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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 […]

Virtual Roundtable with "How to Train Your Dragon" Co-Directors

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2010
Right before the DVD and Blu-ray release of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon, Toonzone News was able to participate in a virtual roundtable discussion with the film’s co-screenwriter/directors Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, where we discussed adapting the movie from the source material, visual designs for the characters in the movie (especially the […]

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 […]

NYCC2010: It’s a MAD, MAD, MAD World with Mark Marek

by Ed Liuon October 13, 2010
Since he relocated to Los Angeles to work on the MAD show, the first New York thing that MAD show animation director Mark Marek did his first time back was to pay a visit to McSorley’s bar. The second thing he did was sit down with members of the media for interview sessions at the […]