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"Cars" Soundtrack Nominated for 3 Grammys

The AWN website reports that the soundtrack to the Disney-Pixar film Cars is nominated for three Grammy Awards. The soundtrack is nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album; Randy Newman & James Taylor get the nod for Best Song Written For A Motion Picture for “Our Town”; and John Mayer’s rendition of “Route 66″ gets a […]

"The Ant Bully" Is No Antigone

New to DVD from Warner Home Video, the CGI-Animated film “The Ant Bully” tells a tale that we’re all too familiar with. Heavy-Handed at times, what could have been an enjoyable movie becomes just another “CGI talking insect” movie. From Academy Award nominated filmmaker John A. Davis (“Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius”) and producers Tom Hanks […]

Help Peter S. Beagle by Buying "The Last Unicorn" DVD through Conlan Press

Independent publisher Conlan Press has issued a press release announcing a special deal with Lionsgate Entertainment to sell The Last Unicorn 25th Anniversary DVD, ensuring that more than half their purchase price will go towards benefiting Peter S. Beagle, the author of the original novel and the screenplay of the movie. Conlan Press will sell […]

2006 Annie Award Nominations Announced

The full list of 2006 Annie Award nominees has been released by ASIFA-Hollywood. Highlights of the awards include: Best Animated Feature Cars – Pixar Animation Studios Happy Feet – Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Kennedy Miller Production in association with Animal Logic Film Monster House – Columbia Pictures Presents […]

"Last Unicorn" 25th Anniversary DVD Announced

AnimatedBliss.com is reporting that a 25th Anniversary Edition DVD of The Last Unicorn will be released on February 6, 2007. The movie — based on the novel of the same name by Peter S. Beagle, who also wrote the screenplay — stars Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, and Rene Auberjonois in a fantasy adventure […]

Martin Costello on the Digital Clay of "Flushed Away"

Every year, ACM Siggraph holds a convention on Computer Graphics, around the United States. This year the convention came to the Boston Convention and Exhibit Center. Everywhere there were collaborative drawing tables, artistic toys and tech that would put James Bond to shame. Fountains you could “sculpt,” a tabletop cartoon theater, and even a full-body […]

"Simpsons" Movie Trailer On-line

The trailer for the Simpsons movie is now available on-line in QuickTime format. The trailer debuted last night on a new episode of the TV show. (via Cartoon Brew weblog)

Why Is Pixar So Successful? Behold - The Ultimate Secret!

I liken Pixar Animation Studios to the Roadrunner. No matter how many traps the coyotes of the desert try to lay down for the purpose of capturing and devouring the essence of this miraculous being, it speeds on through, turning almost any effort to siphon the powers on show into a painful instance of backlash. […]

An Inside Look at Pixar's "Cars"

Toon Zone was recently given the opportunity to talk with a variety of folks who worked on Pixar’s latest movie, Cars. Often the director is the most well known name associated with a film, but it takes the hard work of many people to truly make a great movie. The following will look at not […]

Movie Studios Keeping Close Eye on "Cars" on iTunes; Retailers Offer DVD Incentives

A report in Variety states that movie studios are keeping a close watch on sales of Disney/Pixar’s Cars on DVD and as a digital download from the Apple iTunes Store. Cars can be purchased at the iTunes Store for $12.99, significantly lower than most retailers will be charging for the DVD. The price discrepancy is […]

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