Toonzone Interviews Jeff Kline on "Transformers Prime" and "G.I. Joe Renegades"

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2011
But what really appealed to me when I first started digging into both Transformers and G.I. Joe last year was the depth of their respective mythologies. I can’t imagine any other “brands” out there with a lore as detailed. TOONZONE NEWS: What are your day-to-day responsibilities at the studio? What does a typical day for […]

Archer: Cast And Crew Interviews at Season Two Premiere

by Jeffrey Harrison January 28, 2011
While attending the season two premiere event for FX animated series, Archer, at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles, Toonzone News was able to catch up with members of the cast and crew to speak about the show and the outrageous things in store for the ragtag band of ISIS spies this season: […]

Toonzone Interviews Alex Orrelle, Crew 972 Head & Animation Director for "Yogi Bear"

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2010
, and began his Hollywood career in animation shortly afterwards working on The Matrix Reloaded at Manex vfx. From there, he moved to Pixar Animation Studios, working on the short film “Boundin'” and on the feature The Incredibles — the rousing flight sequence where Elasti-Girl tries to evade a brace of air-to-air missiles is his […]

Toonzone Interviews Chris Meledandri on "Despicable Me"

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2010
TZN: One thing you touched on was the very networked production staff. On the DVD special features, they showed about 7 or 8 different locations that had people working on the film. Was that part of your initial plan to structure things that way? CHRIS MELEDANDRI: My belief was that initially, in order to secure […]

Nick and More Interviews J.G. Quintel on "The Regular Show"

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2010
Nick and More! has interviewed J.G. Quintel, creator of The Regular Show and creative director on The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. Among other topics, the interview covers how the show was created, the process of making an episode, using the TV-PG rating and what the network has pushed back on, and advice for aspiring cartoonists.

"Toy Story 3" Virtual Roundtable – Screenwriter Michael Arndt

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2010
In the run-up to the release of Toy Story 3 on DVD and Blu-ray disc, Toonzone News was able to sit in on a virtual roundtable with screenwriter Michael Arndt. Arndt made a big splash for his Academy Award-winning screenplay for Little Miss Sunshine, although he had been hired by Pixar Animation Studios while that […]

"Toy Story 3" Virtual Roundtable – Director Lee Unkrich & Producer Darla K. Anderson

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2010
In the run-up to the release of Toy Story 3 on DVD and Blu-ray disc, Toonzone News was able to sit in on a virtual roundtable with the movie’s director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson. Both are longtime veterans of Pixar Animation Studios, with Anderson joining the studio in 1993 and Unkrich joining […]

"Toy Story 3" Interviews with Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and John Ratzenberger

by Ed Liuon October 29, 2010
In advance of the release of Toy Story 3 on DVD and Blu-ray on November 2, 2010, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released the following interviews with actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and John Ratzenberger on reprising their roles for the movie. TOM HANKS (Woody) became the first actor in 50 years to be […]

NYCC2010: A Roundtable Discussion with Michael Jelenic

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2010
At the 2010 New York Comic Con, Toonzone News’ Ed Liu and Todd DuBois were able to sit down at a roundtable interview session with Michael Jelenic, co-producer of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and scriptwriter for the Wonder Woman direct-to-video movie and the upcoming “Superman/Shazam” DC Showcase short film. Our questions are prefaced […]

NYCC2010: A Roundtable Discussion with Bruce Timm

by Ed Liuon October 13, 2010
At the New York Comic Con 2010, Toonzone News got to participate in a roundtable discussion with Bruce Timm, executive producer for the DC direct-to-video movies. Questions asked by Toonzone News (vs. by our other friends in the media) are identified as such. Q: How challenging was it to adapt Frank Quietly’s artwork for All […]