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Otakon 2016: LeSean Thomas On “Cannon Busters” and Creative Collaboration

by Todd DuBoison September 16, 2016
A South Bronx native, LeSean Thomas is a young creator that’s achieved a varied and active career. The earliest days of his career in animation include character design and layout on Showtime’s web series WhirlGirl, and the creation of UBO Network’s web series BattleSeed as its director, producer and writer. During the early 00s he […]
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Otakon 2016: Press Conference Q&A With “Escaflowne” Director Kazuki Akane

by Todd DuBoison September 6, 2016
A 30-year veteran of the anime industry, Kazuki Akane worked his way up the ladder at Studio Sunrise by starting out as a Production Runner in the 1980s on Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ and the film Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack. In the 90s he took on assistant director and storyboarding jobs until his first […]

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SDCC 2016: Toonzone Interviews Titmouse Studios’ Chris Prynoski

by Christopher Glennonon August 24, 2016
Titmouse Studios hit San Diego Comic-Con 2016 in a most unusual way, driving around the convention center in its custom RV and picking up people to take a ride and chat with president and co-founder Chris Prynoski. Mr. Prynoski welcomed Toonzone News into the RV, whose interior was wall to wall black light posters, with ice […]
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Fangbone! Fan Q&A with Michael Rex, Simon Racioppa and Richard Elliott

by Eileen Cruzon August 18, 2016
Thanks to all the Toonzone Forum Members for submitting questions to the Fangbone! Fan Q&A! Your questions were awesome and so were the creators’ answers! We hope you enjoy reading through the answers as much as we did. Participating in the Answers portion of the Fangbone! Q&A were the creator and book series writer, Michael […]

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Two Strings Tuesday: An Interview With Travis Knight, Director of “Kubo and the Two Strings”

by Christopher Glennonon August 16, 2016
Welcome back to Toonzone’s “Two Strings Tuesdays,” the day dedicated to special content posted a week in conjunction with the upcoming release of LAIKA Animation Studio’s latest feature film Kubo and the Two Strings (coming to theaters on August 19, 2016). For our earlier installments, check out: Roundtable interview with director Travis Knight and producer […]
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SDCC 2016: “Batman Unlimited” Interviews with Roger Craig Smith, Will Friedle, and John DiMaggio

by Christopher Glennonon August 15, 2016
At San Diego Comic Con International 2016, Toonzone News was able to sit down in press roundtable interview sessions with Roger Craig Smith (Batman), Will Friedle (Nightwing), and John DiMaggio (Killer Croc) in connection with the upcoming animated movie Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants. ROGER CRAIG SMITH QUESTION: How does it feel to voice Batman? ROGER CRAIG […]

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SDCC 2016: “Batman: The Killing Joke” Interviews – Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, Ray Wise, Brian Azzarello, Sam Liu, and Bruce Timm

by Christopher Glennonon August 12, 2016
San Diego Comic Con 2016 premiered latest DC Animated Film Batman: The Killing Joke. Toonzone News and other members of the press was able to sit down for round table interviews with Kevin Conroy (Batman), Tara Strong (Batgirl), Ray Wise (Commissioner Gordon), director Sam Liu, screenwriter Brian Azzarello, and executive producer Bruce Timm. TARA STRONG […]
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SDCC 2016: “Steven Universe” Interviews with Rebecca Sugar, Ian Jones-Quartey, Zach Callison, and the Crystal Gems

by Christopher Glennonon August 12, 2016
Steven Universe, the show of a boy named Steven with a magical Gem in his bellybutton and the adventures he has with the Crystal Gems Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl, is not only airing new episodes all summer but also had a huge musical panel at San Diego Comic Con 2016. Toonzone News, along with other […]

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SDCC 2016: “Voltron Legendary Defender” Interviews With Joaquim Dos Santos, Lauren Montgomery, and Tim Hedrick

by Christopher Glennonon August 10, 2016
Joaquim Dos Santos, executive producer on Voltron Legendary Defender, is known for character designing and directing DC DTV movies such as Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam and directing TV shows Justice League and Avatar the Last Airbender. Lauren Montgomery, Voltron Legendary Defender co-executive producer, also served as supervising producer on The Legend of Korra […]
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Two Strings Tuesday: An Interview with Art Parkinson, the Voice of Kubo

by Christopher Glennonon August 9, 2016
Welcome back to Toonzone’s “Two Strings Tuesdays,” the day dedicated to special content posted a week in conjunction with the upcoming release of LAIKA Animation Studio’s latest feature film Kubo and the Two Strings (coming to theaters on August 19, 2016). For our earlier installments, check out: Roundtable interview with director Travis Knight and producer […]