33 Shorts Eligible for Best Animated Short Film Oscar Nomination

by Ed Liuon November 19, 2010
Cartoon Brew has announced the 33 animated short films that are eligible to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film of 2010. The nominated films are: “A Family Portrait” “Angry Man (Sinna Mann)” “Animated History of Poland” “Barking Island (Chienne D’Histoire)” “Coyote Falls” “Danny Boy” “Day & Night” “Divers in the Rain” “Dust […]

"Cars 2" First Trailer Video Released

by Ed Liuon November 16, 2010
Disney/Pixar has released the first trailer to Cars 2: Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy will return in Cars 2 as Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater, respectively. The movie is scheduled for release on June 24, 2011. Check out Toonzone News’ earlier coverage of Cars 2.

Secrets of Darth Maul Revealed in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Theatrical Screenings

by Ed Liuon November 16, 2010
Lucasfilm and Cartoon Network have announced special theatrical screenings for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, digging into the training of the Sith and revealing secrets about Darth Maul, the Sith apprentice from The Phantom Menace. Click below for the trailer: Full details on which cities are having screenings when are at The screenings are […]

"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 […]