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NYCC2011: A Roundtable Interview with Arthur Bradford, Director of "South Park" Documentary "6 Days to Air"

It’s probably not a surprise for South Park fans to learn that the show’s creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are fascinated with humor centering on people with disabilities. It might be surprising to learn that the two used some of the money that the show has made to produce the entertainment series How’s Your […]

NYCC2011: A Roundtable Interview with DC Animation Producer Bruce Timm

At the 2011 New York Comic Con, Toonzone News was able to participate in a roundtable interview session with the legendary Bruce Timm, who has been attached to the iconic animated versions of DC Comics’ superheroes since Batman the Animated Series through to Justice League and then with the direct-to-video animated feature program. His latest […]

NYCC2011: A Roundtable Interview with Voice and Casting Director Andrea Romano

Of all the interviews I’ve done in my time at Toonzone News, one which I was especially elated to get and is still one of my personal favorites is my interview with casting and voice director Andrea Romano before Batman: The Brave and the Bold premiered. I do need to correct and expand on some […]

NYCC2011: A Roundtable Interview with Kevin Conroy, the Voice of Batman

For a generation of superhero animation fans, Kevin Conroy is the definitive voice of Batman. He attended the prestigious Julliard School in the early 1970’s to hone his craft as an actor, studying with John Houseman and being classmates with Robin Williams and Kelsey Grammer. Conroy had appeared in numerous stage plays, including a stint […]

NYCC2011: Classic Warner Brothers/Hanna-Barbera Blu-ray Panel Report

Will Friedwald began talking about the various kinds of music one can hear in Looney Tunes shorts, from classical to jazz. Ford compared Carl Stalling, the composer of the scores one hears in Looney Tunes shorts, to Stravinsky. Levy explained that Looney Tunes was Warner Brothers’ answer to Disney. The music moves at such a […]

NYCC2011: "Wahoo! Magic School Bus": An Event For The Kids

The kids didn’t have to stay home today! Wahoo! Magic School Bus was an event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved children’s series I’m sure many readers have fond memories of. An actress who looked and sounded terribly like Ms. Frizzle got on stage as copies of The Magic School Bus and the […]

NYCC2011: Anime Network Panel Highlights

Stacy Dodson (Executive Vice President), April Brem (Video on Demand Manager), and Samantha Stevens (Online Content Manager) were in attendance. During the panel they gave a brief overview of what The Anime Network is and what they’re currently offering, showed the 2012 sizzle reel and gave some quick updates on a couple of previously announced […]

NYCC2011: Dark Horse Comics Panel Highlights

Jeremy Atkins (Director of Public Relations) and Scott Allie (Senior Managing Editor) were in attendance. During the course of the panel, they presented recent and upcoming titles. Special Guests included Brian Wood, Sanford Green, Tom Morello, Scott Hepburn and Jan Duursema. Dark Horse has the license to collect and reprint the Avatar: The Last Airbender […]

NYCC2011: The "Green Lantern: The Animated Series" Panel Report; First Scene Video Released

Even Ganthet has to ask Bruce Timm things. The series skips the origin story because the recent live-action movie and Green Lantern: First Flight DTV have already covered that ground. DC Comics wanted Hal to be more of a rookie, but since this was territory also covered in First Flight, the show makes Hal a […]

NYCC2011: "Green Lantern: The Animated Series" Premiere Takes Off Like a Rocket

There has been much concern about the CGI animation for this series, but any fears that it would fail to measure up to the hand-drawn animation of past DC Animated series can be put to rest. The animation may not be as technically accomplished as other TV CGI shows like Star Wars: The Clone Wars […]

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