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ToonBarn Interview: Planes Director Klay Hall

Planes director Klay Hall comes from a family immersed in aviation with a father and grandfather who were pilots in the armed forces. In this touching clip, he shares his passion for flying vintage planes with his own two sons: http://www.totaleclips.com/player/Splash.aspx?custid=907&playerid=69&bitrateid=461&formatid=20&clipid=e129311&affiliateid=-1 ToonBarn’s ...

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Carlos Alazraqui, El Chupacabra on Planes, in a ToonBarn Interview

Carlos Alazraqui is not shy when it comes to sharing his vast array of voices from the characters he has played over the years. As he says in our Exclusive ToonBarn Interview, “you almost have to announce the things you do, even with people that know you,” to continue to work successfully as a voice-over actor. His character on Planes, El Chupacabra, is also not shy. Carlos describes ...

Disney to Release Planes in August
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Disney to Release Planes in August

Disney has just announced plans for a new CG-animated feature titled Planes, which is “inspired by” the world of Pixar’s Cars (it’s basically Cars, but with planes instead of automobiles). The feature is scheduled to debut in theaters on August 9, 2013 and will be produced by DisneyToon Studios. ...

Pixar races Cars 2 home to Disney Blu-ray 3D and DVD November 1st
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Pixar races Cars 2 home to Disney Blu-ray 3D and DVD November 1st

Start your engines! Disney and Pixar are racing to get Cars 2, their latest CG animated blockbuster, home to Blu-ray and DVD. The sequel helped expand the Cars franchise, introducing a world of new characters, and a great James Bond-like spy thriller feel to the series. Now, all of the fast and furious action will make it’s way to DVD, Blu-ray, digital downloads, and Blu-ray 3D on ...

Disney's Prep & Landing hits DVD November 22nd
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Disney’s Prep & Landing hits DVD November 22nd

It’s beginning to look a lot like… Christmas? Huh. And here I was thinking summer was on the way. But when Disney talks, we listen! And Disney says that they’re readying the modern Christmas tale Prep & Landing for DVD treatment, offering a whole new way to celebrate the holiday season. The DVD, which will hit stores on November 22nd (still a few months from now, ...

Review: Disney's Tangled on Blu-ray and DVD
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Review: Disney’s Tangled on Blu-ray and DVD

Tangled has the weight of Cinderella’s castle on it’s shoulders, as the film has the honor, and pressure, of being the 50th animated feature in Disney’s classic line. From Snow White to Bambi, Lion King to Princess and the Frog, the entire long line leads squarely to this modern day look at the Rapunzel fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm. After 5 years of development, a ...

Review: Disney's Tangled on Blu-ray and DVD
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Review: Disney’s Tangled on Blu-ray and DVD

Tangled has the weight of Cinderella’s castle on it’s shoulders, as the film has the honor, and pressure, of being the 50th animated feature in Disney’s classic line. From Snow White to Bambi, Lion King to Princess and the Frog, the entire long line leads squarely to this modern day look at the Rapunzel fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm. After 5 years of development, a ...

Getting Tangled with John Lasseter
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Getting Tangled with John Lasseter

On March 29th, Disney will bring Tangled home to Blu-ray and DVD, as well as downloadable formats. Tangled retells Rapunzel, the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. In addition to offering a fresh take on the iconic story, the film is also the 50th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, appropriately lofting yet another Princess to Disney lore. John Lasseter, of ...

So long, Snow White; Disney too Tangled in fairy tales
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So long, Snow White; Disney too Tangled in fairy tales

In roughly two weeks, Disney will bring Tangled home to Blu-ray and DVD. As the 50th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, Tangled is a retelling of the classic Grimm Brothers fairy tale Rapunzel. Though it generated over $500 million, it’s lofty $260 million budget makes it the second most expensive film of all time – perhaps enough so to have Disney avoid ...

Holiday repeats Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa
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Holiday repeats Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa

Maybe you missed it the first time. Or, maybe you just can’t get enough of the Christmas spirit. Either way, you’re in luck, ‘cuz tonight, Disney and ABC are bringing back the brand new Prep & Landing holiday short, Operation Secret Santa. The stocking stuffer CG toon will run in the 8-9pm hour along with A Charlie Brown Christmas. Operation: Secret Santa was written ...

Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa on ABC
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Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa on ABC

Tonight, December 7th, ABC is planning some good stuff for us, as it marks the return of Prep & Landing, the Christmas holiday special that Disney and Pixar’s John Lasseter debuted just last year. Now, the pair of Lanny and Wayne are back in a new short, Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa. The two elves are sent on a mission by Magee and Mrs. Claus (Betty White), tasked ...

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