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Toon Zone Presents: A Virtual Roundtable with Pete Docter & Bob Peterson on "Up"

by Ed Liuon November 11, 2009
In the pre-release run-up for Disney/Pixar’s Up, Wall Street analyst Richard Greenfield expected a poor reception for the movie, stating, “We doubt younger boys will be that excited by the main character” and also added a complaint about the lack of a female lead. About three months later, Greenfield became perhaps one of the only […]

"Disney's A Christmas Carol": Zombies, Not Ghosts, of Christmas

by Maxie Zeuson November 9, 2009
Let’s start with the basics: Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol long ago turned into a cartoon, at least in the public imagination. The story is utterly familiar, and Dickens’s already caricatured crackpots have become stereotypes. Few of us, probably, can easily see past the story’s surfaces (worn and crinkly, like disused wrapping paper) to the […]

"Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure" Neatly Avoids the Sophomore Slump

by Ed Liuon November 5, 2009
I was as surprised as any when I found myself enjoying the first Tinker Bell direct-to-video movie, despite its long and troubled path from script to screen (and the fact that I am well outside its target demographic of girls too old for Princesses and too young for Hannah Montana). However, it seems that John […]

Toon Zone Interviews "Tinker Bell & the Lost Treasure" Art Director Ellen Jin Over

by Ed Liuon October 27, 2009
Art director Ellen Jin Over has managed to make quite a name for herself in a rather short span of time. Over was one of the first digital background painters in the United States, and shortly after her graduation from the Otis College of Art and Design, she was receiving recruitment offers from overseas animation […]

Toon Zone Presents "Toy Story 3" Trailer

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2009
Walt Disney Studios has released a new trailer for Toy Story 3, bringing Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the toys of Andy’s room on a new adventure as Andy goes off to college. Toy Story 3 will be released on June 18, 2010.

New "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure" Video Clips

by Ed Liuon October 17, 2009
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released the following three video clips from the upcoming movie Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure: Hall of Scepters Leaving Pixie Hollow Blaze Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure will be released on DVD and Blu-ray disc on October 27, 2009. For more details, read Toon Zone News’ coverage […]

"Snow White" Diamond Edition: An Interview with Marge Champion

by Ed Liuon October 7, 2009
Marge Champion has had a lengthy and renowned career as a dancer, actress, and choreographer on stage and screen. Her first dance instructor was her father, the noted ballet master Ernest Belcher who was one of the first dance directors for the cinema and also dance instructor for both the stars and their children in […]

Two New Videos on Disney's "The Princess and the Frog"

by Ed Liuon October 3, 2009
Disney has released two new video featurettes about The Princess and the Frog, the upcoming animated movie that will introduce Tiana, Disney’s first black princess, in a revamped version of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale that has been moved to early 20th century New Orleans. The Princess and the Frog opens in New York and […]

New "Princess & the Frog" Video Clips; Offers Discounted Preview Tickets

by Ed Liuon September 28, 2009
Walt Disney Studios has released two new video clips from the upcoming movie The Princess and the Frog, which will be the studio’s return to hand-drawn animated musical films. The first is a clip from the movie where the two title characters meet for the first time: The second clip is a video podcast delving […]

Disney Releases New Trailer for "The Princess and the Frog"

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2009
Disney has released a new trailer for The Princess and the Frog, the new animated musical comedy that will mark the studio’s return to hand-drawn animated feature films and also star Disney’s first black princess character. The Princess and the Frog will open in New York City and Los Angeles on November 25, 2009, and […]