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Andreas Deja on Designing Mama Odie for "The Princess and the Frog"

Jim Hill Media has posted highlights from a talk given by Andreas Deja at a recent Ryman Arts career event, where the Disney animator discussed the thought processes behind designing and animating Mama Odie (and her seeing-eye snake Juju) for The Princess and the Frog. Among other topics, Deja discusses the thinking behind Mama Odie’s […]

New Video & Stills from "Batman: The Brave & the Bold" Ep "Gorillas in our Midst!"

Warner Bros. Animation has released three new video clips and several stills from “Gorillas in our Midst!”, the newest upcoming episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which will premiere on Friday, April 16, 2010, at 7:30 PM (Eastern/Pacific). Click on any of the screenshots below to view in full high-definition resolution:

No Returns for "Spectacular Spider-Man" or "Wolverine & the X-Men"

The Marvel Animation Age has posted two updates on older Marvel Animation shows. According to producer Greg Weisman, the announcement of a new Ultimate Spider-Man animated TV series effectively means that The Spectacular Spider-Man will not be renewed for a new season, although Marvel Animation President Eric Rollman stated that the decision to greenlight more […]

Video Clip and Images from "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Ep "Zillo Beast Strikes Back"

Lucasfilm and Cartoon Network have released a new video clip from “The Zillo Beast Strikes Back,” the newest upcoming episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars premiering this Friday, April 16, 2010, at 9:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific) on Cartoon Network. The full press release follows, with a new screenshot and comments from sound editor Dave Acord […]

"Ben 10: Alien Force" Vol 6: Solid Showing Saving the World

The two-part finale, “War of the Worlds” finally reveals the extent of the Highbreed’s plans for Earth, with its destruction being only the latest stepping stone in their plans to destroy all life in the universe. Several of the prior episodes are now revealed to be setting up the big climax in this two-part episode, […]

Bakshi's "Lord of the Rings": Better Than It Looks

Movies are movies, and books are books; and it is usually unfair to judge an adaptation from one medium to another by comparing it to the original. But sometimes it can’t be helped. Judged on its own, Ralph Bakshi’s 1978 adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is an abysmal failure: […]

"The Lord of the Rings": Potential Energy That Never Becomes Kinetic

My colleague Maxie Zeus has already discussed the artistic successes and failures of Bakshi’s animation decisions, such as the use of rotoscoping and the visual clash of the “solarized” live-action footage with full cel animation. I have little to add to his excellent critiques, so my only repetition will be that I think Bakshi’s use […]

Cartoon Network Orders 13 More Episodes of "Adventure Time"

Following its successful premiere episode last Monday night, Cartoon Network has ordered 13 more episodes of Adventure Time with Finn and Jake. The series will continue to air new episodes through the fall. The new series premiered #1 in its timeslot across all kids and boys demographics according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. […]

Video Clips & Stills from "Batman: The Brave & the Bold" Ep "Chill of the Night!"

Toonzone News is proud to present three new video clips and six stills from “Chill of the Night!”, the next upcoming new episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold that will premiere on Friday, April 9, 2010, at 7:30 PM (Eastern/Pacific) on Cartoon Network. Click on any of the screenshots below to view in […]

New Video Clip & Still from "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Ep "The Zillo Beast"

Toonzone News is proud to present the following new video clip from the upcoming episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars “The Zillo Beast,” which will premiere on Friday, April 9, 2010, at 9:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific) on Cartoon Network. The full press release from Lucasfilm follows, including commentary by Supervising Director Dave Filoni and Mace […]

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