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Disney/Pixar's "Up" on DVD and Blu-ray on Nov 10, 2009 (UPDATED)

New items on the Disney Store reveal that Up will be released on November 10, 2009, on DVD and a 4-disc Blu-ray special edition. The Blu-ray release will include the movie and a bonuses disc on Blu-ray along with a standard-definition DVD and a digital copy of the movie on the other two discs. Suggested […]

"WALL-E" Wins 2009 Hugo Award

The 2009 Hugo Awards were announced this past weekend at Anticipation in Montréal, Quebec. Disney/Pixar’s WALL-E won the “Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form” award.

"Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths" Announced as Next DC Animated DVD Feature

The packaging for the Superman/Batman: Public Enemies direct-to-video animated movie has revealed the title and some information about Warner Bros. Animation’s next DTV project. The next movie will be titled Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, and Dwayne McDuffie was listed as the writer for the movie. No other details are available about the movie […]

"Variety" on Increasing Uses of Real-Time Animation

Variety has taken a look at the state-of-the-art in real-time animation systems, most commonly used in video game engines, and their increasing use in making feature films in a variety of ways. While even a senior vice president at graphics chip maker nVidia states that real-time animation will “probably never” look as good as the […]

Disney Releases New Concept Art for "Rapunzel"

CinemaBlend.com has posted several newly released concept art pieces for Disney’s upcoming CGI animated movie Rapunzel. The movie is currently slated for release in 2010.

San Diego Comic-Con 2009: Complete On-Site Coverage (UPDATED 08/03 00:15 EDT)

The famed San Diego Comic-Con International is underway for its 2009 iteration, and Toon Zone News’ Jeffrey “TheVileOne” Harris is there. Stay tuned for continuing coverage live from San Diego Comic-Con all weekend long. Links to all our coverage so far can be found here, and by a search on the news for “SDCC2009.” July […]

San Diego Comic-Con 2009: "Batman: The Brave And The Bold" Roundtable Interviews

On Friday of the Comic Con, Toon Zone was given the chance to speak with the cast and crew of the hit animated series Batman: The Brave And The Bold, which will soon begin its second season. The roundtable press sessions took place following the panel for the show. Please note a minor spoiler warning […]

"Green Lantern: First Flight" - Code Four on the Outer Space Beat

Although he’s never had the same degree of name recognition amongst the general public as Superman or Batman, DC Comics’ Green Lantern is still one of the A-list superheroes in the DC stable. At least part of the reason why is the powerful wish-fulfillment aspect of the character: it is easy to imagine being granted […]

Bloomberg News on "Waltz with Bashir" Impact on Israeli Animation Industry

Bloomberg News has taken note of the positive impact that the animated documentary Waltz with Bashir has had on Israel’s nascent animation industry, with a growing number of studios and animators producing animation in the country and drawing an estimated $100 million in investments over the past five years. The growth in animation is also […]

"Princess and the Frog" Gets More Criticism for Cajun Stereotypes

Disney’s upcoming animated movie The Princess and the Frog has drawn a protest from The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL), which claims that the character Ray the firefly is “a continuation of the stereotyping of Cajun people, which is inaccurate,” adding that the Disney movie is only the latest in a […]

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