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"Emperor's New School": No School Means Good Episode

It’s been so long since I’ve watched a Disney Channel cartoon from start to finish. I stopped watching the Disney Afternoon block when Gargoyles’ second season ended, I could never sit through an entire episode of Kim Possible and virtually nothing else on the channel interests me. Yeah, there is W.i.t.c.h. on Toon Disney, but […]

Why Is Pixar So Successful? Behold - The Ultimate Secret!

I liken Pixar Animation Studios to the Roadrunner. No matter how many traps the coyotes of the desert try to lay down for the purpose of capturing and devouring the essence of this miraculous being, it speeds on through, turning almost any effort to siphon the powers on show into a painful instance of backlash. […]

American Anime Awards Come to New York Comic Con

The New York Comic Con has announced that the American Anime Awards will be held on Saturday, February 24th at the New Yorker Hotel. The awards will highlight the best anime released in North America as judged by the fans, who will be able to vote for their favorites online starting in January 2007.

An Inside Look at Pixar's "Cars"

Toon Zone was recently given the opportunity to talk with a variety of folks who worked on Pixar’s latest movie, Cars. Often the director is the most well known name associated with a film, but it takes the hard work of many people to truly make a great movie. The following will look at not […]

"The Little Mermaid": Plentiful Two-Disc Makes You a Part of Her World

As a kid I watched The Little Mermaid more than I did any other Disney movie in my collection. I honestly couldn’t tell you why I preferred this one over the others, but it seemed that for months I’d watch it once a day and rarely break away from it. Perhaps it was the animation […]

Fox to Distribute Certain DiC shows to DVD

Tvshowsondvd.com and Variety.com report that 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has signed a five-year deal with DiC Productions. They will distribute the line of toons from Inspector Gadget, Madeline, Care Bears, and Dennis the Menace. DiC currently has a deal with Fox on the Strawberry Shortcake line of DVDs.

Movie Studios Keeping Close Eye on "Cars" on iTunes; Retailers Offer DVD Incentives

A report in Variety states that movie studios are keeping a close watch on sales of Disney/Pixar’s Cars on DVD and as a digital download from the Apple iTunes Store. Cars can be purchased at the iTunes Store for $12.99, significantly lower than most retailers will be charging for the DVD. The price discrepancy is […]

"Cars" on DVD: Built for Comfort, Not for Speed

Pixar has a lot to live up to. This would be true if their only contributions to film were technological, considering the many breakthroughs they made in the field of computer animation. However, when one considers an unbroken streak of critical and box-office successes, a series of disappointing CGI-animated movies from other studios, and the […]

"Cars" DVD Provides Great Flick But Is Light On Extras

Conventional wisdom would be that the film comes first and the DVD second in the review. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I’m going to switch it up. That way, I don’t have to blunt the criticisms of the DVD with retroactive apologetic tone nor end it on a downer note at all. (Our fellow […]

Soviet Propaganda Films To Be Released in US

To celebrate the 89th Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, Jove, the major distribution company for Russian animation, and Kino International will release various Soviet propaganda animated films for the first time in the United States on November 7th. The 4-disc DVD set will retail at a price of $89.99 MSRP. These films, which were created […]

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