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Travis Knight Named President and CEO of LAIKA, Inc.

Travis Knight has been named the new President and CEO of LAIKA, Inc., the animation studio whose first feature film was Coraline. Knight will be succeeding Dale Wahl, who was President since 2005 and is stepping down at his own request. In addition, Coraline producer Claire Jennings was named to the new position of President […]

CBR Talks with Virginia Madsen on "Wonder Woman"

Comic Book Resources interviewed actor Virginia Madsen about her role as Hippolyta in the direct-to-video animated movie Wonder Woman, out now on DVD and Blu-ray disc. Among other topics, Madsen discusses the superheroes she liked and disliked as a kid, the challenges of voice-over acting over on-camera acting, how Hippolyta was different from other roles […]

"Lilo & Stitch" 2-Disc Big Wave Edition Coming March 24, 2009

Walt Disney Home Entertainment has released details on the 2-disc “Big Wave Edition” of Lilo and Stitch. The special edition set will be released on March 24, 2009, and will include a small raft of bonus features, including deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, a commentary track by directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, music videos, […]

New Video Clips from Pinocchio 70th Anniversary DVD and Blu-ray

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has made several streaming video clips available from Pinocchio in advance of its release on Platinum Edition 2-disc DVD and Blu-ray high-definition disc on March 10, 2009. The clips include sample video from the restored and remastered version of the movie and also some behind-the-scenes material taken from the bonus […]

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 […]

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