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SDCC2011: "Hulk: Agents of S.M.A.S.H." in Development at Marvel Animation

During the Marvel TV panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, brought out writer Paul Dini, who made a special announcement that a new series is in development at Marvel Animation for Disney XD, Hulk and The Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Dini will be heading up the series, which will feature […]

"Cars 2" Takes Pole Position in Debut Weekend with $66.1M in Ticket Sales

Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 handily won the top spot at the box office in its premiere weekend with $66.1 million in ticket sales, more than twice its nearest competitor (Sony’s Bad Teacher, with $31.6 million). However, the results were not among Pixar’s best; while the opening weekend take outgrossed the first Cars movie’s debut weekend ($60.1 […]

Josh Fine Exits Marvel Animation

As of April 15, 2011, former Animation Director of Development, Josh Fine, is no longer with Marvel. Fine announced his departure from Marvel Entertainment via Twitter last Thursday, April 14. Fine stated, “After five and a half amazing years, tomorrow will be my last day at Marvel. Many thanks to all of the fans who […]

Toonzone Goes to WonderCon 2011 (UPDATED Apr 7, 9:45 AM)

WonderCon is underway, and Toonzone News’ Revelator is there. Stay tuned for continuing coverage live from WonderCon all weekend long. ADDED April 7, 9:45 AM Eastern: WonderCon 2011: “Writing for TV Animation” Panel Report ADDED April 5, 3:35 PM Eastern: WonderCon ThunderCats Panel Photos ADDED April 5, 1:26 AM Eastern: New Wondercon 2011 “Cars 2″ […]

WonderCon 2011 - Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Iron Man Anime Panel Report

It’s Saturday, April 2 at The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Iron Man Anime Panel. “There are S.H.I.E.L.D. agents… that are posted throughout this place,” said Jeph Loeb. “You can see them, they’re wearing blue suits. Believe or not, these guys have night vision goggles on—I am not making this up. If you are recording […]

"Bambi" Usurps "Megamind" on DVD Sales Charts in Premiere Week

On its first week of release, Disney’s re-release of Bambi in a Blu-ray Diamond Edition combo pack leapt to the top of the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert and Blu-ray disc sales chart, pushing DreamWorks’ Megamind to the #2 position on both lists. Megamind also moved down to the #2 spot on the rental charts to […]

Disney's Phineas & Ferb to Get Talk Show Debuting on December 3, 2010

Disney has announced that their animated sitcom stars Phineas and Ferb will be getting their own talk show titled Take Two with Phineas and Ferb. The animated/live-action hybrid show will premiere on December 3, 2010, from 9:00 – 9:15 PM (Eastern/Pacific) on the Disney Channel. The show has already begun booking real-life “A-list” talent to […]

"Toy Story 3" Virtual Roundtable - Director Lee Unkrich & Producer Darla K. Anderson

In the run-up to the release of Toy Story 3 on DVD and Blu-ray disc, Toonzone News was able to sit in on a virtual roundtable with the movie’s director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson. Both are longtime veterans of Pixar Animation Studios, with Anderson joining the studio in 1993 and Unkrich joining […]

NYCC2010: Bill Plympton on "Idiots & Angels," Art Book, Documentary, & More

Bill Plympton

We missed the Bill Plympton panel at the 2010 New York Comic Con, but were able to sit down with the man himself at his booth on the show floor to catch up with him briefly. Plympton’s biggest news was the opening of his feature film Idiots & Angels at the IFC Center, which had […]

Toonzone Goes to New York Comic Con/New York Anime Festival 2010

The New York Comic Con/New York Anime Festival 2010 is now finished, and Toonzone News was there! In addition to myself, staffers Todd DuBois (GWOtaku), Nick Hobbs, Caitlin Kelly (purplehairedwonder), Michael Lachman (darkdetective), and Matthew Williams were out in force to cover the panels, screenings, and other events at the con. All our coverage of […]

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