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Jorge Gutierrez and the Bulletproof Heart Behind "The Book of Life"

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Born in Mexico City and raised in Tijuana, Jorge Gutierrez grew up on a multi-pop-cultural mix of Japanese anime, American Popeye cartoons, and Mexican Cantinflas movies. Over the objections of his father (who didn’t consider animation a “real art”), he attended the famed California Institute of the Arts, perpetually wondering why the Mexico and Latin-American […]

How to Be a Tough Guy the Danny Trejo Way

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Danny Trejo spent his youth throughout the 1960’s in and out of all the California state penitentiaries, but had gone clean and sober and straight after getting released in 1969. In 1985, he was working as a drug counselor when a young, recovering addict gave him a call asking for help, saying he was about […]

Making Beautiful Music with "The Book of Life" Composer Gustavo Santaolalla

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Multi-talented Gustavo Santaolalla has made an impact in the world of music as a musician, a songwriter, an album producer, and a film music composer. The Argentinan-born musician began his career as a teenager when he founded the rock band Arco Iris in the late 1960’s, which fused rock and Latin American folk music to […]

Toonzone Interviews Billy Lopez For The UK Premiere Of "Welcome to the Wayne"

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Welcome to the Wayne, Nickelodeon’s first ever original online animated series, has launched in the United Kingdom on the official Nick App and Nick websites (nick.co.uk and nicktoons.co.uk). The series focuses on Ansi, a meek young boy who has recently moved with his family into the titular apartment complex. The Wayne is full of eccentric […]

Inspired by the Muse - Toonzone Interviews Actor Sunday Muse

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The multi-talented Sunday Muse wears many hats in her career, with the first being an actor on stage, on-camera, and in voiceover. She also claims credits as an author (of the book You Can Do Cartoon Voices, Too!), a stand-up comedian (with Toronto Life naming her ‘one of the funniest ladies in Toronto’), and an […]

TMNT Exec. Producer Ciro Nieli Talks Ninja Turtles, Robot Monkeys, and the United Kingdom

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Toonzone recently had the chance to talk with Ciro Nieli, executive producer of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, during his latest visit to the United Kingdom. TOONZONE NEWS: Season two is racing towards its dramatic conclusion, season three is soon to start and a fourth season has been confirmed. You’ve said before that ideally you […]

Adam West on Not Being Adam West

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For most comic book superhero fans, Adam West is an actor who needs no introduction. The native of Walla Walla, WA, moved to Hollywood in 1959, appearing on stage and screens large and small, with a number of roles in Westerns and police procedurals and a guest spot on The Outer Limits. His career changed […]

NYCC 2014: The "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis" Roundtables - Heath Corson, Andrea Romano, James Tucker, Phil Bourassa, and Matt Lanter

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At New York Comic Con 2014, Toonzone News was able to sit with several members of the crew and cast of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, the next new direct-to-video movie that promises to introduce Aquaman, King of the Seven Seas, to the new universe of animated movies. Heath Corson is the screenwriter for Justice […]

NYCC 2014: The "LEGO Batman 3" Roundtables: Arthur Parsons, Stephen Sharples, and Troy Baker

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At New York Comic Con 2014, Toonzone News sat down with some other members of the press for roundtable interviews with the cast and crew of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Arthur Parsons of Tt Games is the game director for LEGO Batman 3. Q: When Traveler’s Tales makes a LEGO game, how do you […]

NYCC 2014: Roundtable Interviews for Cartoon Network Programming

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Cartoon Network had quite a presence at New York Comic Con last October when it brought in a host of guests to attend its massive “CN Anything” panel, which you can read all about here. In attendance was creative and voice acting talent behind all of the channel’s latest big productions: Adventure Time, Clarence, Over […]

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