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Two Strings Tuesday: From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience

by Christopher Glennonon August 23, 2016
Welcome to the last entry in Toonzone’s “Two Strings Tuesdays,” the day dedicated to special content posted a week in conjunction with the upcoming release of LAIKA Animation Studio’s latest feature film Kubo and the Two Strings (now in theaters). For our earlier installments, check out: Roundtable interview with director Travis Knight and producer Arianne Sutner On the set […]
The Angry Birds Movie

Review: “The Angry Birds Movie” Blu-ray – Fling, Flap Flap, Flop

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2016
When The LEGO Movie was announced, the near-universal reaction was that it was seizing on a well-known license for a nonsense cash grab of a movie that was almost certainly not going to be any good. It was a very pleasant surprise to get such a clever, well-thought-out feature that could play action, comedy, and […]

Sausage Party

“Sausage Party” Animators Claim Abuse and Intolerable Working Conditions

by slaion August 19, 2016
As reported in Variety and several other news outlets, several animators who worked on the recently released R-rated animated film Sausage Party have spoken out anonymously about abuse and intolerable working conditions during the 2 years spent producing the movie. These animators began posting in the comments section of Cartoon Brew’s interview with Sausage Party directors Conrad Vernon […]
Surf's Up 2: WaveMania

Sony Releases New Trailer for “Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania”

by Ed Liuon August 19, 2016
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Kung Fu Panda 3

“Kung Fu Panda 2 & 3” Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson to Guest on the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2016
Kung Fu Panda’s Jennifer Yuh Nelson Talks Storyboarding, Directing and More on Top-Ranked Nickelodeon Animation Podcast, Available Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 In this week’s episode of the top-ranked Nickelodeon Animation Podcast, Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2, Kung Fu Panda 3) talks about all things Kung-Fu, her love of cartoon blood and gore, and […]

Kubo and the Two Strings

Review: “Kubo and the Two Strings” – The Stop-Motion Hero’s Journey

by Christopher Glennonon August 18, 2016
On the tenth anniversary of LAIKA Studios, the studio at the height of stop-motion animation, comes their fourth movie, Kubo and the Two Strings. While all of LAIKA’s movies feature young human protagonists in a world of magic and monsters, each movie has its own style and feel. Kubo is their most ambitious action film yet, […]
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Alex Hirsch Tapped To Write The Pokemon Movie Script

by Peter Paltridgeon August 17, 2016
Remember the Pokemon live-action movie that was just greenlit by Legendary Pictures? It just got a lot more interesting. Variety reports that Legendary wants none other than Alex “Gravity Falls” Hirsch to write the screenplay for it. Hirsch is one of two potential writers Variety has confirmed Legendary is courting; the other is Nicole Perlman, […]

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Two Strings Tuesday: An Interview With Travis Knight, Director of “Kubo and the Two Strings”

by Christopher Glennonon August 16, 2016
Welcome back to Toonzone’s “Two Strings Tuesdays,” the day dedicated to special content posted a week in conjunction with the upcoming release of LAIKA Animation Studio’s latest feature film Kubo and the Two Strings (coming to theaters on August 19, 2016). For our earlier installments, check out: Roundtable interview with director Travis Knight and producer […]
Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Monsters

SDCC 2016: “Batman Unlimited” Interviews with Roger Craig Smith, Will Friedle, and John DiMaggio

by Christopher Glennonon August 15, 2016
At San Diego Comic Con International 2016, Toonzone News was able to sit down in press roundtable interview sessions with Roger Craig Smith (Batman), Will Friedle (Nightwing), and John DiMaggio (Killer Croc) in connection with the upcoming animated movie Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants. ROGER CRAIG SMITH QUESTION: How does it feel to voice Batman? ROGER CRAIG […]