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Oscar-nominated Film “Chico and Rita” Coming to U.S. DVD and Blu-ray on Sept 18, 2012

by Todd DuBoison August 10, 2012
Cinedigm Entertainment has solicited Fernando Trueba and Javier Marisca’s Spanish-animated feature film Chico and Rita for home video release in the United States on September 18, 2012 and for digital release on August 21st. The film was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2011 Academy Awards alongside the winner Rango, A Cat in Paris, […]

DreamWorks Animation to Develop $3.1B Cultural and Entertainment District in Shanghai

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2012
The New York Times reports that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, has announced plans to build a $3.1 billion cultural and entertainment district in Shanghai with a multi-building complex stretching over six large city blocks on the banks of the Huangpu River. Titled “the Dream Center,” the complex aims to rival the Broadway theater district in […]

PR: “Tom & Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse” Comes to Blu-ray and DVD on October 2, 2012

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2012
THE LEGEND OF ROBIN HOOD COMES ALIVE IN WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT GROUP’S ALL-NEW ORIGINAL ANIMATED FILM TOM & JERRY: ROBIN HOOD AND HIS MERRY MOUSE TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 2, 2012 ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD WITH ULTRAVIOLET™ (click to enlarge)   BURBANK, CA (August 9, 2012) – The beloved tale of the mythical hero, Robin […]

PR: Universal Studios Home Entertainment & Zynga Partner to Celebrate “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” Debut on DVD & Blu-ray

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2012
Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Zynga Partner to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Debut on Blu-ray & DVD  Players Encouraged to Play Popular Zynga Games Draw Something and Words With Friends to Support Local Schools UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., August 6, 2012 -Today, Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Zynga announced a first-time partnership to commemorate the highly anticipated debut of Dr. Seuss’ The […]

PR: Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Transfers Assets to Society of Illustrators

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2012
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Transfers Assets to the Society of Illustrators NEW YORK, NY (August 2, 2012)— The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) and the Society of Illustrators have announced plans for MoCCA to transfer its assets to the Society, creating a single cultural institution supporting and celebrating illustration, comics, […]

PR: Voices Voicecasting August and September 2012 Seminars and Classes

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2012
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2012 MEET THE AGENTS & MEET THE PROS! JUST ADDED CHARLIE ADLER Emmy® award-winning director and two-time Annie Award nominee; casting director; voice actor Directing credits include: animated TV series—over 500 hours of animated shows including “Shark Hunters” with Dustin Hoffman, nine seasons of the Emmy®-award winning “Rugrats,” “Rugrats: All Grown Up,” “Spawn,” and […]

“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” Exclusive Clip: “How to Draw a Humming Fish”

by Ed Liuon August 7, 2012
Universal Home Entertainment has given Toonzone the following exclusive video clip from Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, available today on Blu-ray and DVD, as story artist Mark O’Hare shows how to draw a Humming Fish from the movie: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. For more details, check out Toonzone News’ […]

SDCC2012: LAIKA’s “ParaNorman” Panel

by Christopher Glennonon August 5, 2012
Focus Films and LAIKA brought their latest film, ParaNorman to San Diego Comic Con 2012. Producer and Lead Animator on ParaNorman (and LAIKA CEO and President), Travis Knight sat at a panel with ParaNorman Writer/Director Chris Butler and Director Sam Fell. Also at the panel were ParaNorman stars Kodi Smit-McPhee (Norman), Anna Kendrick (Courtney), and […]

SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with “ParaNorman” Producer Arianne Sutner, Production Designer Nelson Lowry, and Director of 3-D Rapid Prototyping Brian McLean

by Christopher Glennonon August 4, 2012
Arianne Sutner, producer for ParaNorman, was also animator producer on The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, coordinator of the story department on The Nightmare Before Christmas, and editorial coordinator on James and the Giant Peach. Nelson Lowry, Production Designer for ParaNorman, is LAIKA’s Senior Art Director. He was selected by the National Society of Film […]

PR: “Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 2” on Blu-ray October 16, 2012

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2012
LOONEY TUNES PLATINUM COLLECTION VOLUME 2 FEATURING 50 LEGENDARY CARTOON CLASSICS AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™ FOR THE FIRST TIME WILL BE RELEASED OCTOBER 16, 2012 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO Title Includes Hours of Cartoon Content Featuring Digitally Remastered and Restored Shorts   Blu-ray Includes Hours of Bonus Material Blu-ray Includes a Cartoon Guide With Rare Images […]