“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 […]

Review: “Toy Story that Time Forgot” Blu-ray Presents Another Variation on a Theme

by Ed Liuon November 4, 2015
Toy Story that Time Forgot is the second (and, for the foreseeable future, last) TV special that spun out of Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story franchise, and is ostensibly their contribution to the array of Christmas cartoons that can fill airtime close to the end of the year. However, its ties to the holiday are tenuous at […]


Desert Swarm – Fox Plans A Theme Park In Dubai

by Alex Beanon November 3, 2015
Fox is planning a new theme park to showcase its various animated properties such as [ironically] “Ice Age” and “The Simpsons” as well as its film properties [“Alien” and “Night at the Museum” and “Titanic”] in Dubai. Fox already has a theme park opening in Malaysia in 2017 but the Dubai theme park will exclusively […]

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 […]

Halloween Hangover – Activision Buys Candy Crush

by Alex Beanon November 3, 2015
Apparently finding themselves with a surplus of Halloween booty, Activision Blizzard [proprietors of that little “Call of Duty” franchise] have entered the mobile gaming market in a big way, with a $5.9 billion purchase of King Digital – makers of “Candy Crush” [this year’s “Angry Birds” of the mobile gaming market]. With the purchase, Activision […]


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 […]
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New Star Trek TV Series In Development

by Peter Paltridgeon November 2, 2015
It took Paramount long enough, but the Star Trek franchise is finally returning to the place of its birth — television — with a new series. The studio announced today that a new voyage would be launched in January of 2017, with Alex Kurtzman producing. This will not affect the development of the next Star […]


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 […]
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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 […]