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Billy Lopez Mike Pecoreillo Welcome to the Wayne

Billy Lopez and Michael Pecoriello Welcome Toonzone to the Wayne

by Ed Liuon July 24, 2017
Emmy-winning writer and composer Billy Lopez has racked up an impressive resume of credits on a variety of pre-school shows, beginning in 2005 with a stint as script coordinator on Nick Jr’s The Wonder Pets! before he worked his way up to head writer on that show, and subsequently on 3rd & Bird!, Cloud Bread, […]
Rico Rodriguez

Humanizing the Bird with Rico Rodriguez in “Americano”

by Ed Liuon June 12, 2017
Rico Rodriguez is best known to audiences as Manny Delgado in the hit ABC sitcom Modern Family. The young actor’s career started in 2006, when he and his sister Raini began acting in movies and television, with Modern Family launching him into prominence in 2009. He has since shared five Screen Actors Guild Awards for […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2017 – Tatsuma Minamikawa & Yohei Ito Interview

by Grant Whiteon June 4, 2017
Director Tatsuma Minamikawa and producer Yohei Ito attended MCM London Comic Con as the guests of Anime Limited to promote the new film Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, based on the world famous manga and its anime adaptation. Toonzone News had the opportunity to sit down with both guests and talk about this cinematic adventure.   […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2016 – Naoyoshi Shiotani Interview

by Grant Whiteon May 25, 2017
Director Naoyoshi Shiotani’s career includes work on productions such as Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Oblivion Island and Fullmetal Alchemist. He attended the convention to specifically discuss his director role in the Psycho-Pass franchise being released by Anime Limited and Toonzone News had the chance to interview him. TOONZONE NEWS:  It’s been said that […]

FlipaClip App for iOS and Android Lets Artists Animate for Free

by Eileen Cruzon April 3, 2017
FlipaClip is a free animation app available for Android and iOS devices. It allows users to quickly and easily create and share animation. It is intended to bring the animation flipbook feel into the digital realm. We recently spoke with CEO, Jonathan Meson, about the origin of FlipaClip and everything that’s going on with the app and its […]

Toonzone Interviews Butch Hartman on “Bunsen is a Beast”

by Christopher Glennonon February 24, 2017
Michigan native Butch Hartman has been with Nickelodeon for 18 years, spearheading four successful series including: The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy, and the new series Bunsen is a Beast. Hartman began his animation career as an assistant animator on An American Tail. He created his own shorts for What a Cartoon!, and also […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2016 – Takeshi Honda Interview

by Grant Whiteon February 13, 2017
Takeshi Honda has many prolific credits in the Japanese animation industry, including Evangelion (both the original series and new movies), Ponyo, Millennium Actress, Kill la Kill and Space Dandy. Toonzone News had the chance to pose some questions to him during his UK visit on behalf of Studio Khara and Anime Limited. TOONZONE NEWS:  I’d […]
Justice League Dark

The “Justice League Dark” LA Premiere Red Carpet: Phil Bourassa, Ray Chase, Matt Ryan, and Nicholas Turturro

by Christopher Glennonon February 7, 2017
At the Justice League Dark premiere at Los Angeles’ Paley Center for Media, Toonzone News was able to catch up with character designer Phil Bourassa, and actors Ray Chase (Jason Blood/Etrigan) Matt Ryan (John Constantine), and Nicholas Turturro (Deadman). PHIL BOURASSA TOONZONE NEWS: You’ve worked on these movies and Young Justice for a while, who […]

Toonzone Interviews Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery on “Voltron Legendary Defender” Season 2

by Ed Liuon January 20, 2017
Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery have put their stamp on modern action animation, with both racking up numerous credits on TV shows like Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Avatar the Last Airbender, and The Legend of Korra, as well as earning numerous credits on the DC direct-to-video animated features (and hey, if you don’t […]
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 […]