Saul Zaentz, Film Producer, 1921 - 2014

Saul Zaentz

Independent film producer Saul Zaentz passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014, in San Francisco, CA, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 92. Zaentz entered the entertainment industry in 1955 as a salesman for Fantasy Records, which he purchased with partners in 1967. A year later, Zaentz made his first fortune by signing […]

"The Lord of the Rings": Potential Energy That Never Becomes Kinetic

My colleague Maxie Zeus has already discussed the artistic successes and failures of Bakshi’s animation decisions, such as the use of rotoscoping and the visual clash of the “solarized” live-action footage with full cel animation. I have little to add to his excellent critiques, so my only repetition will be that I think Bakshi’s use […]

New Video Clips & Stills from "The Lord of the Rings" Remastered Deluxe Edition

Toonzone News is proud to host the following three clips from Ralph Bakshi’s animated adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, which is being released by Warner Home Video in a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack today, April 6, 2010. Warner Home Video has also made the following stills from the movie available. Click on […]

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