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"Ratatouille" Is a Film That Really Cooks

There ought to be a word for an expertly cut trailer that includes all the best scenes from an otherwise terrible movie. This phenomenon seems to be occurring more and more often as the average film gets worse and worse, to the point where a good trailer simply isn’t enough to sell a film. It […]

First Official Image of 2008's "Transformers Animated"

Cartoon Network and Hasbro have announced Transformers Animated, a new 2-D animated series centering on the battle between the heroic Autobots and the villainous Decepticons, to air on Cartoon Network in early 2008. A 90-minute special and a full 26-episode season has been ordered. Matt Youngberg (Teen Titans, The Batman) was named as the supervising […]

To Infinity and Beyond! A Snapshot of Modern Animation

This weekend, the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City is hosting their annual Art Festival. The following article was submitted to the show organizers to be included in the show’s program. Like comic books, animation is often viewed as a medium suitable only for children. As with comics, this perception […]

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 […]

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. […]

"Kim Possible" Co-Creators to Leave Disney

Reports are circulating on the Internet that Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley will be leaving the Walt Disney Company when season 4 of Kim Possible wraps up production. The two co-created the series about a cheerleader and superheroine after a long career with animated Disney television properties such as Hercules and Aladdin. Series director Steve […]

L.A. Times on New "Star Wars" Animated Series

The Los Angeles Times has published an article about the new Star Wars CGI-animated series (free registration required), speaking with supervising director Dave Filoni (Avatar the Last Airbender) and executive producer Catherine Winder. The article notes that most of the production of the series will be done in Singapore, where Lucasfilm has set up a […]

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 […]

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.

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Complete Book 2 on 9/11/07

Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender will be getting a full season DVD set of Book 2, much like Book 1 did. It will be a 5-disc set and contain all 20 episodes from Book 2. The fifth disc will be a bonus disc and will detail Aang’s conquest to master the four elements. It is […]

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