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NY Times Interviews Gore Verbinski on "Rango"

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2011
The New York Times has interviewed director Gore Verbinski on his upcoming animated movie Rango, starring Johnny Depp as a chameleon who thinks he’s a Old West hero. Among other topics, Verbinski discusses why he went from the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy to a movie about a wild west lizard, why he didn’t […]

"Megamind" Is a Mega-Disappointment

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2011
There are people who think they can harpoon the lunacies and ludicrousness of superhero stories just by pointing out Spider-Man should be shooting webs out of his butt. This is a joke that’s kind of funny when heard for the first time, but any humor value it has drops off dramatically upon repetition, and it […]

New Turnaround Videos and Stills for "Cars 2"

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2011
Walt Disney Studios has released the following new turnaround videos and stills for new characters from Cars 2. Click to play: Click on any of the screenshots below to view in full high-definition resolution: CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: Miles Axlerod (voice of Eddie Izzard) Sir Miles Axlerod is a former oil baron who has sold off his […]

"All-Star Superman": This Star Burns Twice as Bright

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2011
Conventional wisdom says that Superman isn’t as popular as Batman because he’s too powerful and too perfect, and thus audiences can’t sympathize or identify with him the same way they can identify with the definitively human Batman. I think this argument is a big steaming load. If one accepts the conventional criticism that superhero comics […]

Future Spotlight: The Amazing World Of Gumball - Part III

by The Huntsmanon February 24, 2011
The Amazing Wold Of Gumball, which we have blogged about on two prior occasions (here and here), is currently scheduled to premiere in the United Kingdom on May 2nd.  The series, which was created by Ben Bocquelet, has forty episodes in its first season and it stars Logan Grove and Kwesi Boakye, who voice Gumball and […]

"All-Star Superman" Cast and Crew Interviews: McDuffie, Romano, Timm, and More

by Jeffrey Harrison February 24, 2011
On February 17, Toonzone News was invited to the All-Star Superman animated movie premiere at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA. We were also given the opportunity to speak with the late Dwayne McDuffie who tragically passed away on Tuesday, February 22. From my personal experience with Dwayne McDuffie, you could tell […]

Washington Post Interviews Sylvain Chomet on "The Illusionist"

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2011
The Washington Post‘s Comic Riffs weblog has interviewed French animation director Sylvain Chomet on his latest movie, The Illusionist, now in a limited US theatrical run and one of three contenders for a Best Animated Feature Academy Award (alongside Toy Story 3 and How to Train Your Dragon). Among other topics, Chomet discusses how famed […]

Hollywood Reporter Interviews Michel Ocelot @ Berlin

by Ed Liuon February 17, 2011
The Hollywood Reporter has interviewed French animation director Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress) at the 61st Annual Berlin International Film Festival, where his newest film Tales of the Night will be the first 3-D animated movie to screen in that venerable festival’s competition. Among other topics, Ocelot discusses the inspirations for his movies, the […]

New Video Preview of "G.I. Joe Renegades" Episode "Brothers of Light"

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2011
The Hub has released a video preview of the “Brothers of Light,” the next new episode of G.I. Joe Renegades: “Brothers of Light” will air on the Hub on March 11, 2011, at 6:00 PM (Eastern).

Future Spotlight II: The Amazing World Of Gumball

by The Huntsmanon February 11, 2011
I first blogged about The Amazing World Of Gumball when I learned about its existence back in 2009.  At the time, I deemed it one of the most surreal animated programs ever proposed.  It had a unique visual style, combining 2D and 3D animation with live-action backgrounds, and its cast of characters really stood out.  […]