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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) […]

Max Fleischer's Gulliver's Travels to DVD and Blu-ray March 10, 2009

Koch Entertainment and E1 Entertainment have officially announced their release of Max Fleischer’s Gulliver’s Travels on DVD and Blu-ray on March 10, 2009. The movie was the second feature-length animated film, and made groundbreaking use of rotoscoping techniques and exploited the considerable technical skill of the Fleischer studios to retell Jonathan Swift’s classic novel. The […]

Lionsgate Releases "Battle for Terra" Trailer

Lionsgate Films has released a trailer for Battle for Terra, a CGI animated feature film scheduled for release on May 1, 2009. The movie chronicles the struggles on a peaceful alien planet named Terra which faces destruction from human colonization. The movie is directed by Aristomenis Tsirbas, the digital artist on Hellboy and Titantic, and […]

IFC Talks to Henry Selick on "Coraline"

IFC.com has interviewed director Henry Selick about directing Coraline. Among other topics, Selick discusses how children process scary stories like Coraline, what scared him as a child, the painstaking stop-motion animation process, filming in 3-D, in-jokes and references that may or may not be present in the movie, and how he feels about the fact […]

"Wonder Woman" and First "Green Lantern" Footage at Wondercon on Feb 27, 2009

The direct-to-video animated movie Wonder Woman will be screening at Wondercon in San Francisco at the Moscone Center on February 27, 2009, at 6:00 PM. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and voice cast of the movie, including producer Bruce Timm and actor Virginia Madsen, who plays Queen Hippolyta […]

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