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Toonzone News Interview: James Hong Talks "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness"

by Jeffrey Harrison November 1, 2011
The scene at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank was a delight. James Hong, a veteran actor with over five hundred television and film credits was in the midst of a voice recording session for the new series, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, which is set to premiere on Nickelodeon next month. Under the […]

NYCC2011: A Roundtable Interview with Arthur Bradford, Director of "South Park" Documentary "6 Days to Air"

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2011
It’s probably not a surprise for South Park fans to learn that the show’s creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are fascinated with humor centering on people with disabilities. It might be surprising to learn that the two used some of the money that the show has made to produce the entertainment series How’s Your […]

NYCC2011: A Roundtable Interview with DC Animation Producer Bruce Timm

by Ed Liuon October 17, 2011
At the 2011 New York Comic Con, Toonzone News was able to participate in a roundtable interview session with the legendary Bruce Timm, who has been attached to the iconic animated versions of DC Comics’ superheroes since Batman the Animated Series through to Justice League and then with the direct-to-video animated feature program. His latest […]

NYCC2011: A Roundtable Interview with Voice and Casting Director Andrea Romano

by Ed Liuon October 17, 2011
Of all the interviews I’ve done in my time at Toonzone News, one which I was especially elated to get and is still one of my personal favorites is my interview with casting and voice director Andrea Romano before Batman: The Brave and the Bold premiered. I do need to correct and expand on some […]

NYCC2011: A Roundtable Interview with Kevin Conroy, the Voice of Batman

by Ed Liuon October 17, 2011
For a generation of superhero animation fans, Kevin Conroy is the definitive voice of Batman. He attended the prestigious Julliard School in the early 1970’s to hone his craft as an actor, studying with John Houseman and being classmates with Robin Williams and Kelsey Grammer. Conroy had appeared in numerous stage plays, including a stint […]

Toonzone Interviews "Fanboy & Chum Chum" Creator Eric Robles on "Nicktoons MLB"

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2011
The career arc of Fanboy and Chum Chum creator Eric Robles is a great American success story — a testament to the power of hustle and moxie. With two hard-working parents, Robles and his sister had to take care of themselves as children, which often meant hanging out at the local 7-11 with friends to […]

A Virtual Roundtable Discussion with "The Lion King" Co-Directors Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers

by Ed Liuon October 4, 2011
When they signed on to co-direct The Lion King, Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers had no idea they were going to make cinematic history. With its recent re-release in theaters topping box office lists for two weeks in a row, The Lion King has just broken into the top 10 list for US domestic gross […]

A Virtual Roundtable Session with Don Hahn, Producer of "The Lion King"

by Ed Liuon October 4, 2011
It’s notable that the only title you can give to Disney’s Don Hahn is “employee,” because he’s done so many different things for the company in the 35 years he’s been employed there. He was the producer of such animated feature film classics as Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, as well as […]

Toonzone Interviews Pendleton Ward, Creator of "Adventure Time"

by Ed Liuon September 27, 2011
TZN: Adventure Time has built up a pretty intense fanbase. How much do you take the fans into account when you’re doing the show now? PENDLETON WARD: More than the fans, I’m thinking about what little kids are thinking about who are just watching the show for the first time. That’s who I’m making it […]

Otakon2011: Toonzone Interviews Anime Voice Actress Lisa Ortiz

by on August 3, 2011
TOONZONE NEWS: How did you first get the role of Lina in Slayers? LISA ORTIZ: At the time, I was doing a lot of work with Central Park Media. It was really early on, I had just started. I had done my first role, which was Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War. Then I was […]