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Toonzone Interviews Bill Farmer, Michael-Leon Wooley, & Jennifer Cody @ D23 Party

by Jeffrey Harrison March 20, 2010
D23 Anniversary Party (photo by Jeffrey Harris) On March 10, the Walt Disney Company held a private party for D23 members at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim to commemorate the first anniversary of D23. After the park closed, Disney held a special ceremony at the magic castle. Then the Disney staff allowed members to […]


by Jeffrey Harrison March 6, 2010
From L to R:  Jon Musker, Henry Selick, Pete Docter, Tom Sito, Tom Moore, and Ron Clements; ©A.M.P.A.S. On March 4, three days before the 82nd Academy Awards of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) ceremony, the AMPAS held an event at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in West Hollywood to honor the five animated feature […]

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

by Jeffrey Harrison September 15, 2009
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

by Jeffrey Harrison September 14, 2009
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

by Jeffrey Harrison September 14, 2009
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

by Jeffrey Harrison September 13, 2009
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?

by Jeffrey Harrison September 13, 2009
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"

by Jeffrey Harrison August 3, 2009
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

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 […]