Interviews and profiles are proliferating in advance of DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda, which opens this Friday, June 6, 2008. Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Mark Osborne and John Stevenson, the co-directors of Kung Fu Panda. Among other topics, the pair discuss the difficulties of animating Jack Black’s panda character, adapting martial arts fighting styles […]
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Jackson Publick (a.k.a. Chris McCulloch), creator of Adult Swim’s The Venture Bros. Publick discusses the first two episodes of the season (the second of which will air on June 8, 2008), hints at some broader themes to emerge this season, and touches on how season four of the show is […]
TVGuide.com has posted an exclusive first look at The Spectacular Spider-Man‘s Venom, due to appear in this weekend’s episode of the show, “Intervention.” The episode will be written by series executive producer Greg Weisman and directed by David Bullock (Justice League: The New Frontier). Click here for our coverage of the final 3 episodes of […]
The final 3 episodes of the new hit superhero cartoon The Spectacular Spider-Man have been scheduled, starting with “Group Therapy,” Spider-Man’s epic battle with the Sinister Six that debuted last Saturday, May 31. The next two Saturdays will bring the first season to a close, with “Intervention” premiering on June 7, 2008, followed by “Nature […]
* Jerry Beck’s Hanna-Barbera Treasury has won the first place (Gold) award in ForeWord Magazine‘s Book of the Year competition in the Popular Culture category. [Cartoon Brew] * The New York Times examines the career of director M. Night Shyamalan (free registration required), quoting Paramount Film Group president John Lesher on why he was selected […]
During its first season on the air, The Venture Bros. quickly became one of the most surprising and least predictable shows on TV: a Johnny Quest parody that overflowed the banks of mere pastiche and filled the screen with a riotously inventive world of absurdist comedy and cockeyed dramatics. It was the kind of show […]
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Larry Kenney, best known as the voice of Thundercats leader Lion-O. Kenney discusses how his career started on radio with Don Imus, how the decision to produce Thundercats in New York City led to his casting, and the moving letters he’s received from numerous fans of th show.
“A Life in Voice Acting” will be a semi-regular interview series at Toon Zone News, digging into the lives and techniques of the actors who primarily make their living providing voices for our favorite animated cartoon characters. As far back as he can remember, Bob Bergen wanted to be Porky Pig. However, rather than just […]