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"TMNT": A Shell of a Good Time

Forget re-makes and re-packaging. TMNT does open with a brief backstory about the turtles and how they were mutated by a strange goo and trained as ninjas by their rodent mentor, Splinter. But for the most part the movie just assumes its audience will know all about them. In fact, key items shown at the […]

"Avatar" Co-Creators Support Shyamalan's Live-Action Version

A brief notice on SciFi Wire quotes the co-creators of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender supporting the live-action movie version to be written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko both expressed great enthusiasm for the project and Shyamalan’s work in particular, and stated that it was, “too soon to comment […]

Peter Pan Platinum Edition: Faith and Trust and a Little Bit of Digital Remastering

According to one of the special features on Disney’s Peter Pan Platinum Edition, Walt Disney took on the title role in a school production of the original J.M. Barrie stage play. During the climactic duel scene, Disney was hoisted aloft by a block and tackle system, only to end up sailing into the audience. Despite […]

Disney Clears Jobs in Stock Option Inquiry

An internal investigation at The Walt Disney Company has cleared Steven Jobs of misconduct related to backdated stock options at Pixar, The New York Times reports. According to the newspaper, a statement issued by Disney chairman John E. Pepper says “no one currently associated” with Disney performed “any intentional or deliberate acts of misconduct” connected […]

New "TMNT" Video Featurette Available On-line

Warner Brothers has release a video featurette for the upcoming TMNT movie, which will put the Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles into a CGI animated world. TMNT is scheduled to open on March 23, 2007.

Toon Zone News Inteviews Kathryn Beaumont, the Voice of Wendy in "Peter Pan"

Born in London, England, in 1938, Kathryn Beaumont came to the United States as a child actress for MGM at the age of 7. About three years later, her acting ability and charm led Walt Disney to cast her as Alice in the studio’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The story goes that […]

L.A. Times Interviews New Disney Chairman

The L.A. Times has interviewed new Disney Chairman of the Board John Pepper regarding his upcoming book What Really Matters: Service, Leadership, People and Values, comparing Disney to his previous experience as chairman of Proctor and Gamble, and briefly mentioning his impression of the Disney/Pixar relationship prior to the buyout.

Plot Details on Pixar's "Wall E"

Jim Hill Media reports on some plot details from Wall E. Among the highlights: – Wall E is the last of a group of robots sent to an uninhabitable Earth by humans hundreds of years ago to clean up the planet. – A sleek new robot shows up and gets the attention of the titular […]

NYCC: Toon Zone News Interviews Stan Lee on "Mosaic" and "Condor"

Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. To the general public, his name is synonymous with comics, and his frequent cameos in movies and voice-over work in Marvel Comics animation may make him the most recognizable personality in the comic book industry. I can say that the experience of interviewing Stan Lee is […]

Lasseter, Catmull Sprinkling Disney with Pixar Dust

Ed Catmull and John Lasseter are trying to “Pixar-ize” Walt Disney Feature Animation by turning into a director-driven studio, Variety relates in a lengthy profile of the duo and the changes at the Disney Studios. The article also predicts that The Frog Princess will be the first traditionally animated feature to be released by the […]

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