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"Next Avengers" DVD Artwork Revealed

The Marvel Animation Age has posted the DVD cover artwork and press release for the Next Avengers direct-to-video movie coming in September 2008. Artist Josh Middleton has also posted clean images of the cover artwork, including the back cover image, although he notes that he had no involvement in the project other than illustrating the […]

American Film Institute Names Top 10 Animated Films

The American Film Institute has released a “10 TOP 10″ set of lists, naming the top 10 films in 10 different film genres. Listing “Animation” as a genre (much to the chagrin of many animation fans), the AFI named the following movies: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Pinocchio (1940) Bambi (1942) The Lion […]

Imagi "Astro Boy" Voice Cast Announced

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Nicholas Cage, Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy, and Eugene Levy have signed on to the voice cast of Imagi Animation Studios’ Astro Boy, a CGI animated feature film adaptation of the seminal manga and anime by Osamu Tezuka. Freddie Highmore will be voicing the title character. The movie […]

"Hulk" Smashes "Panda" to Second Place at Weekend Box Office

Marvel Studios’ The Incredible Hulk dominated the weekend box office in its first weekend of release, smashing its way to an estimated $54.5 million in its opening weekend to knock DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda to a strong second place finish with an estimated $34.3 million in ticket sales. Panda is now sitting on a […]

Toon Zone Throwdown Final Round: Top 5 Takedowns

Here at Toon Zone News, we firmly believe that non-violent solutions to Real World problems are the ones that should be actively sought out and implemented. These solutions are harder to do, but if done correctly, they will tend to be more permanent, resulting in less ancillary suffering of innocent bystanders and more long-term happiness […]

Katzenberg Wants Five More "Kung Fu Panda" Movies

DreamWorks Animation head Jeffrey Katzenberg wants to make five more Kung Fu Panda movies, stating that “There is a larger story here of which this is the first chapter.” However, he added that getting to the sequel will depend on the movie becoming a blockbuster hit. (via Suite101.com)

Andrew Stanton Roundtable Interview on "WALL*E" and "John Carter"

A four-part roundtable interview with Pixar director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo and the upcoming WALL*E) has been posted at Suite101.com. In part 1, Stanton discusses his approach to moviemaking. Part 2 discusses inspirations and the selection of certain elements of the film. Part 3 discusses what the Pixar working environment is like and touches on […]

Briefly: Bakshi Party; YTV in July; "WALL*E" and "Alvin" Licensing Plans

* ASIFA-Hollywood will be holding a party for animator Ralph Bakshi at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, CA, on Saturday, June 14, 2008, from 7:00 – 11:00 PM. In addition to Bakshi himself, several alumni from Bakshi Productions will be in attendance as well. * Canada’s YTV has announced its programming schedule for July 2008, […]

Toon Zone Throwdown Round 4: Top 5 Comedy Fights

Here at Toon Zone News, we firmly believe that non-violent solutions to Real World problems are the ones that should be actively sought out and implemented. These solutions are harder to do, but if done correctly, they will tend to be more permanent, resulting in less ancillary suffering of innocent bystanders and more long-term happiness […]

IGN Hosts New Trailer for "Next Avengers"

IGN.com is hosting a new two-minute trailer for Next Avengers, the direct-to-video animated movie from Lionsgate and Marvel coming in late 2008. The movie will center on the children of the original Avengers battling the evil robot Ultron. In addition to the streaming video version embedded below, the site offers the trailer in a larger […]

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