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Boxtrolls Laika Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable

"The Boxtrolls" Interview With Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable

by 90'sCartoonManon July 10, 2014
Anthony Stacchi joined LAIKA in 2007 from Sony Pictures Animation after co-directing the CG hit Open Season. Before Sony, he worked as Head of Story, Storyboard Artist and Animator at PDI/DreamWorks, Industrial Light and Magic and Skellington Productions on projects including Antz, Spirit, James and the Giant Peach, Frankenstein and Curious George. Graham Annable makes […]

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Review: "Free Birds" Makes Dumb, Funny Looking, Entertaining Birds

by 90'sCartoonManon November 1, 2013
When it comes to dumb, talking cartoon animals, it’s kind of a surprise there aren’t more animated turkeys. Birds that don’t fly and have weird things hanging off their faces? That’s hilarious. And turkeys are dumb. Real dumb. Reel FX’s Free Birds, written by Jimmy Hayward and Scott Mosier and directed by Hayward, manages to […]
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Toonzone Interviews Director Jimmy Hayward About "Free Birds"

by 90'sCartoonManon October 31, 2013
Jimmy Hayward gained early directorial prominence as a commercial director and was one of the original animators of the computer-animated television series ReBoot. He then joined Pixar Animation to work on the first Toy Story and worked with the company for over a decade. He later joined 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios as […]

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Toonzone Goes to the "Free Birds" Premiere Press Conference

by 90'sCartoonManon October 31, 2013
Jimmy Hayward gained early directorial prominence as a commercial director and was one of the original animators of the computer-animated television series ReBoot. He then joined Pixar Animation to work on the first Toy Story and worked with the company for over a decade. He later joined 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios as […]

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SDCC2013: "Beware the Batman" Screening and Q&A

by 90'sCartoonManon August 7, 2013
To promote DC Nation’s newest series, the CG Beware the Batman, Comic Con devoted an entire program to it. Moderated by USA Today writer Brian Truitt, the event began with the screening of the never before seen fifth episode of the series “Broken,” featuring Batman rogue Humpty Dumpty. Following the screening, Bruce Wayne/Batman voice actor […]
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Review: Casper’s Scare School, The Busy Body With No Body

by 90'sCartoonManon July 24, 2013
Let’s face it, monsters are cool.  Even when they’re scary.  Sometimes especially when they’re scary. So where does that leave Casper the Friendly Ghost, who is perhaps the least threatening monster in all of existence?  Casper is a highly recognizable and enduring character who has been interpreted in many different mediums throughout his 70 plus […]

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Platform International Animation Festival: Ladislas Starewitch

by 90'sCartoonManon November 12, 2012
October 26, LOS ANGELES, CA—Platform’s International Animation Festival, in collaboration with  CalArts and Redcat, kicked off its three day event with a showcase of films by legendary stop-motion pioneer Ladislas Starewitch.  Born to Polish parents in 1882, Starewitch grew up in Russia, but lived most of his life in Paris. Starewitch was a key figure […]
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Platform International Animation Festival: Toonzone Interviews "Adventure Time" Creator Pendleton Ward

by 90'sCartoonManon November 12, 2012
A graduate of the CalArts Animation Program, Pendleton Ward went on to work at Frederator Studios and wrote and storyboarded for The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack before going on to create the hit series Adventure Time in 2010. Following the “Awesome” Cartoon Network panel at the Platform International Animation Festival, Toonzone News caught up to […]