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Jack Sparrow Meets Thor Heyerdahl In Pirates Of The Caribbean 5

by Alex Beanon May 30, 2013
Johnny Depp has already been confirmed to return as Captain Jack Sparrow for “Pirates of the Caribbean 5”, Terry Rossio has already written the script [albeit without his usual writing partner Ted Elliott], Jerry Bruckheimer is producing and now the film finally has a director – or rather, two of them – as it was […]
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Zack Snyder & Bruce Timm to Collaborate on Animated Short for Superman 75th Anniversary

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter has unveiled Warner Brothers’ Superman 75th Anniversary logo, also announcing that an animated short film is in the works, with Man of Steel director Zack Snyder collaborating with an array of DC Comics talent, including longtime producer Bruce Timm, director Jay Oliva (who also storyboarded several sequences in Man of Steel), WB […]

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Review: “My Neighbor Totoro” Blu-ray – Best. Neighbor. Ever.

by Weathermanon May 30, 2013
Some movies are huge, gaudy spectacles of sound and fury that signify nothing more than our ability as humans to be entertained by empty flashes of lights.  Some movies completely eschew the idea of anything visual and become an exercise in watching boring people talk to each other till you’re sick of it.  The best […]
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Disney Releases New “Planes” Trailer

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2013
Walt Disney Feature Animation has released a new trailer for Planes, the upcoming spinoff from Pixar’s Cars set for release on August 9, 2013. The movie stars Dane Cook as a crop duster with big dreams of competing in a big aviation race. For more details, check out Toonzone’s earlier coverage here.

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Mike Mitchell Named to Direct DreamWorks’ “Trolls”

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2013
Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After, Sky High and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked) has been named by DreamWorks to be the director of Trolls, a feature film based on the famous troll dolls with their trademark shocks of colorful hair. The screenplay is to be provided by Erica Rivinoja (South Park, Up All Night), with […]
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WWE Puts Flintstones In Sleeper Hold

by Alex Beanon May 29, 2013
You probably thought you had seen it all. Well, turns out, you haven’t – because you have never seen an animated Flintstones movie featuring professional wrestlers. But it looks like you may get your wish – if that was, indeed, your wish – as pro wrestlers from the WWE [World Wrestling Entertainment] will voice characters […]

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Helicopter Load Of Money Makes Mendes Feel Much Better About Directing Bond 24

by Alex Beanon May 29, 2013
After saying, a few months ago, that the mere thought of directing the 24th installment in the James Bond franchise would make him “physically ill”, director Sam Mendes seems to feel much better after receiving what he termed a “very generous offer” from the Bond franchise overseers to direct Bond 24. Initially, Mendes, the director […]
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Review: Magic Found in “Howl’s Moving Castle” Blu-ray

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2013
I haven’t revisited Hayao Miyazaki’s adaptation of Howl’s Moving Castle since it was released on DVD in 2006. I had vague memories of dissatisfaction with the movie and distinctly recall thinking that a lot of stuff in the back third only made sense if you had read the novel by Diana Wynne Jones (even though […]

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PR: Shout! Factory & Hasbro Studios Enter Global Distribution Alliance for “My Little Pony Equestria Girls”

by Ed Liuon May 28, 2013
SHOUT! FACTORY AND HASBRO STUDIOS ENTER GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE FOR THE UPCOMING ANIMATED MOTION PICTURE MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS Los Angeles, CA – May 28, 2013 – Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based production and distribution division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), announced a new worldwide distribution alliance for the highly anticipated […]
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Whedon Says I’ll See Your Quicksilver And Raise You A Scarlet Witch

by Alex Beanon May 28, 2013
Only a few weeks after it was announced that Evan Peters [“American Horror Story” and “Kick-Ass”] was all set to become Quicksilver in the upcoming “X-Men“ Days of Future Past”, director Joss Whedon confirmed that Quicksilver will also be in his film – “Avengers 2” – along with his sister, Scarlet Witch. While Peters will […]