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Disney Withdraws from ASIFA and the Annie Awards

Variety reports that the Walt Disney Company and Pixar have decided to withdraw from ASIFA-Hollywood over concerns on the way the Annie Awards are judged. According to the report, one major issue between Disney and the ASIFA board is that anyone can buy a membership to ASIFA, while other awards-granting boards like the Academy of […]

Briefly: What Do Sylvain Chomet and T.I. Have in Common?

* The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Sci-Tech committee has named its selections for the 2010 Scientific and Technology awards, including 2 products each from Pixar and DreamWorks Animation; one from Sony Pictures Imageworks; and one from Walt Disney Feature Animation. [Hollywood Reporter] * Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man, Punisher: War […]

"Looney Tunes Super Stars": Getting It With the Bottom of Both Barrels

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably at one time or another fantasized about running a big-time Hollywood cartoon studio or network. And after you’ve run through the usual fantasies about embezzling millions and squirreling off to a country without an extradition treaty—or I am the only one with such fantasies?—you naturally start pondering what […]

"Toy Story 3" Sets Box Office Record

Despicable Me held on to sixth place at the box office with a respectable sixth week gross of $7.0 million, according to statistics compiled by The Independent. To date the CG-animated film has grossed $222.2 million at North American box offices, and foreign weekend grosses of $7.2 million lifted its international take to $55.8 million. […]

"Titan Maximum" Punches The %&$# Out Of Other DVDs

The war between Saturn’s moon Titan and Mars has ended, and peace reigns once again. The heroic Titan Force Five ended the war with their super robot, Titan Maximum, piloted by blowhard Commander Palmer, Paris Hilton-wannabe daughter of the President of Titan, Sasha Caylo, girl-next-door Jodi Yanarella, master planner Gibson “Gibbs” Giberstein, and lovable drug-addled […]

Cable TV Ratings: "Phineas and Ferb" Special Can't Take Down "SpongeBob"

An all-new Phineas and Ferb primetime special on Disney Channel Friday night couldn’t stop Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants repeats for the week in total viewers. In the cable top 25, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (Monday, 10 a.m.) scored 4.355 million viewers and was the week’s top animated program on cable at #12. Three more SpongeBob episodes […]

San Francisco Gate Talks with Gary Rydstrom on Dubbing "Tales from Earthsea"

The San Francisco Gate has spoken with Pixar’s Gary Rydstrom about producing the English dub of Studio Ghibli’s Tales from Earthsea. Rydstrom, who has won seven Oscars for his work in sound, discusses how the dub is akin to his earlier work in sound design, what it was like to direct actors for the first […]

New "Tarzan" 3-D Animated Film in Development

Variety is reporting that a new animated adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes is in production at Germany’s Constantin Film. The report states that the movie will be in 3-D as well, indicating that it will be CGI. The movie will be produced by Robert Kulzer (producer of upcoming films Resident Evil: […]

Otakon 2010: Toonzone Interviews Anime Voice Actor Vic Mignogna

While at Otakon, I had the pleasure of conducting my first interview with none other than voice actor Vic Mignogna. He has been in over 150 dubs; he is most known for his roles as Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suoh from Ouran High School Host Club, Broly from the Dragon Ball Z films, […]

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever" on DVD on August 24, 2010

Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment have announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever will be released on DVD on August 24, 2010. The TV movie sends the heroes on a half-shell on a dimension-hopping adventure caused by a teleporting mishap and threatening their very existence. Suggested retail price is $16.99. The full press […]

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