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Toon Zone Presents: A Virtual Roundtable with Pete Docter & Bob Peterson on "Up"

In the pre-release run-up for Disney/Pixar’s Up, Wall Street analyst Richard Greenfield expected a poor reception for the movie, stating, “We doubt younger boys will be that excited by the main character” and also added a complaint about the lack of a female lead. About three months later, Greenfield became perhaps one of the only […]

Toon Zone Interviews "Tinker Bell & the Lost Treasure" Art Director Ellen Jin Over

Art director Ellen Jin Over has managed to make quite a name for herself in a rather short span of time. Over was one of the first digital background painters in the United States, and shortly after her graduation from the Otis College of Art and Design, she was receiving recruitment offers from overseas animation […]

Cast in Plastic: Toon Zone Interviews Michael Bell on Being "Plastic Man"

Michael Bell is one of the most prominent actors and voice-over actors working today, with hundreds of roles in films and television that literally far outweighs the careers of his compatriots on the Screen Actors Guild board (as you will understand in a moment). He also lent (okay, sold) his voice to numerous video games, […]

NYAF2009: Toon Zone Interviews "Soul Eater"'s Laura Bailey & Travis Willingham

With dozens of titles between them, Laura Bailey and Travis Willingham are clearly battle-scarred veterans of the anime voice acting scene. Both kicked off their careers with parts in Dragon Ball Z, and have gone on to give voice to many of the most popular characters in anime today, with Bailey providing the voice for […]

"Snow White" Diamond Edition: An Interview with Marge Champion

Marge Champion has had a lengthy and renowned career as a dancer, actress, and choreographer on stage and screen. Her first dance instructor was her father, the noted ballet master Ernest Belcher who was one of the first dance directors for the cinema and also dance instructor for both the stars and their children in […]

Toon Zone Interviews Darrell Van Citters on Making of "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol"

If you were to run an informal sidewalk survey, the overwhelming majority of the public would probably say either A Charlie Brown Christmas or How the Grinch Stole Christmas. While those specials are deservedly beloved by many, the real pioneer of the animated television Christmas special was Mr. Magoo, the nearsighted, one-man wrecking crew, who […]

Toon Zone Interviews Voice Acting Legend Jim Cummings on "The Tigger Movie"

If you’ve watched cartoons on TV or in the movies or played video games since the late 1980’s, odds are you’ve heard Jim Cummings’ work at least a dozen times. One of the busiest voice-over actors working today, Cummings has amassed a vast volume of cartoon, animated feature and video game voice work since he […]

Toon Zone News Interviews Shannon Farnon, the "Super Friends" Wonder Woman

An accomplished actress with a vast scope of work in commercials, film and television, Shannon Farnon is best known for creating the voice of Wonder Woman on Super Friends. Many a reader of the Wonder Woman and Justice League comic books in the 1970s and 1980s no doubt heard Shannon’s voice in their heads as […]

SDCC2009: Toon Zone News Interviews Greg Johnson on "Wolverine and the X-Men"

At the San Diego Comic-Con 2009, we caught up with one of the Marvel Animation’s main writers, Greg Johnson, after the Marvel Animation panel. Johnson has been a driving story force for Marvel Animation, having worked on Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers II, Iron Man, and X-Men Evolution, and is currently one of the driving forces […]

San Diego Comic-Con 2009: "Batman: The Brave And The Bold" Roundtable Interviews

On Friday of the Comic Con, Toon Zone was given the chance to speak with the cast and crew of the hit animated series Batman: The Brave And The Bold, which will soon begin its second season. The roundtable press sessions took place following the panel for the show. Please note a minor spoiler warning […]

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