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Michel Gagne on Working on "Ratatouille"

Artist Michel Gagne has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his contributions to Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille, which centered on a sequence of abstract visuals depicting the sensations of taste in two of the main rat characters in the film. Gagne also discusses Zed, his own comic book series, and other animation work in the pipeline.

To Infinity and Beyond! A Snapshot of Modern Animation

This weekend, the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City is hosting their annual Art Festival. The following article was submitted to the show organizers to be included in the show’s program. Like comic books, animation is often viewed as a medium suitable only for children. As with comics, this perception […]

The Washington Post interviews Satoshi Kon

The Washignton Post has posted an interview with Paprika creator Satoshi Kon on their website. Kon discusses the genesis of the Paprika project and some of the major influences on his animation career. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn…061500492.html

Brad Bird Talks "Ratatouille" with AP

The Associated Press spoke briefly with director Brad Bird about Ratatouille, discussing topics such as the title of the movie, maintaining Pixar’s critical and box-office track record, and the possibility of sequels or follow-ups to The Incredibles. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

A Note of Recognition for...the Top 5 Fathers and Top 5 Father Figures in Animation

We had so much fun with the Top 5 Animated Mothers article for Mother’s Day that we decided that we had to do a follow-up for dads. Presented for your enjoyment are Toon Zone News’ opinionated picks for the top 5 animated dads in honor of Father’s Day, plus a collection of the top 5 […]

Pixar's "Up" Scheduled for 2009

Variety is reporting that Pixar Animation Studios is scheduling a new film for release in 2009. Titled Up, the movie will be about “a 70-year-old man who teams with a wilderness ranger to fight beasts and villains.” Monsters Inc’s Pete Docter was named as the director, with Bob Peterson writing and co-directing. The article also […]

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.

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