New Video Clips and Art from "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure"

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2009
Disney has released several new video clips from Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, the new direct-to-video CGI animated movie starring the icon of Disney’s Fairies line and famed sidekick to Peter Pan. There are a total of six clips available, from the movie itself and several of the bonus features on the DVD and […]

"Astro Boy": Spam in a Can

by on October 27, 2009
Mark my words: The day is not long distant when some boorish entrepreneur has the bright idea of making a CG-animated adaptation of Princess Mononoke or Spirited Away or some other Miyazaki classic. Maybe no one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public, but neither did anyone ever lose a bet by […]

Toon Zone Interviews "Tinker Bell & the Lost Treasure" Art Director Ellen Jin Over

by Ed Liuon October 27, 2009
Art director Ellen Jin Over has managed to make quite a name for herself in a rather short span of time. Over was one of the first digital background painters in the United States, and shortly after her graduation from the Otis College of Art and Design, she was receiving recruitment offers from overseas animation […]

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, […]