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Disney Clears Jobs in Stock Option Inquiry

An internal investigation at The Walt Disney Company has cleared Steven Jobs of misconduct related to backdated stock options at Pixar, The New York Times reports. According to the newspaper, a statement issued by Disney chairman John E. Pepper says “no one currently associated” with Disney performed “any intentional or deliberate acts of misconduct” connected […]

New "TMNT" Video Featurette Available On-line

Warner Brothers has release a video featurette for the upcoming TMNT movie, which will put the Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles into a CGI animated world. TMNT is scheduled to open on March 23, 2007.

Toon Zone News Inteviews Kathryn Beaumont, the Voice of Wendy in "Peter Pan"

Born in London, England, in 1938, Kathryn Beaumont came to the United States as a child actress for MGM at the age of 7. About three years later, her acting ability and charm led Walt Disney to cast her as Alice in the studio’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The story goes that […]

L.A. Times Interviews New Disney Chairman

The L.A. Times has interviewed new Disney Chairman of the Board John Pepper regarding his upcoming book What Really Matters: Service, Leadership, People and Values, comparing Disney to his previous experience as chairman of Proctor and Gamble, and briefly mentioning his impression of the Disney/Pixar relationship prior to the buyout.

Plot Details on Pixar's "Wall E"

Jim Hill Media reports on some plot details from Wall E. Among the highlights: – Wall E is the last of a group of robots sent to an uninhabitable Earth by humans hundreds of years ago to clean up the planet. – A sleek new robot shows up and gets the attention of the titular […]

NYCC: Toon Zone News Interviews Stan Lee on "Mosaic" and "Condor"

Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. To the general public, his name is synonymous with comics, and his frequent cameos in movies and voice-over work in Marvel Comics animation may make him the most recognizable personality in the comic book industry. I can say that the experience of interviewing Stan Lee is […]

Lasseter, Catmull Sprinkling Disney with Pixar Dust

Ed Catmull and John Lasseter are trying to “Pixar-ize” Walt Disney Feature Animation by turning into a director-driven studio, Variety relates in a lengthy profile of the duo and the changes at the Disney Studios. The article also predicts that The Frog Princess will be the first traditionally animated feature to be released by the […]

"Happy Feet" Dances Away with Oscar

Happy Feet has won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film of 2007, beating out Pixar’s Cars and Sony’s Monster House. This marks the first year since 2002 that a Pixar picture in competition has not won the Oscar. The Incredibles was named the Best Animated Feature of 2005, and Finding Nemo took the trophy […]

NYCC: Tad Stones and Mike Mignola on "Hellboy: Blood and Iron"

The second day of the New York Comic Con started with a bang at the Hellboy: Blood and Iron preview panel. Attendees to the panel were treated to a full screening of the direct-to-video movie, followed by a brief Q&A session with director/writer Tad Stones and with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. During the Q&A session, […]

Brad Bird Interviewed at Spline Doctors Podcast

The Spline Doctors weblog, run by two Pixar animators, has just posted Cartoon Brew. The interview runs for nearly an hour, and covers both Bird’s personal history and professional opinions on animation. (via Cartoon Brew)

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