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"The Incredibles" Comes to Blu-ray April 12, 2011 (UPDATED: Press Release & Box Art)

by on February 12, 2011
DVDizzy has reported that Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles comes to Blu-ray April 12, 2011, the same day the Blu-ray/DVD combo of Cars. The 4-disc set will include two Blu-ray discs, Disc 1 of the film’s 2-disc DVD, and a digital copy and have a MSRP of $45.99.The Blu-ray will include the filmmakers’ round table “The Incredibles […]

Science Fiction – Connecting Gritty Live-Action and Animation Through Wall-E and Blade Runner: Part 2

by on February 11, 2011
Part 1 | Part 2 The science fiction genre is notorious for giving robots human emotions. The genre runs with the idea that “is the ultimate promise of science for man to play God by creating life; it is the ultimate fear when that life is discovered to have no soul and thus no meaning” […]

Science Fiction – Connecting Gritty Live-Action and Animation Through Wall-E and Blade Runner: Part 1

by on February 11, 2011
Part 1 | Part 2 Blade Runner is a dark, gritty science fiction film that “projects the nightmarish vision of the early twenty first century” (Bosnak 74). The city is dirty, overcrowded and chaotic due technology consuming society’s everyday lives. The film follows an ex-police officer Rick Deckard being forced out of retirement to hunt […]

NY Times Visits Pixar, Discusses "Best Picture" Oscar Push for "Toy Story 3"

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2011
The New York Times paid a visit to Pixar Animation Studios, talking with many in the production crew of Toy Story 3 on the making of the film, and with others in the studio about the push for a “Best Picture” Academy Award this year. Among other topics, the article covers how the advances in […]

Four New Turnaround Videos for "Cars 2"

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2011
Walt Disney Studios has released the following new turnaround videos and stills for new characters from Cars 2. Click on any of the following images to enlarge:

Christina Hendricks to Attend Paley Center NY Screening of "All Star Superman"

by Ed Liuon February 8, 2011
Warner Home Video has announced that Christina Hendricks will be attending the screening and panel for All Star Superman at the Paley Center for Media in New York City on February 14, 2011. Hendricks (Mad Men) provides the voice of Lois Lane in the direct-to-video movie. The full press release follows, along with a new […]

"How to Train Your Dragon" Dominates 38th Annual Annie Awards

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2011
The 38th Annual Annie Awards were handed out over the weekend, with DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon dominating with a total of 10 awards including Best Animated Feature. Other prominent winners include Pixar’s “Day and Night” for Best Animated Short, the Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special for Best Animated TV Production, and SpongeBob SquarePants […]

Turnaround Videos and Stills for "Cars 2"

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2011
Walt Disney Studios has released the following turnaround videos to introduce new characters and old friends in Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2. The following stills and posters have also been released. Click any thumbnail to enlarge: Cars 2 is slated for release on June 24, 2011. Check out Toonzone News’ earlier coverage of Cars 2.

"Dead Space Aftermath" Mostly Dead on Arrival

by Ed Liuon February 3, 2011
The best thing I can say about Dead Space Aftermath is that it’s not a bad movie. It’s not a terribly good movie, either, but since much of the major creative staff was also responsible for the Dante’s Inferno direct-to-video movie, even that represents a pretty substantial step up. Dead Space Aftermath definitely demonstrates much […]

"Dante’s Inferno" Should Be Condemned to the Circle of the Repetitive and Boring

by Ed Liuon February 1, 2011
I really do try to be as objective as possible walking into a new DVD for review, but when the trailer to Dante’s Inferno was released, I couldn’t help but think that it looked hilariously awful. The purist/cultural snob couldn’t even be that offended by the complete misappropriation of one of the great classics of […]