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PR: RGH Sets Feature Film Slate for 2013 American Film Market

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2013
RGH SETS FEATURE FILM SLATE FOR 2013 AMERICAN FILM MARKET LOS ANGELES – (November 7, 2013) – RGH Entertainment, a subsidiary of Rubicon Group Holding (RGH) headquartered in Amman, has announced its slate of three animated feature films for the 2013 American Film Market in Santa Monica, Calif. Headlining the slate is the upcoming CG […]

The Best Animated Feature Oscar 19

by Alex Beanon November 6, 2013
The 2014 Academy Awards are just around the corner and the competition for Best Animated Feature will be hotly contested with a grand total of 19 films submitted for consideration and vying for the golden statuette. The Oscar 19 are, in alphabetical order… “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” “The Croods” “Despicable Me 2” […]

The Wolverine 2: Anger Management

by Alex Beanon November 6, 2013
Hugh Jackman is set to return to what has become his signature role as Logan/Wolverine, the X-Men mutant superhero. Jackman had fulfilled his contractual obligation for the role with the completion of the upcoming “X-Men: Days of Future Past” but the return of director James Mangold and – we’re guessing – a few boatloads of […]
Bob Bergen Voiceover Group Therapy

A Weekend at Bob Bergen’s Voiceover Group Therapy Seminar

by Ed Liuon November 4, 2013
Acting is an art. Being an actor is a job. More accurately, acting as a career means you have to be a small business owner, responsible for the marketing, promotion, selling, and accounting of a property that happens to be you. Being the most amazing artist in the world isn’t going to help you if […]

toonzone at MCM London Comic Con October 2013 – Wit Studio Panel

by Grant Whiteon November 3, 2013
Following directly on from the Manga Entertainment panel, Anime Limited and Wakanim’s Andrew Partridge took to the stage in the company of three guests- George Wada (president of Wit Studio), Ryotaro Makihara (director of Hal) and Katsuhiko Kitada (character designer on Hal, animation director for Attack on Titan). Each introduced themselves starting with George, who […]

toonzone at MCM London Comic Con October 2013 – Interview With Wit Studio

by Grant Whiteon November 3, 2013
Prior to the Wit Studio panel held in the main convention, toonzone had a chance to talk with George Wada (president of Wit Studio), Ryotaro Makihara (director of Hal) and Katsuhiko Kitada (character designer on Hal, animation director for Attack on Titan) at the nearby Novotel. How involved was original creator Hajime Isayama with the […]

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Gets Lucky Guy

by Alex Beanon November 2, 2013
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is already shaping up to be an interesting film with Andrew Garfield as Spidey, Jamie Foxx as Electro, Paul Giamatti as Rhino and a star-studded supporting cast that includes Emma Stone, Martin Sheen, Sally Field and Denis Leary. But now the final piece to the Spidey pie was added – a […]

CLIP: “Free Birds” Clips and Behind-the-Scenes Videos Released

by Ed Liuon November 1, 2013
With its opening in theaters this weekend, Reel FX and Relativity Media have released the following clips from Free Birds, the CGI animated feature directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!) and starring Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, and Amy Poehler as turkeys traveling in time to prevent the first Thanksgiving. CLIPS BEHIND THE SCENES […]

Free Birds Jenny Eye Thing

Review: “Free Birds” Makes Dumb, Funny Looking, Entertaining Birds

by Christopher Glennonon November 1, 2013
When it comes to dumb, talking cartoon animals, it’s kind of a surprise there aren’t more animated turkeys. Birds that don’t fly and have weird things hanging off their faces? That’s hilarious. And turkeys are dumb. Real dumb. Reel FX’s Free Birds, written by Jimmy Hayward and Scott Mosier and directed by Hayward, manages to […]

Toonzone Interviews Director Jimmy Hayward About “Free Birds”

by Christopher Glennonon October 31, 2013
Jimmy Hayward gained early directorial prominence as a commercial director and was one of the original animators of the computer-animated television series ReBoot. He then joined Pixar Animation to work on the first Toy Story and worked with the company for over a decade. He later joined 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios as […]