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How "Coraline" Will Save the Economy of Oregon

An article in the Oregonian takes a look at “the Coraline Economy” in Oregon, named for the Laika Animation Studios movie and based on the idea that “The creatives — hanging at the local coffee shops and clubs and brewpubs, huddling in the corners and madly pounding their laptops — will lead us back to […]

Fulle Circle Interviews "Hoodwinked" Director Cory Edwards

The Fulle Circle weblog has interviewed Cory Edwards, director of Hoodwinked (which he describes as “the most profitable animated film of its time”) and the American re-release of Doogal (“To this day, you can say the word “Doogal” to me and I feel like I’m going to break out in a rash.”), as well as […]

NYCC2009: "Wonder Woman" Roundtable Interview with Director Lauren Montgomery

Right before the debut of Wonder Woman at the 2009 New York Comic Con, Toon Zone News was able to participate in several roundtable interviews with Bruce Timm, Michael Jelenic, and Lauren Montgomery. On the eve of the release of Wonder Woman on DVD and Blu-ray disc, we are proud to present these roundtables with […]

NYCC2009: "Wonder Woman" Roundtable Interview with Writer Michael Jelenic

Right before the debut of Wonder Woman at the 2009 New York Comic Con, Toon Zone News was able to participate in several roundtable interviews with Bruce Timm, Michael Jelenic, and Lauren Montgomery. On the eve of the release of Wonder Woman on DVD and Blu-ray disc, we are proud to present these roundtables with […]

NYCC2009: "Wonder Woman" Roundtable Interview with Producer Bruce Timm

Right before the debut of Wonder Woman at the 2009 New York Comic Con, Toon Zone News was able to participate in several roundtable interviews with Bruce Timm, Michael Jelenic, and Lauren Montgomery. On the eve of the release of Wonder Woman on DVD and Blu-ray disc, we are proud to present these roundtables with […]

Disney Wants New Hand-Drawn Animated Feature Every 2 Years

Firstshowing.net is reporting that Walt Disney Feature Animation’s visual effects supervisor Marlon West stated at this year’s Wondercon that “Disney is looking to continue making one 2D hand drawn animated movie once every two or so years from now on.” The statement was made during a panel on The Princess and the Frog, the first […]

Rosario Dawson on Being Artemis for "Wonder Woman" Animated Movie

Warner Bros. Animation has released an interview with actor Rosario Dawson, who provides the voice for Artemis in the Wonder Woman direct-to-video animated movie. The outgoing Dawson speaks at length about the inspirations for her character and what she loves the most about Artemis, the joys and challenges of the role, her favorite moments of […]

"Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder" Ends with a Whimper

Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder is the fourth and final Futurama direct-to-video movie, and the last that fans can expect to see of the show for now. It probably comes with an unfair load of expectations; unfortunately, it doesn’t come close to meeting them. It is still a funny, well-made, and well-animated movie that […]

"Akira" Blu-ray: Still Da Bomb After Two Decades

I’ll never forget the first time I saw the 1988 animated feature film Akira. It was Saturday morning on the Sci-Fi Channel, back in the ’90s when that was their timeslot for Japanese anime. While I had somewhat enjoyed my samplings of anime to that point, Akira really impressed and intrigued me. Here was a […]

2008 Academy Awards: "WALL-E" Wins Best Animated Feature, "Bashir" Loses Out

The 81st annual Academy Awards are underway, and all awards have been announced for categories with an animated film in contention. The animated winners are: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: WALL-E (Walt Disney) Dir. by Andrew Stanton (21:06 EST) BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM: “La Maison en Petits Cubes” A Robot Communications Production, Kunio Kato (21:09 EST) […]

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