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NY Times on "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" Oscar Odds

The New York Times has taken a look at The Fantastic Mr. Fox and its chances for taking an Academy Award away from the current frontrunner: Disney/Pixar’s Up (free registration required). Among other topics, the article notes how Fantastic Mr. Fox has won best animated film awards from both the New York Film Critics Circle […]

Willem Dafoe on Being a Thark for "John Carter of Mars"

io9.com has spoken with actor Willem Dafoe on his role in Disney’s John Carter of Mars, to be directed by Pixar’s Andrew Stanton and based on the novel A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Dafoe will play the Martian Thark warrior Tars Tarkas, and his comments to io9 detail why the material appeals […]

Manga Entertainment to Release "Summer Wars" in UK in Sept 2010

Anime News Network is reporting that Manga Entertainment will release Summer Wars in September 2010 in the United Kingdom. The movie is the latest film from Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time), and centers on “a modern-day family on a midsummer adventure.” A DVD and Blu-ray release are planned. There is no word […]

Producers Guild Nominates "Up" for Best Picture

The Producers Guild of America has released their nominees for the PGA Awards, with Disney/Pixar’s Up landing a berth among the 10 nominees for “Best Picture,” as well as one of the five nominations for “Best Animated Feature.” The other nominees for Best Animated Feature are 9, Coraline, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The Princess […]

'The Princess and the Frog' Nominated for Multiple NAACP Image Awards

In a Dec. 22nd NewsBlaze.com interview with Keith David, voice of Dr. Facilier in Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, the interviewer leaked news that the film had been nominated for “7 or 8 Image Awards,” including one for David’s performance in the film. The 2010 NAACP Image Awards will not be officially announced until […]

Best Animated Feature of 2009: "Coraline"

This week, Toon Zone News looks back at 2009 by reposting our reviews of what we felt was the best that the year had to offer. Whatever else may be said about 2009, it was an auspicious year for animated features. It brought new films from Pixar (Up) and Hayao Miyazaki (Ponyo); Walt Disney’s return […]

Warner Home Video Releases New Images from "Justice League" and "Halo" DTVs

Warner Home Video has released several new screenshots from two upcoming direct-to-video animated movies: Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths and Halo Legends. Click on any image to enlarge: JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS HALO LEGENDS For more information on Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, check out our earlier coverage: “Justice League: Crisis […]

Toonzone Presents 2-Minute "Toy Story 3" Sneak Peek Video Clip

Toonzone News is proud to present the following sneak peek look at Toy Story 3, introduced by director Lee Unkrich. Click the image below to play the clip: Toy Story 3 will be released on June 18, 2010.

Briefly: The New Trend in Digital Jobs, New Beatrix Potter Animation Deal

* The New York Times follows the newer computer science/information technology jobs that blend traditional computer science knowledge with other fields (free registration required), speaking specifically to Kira Lehtomaki of Disney Animation Studios, who was impressed enough by Pixar’s Monsters Inc. in college to pursue a degree in computer science specifically for graphics work. * […]

"Sita Sings the Blues" Gets Theatrical Run in NYC from December 25-31, 2009

Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues will be receiving a limited theatrical run in New York City from December 25-31, 2009, at the IFC Film Center at 323 6th Avenue (at West 3rd Street). Paley will be doing audience Q&A at most, if not all, of the 8:25 PM shows for the duration.

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