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Animation Dominates Japan 2013 Box Office Charts

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that the 2013 annual box office results in Japan are dominated by animation, with 7 out of the top 10 grossing films of the year being animated, and one prominently featuring a CGI character in a live-action movie. Hayao Miyazaki’s Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) was the #1 top grossing film […]

Peter O'Toole, Actor, 1932 - 2013

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Veteran actor Peter O’Toole passed away on December 14, 2013, at the age of 81. Obituaries are not mentioning a specific cause of death, but his daughter Kate O’Toole has stated that her father had been ill for some time. O’Toole was best-known for his role as Col. T.E. Lawrence in David Lean’s Lawrence of […]

Review: "Monsters University" Blu-ray - If Only Real College Was This Great

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Let’s gets this out of the way right off the bat. Is Monsters University and good as Monsters Inc? No, but that’s kinda like asking “Is Miguel Cabrera as great as Babe Ruth?” One is incredible, and one is amongst the greatest of all time. With that out of the way, Monsters University is a […]

Review: "Toy Story of Terror" is Frighteningly Fun

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I’m one of what feels like a half-dozen people on Earth who really didn’t like Toy Story 3 all that much, and at least one reason why was because it raised an interesting question (“what happens to the toys when Andy grows up?”) and then stalled on answering it for about an hour just so […]

Disney to Shut Down Pixar Canada Studio

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Variety reports that the Walt Disney Company will be shutting down its branch of Pixar Animation Studios based out of Vancouver, Canada, focusing its animation efforts solely in the main Pixar campus in Emeryville, CA. The studio was originally able to take advantage of tax incentives offered in Vancouver, and the shuttering of the studio […]

PR: "Monsters University" Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs Coming October 29, 2013

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“Hilarious and heartwarming” Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Rush to get Digital HD and Digital HD 3D Versions Available for Purchase October 8, 2013 Celebrate MU’s Homecoming on Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on October 29, 2013. Burbank, Calif., August 8, 2013 – This Fall, Disney•Pixar celebrates homecoming with the release of  “Monsters University” on […]

Disney Goes Two For Two At D23

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Disney announced two new animated movies in the works as well as news for two more sequels to existing animated movie franchises at their D23 Expo in Anaheim. First up, the two new flicks – “Zootopia” with “Toy Story”’s Brad Lasseter at the helm, a buddy action film which he envisions as a Mr. Toad-like […]

Review: "Disney's Planes" Takes Flight (But Not Too High)

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Did you like Cars? Do you like anthropomorphic vehicles with personalities, hopes, and dreams? Do you like to see them race, cutting out the middle man of having a human driver? Then, theoretically, you’ll like Disney’s Planes, provided you don’t mind formula, predictability, and stereotypical stock characters. As we are constantly reminded, this movie is […]

PR: "Toy Story of Terror!," Disney•Pixar's First Special For Television to Air Wednesday, October 16th on ABC

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“TOY STORY OF TERROR!,” DISNEY•PIXAR’S FIRST SPECIAL FOR TELEVISION FEATURING A SPOOKY NEW TALE WITH ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS FROM THE “TOY STORY” FILMS,” TO AIR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16 ON ABC Tom Hanks and Tim Allen Reprise Their Roles as Woody and Buzz ABC has set an airdate for Disney•Pixar’s first special for television, […]

New Clips Released from Disney's "Planes"

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Disney has released three new clips from Planes, the spin-off to Disney/Pixar’s Cars: “BULLDOG SHAMED” “DUSTY MEETS EL CHUPACABRA” “STRUT JETSTREAM” Disney’s Planes will be released in theaters on August 9, 2013. For more details, check out Toonzone’s earlier coverage here.

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