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Flash In The Pan Release Date

by Alex Beanon December 13, 2013
The newest rebooting of the J.M. Barrie classic Peter Pan story entitled “Pan” and starring Javier Bardem as Blackbeard. In this 3D version of the story, Peter will be an orphan and will be led to Neverland where he will organize the Neverlandians and fight the evil pirates led by Blackbeard. The role of Peter […]

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Apes Move Up A Week Next Summer

by Alex Beanon December 11, 2013
The next film in the vast “Planet of the Apes” film franchise is coming next summer – only now a week earlier than originally scheduled. 20th Century Fox has moved the release date for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” up a week. The film depicts Caesar [Andy Serkis] leading his genetically evolved apes […]

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Review: "The Smurfs 2" - Not Smurfin' Awful But Not Smurftacular

by Classic Speedyon December 11, 2013
When The Smurfs live-action/CG animation film was announced, there was a sizable portion of the original show’s fanbase that considered it an abomination. Despite that backlash, it made a ton of money, so it must’ve done something right. I suspect that many of its viewers had never seen the original cartoon, so this was their […]
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Visual Effects Oscars Down To Top 10

by Alex Beanon December 10, 2013
The 86th Academy Award presentation is closing fast – less than three months away now – and the list of the films under consideration for a Best Visual Effects award has officially been narrowed to 10. They are, in alphabetical order… “Elysium” “Gravity” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” “Iron Man 3” “The Lone Ranger” […]

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ToonZone Holiday Gift Guide Idea # 37 – The CG Story

by Alex Beanon December 10, 2013
Still flailing around for holiday gift ideas for that special person in your life who genuflects at the temple of the animation industry? Flail no more, your holiday gift holy grail may have arrived with the publication of “The CG Story: Computer Generated Animation and Special Effects” by Christopher Finch. The 368-page book [yes, book, […]

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Disney's "Frozen" Takes #1 at Box Office in 2nd Week, Sets Post-Thanksgiving Record

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison December 9, 2013
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen saw continued success during its second week at the box office, grossing a total of $31.6 million to seize first place from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and its $27 million gross. The film has now earned a total of $134.3 million domestically in the United States and an estimated worldwide […]
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X-Men: Apocalypse Receives A Release Date

by Alex Beanon December 6, 2013
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” isn’t even out yet and already the next film in the X-Men series has already been given a release date and begun to be promoted by director Bryan Singer. But that’s how it works in the movie biz these days. Apocalypse – in case you are unaware or forgot the […]