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Toonzone Presents: Thor Week!

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2011
Forsooth! To mark yon release ‘pon DVD and Blu-ray combo pack of Thor: Tales of Asgard from Marvel/Lionsgate, the staff of Toonzone and the Marvel Animation Age doth declare this to be THOR WEEK. Articles, interviews, reviews, and more of the Norse God of Thunder (and especially the mighty Marvel rendition of him) shall flow […]

Marvel Animation Age Interviews Greg Johnson on Writing "Thor: Tales of Asgard"

by James Harveyon May 20, 2011
Greg Johnson is well-versed in the Marvel Universe, having written the animated adventures of these characters for over 15 years. Johnson continues that streak with Thor: Tales of Asgard, the new direct-to-video animated feature from Marvel Animation and Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Johnson discusses characters, influences, and his favorite moments from his latest work in this […]

Reading Room: Top 5 Reasons Why Walt Simonson’s “Thor” Rules All Midgard

by Ed Liuon May 19, 2011
One idea we had for Thor Week was a Reading Room blog entry documenting the top 5 Marvel Comics Thor stories worth checking out. The only problem is that I hit the original Stan & Jack comics (Jack’s sci-fi/fantasy Asgard is really something to behold), and then the Walt Simonson run on Thor…and that was […]

Henry Rollins on Being Kilowog for "Green Lantern: Emerald Knights"

by Ed Liuon May 19, 2011
Warner Bros. Animation has released the following video clips, stills, and press release interview with the multi-talented Henry Rollins, who voices Kilowog in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights: (Movie native size: 640 x 480) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right to enlarge (Movie native size: 640 x 480) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right to enlarge […]

Marvel Animation Age Interviews Gary Hartle on "Thor: Tales of Asgard"

by James Harveyon May 18, 2011
Thor: Tales of Asgard Producer and Supervising Director Gary Hartle has been involved with the Marvel Animation Features line since the very beginning. In this Q & A, Hartle gives his thoughts on the final installment of the fan-favorite line from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Marvel Animation. MARVEL ANIMATION AGE: Right off the bat, can […]

PR: How to Do Storyboards for Animation by Stephen DeStefano @ MoCCA NY in June 2011

by Ed Liuon May 17, 2011
HOW TO DO STORYBOARDS FOR ANIMATION Instructor: STEPHEN DeSTEFANO 4 sessions, MONDAYS June 6, 13, 20 and 27 6:30-9:00 pm $255 tuition / $235 for MoCCA members No other pre-production stage of creating animation is lavished with as much time, care and expense as the storyboarding job. Often considered the best and most sought after […]

"Thor: Tales of Asgard": More Sound than Fury or Mightier Than Mjolnir?

by Ed Liuon May 17, 2011
Toonzone News and the Marvel Animation Age have teamed up to present two reviews on Thor: Tales of Asgard, the last direct-to-video animated movie from Marvel/Lionsgate: Christopher Glennon: I Was a Teenage Thunder God Thor is a hot property right now, and it’s about freakin’ time if you ask me. He’s been a Marvel Comics […]

"Thor: Tales of Asgard" – Mighty Adventure Worth the Wait

by James Harveyon May 17, 2011
And here we are…the last Marvel direct-to-video animated feature for the time being. Well, actually, that’s not 100% true. While Thor: Tales of Asgard is the final animated film released in the eight-picture Marvel Animation/Lionsgate Entertainment deal, it is not the last one produced. This is the seventh production, with last year’s Planet Hulk the […]

"Thor: Tales of Asgard’: I Was a Teenage Thunder God

by Christopher Glennonon May 17, 2011
Thor is a hot property right now, and it’s about freakin’ time if you ask me. He’s been a Marvel Comics heavy-hitter since he was created (well, adapted, from Norse myth) by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby back in the 60s, but he hasn’t seen a whole lot of play outside comics until recently. But […]

Marvel Animation Age Interviews "Thor: Tales of Asgard" Associate Producer Josh Fine

by James Harveyon May 16, 2011
Josh Fine is no stranger to bringing the tales of the God of Thunder to animated life. As Associate Producer for the Thor: Tales of Asgard direct-to-video animated movie and Producer for the first season of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!, Fine has spent a lot of time thinking about Marvel’s Thor. Fine took a […]