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 […]

NYCC2011: A Roundtable Interview with Voice and Casting Director Andrea Romano

by Ed Liuon October 17, 2011
Of all the interviews I’ve done in my time at Toonzone News, one which I was especially elated to get and is still one of my personal favorites is my interview with casting and voice director Andrea Romano before Batman: The Brave and the Bold premiered. I do need to correct and expand on some […]

NYCC2011: Classic Warner Brothers/Hanna-Barbera Blu-ray Panel Report

by darkdetectiveon October 17, 2011
Will Friedwald began talking about the various kinds of music one can hear in Looney Tunes shorts, from classical to jazz. Ford compared Carl Stalling, the composer of the scores one hears in Looney Tunes shorts, to Stravinsky. Levy explained that Looney Tunes was Warner Brothers’ answer to Disney. The music moves at such a […]

NYCC2011: "Justice League: Doom" Trailer Released

by Dan Collinson October 16, 2011
IGN has posted the trailer for the upcoming DC Universe animated film Justice League: Doom. which premiered at this year’s New York Comic Con. Based on Mark Waid’s story “Tower of Babel”, Batman’s secret plans to stop members of the Justice League if they go rogue have been stolen, and the team not only have […]

NYCC2011: "A Liar’s Autobiography" – Spam, Spam, Graham Chapman, Spam, Animation, Spam, and Lobster Thermidor a Crevette

by Ed Liuon October 15, 2011
On Saturday afternoon, the IGN Theater at New York Comic Con hosted a panel dedicated to A Liar’s Autobiography, an upcoming 3-D animated feature film based on the life of the late Graham Chapman, one sixth of the famed British comedy troupe Monty Python. Attending the panel were filmmakers Bill Jones, Ben Timlett, and Jeff […]

NYCC2011: DC Animation Panel Report – "Catwoman," "Justice League: Doom"

by Ed Liuon October 15, 2011
The DC Animated Panel at the 2011 New York Comic Con filled up the IGN Theater, kicking off with guests Bruce Timm and Andrea Romano who were greeted with thunderous applause from the audience. The panel began with a screening of the “Catwoman” short from the Batman: Year One animated DTV (available now in a […]

PR: "The Godfather" Star Alex Rocco Returns to Mobster Roots as Carmine Falcone in "Batman: Year One"

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2011
The Godfather star Alex Rocco returns to his mobster roots as Carmine Falcone in Batman: Year One Forty-six years later, actor who debuted in Batman TV series is once again featured opposite the Caped Crusader; all-new DC Universe Animated Original Movie Coming to Blu-ray, DVD on October 18, 2011 from Warner Home Video QUESTION: You’re […]

"Legend of the Millennium Dragon": Fake Miyazaki

by Maxie Zeuson October 12, 2011
A showcase of style over substance, Legend of the Millennium Dragon will please those who admire good design work, fluid animation, and solid if unspectacular action sequences. Fans of historical fantasy and admirers of Hayao Miyazaki may also find some pleasures in this 98-minute feature, although the finding of pleasure will depend upon one’s ability […]