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

by Todd 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.

"The Lion King" 3D Roars at Box Office Debut with $29.3M in Ticket Sales

by Ed Liuon September 19, 2011
Disney’s re-release of The Lion King took the top box office spot in its debut weekend with ticket sales of $29.3 million (estimated), 17 years after its first release. It’s combined total take (including its original release and its IMAX re-release in 2002) is now $357.8 million, moving it from #25 to #17 on the […]

PR: "Winnie the Pooh" (2011) Comes to Blu-ray, DVD, and Download October 25, 2011

by Ed Liuon September 9, 2011
ALL THE BELOVED CHARACTERS FROM THE HUNDRED ACRE WOOD ARE BACK! WINNIE THE POOH DELIGHTFUL ALL-NEW MOVIE COMES HOME TO BLU-RAY™, DVD AND MOVIE DOWNLOAD OCTOBER 25th Includes an Exclusive Short, Sing-Along Option and Hours More of Exciting Bonus Features! Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/disneyanimation View exciting trailers, video clips and more at www.Disney.com/WinnieThePooh […]

"The Gruffalo": Thank Goodness There IS Such a Thing as a Gruffalo

by Ed Liuon September 5, 2011
Based on the children’s book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler, the CGI animated adaptation of The Gruffalo has an entertainment value that far outweighs its short length and modest budget. It is winning, charming entertainment for viewers of all ages, sweetening the educational moral with the same wit and cleverness that its lead character […]

Rebuild of Evangelion 3.0 Scheduled For Fall 2012

by Todd DuBoison August 26, 2011
The official website for the “Rebuild of Evangelion” project has announced that its third movie, titled Q Quickening, will premiere in Japanese theaters in Fall 2012. The first two movies, Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone and Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance, were previously licensed and dubbed into English by FUNimation Entertainment. The first […]