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William Campbell on "The Nature Between Us" at Sundance 2009

Director William Campbell has discussed the motivations behind his hybrid live-action/animated short film “The Nature Between Us,” which debuts at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. Campbell uses both animation and synthetic-looking live-action footage to grapple with questions of identity and artificiality, saying, “I wondered what would happen if these two worlds […]

Marvel Animation Interviews: MAA with Chris Yost; Comic Book Movie with Craig Kyle

The Marvel Animation Age has posted an interview with Marvel writer Chris Yost on his work for Hulk Vs. the new direct-to-video movie coming next year. Among other topics, Yost discusses how he got to work on the project, what keeps him coming back to the Hulk in the many animated series and DTVs he’s […]

Toon Zone Presents a Virtual Roundtable with "BURN-E" Director Angus MacLane

One of the bonus features on the DVD and Blu-ray disc of Disney/Pixar’s WALL•E is a new short film called “BURN•E,” which fills in the story for of one of the robots on the giant starship Axiom that we see briefly during the movie. The short is the directorial debut for WALL•E‘s Directing Animator Angus […]

Toon Zone Interviews Don Hahn on "The Alchemy of Animation"

Most animation fans know that Disney experienced a resurrection in its animated feature films starting in the late 1980′s and early 1990′s, with The Little Mermaid in the vanguard, followed closely by the Oscar-nominated Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. What two of those four movies have in common is veteran producer […]

The Passions of Henry Selick: A "Coraline" Interview

The last stop in my tour of Laika Animation was to have a sitdown with Henry Selick himself, the great stop-motion animator and the writer/director of this project. Henry’s a guarded guy, but he was willing to be open with us and answer our questions with great insight and humor. In this roundtable interview, Henry […]

Toon Zone Interviews Voice Actor Hynden Walch: Alien Girls and Killer Clowns

It was a very pleasant discovery to find that voice actor Hynden Walch is as delightfully energetic, outgoing, and endearing as many of the charcters she provides voices for. She may be best known as Starfire on Teen Titans, but in her 10 years in the voice acting business, she has provided voices for projects […]

From Tiny Toons to Brave & Bold: Toon Zone Interviews Voice Director Andrea Romano

In conjunction with Warner Brothers Animation, Toon Zone got the chance to interview the talent behind the upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold TV series. Andrea Romano’s resume could double as a list of some the best television animation since the late 1980′s. Since she joined a breakaway group of Hanna-Barbera animators who were […]

Toon Zone's "Brave & the Bold:" Diedrich Bader, Voice of Batman

In conjunction with Warner Brothers Animation, Toon Zone got the chance to interview the talent behind the upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold TV series. As the voice of Batman in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Diedrich Bader is living out the fantasy of any number of kids (including his own young son, […]

Toon Zone's "Brave & the Bold:" James Tucker, Michael Jelenic, & Linda M. Steiner

In conjunction with Warner Brothers Animation, Toon Zone got the chance to interview the talent behind the upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold TV series. Over the years, James Tucker has grown from a storyboard artist on The New Batman Adventures to becoming one of the top producers at the studio, moving into the […]

Toon Zone Interviews Joaquim Dos Santos on Directing "Avatar"

Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender built its reputation at least partially through its dazzling displays of animated martial-arts. However, fans of the show may have noticed that the action sequences started getting larger, more intricate, and more creative somewhere around the middle of Book 2. The exceptionally sharp-eyed may have also noticed that Joaquim Dos […]

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