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"Bugs Bunny" Concert Series Relaunches

Warner Bros. will launch Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, a sequel concert series to Bugs Bunny on Broadway, as part of a global Looney Tunes initiative, the studio announced yesterday. The concert series will play in 38 markets worldwide after its May 2010 debut at Australia’s Sydney Opera House, including a July 2010 performance at […]

New "Bugs" and "Daffy" DVD Sets Coming in August

Warner Bros. will release two new collections of Looney Tunes shorts to DVD on August 10, featuring newly remastered and new-to-DVD shorts, Animation Magazine reports. The two new titles, Bugs Bunny, Hare Extraordinaire and Daffy Duck, Frustrated Fowl, will appear under the umbrella title Looney Tunes Super Stars. Shorts to be released on the Bugs […]

New "Looney Tunes" Animator Profiled

The Vancouver Sun profiles Jessica Borutski, one of the animators who has done design work for the upcoming The Looney Tunes Show. Borutuski got the job after receiving a terse invitation eighteen months ago from Warner Bros. creative producer Tony Cervone, the newspaper reports. The profile gives Borutski the responsibility for Bugs’ enlarged feet and […]

New "Roadrunner" Shorts Get Theatrical Play Dates

Warner Bros. will give a theatrical release to three new CG-animated Roadrunner and Coyote shorts by attaching them to upcoming releases, the studio said yesterday. The first of the three-minute shorts will be released on July 30 with Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. The second will be released on September 24 with […]

New York Times on the New "Looney Tunes"

Today’s edition of The New York Times has a story casting a skeptical but nonjudgmental eye on Warner Bros.’ latest attempt to reinvigorate the Looney Tunes franchise. The studio is producing The Looney Tunes Show, a 26-episode half-hour comedy that casts Bugs and Daffy as roommates and other characters as neighbors. The series, which costs […]

"Up", "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "Coraline" Nominated at the BAFTAs

It has been announced that Up, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Coraline have been nominated for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in the Animated Film category. In addition, Up has been nominated for Original Screenplay, Music and Sound. Fantastic Mr. Fox has also been nominated for Music. The three nominees in the Short Animation category […]

Best Animated Feature of 2009: "Coraline"

This week, Toon Zone News looks back at 2009 by reposting our reviews of what we felt was the best that the year had to offer. Whatever else may be said about 2009, it was an auspicious year for animated features. It brought new films from Pixar (Up) and Hayao Miyazaki (Ponyo); Walt Disney’s return […]

"Coraline" and "Up" on AFI's Top 10 Movies for 2009

The American Film Institute has released its official selection of the top 10 TV and film series of 2009 for the 10th annual AFI Awards, with Coraline and Up joining The Hangover, The Hurt Locker, The Messenger, Precious, A Serious Man, A Single Man, Sugar, and Up in the Air on the top 10 films […]

Stop Motion: The Handmade 3D Animation

Prior to the holidays, I was at the movie theater to see an animated feature, of course, and one of the trailers before it started was for “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” an animated feature based on a Roald Dahl book. And as I sat watching the trailer, this momentary thought crossed my brain. “Hey, that’s […]

LA Times on Wes Anderson and "Fantastic Mr. Fox"

The Los Angeles Times has taken another look at Wes Anderson’s animation debut with Fantastic Mr. Fox (free registration required), noting the director’s self-described neophyte status at stop-motion and demanding requirements for the animators while directing the movie’s London crew from an apartment in Paris. The article takes note of the many in-jokes and references […]

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