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"Coraline" Article Roundup: NYT on 3-D; Teri Hatcher on Being the Other Mother

The New York Times has taken a look at the upcoming movie Coraline, focusing on the fact that it is the first stop-motion animated movie that was filmed with the intent of projecting it in 3-D for audiences (free registration required). Coraline director Henry Selick is quoted as saying, “I saw that everyone that was […]

Briefly: Hatcher on "Coraline;" WALL-E Award; "Raven" Update; 3-D Eye Diagnosis

* Teri Hatcher has discussed her role as the Other Mother in Coraline, noting that most of her other work is “inappropriate” for her 11-year old, and joked that several parents she knew declared ‘No more sleepovers at Hatchers’ house’ after watching a screening of the movie. [Women's Wear Daily] * The Producers Guild of […]

Toon Zone Interviews Don Hahn on "The Alchemy of Animation"

Most animation fans know that Disney experienced a resurrection in its animated feature films starting in the late 1980′s and early 1990′s, with The Little Mermaid in the vanguard, followed closely by the Oscar-nominated Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. What two of those four movies have in common is veteran producer […]

Walt Disney Presents Pre-Production Artwork of Maleficent for "Sleeping Beauty"

In conjunction with the release of Sleeping Beauty in a 2-disc Platinum Edition DVD and Blu-ray disc, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has made the following artwork available of pre-production artwork for Maleficent, the evil fairy queen who remains one of Disney’s most memorable screen villains: There are also several images of video reference of […]

The Passions of Henry Selick: A "Coraline" Interview

The last stop in my tour of Laika Animation was to have a sitdown with Henry Selick himself, the great stop-motion animator and the writer/director of this project. Henry’s a guarded guy, but he was willing to be open with us and answer our questions with great insight and humor. In this roundtable interview, Henry […]

On Set with "Coraline": A Tour Through Laika Animation

The building that housed upwards of 57 active sets in tandem for a stop-motion animated film (a new record, by the way) is an inconspicuous-looking building several miles outside of Portland, Oregon. There’s nothing so ostentatious as the kind of studios you’d find in Hollywood, be it a Warner Bros water tower or a massive […]

Toon Zone News Interview Series: "A Life in Voice Acting" with Bob Bergen (Part 2)

In part one of our interview with Bob Bergen, we followed his training as an actor, his careers as a tour guide for Universal Studios and as the host of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, and his approach to acting in the studio. In part two, below, we focus in on his roles as Porky Pig […]

Toon Zone News Interview Series: "A Life in Voice Acting" with Bob Bergen (Part 1)

“A Life in Voice Acting” will be a semi-regular interview series at Toon Zone News, digging into the lives and techniques of the actors who primarily make their living providing voices for our favorite animated cartoon characters. As far back as he can remember, Bob Bergen wanted to be Porky Pig. However, rather than just […]

MacFarlane Sticks to Fox, Gets $100 Million Pay Day

Seth MacFarlane will become the highest-paid writer-producer working in TV, thanks to a new deal he has signed with Twentieth Century Fox TV, The Hollywood Reporter says. The deal, which covers his services on Family Guy and American Dad as well as upcoming projects like The Cleveland Show, will keep MacFarlane at Fox and could […]

"Bee Movie" Tops DVD Sales Charts

Bee Movie topped DVD sales charts in its debut week, selling 1.4 million units in the week ended March 16, according to figures compiled by The-Numbers.com. 101 Dalmatians held third place with 451,000 units. Other animated titles in the top thirty include Beowulf (110,000 units), Barbie Mariposa (75,000) and The Aristocats (63,000).

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