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"Cars 2" Showroom Turntable Video and Character Posters Released

Walt Disney Studios and Pixar have released the following Cars 2 Showroom Turntable video for Lightning McQueen: The following character posters have also been released. Click any thumbnail to enlarge: Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy will return in Cars 2 as Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater, respectively. The movie is scheduled for release […]

Disney Planning "Phineas and Ferb" Feature

Walt Disney is developing a feature film based on its Disney Channel franchise Phineas and Ferb, Deadline Hollywood reports. The plans apparently call for a live-action/animation hybrid. It is not clear from the news article whether the project, which was announced by the Disney Channel’s Gary Marsh, would be released on a theatrical or television […]

"Tangled" Director: No Sequel Planned

Moviehole.net has spoken with Byron Howard and Nathan Greno, the directors of Disney’s latest animated feature Tangled, about the prospect of a sequel to the movie after its impressive $150 million domestic box office ticket sales. Greno is quoted saying, “We don’t do sequels just because the first film did really well at the box […]

US Postal Service Rolling Out Pixar Stamps in 2011

The United States Postal Service will honor the films of the Pixar Animation Studios in a line of stamps set to go on sale starting August 19, 2011. Each pane of 20 stamps will use five designs featuring Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars; Remy the rat and Linguini from Ratatouille; Buzz Lightyear and several […]

"Megamind" Comes to DVD and Blu-ray February 25, 2011

DreamWorks Animation Studios SKG has announced that Megamind will be arriving on DVD and Blu-ray disc on February 25, 2011. The movie stars Will Ferrell as the titular supervillain who finds himself lacking a sense of purpose after he finally defeats his superheroic nemesis. The movie also stars Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, David Cross, and […]

'The Lion King' And Other Disney Titles Coming To 3D Blu-ray

According to an ad in Home Media Magazine, it would appear The Lion King will be getting a 4-disc 3D Blu-ray release as well as the previously announced Diamond Edition release this Fall. It would also appear Beauty and the Beast will be getting the same treatment, with a 4-disc 3D Blu-ray coming out sometime […]

"Despicable Me" Blu-ray Is Pretty Good at Being Bad

Despicable Me doesn’t break any new technical ground in its CGI, but that’s partially by design. Illumination’s plan was always to avoid spending the 9-digit sums that Disney/Pixar and DreamWorks regularly pour into their movies, allowing the movie to be a success off much more modest ticket sales. This is not to say that the […]

Stock Race Car Driver Loses Suit Against Disney/Pixar Over Lightning McQueen

The Hollywood Reporter notes that the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ruled that the character Lightning McQueen in Disney/Pixar’s Cars does not infringe on stock race card driver Mark Brill. Brill alleged that the Lightning McQueen character misappropriated the likeness of his own race car, which is also red with a yellow number “95″ painted […]

"Despicable Me" Racks Up $25M in First-Day DVD Sales; Analyst Predicts Softer Market

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has issued a press release trumpeting the fact that Despicable Me racked up nearly $25 million in sales on its first day of release on DVD, Blu-ray disc, and digital download. The news stands in contrast to Hollywood analyst Richard Greenfield’s warnings to his clients that family-friendly DVDs are showing signs […]

Toonzone Interviews Alex Orrelle, Crew 972 Head & Animation Director for "Yogi Bear"

, and began his Hollywood career in animation shortly afterwards working on The Matrix Reloaded at Manex vfx. From there, he moved to Pixar Animation Studios, working on the short film “Boundin’” and on the feature The Incredibles — the rousing flight sequence where Elasti-Girl tries to evade a brace of air-to-air missiles is his […]

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