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Toon-Con Toon-Con is a first year convention dedicated to celebrating CARTOONS! Our flagship show is on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10th, 2019 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California!
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CelebWorx
02/17/2021

CelebWorx

We have been waiting to announce this for over a year... Please Welcome CelebWorx's Newest Client, Tim Daly. He is known for his role as Joe Hackett on the NBC sitcom Wings and his voice role as Clark Kent/Superman in Superman: The Animated Series, as well as his roles on The Sopranos, Madam Secretary, Private Practice, and Grey's Anatomy. This was a team effort by Nery Lemus, Christopher Arsaga, Amy Guenther, Kris Jones, and the team of a certain convention everyone knows and loves. Stay Tuned for his upcoming appearance announcement.

CelebWorx
02/12/2021

CelebWorx

FOR THE HONOR OF GRAYSKULL! Legendary Exclusive Clients Alan Oppenheimer and Melendy Britt have an official store. Both icons will be signing and taking fan send ins! Order Options Now LIVE at www.celebworxstore.com All Send Ins and Orders Must Be Made By March 17, 2021. Brought to you by CelebWorx LLC. Stay tuned for some other cast announcements coming soon. Alan Oppenheimer is best known for his roles as Skeletor & Man-At-Arms from Masters of the Universe and Falkor from the NeverEnding Story. Melendy Britt is best known for her role as She-Ra in Princess of Power/MOTU as well as Batgirl in The New Adventures of Batman!

CelebWorx
02/03/2021

CelebWorx

When crooks become more popular than cops, that's anarchy! Please welcome our newest private signing! Robert Costanzo will be our fourth Batman Animated Series CelebWorx Private Signing. All Send Ins and Orders Must Be Made By March 1st. https://www.celebworx.com/store Costanzo is known in BTAS for voicing Detective Harvey Bullock. Other Roles Include Sgt. Vito Lorenzo in Die Hard 2, Sal in City Slickers, Harry in Total Recall, and Philoctetes in Hercules Kingdom Hearts and TV Series Franchises. Limited Spots Available. Brought to you by CelebWorx LLC, Galaxy Con, and Byron Burton Productions.

Pixar Virtual Experience: February 27th at 12pm ET
01/31/2021
Pixar Virtual Experience: February 27th at 12pm ET

Pixar Virtual Experience: February 27th at 12pm ET

Meet the Voices Of Pixar with GalaxyCon Live at 12pm ET on Saturday, February 27th. Video Chat One-to-One, Get Personalized Autographs, and see a FREE Live Stream Q&A

The Story of Toy Wizards
01/25/2021
The Story of Toy Wizards

The Story of Toy Wizards

Toy Wizards, that's Toy-Wizards.com, is a toy news website by Scott Zillner and Loryn Stone. The site launched in beta December 2018 and has been on a sky ro...

01/23/2021
Teen Titans GO!

Teen Titans GO!

That time Cyborg transformed into Cyborgimus Prime… 🙌 #TransformationTuesday

Drew Struzan
01/20/2021

Drew Struzan

“An American Tail” 🇺🇸
Medium: Acrylic paints and colored pencils on gessoed board.
Size: 30 x40 inches.
Year: 1986.

Toy Wizards
01/14/2021
Toy Wizards

Toy Wizards

Quantum Mechanix (QMx), creators of the Q-Fig, are showing off a whole new world of Disney Magic. Just recently on Facebook, the awesome brand announced that they had five Disney figures to reveal-- as of this writing we are only at four, but Toy Wizards will update this article the moment QMx reveals any new Disney pieces. These brand new Disney Q-Fig diorama pieces are not available for preorder....

http://toy-wizards.com/2021/01/14/quantum-mechanix-qmx-is-showing-off-a-whole-new-world-of-disney-toys/

12/19/2020
8-bit ZOMBIE

8-bit ZOMBIE

Happy Saturday Morning! 📺💥😊

A Garfield Christmas - 1987: It's the last Saturday morning before the big day. So enjoy this extra long intro to the one and only Garfield Christmas special. If you were a kid in the 80’s, this one’s sure to pack some extra Xmas nostalgia and old school holiday cheer. 🎁🎄🎁 #SaturdayMorningsOn8BZ

Interview - Kevin Altieri, Animation Director - Saturday Morning Tuesdays
12/07/2020
Interview - Kevin Altieri, Animation Director - Saturday Morning Tuesdays

Interview - Kevin Altieri, Animation Director - Saturday Morning Tuesdays

We’ve got a little surprise! Last month we recorded a chat with Kevin Altieri, a true cartoon veteran with storyboard and directing credits ranging from Batman: The Animated Series to Ring Raiders. True tales from the ‘80s trenches, right here on SMT.The Boys: Andrew Eric Davison, Austin Bridges...

Top 5 Newest Girls Toys For The Holiday Season
12/02/2020
Top 5 Newest Girls Toys For The Holiday Season

Top 5 Newest Girls Toys For The Holiday Season

Do you have a little girl in your life who can’t get enough of princesses and pretty things? Then the Toy Wizards have you covered! Check out this amazing list of the hottest new toys that wi…

11/30/2020
Frazetta Girls

Frazetta Girls

Fire and Ice, a fantastical animated movie by cult filmmaker Ralph Bakshi and fantasy artist, Frank Frazetta finds the villainous Nekron and his mother, Queen Juliana, attacking the human race from their frigid fortress. Creating mass destruction with huge glaciers, Nekron and Juliana incur the wrath of Larn, a warrior whose entire village was destroyed by ice. When Nekron's underlings kidnap the beautiful Princess Teegra, Larn sets out to rescue her, assisted by the fierce and enigmatic Darkwolf.

Exciting entertainment and merchandise coming 2021 for “Fire and Ice” fans 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Ralph Bakshi X Frazetta Girls

11/27/2020
cartoonbrew.com

cartoonbrew.com

Just learned that Genndy Tartakovsky has a verified presence on Instagram: instagram.com/genndytartakovsky

ThunderCatsNOW
11/24/2020

ThunderCatsNOW

ThunderCatsNow can now confirm the controversial and divisive show ThunderCats Roar has been cancelled by Cartoon Network. ThunderCats producer Marly Halpern-Graser announced on Twitter the upcoming December 5th Christmas episode will be the series last. —Tim

Alien Xmas 👽 Official Trailer | Netflix Futures
11/20/2020
Alien Xmas 👽 Official Trailer | Netflix Futures

Alien Xmas 👽 Official Trailer | Netflix Futures

He may be the smallest of Klepts, but as it turns out, he has the biggest heart 💚 Meet X, a little alien who learns that in a world full of stuff, things are...

The Last Unicorn
11/20/2020

The Last Unicorn

38 YEARS AGO TODAY, a certain animated movie showed for the first time in movie theaters across America. THE LAST UNICORN did not get a big release -- just 648 screens, at a time when a major Hollywood movie typically opened on 1100-1200 screens. And the film’s distributor, a small Nevada-based company called Jensen-Farley, was so cash-poor that the nationwide promotional budget was only $231 per screen. Despite this, in its first week THE LAST UNICORN was the #6 movie in America...and on a per-screen basis it was actually #2, earning more than ET, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, FIRST BLOOD, or CREEPSHOW. (The only film in America making more per-screen that week was the re-release of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.)

Because the movie was doing so well, another 42 screens were added in the second week, an increase of 6.4%. And guess what? The box office that week went up...6%! That’s right. In its second week in theaters, attendance for THE LAST UNICORN didn’t drop at all. Which is not unheard of, certainly, but IS incredibly rare.

And then, on day 17 of the release, not quite in the middle of the third week of shows, Jensen-Farley went bankrupt and stopped all operations. Which means that reporting stopped as well. As far as the official record shows, THE LAST UNICORN only played for 17 days in the fall of 1982, and only earned $6,455,330 at the box office.

But what REALLY happened is that with no distributor to report to, theater owners just kept showing the movie and kept all the box office receipts for themselves. As a result, no one will ever know how much money THE LAST UNICORN actually made in theaters in its first release. But we do know that in some places (Chicago, for example), it stayed in theaters for at least six months.

And 38 years later this wonderful film has more fans than ever. Here’s to an amazing work of art and everyone who was involved in making it!

[UPDATE!]

TLU fan Matthew Allen Salter has just sent us a link to a 1985 bankruptcy court document related to Jensen-Farley, and according to that document J-F did not file for bankruptcy until a full year after THE LAST UNICORN's theatrical release. This is different from what we were told years ago by the film's producers, Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass. So now we have an even bigger mystery to figure out -- it's a fact that all distribution reporting stopped 17 days into the movie's initial release. It's also a fact that many theaters showed it for months afterwards. So if the Jensen-Farley bankruptcy isn't what caused reporting to stop while distribution continued, what did? Is it possible that J-F did keep the distribution going but stopped reporting it so they could hide the income they were receiving? Something else entirely? We're going to look into this and see what we can find.]

[UPDATE #2!]

We went digging through www.newspapers.com, which is an amazing resource, and we both confirmed this post and discovered something brand new!

CONFIRMED: Even though box office reporting stopped cold after just 17 days, using this database of scanned newspapers we've found showtime listings in HUNDREDS of movie theaters around the country, for MONTHS afterward. Screenings tail off over time, but they were actually still going on in some places nearly a year later. (Our favorite find was in Appleton, WI, where the Neenah Cinema put on two Halloween matinee screenings in 1983 and offered to give a free ticket to another movie to any child coming in costume.)

DISCOVERED: Although the wide release of the film did indeed begin on 11/19/82, long-running "tests" of the film (though they weren't identified that way) actually started in multiple theaters in four different cities on 8/27/82, and kept up through late October. The cities where THE LAST UNICORN took its first cinematic bows? Tucson, Albuquerque, Santa Fe...and Orangeburg, SC. (Continuing the financial mystery, no receipts from any of these screenings show up in the film's official box office history!)

In addition, on 11/18/82 -- the night before the formal nationwide release -- there was a charity premiere in Capitola, CA, at the Capitola 41st Avenue Playhouse. It was sponsored by the Capitola Book Cafe and another local eatery called The Pizza Company, and the charity funds raised went to the Santa Crux Film Council. Peter Beagle was there for a book signing that started at 6:30 PM. followed by showings at 8 PM and 10 PM, with something called "a unicorn contest" taking place in-between. Oh, for a time machine! We'd go there in a heartbeat.

Toy Fest Swap Meet
11/19/2020
Toy Fest Swap Meet

Toy Fest Swap Meet

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11/16/2020
Toy Fest Swap Meet

Toy Fest Swap Meet

Toy Fest Swap Meet is coming your way for our fourth show.
This toy, comic book, and pop culture centered outdoor swap meet will take place Saturday November 21st, 2020 at the Glendale Elks Lodge parking lot from 9am-2pm with free general admission. Early Bird is 8am-9am for $5.
Entry is FREE to the public and the venue boasts free limited parking. A food truck will be on site and drinks are available for purchase.
Face masks are required from vendors and attendees, and sanitizer is provided. All social distancing guidelines will be in effect

Simi Valley Toy & Comic Fest
11/15/2020

Simi Valley Toy & Comic Fest

UK friends, check this out!

11/15/2020
Looper

Looper

The Real Reason These Popular '80s Cartoons Were Canceled

11/15/2020
8-bit ZOMBIE

8-bit ZOMBIE

Happy Saturday Morning! 📺💥😊

Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars - 1991: I remember Bucky O'Hare coming out of nowhere. Was he part of the TMNT universe? There were plenty of anthropomorphic animals here too. And the toy line certainly looked similar! But then again, all the focus on the Toads in the series also reminded me of Battletoads. Which was yet another spawn of the TMNT craze! Boy, the early 90's certainly was a confusing time for toys and cartoons. (Blame the insane success of those dang Ninja Turtles) I wasn't quite sure who, or what Bucky was, but I liked what I saw! #SaturdayMorningsOn8BZ

Toy Wizards
11/11/2020
Toy Wizards

Toy Wizards

If there are two thing we've learned from Disney's DuckTales, it's that one-- life is like a hurricane. And second, that the worst of messes become successes. And wowzers to the fifth power, this beautiful (and very affordable) DuckTales statue is breathtaking. Yes, I even preordered it myself. Joining Beast Kingdom’s D-Stage line is Scrooge McDuck with his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie from the DuckTales TV animated series....

http://toy-wizards.com/2020/11/11/beast-kingdom-shows-off-ducktales-d-stage-ds-061-ducktales-statue/

Toy Wizards
11/05/2020
Toy Wizards

Toy Wizards

Super7 Shows Off Spongebob Squarepants ReAction Figure Wave One Collection

Super7 completely crushed it with this collection. Look how amazing these Spongebob Squarepants ReAction Figures are!

The Art of Steven E. Gordon
11/05/2020

The Art of Steven E. Gordon

X-Men: Evolution premiered 20 years ago today

Might be time for a rewatch on Disney+

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