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"Megamind" Continues Box Office Dominance with $30.1M in Second Week

by Ed Liuon November 15, 2010
DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind took the top spot in box office ticket sales for the second week in a row, with its estimated $30.1 million in receipts holding off a challenge from Unstoppable (which took #2 with $23.5 million in ticket sales). Approximately 64% of its box office take came from 3-D ticket sales.

Disney Releases Stills and Trailer for New "Winnie the Pooh" Feature

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2010
Walt Disney Feature Animation has released a trailer, two new stills and an official plot synopsis and fact sheet for the new Winnie the Pooh movie: Click any image to enlarge: The film will be the studio’s first Pooh feature film in 35 years and their next hand-drawn animated feature. The full synopsis and fact […]

New "Despicable Me" DVD/Blu-ray Clips, "Minion Madness" Promotion Announced

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2010
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has released several video clips from the upcoming DVD release of Despicable Me: Julie Andrews Talks About the Minions Jason Segel Miranda Talks About the Minions Trailer In addition, Universal has launched a “Minion Madness” promotion running from now until January 2011, where participants can earn points and participate in sweepstakes […]

"Superman/Shazam" Video Clips & Stills, Plus Joaquim Dos Santos on "DC Showcase"

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2010
Warner Home Video has released two video clips from the new DC Showcase short film “Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam,” available now on DVD and Blu-ray disc. Click to play: In addition, several new stills and a press release interview with director Joaquim Dos Santos were released as well. Among other topics, Dos Santos […]

"Megamind": Mind Over Mediocrity

by Todd DuBoison November 10, 2010
An altogether enjoyable family film, Dreamworks Animation’s Megamind is a self-aware and affectionate parody of superheroics rather than a deconstruction and a satire in the way that Shrek lampooned fairy tale tropes. When a galactic cataclysm strikes a distant solar system, two planets in the vicinity send a single child away to Earth. One ends […]

"Firebreather" Premieres on Cartoon Network November 24, 2010

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2010
Cartoon Network has announced that its first original CGI animated movie Firebreather will premiere on November 24, 2010, at 7:00PM/6:00 PM Central. The movie is based on the Image comic book series by Phil Hester and Andy Kuhn and centers on Duncan, the teenaged child of a human woman and a draconian monster named a […]

Jack Black Producing New Animated Series For Fox

by darkdetectiveon November 3, 2010
Jack Black, known among animation fans for lending his voice to Kung Fu Panda and Ice Age, is producing a new animated series, Tiny Monsters. Tiny Monsters will be a half-hour cartoon about junior-high mean girls and it’s currently in development at 20th Century Fox TV. The creator of ABC’s short-lived comedy Help Me Help […]

"Toy Story 3" Virtual Roundtable - Screenwriter Michael Arndt

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2010
In the run-up to the release of Toy Story 3 on DVD and Blu-ray disc, Toonzone News was able to sit in on a virtual roundtable with screenwriter Michael Arndt. Arndt made a big splash for his Academy Award-winning screenplay for Little Miss Sunshine, although he had been hired by Pixar Animation Studios while that […]

"Toy Story 3" Virtual Roundtable - Director Lee Unkrich & Producer Darla K. Anderson

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2010
In the run-up to the release of Toy Story 3 on DVD and Blu-ray disc, Toonzone News was able to sit in on a virtual roundtable with the movie’s director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson. Both are longtime veterans of Pixar Animation Studios, with Anderson joining the studio in 1993 and Unkrich joining […]

"Toy Story 3" Blu-ray: I'm Not Toying Around; This is a Good Wrap-Up

by Dr. Daedaluson November 2, 2010
Toy Story 3 came with some pretty high expectations. It had been 11 years since Toy Story 2, and there’s always been a stigma concerning sequels in Hollywood, especially when it comes to animation. How many times have you heard, “Oh great, another Disney cheapquel” or “the third movie sucked”? Thankfully, Toy Story 3 is […]