Activision Launches Studio For Film And TV Adaptions Of Its Properties

by Peter Paltridgeon November 6, 2015
Is Activision a big spender this week or what? They just threw down 5.9 billion dollars to buy phone game maker King, and now they’ve announced the formation of an entire movie studio. While most game companies license their characters to established production companies to get their properties on the big screen, that’s not how […]
Japanese Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Contains New Footage

Japanese Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Contains New Footage

by Peter Paltridgeon November 6, 2015
Last week Disney and Lucasfilm released what they said was the final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. JJ Abrams said this was all the footage that would ever be released from the movie until its official release. Funny thing about that promise: it only applied to the areas he could control. Foreign trailers […]


Activision Blizzard Unveils Hollywood Movie Studio

by Alex Beanon November 6, 2015
Fresh on the heels of their purchase of mobile game sensation “Candy Crush”, Activision Blizzard has announced that they intend to get into the television series and moviemaking business with their new creatively-named Activision Blizzard Studios that will produce feature films based on their franchise video games such as “Call of Duty”, “StarCraft”, “Diablo” and […]

New Series Of Posters Released For “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

by Peter Paltridgeon November 4, 2015
We’re getting closer and closer to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Today Disney put out five new posters for the film, each depicting a close-up of a different character. Click each poster for the full-size version. Here’s Rey, looking Katniss-ish…. This is Carrie Fisher reprising Leia, sans buns….they must be out of […]


“The Peanuts Movie” Roundtable Interview: Craig Schulz, Steve Martino, and Jean Schulz

by Christopher Glennonon November 4, 2015
Craig Schulz, son of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, wrote and produced The Peanuts Movie, which Steve Martino directed. Jean Schulz is Charles Schulz’s widow and board president of the Charles M. Schulz Museum. Toonzone News, along with other members of the press, sat down with them for an interview during a press day at the […]

Straight, No Chaser – The Warcraft Teaser Trailer

Straight, No Chaser – The Warcraft Teaser Trailer

by Alex Beanon November 3, 2015
Many many times, gaming and film companies think themselves out of the room when presenting their theatrical or theatrical-style trailers. Legendary is having none of that with its trailer for its upcoming [release date: June 10, 2016] film based on the “Warcraft” video game. You get 15 seconds and you get all action and no […]

Going Inside “Inside Out” with Pixar Producer Jonas Rivera

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2015
When he was a student at San Francisco State University, Jonas Rivera saw a screening of “Luxo Jr.” and was so impressed that he cold-called Pixar to ask about a job. An unpaid internship to work on Toy Story led to his lengthy tenure at the company, as he’s moved up from that internship to […]


How to Design a 11-Year-Old Kid’s Head for “Inside Out,” the Ralph Eggleston Way

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2015
Production designer Ralph Eggleston joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1992 during the development of Toy Story, and has earned credits on almost every Pixar film since. His work has been pivotal in the look and feel of numerous Pixar movies, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and WALL-E. His directorial debut for the animated […]
The Last Naruto the Movie

Review: “The Last: Naruto The Movie” – A Fitting, Definitive Epilogue

by macattackon November 2, 2015
The Naruto saga has been an enduring and popular one, perhaps only eclipsed by Dragon Ball Z in viewer consciousness of anime in the United States. In Japan, its popularity lags behind only One Piece in addition to the aforementioned Akira Toriyama classic. For a story that started off so simply, about a spirited if dense […]