Archive for July, 2009

"Planet Hulk" Trailer Now Available On-line (UPDATED Aug 10, 2009)

by Ed Liuon July 31, 2009
UPDATED August 10, 2009: The Marvel Animation Age has the Planet Hulk trailer in high-definition QuickTime format. IGN Video has posted the trailer for Planet Hulk, the upcoming direct-to-video Marvel animated movie based on the comic book by Greg Pak: More Planet Hulk Info

Jeff Katz Signs 4-Picture Deal with Titmouse Animation

by Ed Liuon July 31, 2009
Hollywood executive and producer and comic book author Jeff Katz has signed a deal with Titmouse Animation to produce four original animated movies. The first feature to be developed will be Special Dead, described as “the world’s most twisted empowerment story” about a zombie attack on a dude ranch for the mentally and physically handicapped.

Kevin Nealon on Voicing "Glenn Martin, DDS"

by Ed Liuon July 31, 2009
Kevin Nealon spoke to members of the press about voicing the title character for Glenn Martin, DDS, the new stop-motion animated sitcom premiering on Nickelodeon on August 17, 2009. Among other topics, Nealon discussed how he got the role and the biggest surprises to him in doing his first voice-over part.

Disney Reports $954M Profit in Q3 2009; 26% Drop from Last Year

by Ed Liuon July 31, 2009
The Walt Disney Corporation reported net income of $954 million on revenues of $8.6 billion for the third quarter of 2009 — a 26% drop in profit from the same period a year ago ($1.28 billion income on $8.81 billion in revenues). A sharp drop in advertising and DVD revenue combined with theme-park discounts were […]

"Fantastic Mr. Fox" Trailer Online

by on July 31, 2009
The first trailer for Wes Annderson’s stop-motion Roald Dahl adaptation Fantastic Mr. Fox has been posted online by Yahoo. The trailer can be viewed here. [ Source: AWN ]

UPDATED: Ruby-Spears Version of "Superman" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson July 31, 2009 reports that Warner is releasing the Ruby-Spears version of Superman on DVD on November 3rd. Superman is back as he protects Metropolis from evil. Also included is Superman’s Family Album chronicles Clark Kent’s childhood in Smallville. Superman was produced by Ruby-Spears Enterprises, and aired on CBS back in 1988 to coincide Superman’s 50th anniversary. […]

San Diego Comic-Con 2009: Doc Hammer And Jackson Publick Interview Session

by Jeffrey Harrison July 31, 2009
Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick are the creators, writers, and voice talent for the greatest show running on Cartoon Network, The Venture Bros., which will soon begin its 4th season.  Toon Zone caught up with Hammer and Publick outside the convention hall right before The Venture Bros. convention panel.  Questions asked by Toon Zone are […]

San Diego Comic-Con 2009: Marvel Animation Frank Paur and Craig Kyle Interview Session

by Jeffrey Harrison July 31, 2009
For our second session with the Marvel Animation team in San Diego, Toon Zone participated in a round table including writers Greg Johnson and Craig Kyle, the writers of the Wolverine And The X-Men show.  Craig Kyle has also written many of the Marvel Studios/Lionsgate direct to DVD animated features with Johnson and also Chris […]

Dallas McKennon 1919-2009

by Dan Collinson July 31, 2009
Cartoon Brew reports that Dallas McKennon, the legendary voice of the claymation icon Gumby as well as the voice of Archie Andrews in the Archie cartoons for Filmation died today. He was 89. McKennon was a voice actor for several Disney films, including Lady & the Tramp, Mary Poppins, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, and Bedknobs […]

LA’s Paley Center Hosts Hanna-Barbera 70th Anniversary Event and Exhibit

by on July 30, 2009
The Paley Center in Los Angeles, CA will be celebrating Yabba-Dabba-Doo! A 70th Anniversary Salute to Hanna-Barbera beginning with the opening of a gallery exhibit that runs from August 12 – September 20. The exhibit will feature a display of “photographs and artwork — a compilation of seventy years of hard work from the Hanna-Barbera […]