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Disney XD Launches; NY Times on the "Boy-Focused, Girl-Inclusive" Network

At midnight on Friday, February 13, 2009, Toon Disney quietly went off the airwaves and was replaced by Disney XD, the new network that is currently described by Disney executives as “boy-focused, girl-inclusive,” with programming targeted to appeal to boys aged 6-14. The New York Times has taken a look at the new network (free […]

NYCC2009: One Note Samba - Thoughts on This Year's Con

New York Comic Con #4 is done now. Random thoughts while I can still remember them. – Don’t think this is the big wrap-up. There’s still more NYCC stuff coming. I have roundtable interviews about Wonder Woman with Bruce Timm, Lauren Montgomery, and Michael Jelenic coming up. – I should point out that I took […]

New York Comic Con 2009: Complete On-Site Coverage and Photo Gallery

Toon Zone News is proud to be back at the 2009 New York Comic Con for the best animation-related news on the Internet. Stay tuned for continuing coverage live from the Con all weekend long. Links to all of Toon Zone’s coverage so far can be found here, or by searching for “NYCC2009,” and make […]

NYCC2009: A Roundtable Discussion with "Up"'s Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

Pete Docter’s long career with Pixar Animation Studios has meant he’s worked on many of the studio’s most beloved films, including both Toy Story movies, WALL-E, and his directorial debut Monsters, Inc. Jonas Rivera has also been with the studio for quite some time, starting off as an assistant on Toy Story and working his […]

"Coraline": Be Careful What You Wish For

“Careful what you wish… Careful what you say Careful what you wish you may regret it Careful what you wish you might just get it” What would you do if you could open a magic door to another world where everything is the way you think it should be? Where your mom likes to cook, […]

NYCC2009: The "Wonder Woman" DTV Panel Report

Immediately after the world premiere of the Wonder Woman direct-to-video animated movie, the New York Comic Con hosted a panel discussion with director Lauren Montgomery, producer Bruce Timm, and writer Michael Jelenic, led by DC Sr. VP of Creative Affairs Gregory Noveck. Noveck reminded the audience that Wonder Woman would be released on March 3, […]

NYCC2009: Spending Time with Disney/Pixar's "Up" (and, Disney's "Surrogates")

Walt Disney Features attended New York Comic Con to promote two of their upcoming films: Disney/Pixar’s Up and Surrogates, based on the graphic novel by Robert Venditti and Brett Weidele. The coverage for Surrogates was limited to debuting the (extremely loud) trailer, which introduces a future where people will download their consciousness into android Surrogates, […]

NYCC2009: "Wonder Woman" Sets the New Gold Standard

Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell of the movie of that Woman skilled in all ways of contending, and her wanderlust, borne for years on end after she was formed of clay and given life on the proud shores of Themyscira. She saw the towers of Man’s World and learned the minds of […]

"Coraline" News Blitz: Articles, Interviews, and Features Around the Web

Laika’s stop-motion feature film Coraline has been featured in arts articles across the Internet: Director Henry Selick has been interviewed by the Orlando Sentinel, HollywoodChicago.com, and ComingSoon.net. Among other topics, Selick discusses how appropriate the movie is for children (describing it as “for brave children of all ages,” as are the rest of his films), […]

PR: NYCC and Disney/Pixar Present the First 50 Minutes of "Up"

NYCC And Disney•Pixar Present The First 50 Minutes Of UP Norwalk, CT, February 3, 2009: New York Comic Con is proud to announce that the first 50 minutes of Disney•Pixar’s 10th film, UP, will screen for the first time at New York Comic Con in the IGN Theater. UP is a comedy adventure about 78-year-old […]

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