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Vimeo Short “Ruin” May Get Feature-Film Treatment

by on July 20, 2012
“Ruin,” an eight-minute animated short that debuted on Vimeo earlier this year, may get turned into a live-action feature, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The trade paper says that 20th Century Fox is negotiating to buy the movie rights from filmmaker Wes Ball, and hire him to direct the feature-length version under the supervision of […]
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PR: Disney Reveals Key Cast Members for “Wreck-It Ralph”

by Ed Liuon July 19, 2012
“WRECK-IT RALPH” TAPS TALENTED AND DIVERSE VOICES FOR HILARIOUS ARCADE-GAME-HOPPING ADVENTURE Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Reveals Key Cast Members Slated to Join John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch in “Wreck-It Ralph”—in Theaters November 2, 2012 BURBANK, Calif. (July 19, 2012) – Tapping stars from the big and small screens, Walt Disney […]

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SDCC2012: The “Hotel Transylvania” Panel Report

by Christopher Glennonon July 18, 2012
On Thursday, July 12, at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2012, Sony Pictures Animation hosted a panel to discuss its new animated movie, Hotel Transylvania, hosted by producer Michelle Murdocca and director Genndy Tartakovsky, who reecently signed an overall agreement with the studio. Murdocca explained that the pitch for Hotel Transylvania was brought to Sony […]
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Andrew Stanton to Direct “Finding Nemo” Sequel

by on July 18, 2012
Andrew Stanton will return to his Pixar roots by directing a sequel to Finding Nemo, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Stanton wrote and directed the first film, which is one of the most successful movies ever released by the Walt Disney Company. Earlier this year he bookended that record with the live-action film John Carter, […]

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“Courageous Cat” Getting Big Screen Treatment

by on July 17, 2012
Evergreen Media is preparing a live-action/CGI feature film based on Courageous Cat, AWN reports. The film will reimagine the mythology for the Bob Kane creation, which was realized in a cartoon series in the 1960s.
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Toonzone Goes to San Diego Comic-Con International 2012

by Ed Liuon July 16, 2012
San Diego Comic-Con International 2012 is underway now in San Diego, CA, and Toonzone’s Eileen Cruz (Harley), Sonia Lai, Jeff Harris (TheVileOne), and Chris Glennon (90sCartoonMan) are there! Check back periodically for links to our coverage of the con, as we will be updating throughout the weekend with news, stills, videos, and more! You can […]

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“Ice Age: Continental Drift” Tops North American Box Offices

by on July 16, 2012
Ice Age: Continental Drift topped box office charts during its first weekend with a film gross of $46 million, Box Office Mojo reports. The Amazing Spider-Man dropped to second place with a gross of $35 million, bringing its North American cumulative to $200.9 million. Ted took third place with a gross of $22.1 million ($159.0 […]
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Review: “Kiara the Brave” Is Not the Gutsy Princess You Are Looking For

by on July 13, 2012
There’s a concept in the film industry called drafting. It’s a simple but profitable one. Whenever there’s a hugely anticipated blockbuster with a big marketing push, low-budget film companies will rush out a quick, cheap movie that’s sorta kinda similar in title or theme. The people who make these are betting that their low-budget offering […]

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SDCC2012: Disney Releases New “Frankenweenie” Homage Trailer

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2012
At San Diego Comic-Con International 2012, Walt Disney Feature Animation released the following new trailer for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, which pays homage to the classic horror films that inspired Burton’s film: Frankenweenie will be in theaters on October 5, 2012. For more details, visit the Frankenweenie Facebook page.
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PR: “Big Top Scooby-Doo!” Coming to DVD and Blu-ray on October 9, 2012

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2012
BIG TOP SCOOBY-DOO! THE MUST-HAVE ORIGINAL NEW ANIMATED FILM AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY® AND DVD WITH ULTRAVIOLETTM   ON OCTOBER 9, 2012 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO WILL TAKE VIEWERS ON AN EXCITING CIRCUS-THEMED ADVENTURE (click to enlarge) BURBANK, CA (July 11, 2012) – Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, prepare to be dazzled by the amazing Scooby-Doo in […]