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"Fantasia": Animation Fantastique

The Walt Disney quote on the packaging is truth in advertising: Fantasia is timeless. Seventy years after its debut in 1940, no production has brought animation and truly great music together in such a perfect synthesis. Fantasia was an experimental project of the best sort, an earnest attempt by Walt Disney and his company to […]

"Two Guys Named Joe" - A Portrait of Two Monarchs in Lands Where Story is King

"Tangled": It's Everything I Hoped 'The Princess And The Frog' Would Be!

The best way I can describe Walt Disney Feature Animation’s Tangled, its fiftieth animated feature, is to say it’s everything I’d hoped The Princess and the Frog would be. While The Princess and the Frog often seemed at times like it was trying too hard to be a film from the Disney Renaissance, Tangled actually […]

Hester & Kuhn and Peter Chung on "Firebreather"

At Mania.com, Phil Hester and Andy Kuhn talk about translating their Firebreather comic book series into the original CGI movie slated to premiere on Cartoon Network tomorrow, November 24, 2010, at 7:00 PM (6:00 PM Central). Among other topics, the pair discuss their relationship with Hollywood, their favorite parts of the movie, how they handle […]

"Firebreather" Doesn't Quite Set the World on Fire

While DC Comics had its share of teenaged superhero sidekicks, Marvel Comics truly established the archetype of the full-fledged teen superhero with Spider-Man and the X-Men. The kind of teenaged angst when everything is a matter of life-and-death meshed well with the actual life-and-death action that drives superhero comic book stories, and acquiring and learning […]

Disney: No More Animated Fairy Tale Animated Features (UPDATED with Disney Response)

The Los Angeles Times reports that after this Wednesday’s release of Tangled, the Walt Disney Corporation will not be producing any new films based on fairy-tales “for the foreseeable future.” The move is the latest in a series of decisions ranging from the cancellation of The Snow Queen and Jack and the Beanstalk feature films […]

33 Shorts Eligible for Best Animated Short Film Oscar Nomination

Cartoon Brew has announced the 33 animated short films that are eligible to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film of 2010. The nominated films are: “A Family Portrait” “Angry Man (Sinna Mann)” “Animated History of Poland” “Barking Island (Chienne D’Histoire)” “Coyote Falls” “Danny Boy” “Day & Night” “Divers in the Rain” “Dust […]

"Cars 2" First Trailer Video Released

Disney/Pixar has released the first trailer to Cars 2: 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 on June 24, 2011. Check out Toonzone News’ earlier coverage of Cars 2.

"Megamind" Continues Box Office Dominance with $30.1M in Second Week

DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind took the top spot in box office ticket sales for the second week in a row, with its estimated $30.1 million in receipts holding off a challenge from Unstoppable (which took #2 with $23.5 million in ticket sales). Approximately 64% of its box office take came from 3-D ticket sales.

Disney Releases Stills and Trailer for New "Winnie the Pooh" Feature

Walt Disney Feature Animation has released a trailer, two new stills and an official plot synopsis and fact sheet for the new Winnie the Pooh movie: Click any image to enlarge: The film will be the studio’s first Pooh feature film in 35 years and their next hand-drawn animated feature. The full synopsis and fact […]

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