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BotCon 2011: Roundtable Interview with Hasbro Studios Creative Team (incl. Bob Orci)

by Jeffrey Harrison June 14, 2011
(l to r) Bob Orci and Duane Capizzi TZN: Bob, did you and Alex Kurtzman have any specific ideas you wanted to use in the movies but couldn’t, and instead brought them to this show? BOB ORCI: Did we? I can’t remember anymore. DUANE CAPIZZI: Absolutely. They were feeding us all kinds of ideas. A […]

BotCon 2011: "Transformers Prime" Executive Producer Jeff Kline Interview

by Jeffrey Harrison June 14, 2011
TZN: Hasbro is now producing their own shows in terms of the Transformers and G.I. Joe franchises. What is this process like now compared to when you’ve worked on other big franchises like Men In Black and Godzilla? Is it different at all? JEFF KLINE: It’s more similar than not. I would say the one […]

E3 2011: “In Brightest Day…” Toonzone Previews Green Lantern: Rise of The Manhunters

by Jeffrey Harrison June 12, 2011
With the new live action movie, Green Lantern, due out in a matter of days, Warner Bros. continues their big push with a merchandising bonanza that includes the new videogame, Green Lantern: Rise of The Manhunters. At E3, I got the chance to play the PS3 demo of the game based on the live action […]

E3 2011: Toonzone Previews Captain America: The First Avenger

by Jeffrey Harrison June 11, 2011
While at E3, I also got the chance to check out Captain America: Super Soldier. The game is currently set for release in July to coincide with the new movie, Captain America: The First Avenger, based on the popular milestone Marvel Comics character and Avengers team leader. Super Soldier is a game based around the […]

E3 2011: Toonzone Previews Batman: Arkham City

by Jeffrey Harrison June 11, 2011
Toonzone.net got the chance to attend the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo — better known to fans and gamers alike as E3. Each year, software and hardware developers gather at the Los Angeles Convention Center to show off their new products to the media, business partners, and retail outlets. Over at Warner Bros. Interactive, Toonzone.net got […]

Toonzone Interviews Voice Actor Steven Blum on Being Starscream, Wolverine, and More

by Jeffrey Harrison May 4, 2011
. Thank you to Steven Blum for graciously setting aside some time in his busy schedule to speak with us. New episodes of Transformers: Prime featuring Blum as Starscream are broadcast Saturday on The Hub at 4PM PT/7PM ET.

Josh Fine Exits Marvel Animation

by Jeffrey Harrison April 19, 2011
As of April 15, 2011, former Animation Director of Development, Josh Fine, is no longer with Marvel. Fine announced his departure from Marvel Entertainment via Twitter last Thursday, April 14. Fine stated, “After five and a half amazing years, tomorrow will be my last day at Marvel. Many thanks to all of the fans who […]

"Rango" Brings Back the Oater in Rugged Style

by Jeffrey Harrison March 4, 2011
Rango is a purely fun Western adventure in a unique animated art form. The movie also marks the first feature animated work by visual effects powerhouse ILM. Even while watching the movie in two dimensions, the world of Rango feels like something one could reach out and physically touch. The art and design of the […]

Toonzone Interview: Gore Verbinski Talks "Rango"

by Jeffrey Harrison March 2, 2011
TZN: The voice cast recording their material together doesn’t happen often for an animated feature. Usually in a movie like this, the voice actors perform their dialogue isolated in a booth. For this production, you brought the cast to record together and actually filmed them on a set. How important was that to get the […]

"All-Star Superman" Cast and Crew Interviews: McDuffie, Romano, Timm, and More

by Jeffrey Harrison February 24, 2011
On February 17, Toonzone News was invited to the All-Star Superman animated movie premiere at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA. We were also given the opportunity to speak with the late Dwayne McDuffie who tragically passed away on Tuesday, February 22. From my personal experience with Dwayne McDuffie, you could tell […]