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New "Tinker Bell" Trailer and Video Clip Released

Disney has released a new trailer for the upcoming Tinker Bell direct-to-video animated movie, starring Mae Whitman as the title character and coming this October to DVD and Blu-ray disc: A separate video also features Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios chief creative officer John Lasseter introducing a clip from Tinker Bell. For full details […]

PR: Tinker Bell: All-New Movie on DVD and Blu-ray October 28, 2008

Walt Disney Pictures Gives a Voice to One of the World’s Most Beloved and Timeless Characters Tinker Bell An All-New Movie on Disney DVD and Blu-rayTM Hi-Def October 28 Reveals Tinker Bell’s Origins and the Magical Role of Fairies in Nature BURBANK, California, May 29, 2008 -For the first time in history, Tinker Bell, one […]

Toon Zone News Interview Series: "A Life in Voice Acting" with Bob Bergen (Part 1)

“A Life in Voice Acting” will be a semi-regular interview series at Toon Zone News, digging into the lives and techniques of the actors who primarily make their living providing voices for our favorite animated cartoon characters. As far back as he can remember, Bob Bergen wanted to be Porky Pig. However, rather than just […]

"Baldr Force EXE:" The World is Virtual, the Suck is Real

The first five minutes or so of Baldr Force EXE are clever, tense, fast-paced, and tremendously effective. Four members of a police force known as FLAK have been dropped into a virtual reality world, embodying themselves in giant, heavily armed robot mechs to investigate a mysterious mass murder. The team is ambushed and exterminated by […]

Film & Video Interviews Nina Paley on "Sita Sings the Blues"

The Film & Video website has posted an interview with independent animator Nina Paley about her film Sita Sings the Blues, which tells the parallel tales of The Ramayana and her own painful breakup with her husband. The interview digs into many technical details on the production of the movie and the many problems that […]

Jeffrey Katzenberg Profiled at Cannes

The Associated Press has published a profile of Jeffrey Katzenberg, co-founder and CEO of DreamWorks Animation SKG, as the studio’s latest film, Kung Fu Panda, debuts at the Cannes Film Festival. Katzenberg details how he became an animation executive by accident at Walt Disney under Michael Eisner, the founding of DreamWorks, and how envy of […]

Nina Paley's Path to "Sita Sings the Blues"

It’s not every filmmaker who can combine an ugly divorce, an ancient Indian epic, and the work of a 1920′s blues singer to produce their first feature film, but Nina Paley isn’t just any filmmaker. Paley’s professional career began as an underground cartoonist, with Nina’s Adventures, her semi-autobiographical first comic strip, spreading to a number […]

"Origin: Spirits of the Past" SE: Very Pretty, But Haven't We Seen This Before?

The good news and the bad news about Origin: Spirits of the Past (or Gin-iro no Kami no Agito in the original Japanese) is that it feels a lot like a Hayao Miyazaki movie. The bad news is that Origin breaks precious little new ground in animated storytelling, but the good news is that Studio […]

Sylvain Chomet's "The Illusionist" First Footage to Screen at Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival will host the first public screening of footage from The Illusionist, the new animated film by Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville). The movie is based on a combination of original material and previously unproduced material by Jacques Tati, and will be produced with a combination of hand-drawn animation and CGI. […]

Toon Zone Picks the Top 5 Iconic Cars of Animation

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! To commemorate the double-header of the new Speed Racer cartoon on the Nicktoons network and the live-action movie by the Wachowski brothers, the staff of Toon Zone News has put together our list of the top iconic animated cars. We’ve limited our to 5 in honor of Speed Racer’s […]

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