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Disney Releases "The Incredibles" Blu-ray Clips (UPDATED Apr 11, 2011: More Clips)

by Ed Liuon April 11, 2011
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released the following clips from the upcoming Blu-ray release of Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles: UPDATED APRIL 11, 2011: Disney has released four more clips from the movie and the bonus features: Film Clip- Where’s My Super Suit? Film Clip- Violet’s Forcefield Bonus Clip- Put It In Context Bonus Clip- Studio […]

New "Cars 2" Vintage Posters and Turnaround Videos: Max Schnell & Miguel Camino

by Ed Liuon April 8, 2011
Walt Disney Studios and Pixar have released the following new turnaround videos for characters in Cars 2, coming to theaters on June 24, 2011. In addition, the following character rollout pose images and “retro” posters have been released. Click on any of the thumbnails below to view full-size: ROLLOUT POSES VINTAGE POSTERS CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: Max […]

A Virtual Roundtable with "Tangled" Animation Supervisor Glen Keane

by Ed Liuon April 8, 2011
QUESTION: This might be a tough question for you to answer, given not just Disney’s push but all the studios’ collective push for 3D, but if there were no outside pressures or preferences, would your preference have been to make a 2D or 3D film? Can you explain? GLEN KEANE: On John Lasseter’s first day […]

A Virtual Roundtable with "Tangled" Co-Directors Byron Howard & Nathan Greno

by Ed Liuon April 7, 2011
QUESTION: What was the involvement of John Lasseter in this film? NATHAN GRENO: John is fantastic to work with. He approves everything we do, and he helps with brainstorming. John is an amazing mentor. I have really learned a lot from him. I can’t say enough great stuff about the guy! QUESTION: Since John Lasseter […]

New Wondercon 2011 "Cars 2" Clip Released

by Ed Liuon April 5, 2011
Disney/Pixar has released the following new video clip from Cars 2. A hint leading to this clip was embedded in the following fake ad for “Cars N’ Deals of Emeryville” released this weekend at Wondercon 2011 via the Twitter handle @ChromeLeaks: (And while you’re investigating the Disney/Pixar YouTube channel, check out this video of how […]

Toonzone Goes to WonderCon 2011 (UPDATED Apr 7, 9:45 AM)

by Revelatoron April 4, 2011
WonderCon is underway, and Toonzone News’ Revelator is there. Stay tuned for continuing coverage live from WonderCon all weekend long. ADDED April 7, 9:45 AM Eastern: WonderCon 2011: “Writing for TV Animation” Panel Report ADDED April 5, 3:35 PM Eastern: WonderCon ThunderCats Panel Photos ADDED April 5, 1:26 AM Eastern: New Wondercon 2011 “Cars 2″ […]

NY Times on Illumination Entertainment

by Ed Liuon April 4, 2011
The New York Times has taken a look at the rise of Illumination Entertainment, producers of the animated feature Despicable Me and last weekend’s box office winner and hybrid live-action/animated feature Hop. The article focuses on studio head Chris Meledandri and his belief that “strict cost controls and hit animated films are not mutually exclusive,” […]

PR: Gnomeo and Juliet Releases to DVD, Blu-ray and On-Demand May 24th

by Grant Whiteon April 1, 2011
FEATURING NEW MUSIC FROM SIR ELTON JOHN Fall In Love With This Fresh And Funny Take On One Of The World’s Most Timeless Stories GNOMEO & JULIET Releases on Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D™, DVD, Movie Download & On-Demand May 24th Only On Blu-ray For Fans To Enjoy: Two Really Cute Alternate Endings, Two Alternate Openings, Six […]

Disney Announces Title, Director for "Monsters Inc" Sequel

by AerostarMonkon March 31, 2011
Disney/Pixar announced that Monsters University is the official title for the sequel to Monsters, Inc. at a presentation at CinemaCon on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. The Hollywood Reporter states that Disney will only reveal that the movie will be a prequel but that John Goodman, Billy Crystal, and Steve Buscemi are expected to return as […]

"Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown" - And So Is This New DVD Movie

by Ed Liuon March 30, 2011
I freely admit that jaundiced skepticism was my initial reaction to the announcement of Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, the first new Peanuts animated special in 5 years and the first with no direct involvement by the famed strip’s creator Charles Schulz. I’ll even admit that the phrase “cash grab” flew through my […]