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SDCC2010: "Batman: Under The Red Hood" Roundtables Pt 1: Martella, Winick, & Vietti

by Jeffrey Harrison July 30, 2010
At San Diego Comic Con, we got the chance to catch up and speak with the cast and crew of the new animated movie from Warner Premiere, Batman: Under The Red Hood. *NOTE: These interviews may contain slight and mild spoilers. Please read at your own risk. Since these were roundtable sessions, questions asked by […]

SDCC2010: Interview with Marvel Animation’s Josh Fine and Chris Yost

by Jeffrey Harrison July 30, 2010
While at the San Diego Comic-Con, Toonzone got the chance to catch up with Marvel Animation’s Josh Fine and Chris Yost to talk about the latest from the animation department of the House of Ideas. Josh Fine is Marvel Animation’s Director of Development and the supervising producer for Wolverine and the X-Men, Planet Hulk, and […]

SDCC2010: "G.I. Joe: Renegades" Goes Underground October 10

by Jeffrey Harrison July 26, 2010
G.I. Joe: Renegades was one of the new featured projects from Hasbro Productions this year at the San Diego Comic-Con. The new animated series will premiere on October 10 along with Transformers: Prime on The Hub network. The show will be an origin story and feature a small team of Joes on the run from […]

SDCC2010: Marvel Gets Animated

by Jeffrey Harrison July 25, 2010
With Jeph Loeb now at the helm of Marvel Entertainment’s television division, Marvel announced their upcoming animated slate for 2010 and 2011 and previewed their new and returning shows at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con. Here are the highlights: Jeph Loeb talked about Marvel’s growth and that Marvel would be bringing live-action television shows […]

SDCC2010: Marvel Anime and G4 Go Excelsior

by Jeffrey Harrison July 25, 2010
On Friday at the San Diego Comic Con, Marvel presented the long-awaited debut of the new Iron Man anime series co-produced with Sony and Madhouse Studio. The episode was shown in Japanese with English subtitles. In the new twelve episode series, Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, goes to Japan in order to unveil a new […]

SDCC2010: Avengers Assemble and Man of Action Goes "Ultimate"

by Jeffrey Harrison July 24, 2010
Marvel Animation screened the first two episodes of their new animated series, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on Saturday at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con. The story focuses on the formation of the Avengers, featuring the original members from the first issue of the original Avengers comic created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in […]

SDCC2010: "Transformers Prime" To Roll Out On October 10

by Jeffrey Harrison July 23, 2010
Hasbro and the producing staff for the new animated series, Transformers: Prime, previewed the new CG animated series at the San Diego Comic Con. Among the panel were executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the screenwriters for Transformers and Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Here are the highlights: The staff showed character design […]

Toonzone Interviews Writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio on "Despicable Me"

by Jeffrey Harrison July 9, 2010
TZN: Did either of you ever think of a back story for the minions? Were they created by Dr. Nefario? KEN DAURIO: Well if you pay attention and look closely in the background, there are visual clues as to where the minions came from. You can see some blueprints in the background on the walls. […]

Anime Expo 2010: Days 3 and 4

by Jeffrey Harrison July 9, 2010
ANIME EXPO – DAY 3 VIZ INDUSTRY PANEL  Representatives of VIZ Media gave away prizes and presented their upcoming titles to attendees.  VIZ showed a preview for one of its recent anime licenses, Vampire Knight, which will get volume 2 and 3 DVD releases in September and November respectively.  The next uncut DVD boxset for Naruto Shippuden […]

"Despicable Me": Far From Despicably Bad, Yet Not Admirably Good

by Jeffrey Harrison July 9, 2010
Over the last few years, CG animation has become a familiar fixture on the big screen. Its quality runs the usual range, from the truly exceptional (Toy Story 3 and Up) to the better-than-average (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) and the only-average (Monsters vs. Aliens), and to the execrable (Battle For Terra). Universal’s new […]