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PR: Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Transfers Assets to Society of Illustrators

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The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Transfers Assets to the Society of Illustrators NEW YORK, NY (August 2, 2012)— The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) and the Society of Illustrators have announced plans for MoCCA to transfer its assets to the Society, creating a single cultural institution supporting and celebrating illustration, comics, […]

PR: Voices Voicecasting August and September 2012 Seminars and Classes

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AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2012 MEET THE AGENTS & MEET THE PROS! JUST ADDED CHARLIE ADLER Emmy® award-winning director and two-time Annie Award nominee; casting director; voice actor Directing credits include: animated TV series—over 500 hours of animated shows including “Shark Hunters” with Dustin Hoffman, nine seasons of the Emmy®-award winning “Rugrats,” “Rugrats: All Grown Up,” “Spawn,” and […]

Otakon 2012: Toonzone Interviews Voice Actress Brina Palencia

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Between such roles as the diminutive talking reindeer Chopper in One Piece, the wolf-deity Holo in Spice and Wolf and young boys like Ciel Phantomhive in Black Butler, voice actress Brina┬áPalencia has had a career as diverse as it has been prolific in recent years. Her major roles include Natsuki Shinohara in the movie Summer […]

Otakon 2012: Toonzone Interviews Voice Director and Actor Michael Sinterniklaas

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A veteran of the voice acting business, Michael Sinterniklaas has distinguished himself as an actor, ADR director and script writer. In the year 2000 he founded the recording studio NYAV Post, which has produced English dubs for a wide variety of animation such as The Venture Bros, Robotomy, Speed Racer: The Next Generation, Huntik: Secrets […]

PR: Nickelodeon Greenlights 14 New Live-Action and Animated Series, TV Movies, and Pilots

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NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS 14 NEW LIVE-ACTION AND ANIMATED SERIES, TV MOVIES AND PILOTS NEW YORK (August 3, 2012) – Nickelodeon announced today that it has greenlit over a dozen new live-action, animation and TV movie projects – featuring top creative talent in front of and behind the camera, iconic characters from its most popular series and […]

Otakon 2012: Masao Maruyama on Founding MAPPA

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Honorary Otakon staffer Masao Maruyama came back to Otakon once again to share his stories about the founding of his new production company MAPPA, and their new production Kids on the Slope. Mr. Maruyama open the panel by showing the opening and closing animation for Kids on the Slope along with a commercial the company […]

SDCC2012: Panel Report - Filmation and Lou Scheimer: Celebrating a Generation of Animation and TV Heroes

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The Filmation panel at the San Diego Comic-Con 2012 focused on the discussion of Lou Scheimer’s career and his significant contributions to the industry. In attendance were Lou Scheimer (in his final convention appearance), Tom Tataranowicz, Darrell McNeil, Buzz Dickson and Sid Haig, with Andy Mangels moderating. The panelists spoke about their own Filmation memories […]

NY Times on Disney's "Doc McStuffins" and Diversity

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Facebook, a new animated series which premiered on the Disney Channel in March and has gone on to ratings and merchandising success, defying conventional wisdom that non-white lead characters in animated series are not as successful in either. The show and its young African-American female lead character has made an extremely positive impression on many […]

SDCC2012: Panel Report for Racebending.com: Creating Spaces for Diverse Characters and Representations

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Racebending, just in case you’re unfamiliar with the term, is the act of casting a live-action actor of a different ethnicity or race than the character he or she is portraying. The act itself has been prevalent in media for many years, though the specific instance that gave life to the term was the live-action movie of Avatar: […]

Otakon 2012: Viz Media Panel Report

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Viz Media’s industry panel was hosted by Eric Eberhardt, Marketing Manager for Weekly Shonen Jmp Alpha and ShonenJump.com writer Urian Brown. The pair began by promoting Viz’s upcoming 24-hour, subscription-based channel Neon Alley, which will include weekly premieres of dubbed and uncut anime. In mid-July, the channel’s platform was confirmed to be the Playstation 3 […]

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