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Toonzone Presents a Virtual Roundtable with Rob Gibbs, "Mater's Tall Tales" Director

by Ed Liuon November 1, 2011
Q: How long does it usually take to complete an animated short like “Air Mater?” ROB GIBBS: “Air Mater” was unique in that we were starting a new studio in Vancouver, Canada and it was to be their first project, so it took a little longer than the previous shorts. From start to finish we […]

Toonzone News Interview: James Hong Talks "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness"

by Jeffrey Harrison November 1, 2011
The scene at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank was a delight. James Hong, a veteran actor with over five hundred television and film credits was in the midst of a voice recording session for the new series, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, which is set to premiere on Nickelodeon next month. Under the […]

"Winnie the Pooh" (2011): A Sweet Little Smackerel of a Movie on Blu-ray

by Ed Liuon October 26, 2011
Most of the praise and criticism I have for Winnie the Pooh is nearly identical to that of the original Disney film, at least plot-wise. Stating that the movie meanders around somewhat aimlessly and without much strong narrative drive isn’t a criticism, since that’s apparently exactly what the Disney Animation Studios were aiming for both […]

Disney Posts U.S. Trailer For Studio Ghibli's "The Secret World of Arrietty"

by Todd DuBoison October 25, 2011
The Walt Disney company has posted an English-dubbed trailer for Studio Ghibli’s The Borrower Arrietty, which has been localized as The Secret World of Arrietty in the United States. Directed by Studio Ghibli animator Hiromasa Yonebayashi with screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa, the film tells the story of a family of small people […]

Manga UK Posts "Redline" English Dub Clip

by Todd DuBoison October 25, 2011
The home video distributor Manga UK has posted a minute-long video clip from the Japanese movie Redline, which offers an early preview of the English dub done by Bang Zoom! Entertainment. A studio Madhouse film seven years in the making, Redline tells the story of a daredevil racer named JP that competes in an intergalactic […]

PR: Official Trailer for "Justice League: Doom" Released

by Ed Liuon October 19, 2011
Warner Home Video has released the official trailer for Justice League: Doom, an all-new entry in the popular series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies due in early 2012 on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and for Download. Justice League: Doom finds Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg and Batman on their heels when […]

New Clip & Stills from "Batman: Year One" and Interview with Bryan Cranston, Voice of Jim Gordon

by Ed Liuon October 19, 2011
In conjunction with the release of Batman: Year One on DVD and Blu-ray, Warner Home Video has released a video clip, stills, and an interview with actor Bryan Cranston, who portrays Lt. Jim Gordon in the movie: Click on any of the screenshots below to view full-size: The full interview follows. Don’t forget to check […]

NY Times Speaks with John Lasseter About the Cool Reception for "Cars 2"

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2011
The New York Times has spoken with Disney/Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter about the negative critical reaction to this past summer’s Cars 2, which marked Lasseter’s return to the director’s chair and the first Pixar film to receive widespread disdain from mainstream critics. Among other topics, Lasseter indirectly addresses the critics and accusations that […]

PR: "Twas the Night Before Christmas" on Blu-ray on October 4, 2011

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2011
ONE OF TELEVISION’S MOST BELOVED ANIMATED HOLIDAY SPECIALS ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS IS RELEASED ON BLU- RAY ™ FOR THE FIRST TIME BY WARNER HOME VIDEO OCTOBER 4, 2011 All Time Favorite Holiday Classics Also Available on Blu-ray™ Include A Charlie Brown Christmas, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, The […]

NYCC2011: A Roundtable Interview with DC Animation Producer Bruce Timm

by Ed Liuon October 17, 2011
At the 2011 New York Comic Con, Toonzone News was able to participate in a roundtable interview session with the legendary Bruce Timm, who has been attached to the iconic animated versions of DC Comics’ superheroes since Batman the Animated Series through to Justice League and then with the direct-to-video animated feature program. His latest […]