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Getting the Kitchen Craft Right in "Ratatouille"

The New York Times‘ Dining and Wine section has taken a look behind the scenes at Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille (registration required), detailing how the crew of the movie were compelled to observe and eat at many fine French restaurants and work with French Laundry chef Thomas Keller to get the food preparation right for the movie. […]

Katzenberg Planning Shrek 4 and 5 to Finish the Franchise

In an interview with Australia’s The Age, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg stated that he intends to make Shrek 4 and 5 to wrap up the franchise of movies. Katzenberg also discusses the scathing critical response to Shrek the Third, as well as his general feelings towards the business, DreamWorks, and the current American political […]

"Tachigui": Oshii Scams the Audience

Tachigui, Mamoru Oshii’s latest film, is a “mockumentary” of such deadpan humor I had to lean over when it was done and ask my theater companion—who’s lived in Japan—how much of it was true. “Not a word of it!” he shouted, and began waving his arms furiously. That, in a nutshell, may be the reaction […]

Marv Wolfman Interviewed on "The Condor" and "Teen Titans: The Judas Contract"

Newsarama.com has interviewed comics and animation writer Marv Wolfman about his script for Stan Lee’s The Condor and the progress of the new animated direct-to-video movie Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, based on the comic book story arc written by Wolfman with artwork by George Perez.

Marjane Satrapi Talks "Persepolis" at Cannes Film Festival

Author and graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi has been interviewed by the International Herald Tribune at the Cannes Film Festival, where the animated version of her memoir Persepolis opened to good reviews recently. The graphic novel and animated movie cover Satrapi’s girlhood in Iran during the years of the Islamic Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War. (via […]

"Cars" Video Game A Huge Success

THQ has announced that their title Cars: the Game, based upon the hit Disney/Pixar film Cars, has sold extremely well on all the systems the game is available for. The #2 overall best selling game in 2006 will soon be featured on PlayStation 2′s and PlayStation Portable’s “Greatest Hits” label, XBox 360′s “Platinum Hits” label, […]

PR: Disney/Pixar Cars Video Game from THQ Crosses the Finish Line to Sales Milestone

Disney/Pixar Cars Video Game from THQ Crosses the Finish Line to Prestigious Sales Milestones Cars Joins PlayStation®2 System and PSP® System “Greatest Hits,” Microsoft Xbox® “Platinum Hits” and Nintendo GameCube™ “Players Choice” Collections THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced that the Cars video game based on the Disney/Pixar film has achieved yet another major sales milestone […]

A Note of Recognition for....the Top 5 Mothers in Animation

In honor of Mother’s Day, the staff of Toon Zone News decided to put together a list of the top 5 animated mothers. This turned out to be a surprisingly challenging task. Single-parent families and orphans appear with great regularity in animation, and those parental figures that do make it into the final products are […]

9-minute preview of Ratatoullie online

Disney.com has made available on their website a 9-minute preview of the upcoming Disney/Pixar feature Ratatouille ahead of its June 28th debut in theaters nationwide. The preview can be viewed by clicking the following link.

Oscar-Winning Short Filmmaker John Canemaker on His Career and State of Animation

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has profiled Oscar-winning short film director and animation historian John Canemaker. The profile covers Canemaker’s childhood, his start in animation, his tenure on the 1970′s TV show Patchwork Family, his career as a teacher of animation history, and his Oscar win for The Moon and the Sun over works from Pixar […]

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