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Toonzone Goes to the "Shrek Forever After" Press Conference

by Jeffrey Harrison May 20, 2010
Last Friday, Paramount invited the media for a press conference to ask questions for the cast and crew of Shrek Forever After (also going by Shrek: The Final Chapter). Two separate panels were held, one featuring the production crew and the other featuring the voice cast members. PRODUCTION CREW PANEL – Mitchell talked about the […]

Anaheim Comic Con 2010 News Article Roundup

by Jeffrey Harrison April 20, 2010
Toonzone News was at the Anaheim Comic Con 2010 this past weekend, and this article is the central spot for all our convention coverage. Click any of the links below for our coverage: Anaheim Comic Con 2010: “Drawn Together” Movie Screening and Panel Report Anaheim Comic Con 2010: “Drawn Together” Interviews Anaheim Comic Con 2010: […]

Anaheim Comic Con 2010: "Drawn Together" Movie Screening and Panel Report

by Jeffrey Harrison April 20, 2010
In a signature event of this year’s Anaheim Comic Convention at the Anaheim Convention Center, Comedy Central screened the new Direct-To-DVD release for The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! for fans. The movie was previously shown at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX, but this time series creators and writers Matt Silverstein and Dave […]

Anaheim Comic Con 2010: "Drawn Together" Interviews

by Jeffrey Harrison April 20, 2010
At the Anaheim Comic Con 2010, Toonzone News got to speak with Matt Silverstein, Abbey DiGregorio, and Dave Jeser after the screening of The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! Don’t forget to check out our screening report and panel coverage, or else a lot of the jokes in here aren’t going to make much sense. […]

Anaheim Comic Con 2010: A Chat with Actor Phil LaMarr

by Jeffrey Harrison April 20, 2010
Phil LaMarr is a long-time veteran of animation and acting for the better part of two decades. On the live action end of the spectrum, Phil LaMarr was one of the featured cast members of the sketch comedy series, MADTV, and also appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. In animation, LaMarr has done time in […]

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 […]