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LA Times on the State of Female Directors in Animated Feature Films

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2011
The Los Angeles Times has spoken with Pixar’s Brenda Chapman about the state of female feature film directors in the animation industry. Chapman, the former director of Brave who was removed from the project late last year, states, “I think it’s a really sad state. We’re in the 21st century and there are so few […]

PR: "The Lion King" 3D in Theaters Sept 16, 2011; Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D on Oct 4

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2011
AUDIENCES TO EXPERIENCE DISNEY’S “THE LION KING” LIKE NEVER BEFORE… TWO FIRSTS FOR OSCAR®- AND GOLDEN GLOBE®-WINNING ANIMATED CLASSIC: September 16, 2011—All-New 3D Version of the “The Lion King” Hits Theaters for the First Time Ever October 4, 2011— Available on Disney Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and Blu-ray 3D™ for the First Time Ever (click to enlarge) […]

PR: Bambi II Available on Blu-ray and DVD on August 23, 2011

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2011
Releasing From The Disney Vault — For The First Time Ever In High Definition! Disney’s Beloved Forest Friends – Bambi, Thumper, Owl, Flower & Faline – Are Back In A Magnificent Special Edition BAMBI II Available As A Blu-ray™ and DVD Combo Pack, DVD & Movie Download August 23, 2011 – For A Limited Time […]

PR: Disney’s "Prep & Landing" Arrives on DVD November 22, 2011

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2011
An All-New, Modern Christmas Tale To Add To The Family Holiday Viewing Collection! Disney’s PREP & LANDING Arrives on DVD – November 22, 2011 Featuring Two New Animated Shorts – “Tiny’s Big Adventure” and “Operation Secret Santa” . Prep & Landing is an adorable holiday story about a high-tech team of elves who ensure homes […]

New "Back Into Cars 2" Behind-the-Scenes Video Released

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2011
Walt Disney Feature Animation and Pixar have released the following behind-the-scenes look at Cars 2: Cars 2 is slated for release on June 24, 2011. Check out Toonzone News’ earlier coverage of Cars 2.

Toonzone Interviews Matthew Wolf on Voicing Thor in "Thor: Tales of Asgard"

by Ed Liuon May 19, 2011
TZN/MAA: Were you a fan of superhero comics before you got to do these Marvel movies? Or were you a neophyte into that whole world? MATTHEW WOLF: I think I’d say I am a neophyte and remain a neophyte, but that’s not because I’m not interested in it. It’s more that I know far less […]

New "Cars 2" Trailer Released

by Ed Liuon May 17, 2011
Walt Disney Feature Animation and Pixar Animation Studios have released the following new Cars 2 trailer: Cars 2 is slated for release on June 24, 2011. Check out Toonzone News’ earlier coverage of Cars 2.

"Thor: Tales of Asgard": More Sound than Fury or Mightier Than Mjolnir?

by Ed Liuon May 17, 2011
Toonzone News and the Marvel Animation Age have teamed up to present two reviews on Thor: Tales of Asgard, the last direct-to-video animated movie from Marvel/Lionsgate: Christopher Glennon: I Was a Teenage Thunder God Thor is a hot property right now, and it’s about freakin’ time if you ask me. He’s been a Marvel Comics […]

"Thor: Tales of Asgard" – Mighty Adventure Worth the Wait

by James Harveyon May 17, 2011
And here we are…the last Marvel direct-to-video animated feature for the time being. Well, actually, that’s not 100% true. While Thor: Tales of Asgard is the final animated film released in the eight-picture Marvel Animation/Lionsgate Entertainment deal, it is not the last one produced. This is the seventh production, with last year’s Planet Hulk the […]