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Brad Bird Talks "Ratatouille" with AP

The Associated Press spoke briefly with director Brad Bird about Ratatouille, discussing topics such as the title of the movie, maintaining Pixar’s critical and box-office track record, and the possibility of sequels or follow-ups to The Incredibles. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

A Note of Recognition for...the Top 5 Fathers and Top 5 Father Figures in Animation

We had so much fun with the Top 5 Animated Mothers article for Mother’s Day that we decided that we had to do a follow-up for dads. Presented for your enjoyment are Toon Zone News’ opinionated picks for the top 5 animated dads in honor of Father’s Day, plus a collection of the top 5 […]

Pixar's "Up" Scheduled for 2009

Variety is reporting that Pixar Animation Studios is scheduling a new film for release in 2009. Titled Up, the movie will be about “a 70-year-old man who teams with a wilderness ranger to fight beasts and villains.” Monsters Inc’s Pete Docter was named as the director, with Bob Peterson writing and co-directing. The article also […]

Getting the Kitchen Craft Right in "Ratatouille"

The New York Times‘ Dining and Wine section has taken a look behind the scenes at Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille (registration required), detailing how the crew of the movie were compelled to observe and eat at many fine French restaurants and work with French Laundry chef Thomas Keller to get the food preparation right for the movie. […]

Katzenberg Planning Shrek 4 and 5 to Finish the Franchise

In an interview with Australia’s The Age, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg stated that he intends to make Shrek 4 and 5 to wrap up the franchise of movies. Katzenberg also discusses the scathing critical response to Shrek the Third, as well as his general feelings towards the business, DreamWorks, and the current American political […]

"Tachigui": Oshii Scams the Audience

Tachigui, Mamoru Oshii’s latest film, is a “mockumentary” of such deadpan humor I had to lean over when it was done and ask my theater companion—who’s lived in Japan—how much of it was true. “Not a word of it!” he shouted, and began waving his arms furiously. That, in a nutshell, may be the reaction […]

Marv Wolfman Interviewed on "The Condor" and "Teen Titans: The Judas Contract"

Newsarama.com has interviewed comics and animation writer Marv Wolfman about his script for Stan Lee’s The Condor and the progress of the new animated direct-to-video movie Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, based on the comic book story arc written by Wolfman with artwork by George Perez.

Marjane Satrapi Talks "Persepolis" at Cannes Film Festival

Author and graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi has been interviewed by the International Herald Tribune at the Cannes Film Festival, where the animated version of her memoir Persepolis opened to good reviews recently. The graphic novel and animated movie cover Satrapi’s girlhood in Iran during the years of the Islamic Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War. (via […]

"Cars" Video Game A Huge Success

THQ has announced that their title Cars: the Game, based upon the hit Disney/Pixar film Cars, has sold extremely well on all the systems the game is available for. The #2 overall best selling game in 2006 will soon be featured on PlayStation 2’s and PlayStation Portable’s “Greatest Hits” label, XBox 360’s “Platinum Hits” label, […]

PR: Disney/Pixar Cars Video Game from THQ Crosses the Finish Line to Sales Milestone

Disney/Pixar Cars Video Game from THQ Crosses the Finish Line to Prestigious Sales Milestones Cars Joins PlayStation®2 System and PSP® System “Greatest Hits,” Microsoft Xbox® “Platinum Hits” and Nintendo GameCube™ “Players Choice” Collections THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced that the Cars video game based on the Disney/Pixar film has achieved yet another major sales milestone […]

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