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New "Cars 2" Character Posters Released: Okuni, Kingpin Nobunaga

Walt Disney Studios and Pixar have released the following new stills and bios for characters in Cars 2, coming to theaters on June 24, 2011. Click on any of the screenshots below to view full-size: CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: Okuni Okuni is a micro car Kabuki dancer who dons the traditional white-painted face and an exquisite colorful […]

PR: Ticketing for the Animated Film "Rio" via the "Angry Birds Rio" Game

Fandango, Fox and Rovio Team Up to Provide Ticketing for the Hit Animated Film RIO via the Popular Angry Birds RIO Game LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination and top mobile movie ticketing provider, is teaming up with top game app publisher Rovio and Twentieth Century Fox to […]

"The Incredibles": The Blu-ray Is Incredi- uh, The Blu-ray Is Awesome

Yes, okay, I’ve said it’s an unbelievable movie. What about this new Blu-ray 4-disc combo pack release though? It does not disappoint. The Incredibles is given a perfect transfer like all Pixar Blu-ray releases, and it looks absolutely beautiful. Disc one contains the film along with the shorts Jack-Jack Attack and Boundin’, not to mention […]

Disney Releases "The Incredibles" Blu-ray Clips (UPDATED Apr 11, 2011: More Clips)

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released the following clips from the upcoming Blu-ray release of Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles: UPDATED APRIL 11, 2011: Disney has released four more clips from the movie and the bonus features: Film Clip- Where’s My Super Suit? Film Clip- Violet’s Forcefield Bonus Clip- Put It In Context Bonus Clip- Studio […]

New "Cars 2" Vintage Posters and Turnaround Videos: Max Schnell & Miguel Camino

Walt Disney Studios and Pixar have released the following new turnaround videos for characters in Cars 2, coming to theaters on June 24, 2011. In addition, the following character rollout pose images and “retro” posters have been released. Click on any of the thumbnails below to view full-size: ROLLOUT POSES VINTAGE POSTERS CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: Max […]

A Virtual Roundtable with "Tangled" Animation Supervisor Glen Keane

QUESTION: This might be a tough question for you to answer, given not just Disney’s push but all the studios’ collective push for 3D, but if there were no outside pressures or preferences, would your preference have been to make a 2D or 3D film? Can you explain? GLEN KEANE: On John Lasseter’s first day […]

A Virtual Roundtable with "Tangled" Co-Directors Byron Howard & Nathan Greno

QUESTION: What was the involvement of John Lasseter in this film? NATHAN GRENO: John is fantastic to work with. He approves everything we do, and he helps with brainstorming. John is an amazing mentor. I have really learned a lot from him. I can’t say enough great stuff about the guy! QUESTION: Since John Lasseter […]

New Wondercon 2011 "Cars 2" Clip Released

Disney/Pixar has released the following new video clip from Cars 2. A hint leading to this clip was embedded in the following fake ad for “Cars N’ Deals of Emeryville” released this weekend at Wondercon 2011 via the Twitter handle @ChromeLeaks: (And while you’re investigating the Disney/Pixar YouTube channel, check out this video of how […]

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″ […]

NY Times on Illumination Entertainment

The New York Times has taken a look at the rise of Illumination Entertainment, producers of the animated feature Despicable Me and last weekend’s box office winner and hybrid live-action/animated feature Hop. The article focuses on studio head Chris Meledandri and his belief that “strict cost controls and hit animated films are not mutually exclusive,” […]

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