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Mike Rowe Paranormal Action Squad

Exploring “The Paranormal Action Squad” with Writer/Producer Mike Rowe

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2016
There’s Mike Rowe the Dirty Jobs host and there’s Mike Rowe the animation writer/producer who cartoon fans may recognize from his tenures on Family Guy and Futurama (the latter of which earned him an Emmy Award). The latter Mike Rowe began his show business career on the New York City stand-up scene before landing gigs […]

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NYCC 2016: The “Justice League Dark” Roundtables: Jason O’Mara, James Tucker, Jay Oliva, Phil Bourassa, and Matt Ryan

by Ed Liuon October 17, 2016
At New York Comic Con 2016, Toonzone News was able to participate in press roundtable sessions with the cast and crew of the upcoming Justice League Dark animated feature film. Participants included actors Jason O’Mara (Batman) and Mark Ryan (John Constantine); director Jay Oliva; producer James Tucker; and character designer Phil Bourassa. Questions asked by […]
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NYCC 2016: “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” Roundtables with Special Guest Hero Adam West

by Ed Liuon October 10, 2016
At New York Comic Con 2016, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brought out cast and crew of the upcoming animated feature Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders for press roundtable sessions before the screening and panel discussion: director Rick Morales, writer/producers James Tucker and Michael Jelenic, and actor Adam West (Batman). The session was held before […]

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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 […]
Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Monsters

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 […]