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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┬ásmall 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 […]

Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams to Voice Two-Face in “The LEGO Batman Movie”

by Ed Liuon December 1, 2016
On his Twitter feed, director Chris McKay confirmed that actor Billy Dee Williams will be voicing Two-Face in The LEGO Batman Movie. The actor played Gotham City District Attorney Harvey Dent, the alter-ego of Two-Face, in the first Tim Burton Batman movie, but never reprised the role in any of the movies afterwards, although draft […]

44th Annual Annie Award Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon November 29, 2016
ASIFA-Hollywood has released the list of the 44th annual Annie Award nominees, recognizing the year’s best animated work in the eyes of the industry. Highlights of this year’s nominees include: Best Animated Feature Finding Dory – Pixar Animation Studios Kubo and the Two Strings – LAIKA Kung Fu Panda 3 – DreamWorks Animation Moana – […]