NY Times: Hollywood Hopes "Toy Story 3" Will Kickstart Summer Movie Season

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2010
The New York Times covers this year’s disappointing summer movie season and the hopes that Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 will be the first true summer blockbuster (free registration required). This year has been marked by several high profile, big-budget disappointments like Prince of Persia and Robin Hood, while the only 3-D summer movie has been […]

Toonzone Presents 5 New "Toy Story 3" Video Clips

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2010
Disney/Pixar has released five new video clips in promotion of the upcoming release of Toy Story 3. In the first three, Ken offers up some of his best dating tips for the modern bachelor. The last two go into the new cast members joining the Toy Story pantheon, and also the old toys that have […]

Toonzone Presents New "Toy Story 3" Video: "The Great Escape"

by Ed Liuon June 8, 2010
Disney/Pixar has released another promotional video for Toy Story 3, focusing on the turn of events that drives the plot of the movie: the accident that sends Andy’s gang of toys to the Sunnyside Day Care Center: Toy Story 3 will be released on June 18, 2010. Check out some of Toonzone News’ other Toy […]

Randy Newman Gets Hollywood "Walk of Fame" Star

by Ed Liuon June 7, 2010
The Associated Press reports that composer Randy Newman was honored with a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week. Newman film soundtracks have been nominated for numerous awards, many for his work on Disney and Pixar animated movies. He won the Best Original Song Academy Award in 2002 for Monsters Inc.‘s “If I […]

Toys for Tots Launches "Toy Story 3" Drive

by on June 4, 2010
Toys for Tots will kick off a summer-long toy drive this season in conjunction with Toy Story 3, organizers say. The drive, which is being coordinated with Disney/Pixar, will collect unwrapped toys and distribute them to disadvantaged children. The goal is to surpass the 16.3 million toys, books and gifts raised in 2009. Participating cities […]

Toonzone Presents New "Toy Story 3" Video: "Groovin’ with Ken!"

by Ed Liuon June 3, 2010
Disney/Pixar has released a new promotional video for Toy Story 3, slated to hit theaters on June 18, 2010. “Groovin’ with Ken!” gives an intimate behind-the-scenes look at what life is like for the popular girls’ boys’ toy. BOYS’ toy. I don’t know why people keep saying that about Ken. Toy Story 3 will be […]

"Wired" on the Making of "Toy Story 3"

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2010
Wired has posted the text of their June 2010 magazine cover story on how Pixar made Toy Story 3. The article covers the approach Pixar takes on making their movies, the collaborative atmosphere that will take criticism from all staffers regardless of their position in the company, and some specific commentary from director Lee Unkrich, […]

Briefly: Oldman Joins "Kung Fu Panda 2"

by on May 24, 2010
* Gary Oldman has joined the cast of Kung Fu Panda 2. [The Hollywood Reporter] * Jon Dunleavy and Keith Wilson-Singer’s “Crash! Bang! Wallow?” has won the National Film Board of Canada’s sixth annual Cannes short film contest. [Animation Magazine] * Pixar’s Jim Morris will give a keynote presentation at SIGGRAPH 2010. Morris is general […]

"Batman: Under the Red Hood" Website Open

by Ed Liuon May 24, 2010
The official website for the Batman: Under the Red Hood DTV has been opened officially at The site currently includes the trailer for the movie, an image gallery, and a blurb about the “Jonah Hex” short film to be included on the DVD and Blu-ray disc. The site will be updated over the summer […]

"Public Enemies": Suspense Goes South by Southwest

by on May 24, 2010
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies comes to the small screen with all of the snap and dazzle we’ve grown to expect from the Warner/DC direct-to-DVD product line, and in a few quiet moments it even dares to drop the usual biff-bam-pow stuff for some interesting character interplay. But professionalism can only take things so far, and as […]