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"Mia and the Migoo" Cast Announcement, Release Date Info

by Ed Liuon March 17, 2011
GKIDS has announced the English language voice cast for Mia and the Migoo, a new film by French director Jacques-Rémy Girerd slated to premiere at New York’s IFC Film Center on March 25, 2011, and a nationwide release on Earth Day, April 22, 2011. The movie centers on a plucky young girl named Mia and […]

"Tales From Earthsea": A Troubled Fantasy

by Todd DuBoison March 16, 2011
The immorality of this and the preciousness of mortal life is spoken of extensively throughout the climatic final act of the film, to the point that the topic is unfortunately explored at the expense of all else. The foremost problem lies with Arren, our intended protagonist. The specter of his father’s murder and his self-described […]

John Lasseter Talks "Cars 2"

by AerostarMonkon March 11, 2011
Disney’s YouTube channel, DisneyLiving, has posted a new interview with John Lasseter in which he talks about the genesis of the upcoming Cars 2. He also drops some tantalizing hints on what to expect from the film as well as a little information on ideas left out of the original movie. Cars 2 premieres June […]

"Bambi" Usurps "Megamind" on DVD Sales Charts in Premiere Week

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2011
On its first week of release, Disney’s re-release of Bambi in a Blu-ray Diamond Edition combo pack leapt to the top of the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert and Blu-ray disc sales chart, pushing DreamWorks’ Megamind to the #2 position on both lists. Megamind also moved down to the #2 spot on the rental charts to […]

Cool Stuff: David Couchariere - Animation Reel

by Eileen Cruzon March 9, 2011
Today we have an animation reel from David Couchariere! He attended university at Lycée technique des Arts et Métiers. Couchariere works at Dreamworks. Prior to that he was an animator at, Blue Sky. His filmography includes How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), Flushed Away (2006), Ice Age : The Meltdown (2006) and Robots (2005). I enjoyed the skill he showed in both...

Toonzone Presents: An Interview/Tribute to Dwayne McDuffie

by Alex Weitzmanon March 9, 2011
Back in 2006, I briefly flirted with the notion of writing a book about superhero animation, its history and trajectory. It never came to fruition, partially because real life got in the way, and partially because I decided to refocus my energies on my biggest passion, which is voice acting. But I was fortunate enough […]

New "Cars 2" Trailer and Stills Released

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2011
Walt Disney Studios has released the following new Cars 2 trailer: In addition, the following new images have been released by Walt Disney Features. Click any thumbnail to enlarge: Cars 2 is slated for release on June 24, 2011. Check out Toonzone News’ earlier coverage of Cars 2.

New Clips & Press Release Interviews on "All-Star Superman"

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2011
Warner Home Video has released video clips, stills, and press-release interviews in conjunction with All-Star Superman, the new animated direct-to-video movie released on February 22, 2011. (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right to enlarge (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right to enlarge Check […]

"Bambi" Diamond Edition: Pushing Technology Forward in Past and Present

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2011
Disney’s Bambi is a movie that I find I appreciate and admire more than I actually love. The recently released Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack provided a perfect opportunity to reacquaint myself with this classic film, since the time since I last saw it can probably be measured in decades and I had few memories […]

New Turnaround Video from "Cars 2" - Professor Z

by Ed Liuon March 7, 2011
Walt Disney Studios has released the following new turnaround video and stills for new characters from Cars 2. Click on any of the screenshots below to view full size: CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: Professor Z (voice of Thomas Kretschmann) Professor Z, aka “The Professor,” is an internationally wanted weapons designer in a small, sophisticated German package. He […]