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"Tinker Bell:" The Girls Will Love It, The Boys May Not Admit It

Some toy commercials are disguised as entertainment, and some entertainment is disguised as a toy commercial. The link between entertainment and merchandise has existed ever since Edgar Rice Burroughs figured out the cross-marketing potential of Tarzan, turning him into the first mass-merchandised fictional character, but that success pales in comparison to the virtual art form […]

Toon Zone Interviews Don Hahn on "The Alchemy of Animation"

Most animation fans know that Disney experienced a resurrection in its animated feature films starting in the late 1980′s and early 1990′s, with The Little Mermaid in the vanguard, followed closely by the Oscar-nominated Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. What two of those four movies have in common is veteran producer […]

Walt Disney Presents "Sleeping Beauty" DVD Restoration Sample Images

In advance of the Sleeping Beauty 2-disc Platinum Edition DVD and Blu-ray disc release, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released eight sample images from the newly remastered DVD, which we’ve paired off with the comparable frame from the 2003 2-disc Special Edition DVD release for comparison purposes. Click on each thumbnail image to see […]

Walt Disney Presents "Sleeping Beauty" Downloadable Posters

In conjunction with the upcoming release of Sleeping Beauty on 2-disc Platinum Edition DVD and Blu-ray high-definition disc, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released three downloadable wallpapers featuring Princess Aurora, Prince Phillip, and the evil Maleficent. Click on the thumbnails below to get a larger image, which you can save to your computer by […]

"Tasty Time with ZeFronk" to Air on Disney Channel

The Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney will be home to Tasty Time with ZeFronk on November 8. The short-form series will star a French dog who will teach children the virtues of healthy eating. [ Source: AWN ]

"Cars Toons" on Disney Channel in October

Cars Toons, a series of three shorts based on the Pixar film Cars, is coming to the Disney Channel, Toon Disney and ABC Family. The first short, Rescue Squad Mater, will air on October 27. The shorts will be directed by John Lasseter. [ Source: AWN ]

Disney Reports $1.28 Billion Profit for 3Q 2008

The Walt Disney Co. reported net income of $1.28 billion on revenues of $9.24 billion for the third-quarter of 2008, representing a 9% rise from the same period a year earlier. Disney reported that theme park attendance remained strong despite the slowing U.S. economy, although the company also reported slowing advertising sales at ABC and […]

Newsarama Interviews "Phineas & Ferb" Creators

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, co-creators of Disney’s new animated series Phineas & Ferb. The pair discuss the whopping 104-episode order (52 hours) from Disney, how far along they are in finishing those episodes, their past lives as musicians, the reaction they got at the San Diego Comic-Con, and […]

First Looks at Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" and "Up"; Docter Talks Up "Up"

New video clips are available for the upcoming Disney movies The Princess and the Frog and Up. The Princess and the Frog trailer is at the movie’s official website. A brief clip of Up is at the Animation Guild’s weblog. The Animation Guild weblog has also posted a video interview with Up director Pete Docter, […]

WALL•E to Join Disney Theme Park Casts; Director Stanton Interviewed

The Screamscape website is reporting that a life-sized animatronic version of WALL•E, the lead robot character in the upcoming Disney/Pixar movie, will begin appearing at Disney theme parks in the United States. The 3-foot tall robot should be joining Disney’s iconic characters in time for the release of WALL•E in late June 2008. (via Toon […]

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