episodes ...

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Why The AT&T/Time Warner merger, means a massive change in US Dubbing (and isnt a good thing)

Note: The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily the views of Toon Barn or its affiliates For a few years, I have been talking about Crunchyroll and its effects on the US Dubbing of anime and the way anime has been marketed in the states for some time. It has also been an issue with how licensing has been done, with certain artists (western artists like LeShawn Thomas who has ...

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Why Crunchyroll Is causing more problems than good…and Zootopia shows why…

Note: This Essay is not a review of Zootopia, nor a criticism of the movie. This essay takes its queue mostly in response to the wisecrack video about Zootopia and its issues about Race – this topic deals with why Jared made these criticisms, but expands on these questions to the how and why these issues come up. The opinions and observations made in this essay, do not represent the views ...

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The Voice of Moltar (On Space Ghost Coast to Coast and the first few seasons of Toonami) has Passed away

On September 18th, news broke over twitter and facebook, that C. Martin Croker – the first voice of Toonami, passed away at the age of 54. One of the more underrated voice actors in his time, his work made Space Ghost Coast to Coast a cult classic. He also did Zorak for the series. But his work on toonami’s early years will stand as one of his great accomplishments. Toonami later did ...

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure FINALLY Heads to Toonami this October

This franchise had some very, very strange history in the states. For many years, the OVA was considered a cult classic in the here, and the rest of North America. Aspects of the franchise, which takes certain concepts from historical  (Victorian era England and other eras) and modern concepts (the 4th part is deals with the mid 1990’s), have made it one of the biggest hits in Japan for ...

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