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It’s Smiley’s World And You’re Just Living In It

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Nicolas Loufrani, the owner of the smiley emoticon rights, has joined up with French entertainment company PGS Entertainment and Paris-based animation studio, OuiDO!, to produce an animated television series for children ages 4-7 based on the emoticon and his fellow emoticon family. The new television series is expected to debut on French television channels Gulli […]

The Hive Gets New Life

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Disney has purchased the short-lived UK animated children’s television series, “The Hive” and will revive it for a subsequent triumphant return to the airwaves on its Disney Junior channel in the UK and France. “The Hive”, about a bee family led by BuzzBee and the Bee family’s adventures while living together in The Hive. The […]

"A Monster in Paris" - Press Release Interviews, Clips, Slide Shows, & More

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In support of the upcoming release of A Monster in Paris on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD next Tuesday, April 16, 2013, Shout! Factory has released new video clips, slideshows, and press release interviews with director Bibo Bergeron and actor Vanessa Paradis. NEW CLIPS: PARIS TOUR SLIDESHOW: PRESS RELEASE INTERVIEWS An interview with Bibo Bergeron […]

PR: New York International Children's Film Festival Announces 2013 Slate and Jury

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NEW YORK INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2013 SLATE AND JURY TICKETS NOW ON SALE! **** 16th ANNUAL EVENT RUNS MARCH 1-24 OSCAR®-QUALIFYING FOR ANIMATED & LIVE ACTION SHORTS 25,000+ ATTENDEES EXPECTED FOR 100 FILMS **** NYICFF 2013 SLATE HIGHLIGHTS: OPENING NIGHT – US PREMIERE – ERNEST & CELESTINE US PREMIERE – STUDIO GHIBLI’S FROM […]

PR: Shout! Factory Secures US Rights to "A Monster in Paris" and "The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec"

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Shout! Factory and EuropaCorp Announce Multi-Film Pact for Cross-Platform Distribution SHOUT! FACTORY SECURES U.S. RIGHTS TO BIBO BERGERON’S A MONSTER IN PARIS (Un Monstre à Paris) STARRING VANESSA PARADIS, SEAN LENNON, ADAM GOLDBERG, BOB BALABAN, DANNY HUSTON, CATHERINE O’HARA, JAY HARRINGTON LUC BESSON’S THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC STARRING LOUISE BOURGOIN, MATTHIEU AMALRIC Los […]

Review: "A Cat in Paris": This Cat Is Where It's At

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The opening scenes of A Cat in Paris follow a cat burglar named Nico on a jewel heist, depicting his movements with a sinuous grace that could only be achieved through hand-drawn animation. Nico practically flows through the hole he cuts in a window, and seemingly turns his joints to jelly to avoid security cameras […]

Review: "Mia and the Migoo" Is Miyazaki Minus the Magic

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With its child heroine, its fantastical plot, and its strong environmental message, Mia and the Migoo will immediately remind viewers of the work of Hayao Miyazaki (whose name even appears to be referenced in the title character). Alas, this animated French film resembles Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest and other ecologically-minded Hollywood animated fare more […]

"The Illusionist": Sylvain Chomet's Beautiful, Melancholy Ambiguity

All film is an illusion. Persistence of vision is the illusion that still images projected at 24 frames a second are actually moving, while suspension of disbelief is the illusion that shadows on a wall are as real as what we see and experience every day. Like the best stage magicians, great film can compel […]

New Clips from "The Illusionist" - Trailer and "Painting a Billboard"

Toonzone is proud to host the following trailer and clip from The Illusionist, available today on DVD and Blu-ray disc from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment: TRAILER: The Illusionist on DVD/Blu-ray CLIP: Painting a Billboard Today is the last day to enter our giveaway of one copy of The Illusionist Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. Check out more […]

New Clips from "The Illusionist" - "New Job" and "BTS: Bringing It to Life"

Toonzone is proud to host the following two clips from The Illusionist, coming to DVD and Blu-ray disc from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on May 10, 2011: CLIP: The Illusionist Travels to His New Job BONUS: Bringing It to Life Don’t forget to enter our giveaway of one copy of The Illusionist Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. […]

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