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Toonzone News Interview: James Hong Talks "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness"

The scene at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank was a delight. James Hong, a veteran actor with over five hundred television and film credits was in the midst of a voice recording session for the new series, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, which is set to premiere on Nickelodeon next month. Under the […]

PowerCon/ThunderCon 2011: Interview with Original Lion-O Voice Actor Larry Kenney

(l to r) Larry Kenney (voice of Lion-O) and Gerrianne Raphael (voice of Pumyra) TZN: For your cereal mascot characters, did you originate Sunny and Count Chocula? LARRY KENNEY: I did not. Jim Dukas had played Count Chocula for many years. I’ve been doing him since 1978. And Sonny the Cocoa Puffs Bird…oh gosh, I […]

PowerCon/ThunderCon 2011: Interview with "He-Man" and "Avengers" Animation Director Gary Hartle

(l to r) Gary Hartle and Michael Halperin at PowerCon/ThunderCon 2011 TZN: And not just the Avengers, but also the Fantastic Four for the season two premiere you are credited as director on. You had the Avengers and the classic Fantastic Four members and Doctor Doom all in the same episode together. GARY HARTLE: If […]

PowerCon/ThunderCon 2011: "By the Power of Grayskull, Thundercats Ho!"

This past weekend saw the debut of the first ever dedicated convention to classic cartoon and toy franchises in ThunderCats and He-Man and the Masters of The Universe in a special double-shot event entitled the PowerCon/ThunderCon.  The event was nowhere near the size of specially themed conventions such as BotCon or JoeCon, more comparable to […]

SDCC2011: "Batman: Year One" Roundtable Interviews

At the San Diego Comic-Con before the screening of Batman: Year One, Toonzone caught up with members of the movie’s cast and crew. INTERVIEW WITH ANDREA ROMANO, CASTING AND VOICE OVER DIRECTOR Andrea Romano is one of the hardest workers in the industry today and has worked as a casting and voice over director for […]

SDCC2011: "Transformers Prime" Roundtable Interviews

(l to r) Bob Orci, Jeff Kline, and Therese Trujillo While at the San Diego Comic-Con, Toonzone was able to catch up with the creative minds behind Transformers Prime. The production crew revealed a montage of clips for the show’s first season plus a special teaser for the multi-part season finale to broadcast soon. The […]

SDCC2011: Toonzone Interviews the New "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Creative Team

In 2012, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be returning to television with a brand new, computer generated series. Nickelodeon recently purchased the franchise, beginning work on this new show almost immediately. During the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con at a special Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles unveilling event at the Urban Kitchen + Bar in San […]

SDCC2011: Toonzone Interviews Voice Actor Kevin Michael Richardson

Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons While at the San Diego Comic-Con, Toonzone was able to catch up with animation voice over veteran, Kevin Michael Richardson. The long-time actor can currently be heard as Bulkhead on Transformers: Prime, Jabba the Hutt on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Cleveland Junior on The Cleveland Show. […]

SDCC2011: Generator Rex/Ben 10 Crossover Special Set For Thanksgiving

The Cartoon Network Action panel on Sunday of the San Diego Comic-Con made a special announcement in regards to the future of Ben 10 and Generator Rex. The production crew behind both shows were in attendance and the panel was moderated by Yuri Lowenthal, the voice of teenaged Ben Tennyson. This Thanksgiving, Ben 10 will […]

SDCC2011: "Hulk: Agents of S.M.A.S.H." in Development at Marvel Animation

During the Marvel TV panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, brought out writer Paul Dini, who made a special announcement that a new series is in development at Marvel Animation for Disney XD, Hulk and The Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Dini will be heading up the series, which will feature […]

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