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Anime Expo 2010: Toonzone Interviews Character Designer Toshihiro Kawamoto

by Jeffrey Harrison July 8, 2010
For nearly twenty years, Toshihiro Kawamoto has been a leading character designer, storyboard artist, and animation director in Japan. Kawamoto has served as a designer and animator for such fantastic shows as Cowboy Bebop, Wolf’s Rain, Golden Boy, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083, and Ghost Slayers Ayashi. Currently, Kawamoto serves as the chief animator for the […]

Toonzone Interviews Phil LaMarr on the Return of "Futurama"

by Ed Liuon June 22, 2010
Animation fans know him as Samurai Jack, Green Lantern John Stewart of the Justice League, Senator Bail Organa on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Roger “Booda” Sack on King of the Hill, and Wilt of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. You might also recognize him from his on-camera appearances on the MADtv sketch comedy show, […]

Toonzone Chats with Brad Raymond & Helen Kalafatic on Next "Tinker Bell" DTV Movie

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2010
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue, the next direct-to-video movie in Disney’s Tinker Bell franchise, is due out on September 21, 2010, but Toonzone News was able to sit in on a virtual roundtable session with director Bradley Raymond and producer Helen Kalafatic. Bradley Raymond’s career began at Don Bluth Productions, where he was […]

Toonzone Interviews Joe Murray on "Frog in a Suit" and KaboingTV

by darkdetectiveon May 26, 2010
who embraced it, and here we are attempting to fund the first few episodes with backing by the audience and fans. TZN: What spurned you on to create it? JM: I finished a book last year called Creating Cartoons with Character that will be out this summer through Random House/Watson-Guptill Press. In it, I talk […]

Toonzone Goes to the "Shrek Forever After" Press Conference

by Jeffrey Harrison May 20, 2010
Last Friday, Paramount invited the media for a press conference to ask questions for the cast and crew of Shrek Forever After (also going by Shrek: The Final Chapter). Two separate panels were held, one featuring the production crew and the other featuring the voice cast members. PRODUCTION CREW PANEL – Mitchell talked about the […]

Anaheim Comic Con 2010: "Drawn Together" Interviews

by Jeffrey Harrison April 20, 2010
At the Anaheim Comic Con 2010, Toonzone News got to speak with Matt Silverstein, Abbey DiGregorio, and Dave Jeser after the screening of The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! Don’t forget to check out our screening report and panel coverage, or else a lot of the jokes in here aren’t going to make much sense. […]

Anaheim Comic Con 2010: A Chat with Actor Phil LaMarr

by Jeffrey Harrison April 20, 2010
Phil LaMarr is a long-time veteran of animation and acting for the better part of two decades. On the live action end of the spectrum, Phil LaMarr was one of the featured cast members of the sketch comedy series, MADTV, and also appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. In animation, LaMarr has done time in […]

Toonzone Interviews Bill Farmer, Michael-Leon Wooley, & Jennifer Cody @ D23 Party

by Jeffrey Harrison March 20, 2010
D23 Anniversary Party (photo by Jeffrey Harris) On March 10, the Walt Disney Company held a private party for D23 members at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim to commemorate the first anniversary of D23. After the park closed, Disney held a special ceremony at the magic castle. Then the Disney staff allowed members to […]

Toonzone Talks with Norton Virgien on Directing "Curious George 2"

by Ed Liuon March 2, 2010
Norton Virgien probably owes a lot of his career to rugrats. Specifically, Nickelodeon’s Rugrats, for whom he worked as a storyboard artist and director before being tapped to co-direct 1998’s The Rugrats Movie. His success at bringing the kids of the Pickles family from small screen to large led to a second stint directing Rugrats […]

Marvel Animation Age Interviews Greg Johnson on DVD Extras for "Planet Hulk"

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2010
The Marvel Animation Age has posted a brief Q&A with Greg Johnson on the bonus features on the Planet Hulk and Wolverine and the X-Men DVDs. Johnson discusses how he gets involved in DVD bonus features and the gap between working on a movie or TV show and recording bonuses like making-of docmentaries and commentary […]