SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with “ParaNorman” Writer/Director Chris Butler, Director Sam Fell, and Producer/Lead Animator Travis Knight
Chris Butler, who did storyboard and design work on The Tale of Despereaux and Corpse Bride, received an Annie Award nomination for his previous work at LAIKA as head of story and storyboard supervisor on Coraline. He makes his directorial debut in ParaNorman, which he also wrote. Sam Fell wrote and directed Flushed Away, which […]
Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who plays Alvin in ParaNorman, made his film debut as Fogell, better known as “McLovin” in 2007’s Superbad, which earned him a nomination for the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance. He also performed in Role Models, Year One, Fright Night, and Kick-Ass, which earned him a Teen Choice Award nomination. He provided […]
Anna Kendrick, who has earned Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice Movie, and Academy Award nominations for her role in 2009’s Up in the Air, lends her voice to Courtney in LAIKA’s upcoming film ParaNorman. Kendrick also performed in the first four Twilight Saga movies, 50/50, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and […]
Welcome to Part Two of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Roundtable Interviews. Toonzone interviews Kevin Michael Richardson (The Voice of The Shredder), Ciro Nieli (Executive Producer), and Hoon Lee (The Voice of Splinter) in anticipation of the upcoming cartoon. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will premiere on Nickelodeon on September 29, 2012. For more information, visit the […]
Toonzone interviews Kevin Michael Richardson (The Voice of The Shredder), Ciro Nieli (Executive Producer), and Hoon Lee (The Voice of Splinter) in anticipation of the upcoming cartoon. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will premiere on Nickelodeon on September 29, 2012. For more information, visit the official website. Watch Part Two of the interview here.
TZN: Phineas and Ferb is very funny, but it’s also always about kids getting up and outside and learning and also being creative. How important was that when you created the show, to be both funny, hilarious, and to have lots of slapstick but to also have a positive message? DAN POVENMIRE: Well, we wanted […]
Toonzone News Interviews Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, Co-Creators of "The Legend of Korra"
Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko launched a genuine phenomenon in 2005 with Avatar the Last Airbender, melding influences from Japanese anime, Western hero’s journey epics, and Chinese wuxia tales to craft an action-adventure series that was unlike any other. The pair’s animation bona fides extended well before the debut of Avatar the Last Airbender, though. […]
Recently after the 2012 WonderCon, Toonzone News got the chance to speak with Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, who is also executive producer of Ultimate Spider-Man and the in-development animated series Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Previously, Loeb has written benchmark stories for DC and Marvel Comics including Spider-Man: Blue, Batman: The Long […]
TOONZONE NEWS: SpongeBob SquarePants is an amazing phenomenon. And you still can’t turn on a TV without seeing it. TOM KENNY: Still, even twelve years later. [In SpongeBob’s voice] *I just did SpongeBob today, I came right from SpongeBob to the LAAF.* I can’t believe that’s still a place that I go . . . […]
The World’s Finest Online has interviewed character designer Phil Bourassa, focusing on his work for the Young Justice TV series, but also touching on some of his other work on DTV movies such as Planet Hulk, Thor: Tales of Asgard, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, and Justice League: Doom. Among other topics, Bourassa discusses […]