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NYCC2009: "Wonder Woman" Roundtable Interview with Producer Bruce Timm

Right before the debut of Wonder Woman at the 2009 New York Comic Con, Toon Zone News was able to participate in several roundtable interviews with Bruce Timm, Michael Jelenic, and Lauren Montgomery. On the eve of the release of Wonder Woman on DVD and Blu-ray disc, we are proud to present these roundtables with […]

"Wonder Pets! Join the Circus" & "Backyardigans: Robin Hood the Clean" Good Clean Fun

Music and kids’ television have gone together for decades, so it’s no surprise that two of Nickelodeon’s most popular pre-school shows—The Wonder Pets! and The Backyardigans—make clever use of music in their animated adventures. Both shows have gotten new DVD releases recently, and both are sure to please the tots they’re targeting while also charming […]

"Transformers Animated" Season 3 to Premiere on March 14, 2009

According to Zap2it.com, the third season of Transformers Animated will premiere on Cartoon Network on Saturday, March 14, 2009, at 8:00 AM (Eastern/Pacific) in a 90-minute movie special event: “TransWarped.” Zap2it’s schedule also includes episode synopses for three new episodes that will debut in the weeks following the premiere: “Where Is Thy Sting?”, “Five Servos […]

"Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder" Ends with a Whimper

Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder is the fourth and final Futurama direct-to-video movie, and the last that fans can expect to see of the show for now. It probably comes with an unfair load of expectations; unfortunately, it doesn’t come close to meeting them. It is still a funny, well-made, and well-animated movie that […]

IFC Talks to Henry Selick on "Coraline"

IFC.com has interviewed director Henry Selick about directing Coraline. Among other topics, Selick discusses how children process scary stories like Coraline, what scared him as a child, the painstaking stop-motion animation process, filming in 3-D, in-jokes and references that may or may not be present in the movie, and how he feels about the fact […]

PopPhoto on How to Print a 3-D "Coraline" Puppet

PopPhoto.com has taken a look at the 3-D printing technology from a company called Objet that enabled Laika Animation Studios to print puppets for Coraline. Objet’s line of printers spray layers a UV curable liquid that hardens into a solid, which allowed Laika to produce more than 200,000 unique facial expressions for its title character […]

Newsarama Interviews Steve Blum on Being "Wolverine For Life"

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has spoken with voice actor Steve Blum about his career and his current status as “Wolverine for Life,” appearing in the Hulk Vs. direct-to-video movie and the series Wolverine and the X-Men. Topics discussed are how he broke into the voice acting business, the breadth of his roles, how being TOM for […]

NYCC2009: A Roundtable Discussion with "Up"'s Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

Pete Docter’s long career with Pixar Animation Studios has meant he’s worked on many of the studio’s most beloved films, including both Toy Story movies, WALL-E, and his directorial debut Monsters, Inc. Jonas Rivera has also been with the studio for quite some time, starting off as an assistant on Toy Story and working his […]

"Coraline": Be Careful What You Wish For

“Careful what you wish… Careful what you say Careful what you wish you may regret it Careful what you wish you might just get it” What would you do if you could open a magic door to another world where everything is the way you think it should be? Where your mom likes to cook, […]

NYCC2009: The "Wonder Woman" DTV Panel Report

Immediately after the world premiere of the Wonder Woman direct-to-video animated movie, the New York Comic Con hosted a panel discussion with director Lauren Montgomery, producer Bruce Timm, and writer Michael Jelenic, led by DC Sr. VP of Creative Affairs Gregory Noveck. Noveck reminded the audience that Wonder Woman would be released on March 3, […]

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