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Steve Jobs, Apple and Pixar Chief Executive, 1955 - 2011

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2011
Steven P. Jobs, former CEO of Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios, passed away on Wednesday in Palo Alto, CA, at the age of 56 after a long struggle with cancer. In 1976, Jobs and Steve Wozniak launched Apple Computer, becoming instrumental in launching the personal computer revolution and began a career as a major […]

"The Lion King" Blu-ray: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lion

by Classic Speedyon October 5, 2011
The songs are also some of the best Disney’s done, with “Hakuna Matata” and “Be Prepared” memorable for different reasons; the former for its instantly hummable melody, laid back feel, and gorgeous lush jungle visuals to go with it, and the latter for its menacing nature and not-so-subtle allusions to Nazi Germany with Scar’s goose-stepping […]

PR: "Toy Story", "Toy Story 2," & "Toy Story 3" Coming to Blu-ray 3D on November 1, 2011

by Ed Liuon October 4, 2011
Disney•Pixar’s TOY STORY, TOY STORY 2, and TOY STORY 3 Unveiled For The First Time Ever on Blu-ray 3D™ November 1, 2011 Consumers are invited to experience Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story,” “Toy Story 2″ and “Toy Story 3″ in an all-new way! All three groundbreaking films will be unveiled in stunning Blu-ray 3D for the home, […]

PR: Disney and Disney•Pixar Favorites Poised to Return to Theaters in 3D

by Ed Liuon October 4, 2011
DISNEY AND DISNEY•PIXAR FAVORITES POISED TO RETURN TO THEATERS IN 3D ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Finding Nemo,’ ‘Monsters, Inc.’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’ Will Make 3D Theatrical Debut in 2012 and 2013 BURBANK, Calif. – October 4, 2011 – On the heels of the phenomenal success of The Lion King 3D – which will cross […]

New Film Based on "Cyborg 009" Announced; Kenji Kamiyama to Direct & Screenwrite

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 4, 2011
After a screening of Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. Solid State Society 3D in Tokyo, director Kenji Kamiyama announced a new film titled 009 Re:Cyborg as his next project. The announcement was streamed live on the video websites Youtube, Ustream and Nico Nico Douga. 009 Re:Cyborg is set in the year 2013 and is based […]

A Virtual Roundtable Discussion with "The Lion King" Co-Directors Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers

by Ed Liuon October 4, 2011
When they signed on to co-direct The Lion King, Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers had no idea they were going to make cinematic history. With its recent re-release in theaters topping box office lists for two weeks in a row, The Lion King has just broken into the top 10 list for US domestic gross […]

A Virtual Roundtable Session with Don Hahn, Producer of "The Lion King"

by Ed Liuon October 4, 2011
It’s notable that the only title you can give to Disney’s Don Hahn is “employee,” because he’s done so many different things for the company in the 35 years he’s been employed there. He was the producer of such animated feature film classics as Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, as well as […]

"Hoppity Goes to Town": Capra Corn

by Maxie Zeuson September 28, 2011
Before there were Looney Tunes, before there were Tom and Jerry, almost before there was Disney, there were the Fleischer brothers. They are best known these days for Popeye and Betty Boop and the theatrical Superman shorts, but they were around long enough and had sufficient skill and ambition that they tried competing directly with […]

"Dumbo" Diamond Edition: This Blu-ray Really Soars

by Ed Liuon September 26, 2011
Dumbo is a short, straightforward, unpretentious film made during a time of crisis at the Walt Disney Studios, and it is one of the best movies they ever produced. Based on a novelty children’s book by Helen Aberson and Harold Pearl, Dumbo is another Disney adaptation that has entirely eclipsed its source material. Despite its […]

New "Batman: Year One" Clip Released

by Ed Liuon September 21, 2011
Warner Home Video has released the following video clip from Batman: Year One, the upcoming DTV animated adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel by Frank Miller and Dave Mazzuchelli: Batman: Year One will be released on October 18, 2011. For more details, check out Toonzone’s earlier coverage.