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D23 2009: John Lasseter Talks Up the Future of Disney and Pixar Animation

Early on Sunday, the final day of the D23 2009 Convention, Disney and Pixar Animation Chief Creative Officer, John Lasseter, hosted an event to talk about the future of Disney Animation and Pixar Animation and their upcoming slates. He reinforced Disney’s current and positive vision of moving forward with both traditional and computer animated features. […]

D23 2009: "Toy Story 3" Presentation Headlines the D23 Convention

A final Toy Story mega-event headlined the end of the D23 convention, assuring that the first ever D23 conference would end on a high note. The proceedings started at the D23 Arena situated next to the Anaheim Convention Center with the same trailer for the Toy Story/Toy Story 2 3D double-feature that John Lasseter debuted earlier in […]

D23 2009: John Lasseter Sets the Record Straight on "Ant-Man," Pixar Sequels

In the last week, rumors had circulated that Pixar was thinking of producing a feature based on the Marvel Ant-Man comics, a project that has been in development for the past several years, most recently with director and writer Edgar Wright on board. At a D23 press conference, Disney/Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter responded […]

D23 2009: "The Princess And The Frog" Presentation

Attendees and fans alike on hand for Saturday of the D23 Convention were treated to a special presentation for the new movie, The Princess And The Frog, due in theatres this December. The presentation began with a finished sequence of one of the songs early in the movie where the story’s villain, Dr. Facilier (Keith […]

D23 2009: What's Going On At Disney's First Ever D23 Convention?

For better or worse, the brand of Disney has become a worldwide cultural phenomenon, all stemming from the mind and vision of Walt E. Disney who created the character of Mickey Mouse in the 1920′s.  Bob Iger, President and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, decided to organize this first ever fan convention for the […]

SDCC2009: Toon Zone News Interviews Greg Johnson on "Wolverine and the X-Men"

At the San Diego Comic-Con 2009, we caught up with one of the Marvel Animation’s main writers, Greg Johnson, after the Marvel Animation panel. Johnson has been a driving story force for Marvel Animation, having worked on Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers II, Iron Man, and X-Men Evolution, and is currently one of the driving forces […]

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

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

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 […]

San Diego Comic Con 2009: Marvel Animation - Steve Blum And Chris Yost Interview Session

Following the Marvel Animation panel showcasing some excellent looking upcoming animated projects from the House of Ideas, Toon Zone was able to catch up with superstar voice actor, Steven Blum, and Marvel Animation writer, Chris Yost.  Steven Blum currently voices Wolverine in just about every Marvel animation or video game project.  Chris Yost is one […]

San Diego Comic-Con 2009: "Batman: The Brave And The Bold" Roundtable Interviews

On Friday of the Comic Con, Toon Zone was given the chance to speak with the cast and crew of the hit animated series Batman: The Brave And The Bold, which will soon begin its second season. The roundtable press sessions took place following the panel for the show. Please note a minor spoiler warning […]

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