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It’s Official – Studio Ghibli Feature Films On Hiatus

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As expected, Studio Ghibli made the announcement that they will be putting their feature film producing on temporary hiatus while concentrating on “restructuring and rebuilding” the famed animation studio. The high cost of the animation production process combined with the Studio Ghibli’s tradition of relying on its own workforce rather than sub-contracting studio work has […]

Nickelodeon Goes Back To School…Of Rock

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Nickelodeon will be producing a new live-action “School of Rock” series based on its 2003 movie of the same name. “School of Rock” – the movie – starred comic actor Jack Black and for the series, Black will be reprising his role as rocker Dewey Finn who infiltrates a grade school as a substitute teacher […]

Another Jungle Book Movie In The Mix

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Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle Book” is officially in the public domain and that means anybody who has the money can make a movie about it, which is why we now have a second Jungle Book-themed movie in the mix following the Jon Favreau-directed Disney live action/CG hybrid version which will be released next year. The other […]

SDCC2014: "The Boxtrolls" Roundtable Interview with Travis Knight, Anthony Stacchi, and Graham Annable

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Travis Knight is LAIKA’s President and CEO, and has been involved in all principal creative and business decisions at LAIKA since the studio’s founding in 2003. He was Lead Animator and Producer on LAIKA’s second feature, the 2012 Academy Award® nominated animated feature, ParaNorman. He was Lead Animator and Producer as well on the company’s […]

SDCC2014: "The Boxtrolls" Roundtable Interview with Sir Ben Kingsley

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Sir Ben Kingsley is an Oscar-winning actor with nearly fifty years of experience, having appeared in such films as Gandhi (1982), Schindler’s List (1993), and Sexy Beast (2000). He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2002 and currently runs his own production company. He plays the villain Snatcher in The Boxtrolls. During the 2014 […]

SDCC2014: "The Boxtrolls" Roundtable Interview with Isaac Hempstead-Wright and Elle Fanning

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Isaac Hempstead-Wright, best known for playing Bran Stark on Game of Thrones, stars as Eggs in The Boxtrolls. Elle Fanning, who most recently played Aurora in Maleficent, co-stars as Winnie Portley-Rind. During the 2014 San Diego Comic Con, Toonzone News was able to sit down with them for a roundtable interview session with several other […]

Ghostbusters 3 Is Still On – But Might Look A Little Different

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“Ghostbusters 3” is in the works but it may not be similar to the “Ghostbusters” of yore that you knew. First, of course, Ivan Reitman will not be directing it. Second, Harold Ramis will not be in it due to the fact that he is not alive. Third, while Bill Murray is alive, he won’t […]

Bill Murray Joins Jungle Book As Baloo

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Bill Murray becomes the latest celebrity to join the cast of the upcoming live action/CG hybrid “Jungle Book” remake as Baloo the bear who befriends Mowgli the jungle boy. Murray joins Christopher Walken playing King Louie, the top banana of the jungle’s swinging orangutans, Giancarlo Esposito as Akela, the leader of the wolf pack which […]

CLIP: Cartoon Network Premieres for August 7, 2014: "Adventure Time," "Regular Show," "Clarence," and More

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Muppets Digital Series Launched

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Kermit and his buddies are back as Disney has released a digital series entitled “Disney Drive-On with The Muppets” where the Muppet characters interact with various celebrities in support of the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of their movie “The Muppets: Most Wanted”. The first in the six-part series has already been released and the […]

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