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Despicable Trailer Roundup, Baby: “Despicable Me 3” and “Boss Baby” Trailers Released

by Ed Liuon December 16, 2016
With the holiday season upon us, thoughts turn to sugarplum fairies dancing in our heads, lords a-leaping, menorahs being lit, and the raft of animated movies coming our way in 2017. Universal/Illumination and DreamWorks Animation SKG have got the latter bit covered, at least, releasing new trailers for Despicable Me 3 and Boss Baby, respectively. […]
Ocean Waves

GKIDS to Release Studio Ghibli’s “Ocean Waves”

by Ed Liuon December 15, 2016
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Jorge Gutierrez Son of Jaguar

Jorge Gutierrez to Direct Google Spotlight Story VR Short “Son of Jaguar”

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2016
Director Jorge Gutierrez (El Tigre, The Book of Life) will be the next animator to produce a short for Google Spotlight Stories, using their 360-degree VR technology for “Son of Jaguar.” The short is planned for release some time in 2017. The image below was also released with the announcement, showing Mr. Gutierrez with the […]

LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season One

Review: “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” Complete Season One Assembles Some Fun

by Ed Liuon December 13, 2016
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures is a fun little romp through a tiny corner of Lucasfilm’s increasingly sprawling storyline with its targeting computer programmed for a direct hit on younger audiences. It toes the same line of irreverence towards the source material as all the LEGO Star Wars animated series, while happily appropriating Star […]

Pete's Dragon 2016 and Elena of Avalor Ready to Rule

Review: Disney’s”Pete’s Dragon” and “Elena of Avalor: Ready to Rule”

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2016
Disney’s new Pete’s Dragon remake highlights the small problem we have here at Toonzone that it’s harder to tell what’s an animated movie anymore. The original movie spliced a hand-drawn animated dragon with a live-action cast, which was novel at the time and was never a common movie-making technique. The remake replaces the hand-drawn dragon with […]