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St. Petersburg Times Interviews "Phineas & Ferb" Creators

The St. Petersburg Times has interviewed Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, co-creators of Disney’s hit animated comedy Phineas & Ferb. Among other things, the pair discuss how one moves from shows like Family Guy and SpongeBob SquarePants to Phineas & Ferb, the inspirations for the mixed family and individual characters on the show, whether […]

Disney Wants New Hand-Drawn Animated Feature Every 2 Years

Firstshowing.net is reporting that Walt Disney Feature Animation’s visual effects supervisor Marlon West stated at this year’s Wondercon that “Disney is looking to continue making one 2D hand drawn animated movie once every two or so years from now on.” The statement was made during a panel on The Princess and the Frog, the first […]

NYCC2009: A Roundtable Discussion with "Up"'s Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

Pete Docter’s long career with Pixar Animation Studios has meant he’s worked on many of the studio’s most beloved films, including both Toy Story movies, WALL-E, and his directorial debut Monsters, Inc. Jonas Rivera has also been with the studio for quite some time, starting off as an assistant on Toy Story and working his […]

Disney Reports $845M Profit for 1Q 2009; Plans to Reduce DVD Releases

The Walt Disney Company announced a profit of $845 million for the first financial quarter of 2009 (ending December 27, 2008), representing a 32% decline from the $1.25 billion for the same time a year ago (free registration required). In a conference call with analysts, Disney CEO Robert Iger stated that the worldwide drop in […]

PR: NYCC and Disney/Pixar Present the First 50 Minutes of "Up"

NYCC And Disney•Pixar Present The First 50 Minutes Of UP Norwalk, CT, February 3, 2009: New York Comic Con is proud to announce that the first 50 minutes of Disney•Pixar’s 10th film, UP, will screen for the first time at New York Comic Con in the IGN Theater. UP is a comedy adventure about 78-year-old […]

"Oliver and Company" 20th Anniversary DVD Is Better as History Than as Cinema

Most Disney aficionados mark The Little Mermaid as the film that turned around American feature animation’s declining fortunes. Oliver and Company, though, was the first film made under the then-new Disney regime led by Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg. That film, a very loose adaptation of Dickens’ Oliver Twist that turns the title character into […]

"Mary Poppins": Practically Perfect in Every Way

Mary Poppins simply needs no introduction. It is arguably Walt Disney’s single biggest achievement in motion pictures; it features one of the all-time great screen performances (and debuts) by Julie Andrews; it is one of the few films that practically everybody has seen; it is universally loved and yet has a literate intelligence rare in […]

PR: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Announces Exciting New Blu-ray Options

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES EXCITING NEW BLU-RAY™ OPTIONS OFFERING CONSUMERS GREATER ACCESSIBILITY AND VALUE THAN EVER BEFORE Disney Unveils Unprecedented Combo Packs in 2009, Offering Consumers Worldwide Both Blu-ray and DVD Discs…In A Single Package! BURBANK, Calif.—January 7, 2009 – As more and more families transition to high definition, Walt Disney Studios Home […]

PR: Mary Poppins 45h Anniversary Edition DVD Coming on January 27, 2009

MARY POPPINS 45TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION A Timeless Disney Classic that Spans Generations Celebrates its 45th Anniversary with More Magic and Music Available on 2-Disc Special Edition DVD January 27, 2009 Packed with Hours of “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” Bonus Features, including an all-new, exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the hit Broadway show (click thumbnail to enlarge) Burbank, California, October […]

Toon Zone Presents a Virtual Roundtable with "BURN-E" Director Angus MacLane

One of the bonus features on the DVD and Blu-ray disc of Disney/Pixar’s WALL•E is a new short film called “BURN•E,” which fills in the story for of one of the robots on the giant starship Axiom that we see briefly during the movie. The short is the directorial debut for WALL•E‘s Directing Animator Angus […]

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