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Marjane Satrapi Talks "Persepolis" at Cannes Film Festival

Author and graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi has been interviewed by the International Herald Tribune at the Cannes Film Festival, where the animated version of her memoir Persepolis opened to good reviews recently. The graphic novel and animated movie cover Satrapi’s girlhood in Iran during the years of the Islamic Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War. (via […]

"Cars" Video Game A Huge Success

THQ has announced that their title Cars: the Game, based upon the hit Disney/Pixar film Cars, has sold extremely well on all the systems the game is available for. The #2 overall best selling game in 2006 will soon be featured on PlayStation 2′s and PlayStation Portable’s “Greatest Hits” label, XBox 360′s “Platinum Hits” label, […]

PR: Disney/Pixar Cars Video Game from THQ Crosses the Finish Line to Sales Milestone

Disney/Pixar Cars Video Game from THQ Crosses the Finish Line to Prestigious Sales Milestones Cars Joins PlayStation®2 System and PSP® System “Greatest Hits,” Microsoft Xbox® “Platinum Hits” and Nintendo GameCube™ “Players Choice” Collections THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced that the Cars video game based on the Disney/Pixar film has achieved yet another major sales milestone […]

A Note of Recognition for....the Top 5 Mothers in Animation

In honor of Mother’s Day, the staff of Toon Zone News decided to put together a list of the top 5 animated mothers. This turned out to be a surprisingly challenging task. Single-parent families and orphans appear with great regularity in animation, and those parental figures that do make it into the final products are […]

9-minute preview of Ratatoullie online

Disney.com has made available on their website a 9-minute preview of the upcoming Disney/Pixar feature Ratatouille ahead of its June 28th debut in theaters nationwide. The preview can be viewed by clicking the following link.

Oscar-Winning Short Filmmaker John Canemaker on His Career and State of Animation

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has profiled Oscar-winning short film director and animation historian John Canemaker. The profile covers Canemaker’s childhood, his start in animation, his tenure on the 1970′s TV show Patchwork Family, his career as a teacher of animation history, and his Oscar win for The Moon and the Sun over works from Pixar […]

Uphill Battle Marketing "Ratatouille" in a World of Sequels

The New York Times discusses the obstacles in marketing Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille – one of very few summer tentpole movies that is entirely original and cannot rely on being a sequel or an adaptation of material from other media (registration required). Among Disney’s more unusual marketing efforts are advertising a 9-minute clip posted on the official […]

PR: Teletoon More than Doubles Animation Scholarships for 10th Anniversary

TELETOON MORE THAN DOUBLES ANIMATION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY Toronto – TELETOON, Canada’s only all animation network, today announced that for the 10th edition of the TELETOON Animation Scholarship, the total prize money has more than doubled to over $70,000 to support the development of nine talented animation students across Canada. As well as supporting […]

Pixar Backdated Stock Options Deeper than First Reported

Variety is reporting that backdated stock options were more pervasive at Pixar than was initially reported. While initial statements by Pixar and Disney representatives focused on options offered to Pixar executive officers, the latest filing with the SEC by Disney indicates that many mid- and lower-level Pixar employees received backdated options as well, and that […]

Kevin Munroe on "TMNT," Possible Sequels

The Animated Views website has interviewed director Kevin Munroe about TMNT, the hit CGI animated movie that returned the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the pop culture spotlight. The interview delves deeper into the involvement of Turtles creator Peter Laird in the movie, casting decisions, and the future of the franchise, including Munroe’s off-the-cuff ideas […]

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