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"Beauty and the Beast" Diamond Edition: Beauty of a Movie, Beastly Bugs in Bonuses

by Ed Liuon October 8, 2010
One of the near-universal fairy tales is “Beauty and the Beast,” with the same basic story being told with variations in almost every major culture in the world. The earliest reference to a tale like “Beauty and the Beast” is a second-century Roman text by Lucius Apuleius, but it is based on an even earlier […]

John Lasseter Directs New Cars Short

by darkdetectiveon October 7, 2010
John Lasseter, Toy Story director and Chief Creative Officer at both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios has directed a new Cars Toons short titled “Heavy Metal Mater”. It will air on Disney Channel on Friday, October 8th at 9:30 p.m ET/PT as well as on Disney XD the following Friday, October 15 at 7:27 […]

Toonzone Interviews Paige O'Hara & Robby Benson on Being "Beauty & the Beast"

by Ed Liuon October 7, 2010
As part of the publicity for the new re-release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Blu-ray, Toonzone News was able to interview the voice actors who portrayed the title characters: Paige O’Hara (Belle) and Robby Benson (the Beast) via an Internet video feed. Click the image below to begin playing the video, which runs […]

Disney to Push "Toy Story 3" for Best Picture

by Ed Liuon October 6, 2010
A report in the New York Times states that Disney is preparing a full-scale push for Toy Story 3 to win this year’s Oscar for Best Picture, noting several other studios preparing pushes for their films after the presumed frontrunner, The Social Network, did not perform as well as expected at the box office. The […]

"How to Train Your Dragon" on DVD and Blu-ray October 15, 2010

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2010
DreamWorks Animation has announced that How to Train Your Dragon will be released on DVD and Blu-ray disc on October 15, 2010. Accompanying both releases will be a new film, Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon, which will have several of the original cast members reprising their original roles. In addition to the new film, both […]

"Superman/Batman: Apocalypse" Is an Elegant Mess

by Ed Liuon September 29, 2010
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is a gigantic, overstuffed, overdone, over-the-top mess of a movie that consistently favors big punches, big explosions, and really big, dramatic proclamations over storytelling conveniences like coherence or logic. It has a few too many plots, way too many characters, and nearly no concept of restraint or subtlety. It has two volumes: loud […]

"Superman/Batman: Apocalypse": Just Plain Hell

by Maxie Zeuson September 29, 2010
Yea verily, the gods giveth, but sometimes the New Gods taketh away. Only months after I praised Batman: Under the Red Hood as the best Warner/DC animated movie given us yet, I have to crawl back with the news that Superman/Batman: Apocalypse may be the worst. The well-wrought and professional structure and polish of Under […]

"Tinker Bell & the Great Fairy Rescue": Third Time's a Charm

by Ed Liuon September 27, 2010
It’s remarkable for any movie franchise to reach its third installment while maintaining quality, and almost none have ever managed to get better over time. However, this is the feat that Disney has managed to pull off with its Tinker Bell series of direct-to-video CGI movies. Admittedly, this might be because the first movie was […]

"Beauty and the Beast" Diamond Edition Arrives October 5, 2010

by Ed Liuon September 23, 2010
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that the Beauty and the Beast Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will be available on October 5, 2010, carrying a suggested retail price of $39.99. A DVD-only package will be released seven weeks later on November 23, 2010 with a suggested retail price of $29.99. The movie has […]

"Despicable Me" Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on December 14, 2010

by Ed Liuon September 23, 2010
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that Despicable Me will be released on December 14, 2010, in multiple packages on Blu-ray disc and DVD. Both a standard and 3-D Blu-ray will be released, both of which will also include a DVD and Digital Copy of the movie, as well as one- and two-disc standard definition […]