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Review: “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1” – This Adaptation Don’t Shiv

by Ed Liuon September 26, 2012
I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns established a new, definitive depiction of Batman and irrevocably changed the face of the American comics industry. Fans have been clamoring for an animated adaptation of the graphic novel ever since Batman the Animated Series’ groundbreaking run, and those […]

Warner Bros Developing New “Looney Tunes” Movie

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison September 26, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Warner Bros is producing the first Looney Tunes movie since 2003’s Looney Tunes: Back In Action. A script is being written by actress and comedienne Jenny Slate while David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford are producers for the film project, which has been characterized as a “reboot”. In […]

Toonzone Interviews Jay Oliva and David Selby at the “Dark Knight Returns, Pt. 1” World Premiere at the Paley Center NYC

by Ed Liuon September 25, 2012
On Thursday, September 20, 2012, Toonzone News was at the Paley Center for Media in New York City for the world premiere screening of The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1. This newest direct-to-video animated feature from DC Entertainment adapts Frank Miller’s renowned graphic novel about an aging Bruce Wayne coming out of retirement as Batman […]

PR: Ariel Winter Gives Voice to the First Female Robin in “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1” – New Clip & Stills Released

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2012
Emmy on Sunday, Superhero on Monday! Modern Family star Ariel Winter gives voice to the first female Robin in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 It’s going to be a whirlwind 24 hours for Ariel Winter. Sunday night, the young actress was on stage at the Emmy Awards along with her cast of Modern […]

NY Times Profiles Tim Burton on the Eve of “Frankenweenie”

by Ed Liuon September 21, 2012
The New York Times has published an interview with filmmaker Tim Burton on the eve of the release of Frankenweenie, his newest stop-motion animated feature film coming to theaters on October 5, 2012. Among other topics, Burton discusses his young life, his career in film, what it’s like being turned into an adjective, his on-again/off-again […]

“Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Pt. 1” – Seven Working Defenses from This Video Clip’s Position

by Ed Liuon September 20, 2012
Warner Bros. Animation has released a new video clip from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, the next new animated movie from DC Entertainment adapting the first half of Frank Miller’s seminal graphic novel about an aging Batman suiting up for his last battles for Gotham City. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, […]

“Frankenweenie” – New Behind-the-Scenes Featurette Released

by Ed Liuon September 19, 2012
Walt Disney Feature Animation has released the following new featurette going behind the scenes at Frankenweenie, the upcoming new animated feature film directed by Tim Burton which remakes his original short film of the same name: Frankenweenie will open in US theaters on October 5, 2012.

Canada’s Rainmaker Entertainment Nixes Deal to be Acquired by China’s Xing Xing Digital Corp.

by Ed Liuon September 19, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter states that Canadian animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment has scuttled a deal to be acquired by China’s Xing Xing Digital Corp. after the two companies could not close the transaction before the  deadline of September 14, 2012. Rainmaker is currently producing the feature film Escape from Planet Earth for the Weinstein Company along […]

Cinema Audio Society Adds Award Category for Sound Mixing in an Animated Feature

by Ed Liuon September 19, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter states that the Cinema Audio Society has added a new category for outstanding sound mixing in an animated motion picture. The first award in the new category will be handed out at the 49th CAS Awards on February 16, 2013.

PR: Voices Voicecasting Upcoming Events for September – October 2012

by Ed Liuon September 18, 2012
Voices Voicecasting has announced the schedule for upcoming events for September – October, 2012, including new “Meet the Pros” sessions with voice actor Rob Paulsen and casting/voice director Andrea Romano. MEET THE AGENT NIGHTS LYNDA McCARRELL,  McCARRELL & ASSOC. (West Coast) & GROUND CREW (East Coast) Thurs.  September 20    7pm     $95 DEAN PANARO,  ABRAMS ARTISTS […]