New "Princess & the Frog" Video Clips; Offers Discounted Preview Tickets

Walt Disney Studios has released two new video clips from the upcoming movie The Princess and the Frog, which will be the studio’s return to hand-drawn animated musical films. The first is a clip from the movie where the two title characters meet for the first time: The second clip is a video podcast delving […]

Two New "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" Video Clips, Stills Released (UPDATED)

On the eve of its release on DVD and Blu-ray disc, Warner Bros. Animation has released a second video clip from Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie based on the graphic novel by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuiness. The new clip pits Superman and Batman against the Silver Banshee, Mr. Freeze, Captain Cold, […]

"Leaf Men" to be Chris Wedge of Blue Sky's Next Project

It has been announced that the next feature to be directed by Chris Wedge for Blue Sky Studios and Fox Animation will be an adaptation of William Joyce’s children’s book, The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs. Wedge previously attempted to take the project to Pixar, although Fox prevented this move at the last […]

"Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf & Death" Full-Frame Folly, Blu-ray Better Bet

Twenty years ago, Nick Park finally finished “A Grand Day Out,” a stop-motion short film he had been working on for nearly six years, starring a good-natured, cheese-loving inventor named Wallace and his faithful, mute, and far more intelligent dog Gromit. The pair clearly had staying power, delivering three more short films, one full-length feature, […]

DreamWorks' Plight

People were stunned earlier this year when DreamWorks’ “Kung Fu Panda” swept the Annie Awards while Pixar’s “Wall-E” didn’t win in a single category. While quality is subjective and people are entitled to believe that “Wall-E” was the superior film, I was somewhat disturbed by the number of people who refused to give DreamWorks’ any […]

LA Times: Sony's Hope for Animated Film Success is "Cloudy"

The Los Angeles Times analyzes Sony’s hopes that the newly released Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will be its gateway into animated feature film market (free registration required). Their animated feature film division has produced three movies in seven years (Open Season, Surf’s Up, and Open Season 2), none of which gained much traction […]

D23 Expo 2009: Complete On-Site Coverage (UPDATED Sept 17, 2009)

Toon Zone News’ Jeffrey “TheVileOne” Harris was on site at the inaugural D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA. Links to all our coverage so far can be found here, and by a search on the news for “D23-09.” D23 2009: What’s Going On At Disney’s First Ever D23 Convention? D23 2009: “The Princess And The Frog” […]

D23 2009: John Lasseter Talks Up the Future of Disney and Pixar Animation

Early on Sunday, the final day of the D23 2009 Convention, Disney and Pixar Animation Chief Creative Officer, John Lasseter, hosted an event to talk about the future of Disney Animation and Pixar Animation and their upcoming slates. He reinforced Disney’s current and positive vision of moving forward with both traditional and computer animated features. […]

LA Times on the Hard Sell of "The Princess and the Frog"

The Los Angeles Times took note of the publicity push Disney is planning for The Princess and the Frog, its return to feature-length hand-drawn animated movies and the first animated movie to star a black princess (free registration required). The push, which began this past weekend at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA (read Toon […]

Timothy Dalton Joins "Toy Story 3" Cast; More Disney & Pixar Casting Revealed

The Hollywood Reporter is relaying that Timothy Dalton will be joining the cast of Toy Story 3, playing “a worthy thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants.” Dalton is best known as the fourth actor to portray James Bond. The same story repeats the news of Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi’s casting in Rapunzel, but adds a […]

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