PR: Platform International Animation Festival Makes Los Angeles Debut on October 26-28, 2012

by Ed Liuon October 3, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2012 PLATFORM INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL MAKES ITS LOS ANGELES DEBUT OCTOBER 26-28, 2012 The festival celebrates animation from the past, present and future with a diverse slate of programs and events at REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA — PLATFORM, the internationally acclaimed animation festival, is hosting a […]

“Hotel Transylvania” Sets September Box Office Record with $42.5 Million Debut Weekend

by Ed Liuon October 2, 2012
Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania set a box office record for a film released in September, scaring up $42.5 million in ticket sales in its premiere weekend, handily beating the last recordholder (2002’s Sweet Home Alabama, which took in $35.6 million). The box office take also represents the best opening for a Sony Pictures Animation […]


Review: “Hotel Transylvania” Brings the Laughs

by Todd DuBoison October 1, 2012
Sporting a host of amusing G-rated monsters and an overt Aesop about overprotective parenting, Hotel Transylvania is a successful and relentlessly silly comedy that might also have been a winning family movie with a stronger script. In lieu of that, the movie makes the most of Adam Sandler’s surprisingly effective performance as Count Dracula, which […]

Review: “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1” – This Adaptation Don’t Shiv

by Ed Liuon September 26, 2012
I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns established a new, definitive depiction of Batman and irrevocably changed the face of the American comics industry. Fans have been clamoring for an animated adaptation of the graphic novel ever since Batman the Animated Series’ groundbreaking run, and those […]

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Warner Bros Developing New “Looney Tunes” Movie

by Todd DuBoison September 26, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Warner Bros is producing the first Looney Tunes movie since 2003’s Looney Tunes: Back In Action. A script is being written by actress and comedienne Jenny Slate while David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford are producers for the film project, which has been characterized as a “reboot”. In […]

Toonzone Interviews Jay Oliva and David Selby at the “Dark Knight Returns, Pt. 1” World Premiere at the Paley Center NYC

by Ed Liuon September 25, 2012
On Thursday, September 20, 2012, Toonzone News was at the Paley Center for Media in New York City for the world premiere screening of The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1. This newest direct-to-video animated feature from DC Entertainment adapts Frank Miller’s renowned graphic novel about an aging Bruce Wayne coming out of retirement as Batman […]


PR: Ariel Winter Gives Voice to the First Female Robin in “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1” – New Clip & Stills Released

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2012
Emmy on Sunday, Superhero on Monday! Modern Family star Ariel Winter gives voice to the first female Robin in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 It’s going to be a whirlwind 24 hours for Ariel Winter. Sunday night, the young actress was on stage at the Emmy Awards along with her cast of Modern […]

NY Times Profiles Tim Burton on the Eve of “Frankenweenie”

by Ed Liuon September 21, 2012
The New York Times has published an interview with filmmaker Tim Burton on the eve of the release of Frankenweenie, his newest stop-motion animated feature film coming to theaters on October 5, 2012. Among other topics, Burton discusses his young life, his career in film, what it’s like being turned into an adjective, his on-again/off-again […]


“Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Pt. 1” – Seven Working Defenses from This Video Clip’s Position

by Ed Liuon September 20, 2012
Warner Bros. Animation has released a new video clip from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, the next new animated movie from DC Entertainment adapting the first half of Frank Miller’s seminal graphic novel about an aging Batman suiting up for his last battles for Gotham City. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, […]
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“Frankenweenie” – New Behind-the-Scenes Featurette Released

by Ed Liuon September 19, 2012
Walt Disney Feature Animation has released the following new featurette going behind the scenes at Frankenweenie, the upcoming new animated feature film directed by Tim Burton which remakes his original short film of the same name: Frankenweenie will open in US theaters on October 5, 2012.