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"Totoro," "Howl," "Whisper" Coming to DVD March 2006

Ultimate Disney reports that the next wave of Ghibli discs, which will include Miyazaki’s latest, Howl’s Moving Castle, as well as Whisper of the Heart and the new release of My Neighbor Totoro, is scheduled for release in the U.S. on March 7, 2006. [via the Miyazaki Mailing List]

"Chicken Little" May Herald More 3-D Digital Projection

An article in the Los Angeles Times states that Chicken Little‘s digital 3-D version has been a real winner at the box-office (free registration required). The 3-D version of the movie earned more than double the amount of the normal version per screen on its opening weekend despite (or perhaps because of) an additional cost […]

"Chicken Little" Still On Top

Disney’s first computer-animated effort is beginning to show some surprising legs at the box office, coming in at #1 for the second straight week. In its second weekend, the flick grossed about $32 million according to early studio estimates, a drop of just 20% from last weekend. Its current cume, $80 million, while less than […]

Official Confirmation on TCM's Ghibli Presentations (Updated 11/11)

Toon Zone News now has official confirmation regarding TCM’s previously announced plans to feature Ghibli movies during the month of January. Each Thursday in January, TCM will present classic Ghibli animation. Each film will be presented first in its English-dubbed format, with an encore presented later with the original Japanese-language track. The only exception to […]

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 1

You read right, Toon Zone News has a podcast! On the show this week: Ben Applegate, chief editor Karl Olson, staff reviewer and podcast producer Matthew Williams, graphics editor Chad Bonin, a.k.a. Knux Five, staff reviewer and Toonami Forum moderator Listen to the thrilling talking, focused on such exciting topics as: Is Pixar facing a […]

Pixar Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

Pixar Animation Studios on Tuesday announced financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended October 1, 2005. For the quarter, Pixar earned $27.4 million or $0.22 per diluted share on revenues of $45.8 million. These results compare to earnings of $22.4 million or $0.19 per diluted share on revenues of $44.5 million, achieved in the […]

UPDATED: "Chicken Little" Rules the Box Office Roost

Disney’s CGI-animated feature film Chicken Little grossed an estimated $40.1 million in its first 3 days of domestic release, making it the top film over the weekend. Coverage in the Los Angeles Times noted that this take is comparable to DreamWorks’ Madagascar and Shark Tale (which grossed $47.6 and $47.2 million, respectively) and is the […]

"Chicken Little": Disney Finds Life After Pixar

Chicken Little, Disney’s first solo attempt at a CG-animated movie since 2000′s botched Dinosaur, proves that they are ready for a post-Pixar world. The humiliating days when Disney had to outsource the magic are over. This new film doesn’t just contradict all those who predicted its spectacular failure. Disney has captured the personality of a […]

"Chicken Little": The Little Poultry That Could

Here it is: Disney’s first CGI animated feature following its breakup with Pixar. I could get right into the panic of fans (myself included) who watched Disney’s traditional animation house crumble and, upon learning of this new direction, ran through the streets crying, “The sky is falling!” But business must come first. In the old […]

Pixar Founder Receives Award

Visual Effects Society has chosen Pixar founder John Lasseter as its recipient of the 2005 Georges Melies Award for Artistic Excellence, AWN reports. Lasseter oversees all of the studio’s films and associated projects and is currently directing the studio’s next feature film, Cars.

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