John Lasseter to Receive Selznick Lifetime Achievement Award from Producer’s Guild

by Ed Liuon October 23, 2009
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Disney/Pixar’s John Lasseter will receive the Producer’s Guild of America’s 2010 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. Lasseter will become the first producer of animated films to receive the Selznick award.

Latino Review Talks with "Princess & the Frog" Directors

by Ed Liuon October 22, 2009
Latino Review has posted a lengthy interview with Ron Clements and John Musker, the directors of the upcoming Disney animated feature film The Princess and the Frog. Among other topics, Clements and Musker discuss the workflow changes that have been instituted at the Disney studio at the suggestion of Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, […]

Creative Talent Network Animation Expo (CTN-X) on November 20-22, 2009

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2009
The Creative Talent Network Animation Expo (CTN-X) will be held this November 20-22, 2009, at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center. CTN-X will feature a weekend of educational programs, demonstrations, technology showcases, recruiting events, parties and after-hour networking. Ticket prices start at $25, and ASIFA members can submit a discount code (ASIFAX09) while registering. The full […]

Toon Zone Presents "Toy Story 3" Trailer

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2009
Walt Disney Studios has released a new trailer for Toy Story 3, bringing Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the toys of Andy’s room on a new adventure as Andy goes off to college. Toy Story 3 will be released on June 18, 2010.

New "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure" Video Clips

by Ed Liuon October 17, 2009
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released the following three video clips from the upcoming movie Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure: Hall of Scepters Leaving Pixie Hollow Blaze Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure will be released on DVD and Blu-ray disc on October 27, 2009. For more details, read Toon Zone News’ coverage […]

"Fantastic Mr. Fox:" Looking at Sets and Directing via E-Mail

by Ed Liuon October 15, 2009
The BBC has taken a look at the detailed sets constructed for the stop-motion animated movie The Fantastic Mr. Fox, which opened the London Film Festival on October 14, 2009, with a wide theatrical release in the UK on October 23, a limited US release on November 13, and a wide US release on November […]

"Snow White" Diamond Edition: Still One of the Fairest After 70 Years

by Ed Liuon October 15, 2009
The first animated feature film in history was El Apóstol, a political satire made in 1917 that does not seem to have been screened widely outside its native Argentina and which has not survived to the present day. (Or even past 1926, when all known copies were destroyed in a fire). Even if it had, […]

Briefly: Cricket ‘Toon for India; Kong Maquette for Sale; "Up" Still Up Overseas

by Ed Liuon October 13, 2009
* Cartoon Network Asia and Animasia are teaming up for a cricket-themed animated series to air on the network’s Indian feed in the second half of this year. [World Screen] * An original stop-motion maquette used to bring King Kong to life in the 1933 movie King Kong will be going up for auction on […]

No "Simpsons" Movie Sequel Yet, "Several Years" Left for Series

by Ed Liuon October 13, 2009
Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, stated at a TV industry event at Cannes that, “someday there might be a sequel” to The Simpsons Movie, “but not yet.” At a press conference later, executive producer Al Jean stated that he felt the series “has at least several years left” and noted the so-far unsuccessful quest […]

"Snow White" Diamond Edition Article Round-Up

by Ed Liuon October 7, 2009
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Diamond Edition DVD/Blu-ray combo pack, restoring the first animated feature film in high-definition video and sound. In conjunction with this release, WDSHE has released several video clips, pieces of artwork, and news articles about Snow White and the restoration process, and […]