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ToonZone Holiday Gift Guide Idea # 37 – The CG Story

by Alex Beanon December 10, 2013
Still flailing around for holiday gift ideas for that special person in your life who genuflects at the temple of the animation industry? Flail no more, your holiday gift holy grail may have arrived with the publication of “The CG Story: Computer Generated Animation and Special Effects” by Christopher Finch. The 368-page book [yes, book, […]

Indiana Jones Lives Again At Disney

by Alex Beanon December 10, 2013
When Disney purchased the Star Wars empire from George Lucas last year in a massive multi-billion dollar deal, they also purchased some of the rights to the “Indiana Jones” film franchise, which Lucas owned within his Lucasfilm Corporation. Disney essentially bought Lucasfilm and Indy but Lucas had previously cut a deal with Paramount for distribution […]


Disney’s “Frozen” Takes #1 at Box Office in 2nd Week, Sets Post-Thanksgiving Record

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison December 9, 2013
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen saw continued success during its second week at the box office, grossing a total of $31.6 million to seize first place from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and its $27 million gross. The film has now earned a total of $134.3 million domestically in the United States and an estimated worldwide […]

X-Men: Apocalypse Receives A Release Date

by Alex Beanon December 6, 2013
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” isn’t even out yet and already the next film in the X-Men series has already been given a release date and begun to be promoted by director Bryan Singer. But that’s how it works in the movie biz these days. Apocalypse – in case you are unaware or forgot the […]

PR: “Ernest & Celestine” to Premiere January 18, 2014 at Sundance Film Festival

by Ed Liuon December 6, 2013
ENGLISH LANGUAGE VERSION OF ERNEST & CELESTINE TO PREMIERE JANUARY 18, 2014 AT THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ***** AWARD-WINNING FILM FEATURES THE VOICES OF FOREST WHITAKER, MACKENZIE FOY, LAUREN BACALL, PAUL GIAMATTI, WILLIAM H. MACY, MEGAN MULLALLY, NICK OFFERMAN, JEFFREY WRIGHT “E&C” IS COMPETING FOR OSCARS, ANNIES AND GOLDEN GLOBES IN ORIGINAL FRENCH VERSION New […]

Norm McLaren Wall to Wall

PR: “McLaren Wall-to-Wall:” NFB & Quartier des Spectacles Partnership Call for Norman McLaren Centenary Projects

by Ed Liuon December 6, 2013
McLaren Wall-to-Wall: NFB and Quartier des Spectacles Partnership issue call for projects to mark centenary of celebrated Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren Montreal, December 5, 2013 – Norman McLaren, one of the most famous animation filmmakers in the world, would have been 100 years old in 2014. McLaren brought an energy and vision to animation filmmaking […]

Spidey Meets Electro In New Trailer For The Amazing Spider-Man 2

by Alex Beanon December 5, 2013
The new trailer for next year’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is out with Andrew Garfield’s Spidey exchanging pleasantries with Jamie Foxx’s Electro [amongst others] along with the usual amount of Spidey angst and leaping about. Official release dates are April 16, 2014 in international markets and May 2, 2014 in the good old US of […]