PR: The Polar Express Presented in 3-D on Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD Oct 28

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2008
All Aboard for a Journey Like Never Before! THE POLAR EXPRESS PRESENTED IN 3-D on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and DVD Debuts October 28 from Warner Home Video Burbank, Calif, August 18, 2008 – The Polar Express, the beloved classic and one of Warner Home Video and Shangri-La Entertainment’s all-time best-selling family DVDs, is pulling into the […]

"G.I. Joe DVD Battle Packs:" Return of the Real American Heroes

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2008
There aren’t going to be many American kids who grew up in the 1980’s who don’t remember G.I. Joe. My personal recollections of them (when I was but a young, impressionable lad of 14) mostly center on making fun of it with classmates for the characters’ astonishingly poor marksmanship and the bogus “Knowing is Half […]

A Chat with Disney’s Burny Mattinson about "Sleeping Beauty"’s Maleficent

by Ed Liuon August 19, 2008
On Tuesday, August 19, 2008, Toon Zone News was able to sit in on an on-line chat with longtime Disney animator Burny Mattinson to chat about his work on Maleficent in the classic animated film Sleeping Beauty. He got his start in the studio mailroom, but moved into the animation department as an in-betweener for […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New October Titles Including "Rocket Girls"

by SB20xxon August 19, 2008
The 2007 sci-fi anime series Rocket Girls makes its debut on 10/7/08 with a complete collection. It costs $49.98 and will include all twelve episodes. My-Hime fans are in for a treat, as 10/7/08 not only sees the release of the My-Hime Complete Collection (Anime Legends), but also My-Otome Zwei, which comes in both regular […]

New Voices for Nickelodeon’s "Dora"

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2008
Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer will be launching its next season with an entirely new voice cast, according to the New York Daily News. Dora herself will be voiced by 12-year old Caitlin Sanchez, who will be taking over from Kathleen Herles. The new season will begin on September 15, 2008, at 10:30 AM (Eastern).

Henry Selick on "Nightmare Before Christmas" Blu-ray (UPDATED with "Coraline")

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2008
The Monsters and Critics website has taken a look at the upcoming Nightmare Before Christmas Blu-ray release, which will hit store shelves next Tuesday, August 26, 2008. They have also posted a brief discussion they had with director Henry Selick about possibilities for a sequel, and also a transcript of a round-table discussion where Selick […]

"Voltron: Volume 6" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson August 18, 2008 reports that the long awaited vehicle versions of Voltron: Defender of the Universe are coming to DVD in Voltron: Defnder of the Universe – Collection 6: Air Team. The 3 disc set will contain 17 episodes from the show as well as bonus features. The set will be in stores on September 30th. The […]

South Park Sparkle: Season Eleven Has Still Got It!

by on August 18, 2008
There are some laws you should never try to break. No man should try going faster than light; no dog should be for Christmas. And, of course, no show should continue past a seventh season and attempt to maintain credibility. But oh no, as with all rules, there has to be one defiant exception; there […]

Disney’s "Bolt" Moves to November 21, 2008, after "Potter" Move

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2008
Warner Brothers has moved the release date of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film from November 21, 2008, to July 17, 2009, claiming that the Writers Guild of America strike earlier this year has impacted production and that the film is better suited for a summertime release. In response, Disney has moved the […]

Disney Funds Research and Development Labs

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2008
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Walt Disney Corporation will be funding two research labs at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich in Switzerland. The labs will do work in “computer animation, computational cinematography, autonomous interactive characters, robotics and user interfaces” that will be used by Pixar […]