Google Spotlight Stories is a new narrative format for presenting short films on mobile devices where the viewer gets to control where the camera looks in a 360 degree environment. Toonzone News was able to catch up with several creators with Google Spotlight Stories: Jan Pinkava, the director of “Windy Day” and creative director of […]
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Michael Cera has signed to play Robin opposite Will Arnett’s Batman in LEGO Batman, the upcoming spin-off to The LEGO Movie. The movie will be produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller; directed by LEGO Movie animation supervisor Chris McKay; with a screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith.
The Minions were a favorite element in the Despicable Me movies, so it was only a matter of time before they got their own feature film. The good news about Minions is that the trio of them that anchor the movie are as adorable, idiotic, and hilarious as ever. The kids who will undoubtedly flock […]
In his book Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull describes a “Braintrust” meeting discussing a challenging scene in Inside Out, when Brad Bird told director Pete Docter, “You’re trying to do a triple back flip in a gale force wind, and you’re mad at yourself for not sticking the landing. Like, it’s amazing you’re alive!” Inside Out […]
Sony’s Microsoft-stomping E3 conference had several jaw-dropping moments, but one of the most peculiar was the world premiere of something the company called “Dreams.” From the creators of Little Big Planet, the aim was to produce something that would encourage creativity, but in a different way than LBP. We saw statues being molded with the […]