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NYCC2009: "Wonder Woman" Roundtable Interview with Writer Michael Jelenic

Right before the debut of Wonder Woman at the 2009 New York Comic Con, Toon Zone News was able to participate in several roundtable interviews with Bruce Timm, Michael Jelenic, and Lauren Montgomery. On the eve of the release of Wonder Woman on DVD and Blu-ray disc, we are proud to present these roundtables with […]

NYCC2009: "Wonder Woman" Roundtable Interview with Producer Bruce Timm

Right before the debut of Wonder Woman at the 2009 New York Comic Con, Toon Zone News was able to participate in several roundtable interviews with Bruce Timm, Michael Jelenic, and Lauren Montgomery. On the eve of the release of Wonder Woman on DVD and Blu-ray disc, we are proud to present these roundtables with […]

Toon Zone Interviews Elisa Gabrielli on Being Nana in "Madagascar 2"

One of the breakout characters of DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar series is Nana, the little old lady who serves as the lion Alex’s nemesis, popping up at inopportune times to deliver a world-class butt-kicking to the dancing lion. Nana was brought to vocal life through the talents of Elisa Gabrielli, a long-time on-camera and voice-over actor […]

NYCC2009: A Roundtable Discussion with "Up"'s Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

Pete Docter’s long career with Pixar Animation Studios has meant he’s worked on many of the studio’s most beloved films, including both Toy Story movies, WALL-E, and his directorial debut Monsters, Inc. Jonas Rivera has also been with the studio for quite some time, starting off as an assistant on Toy Story and working his […]

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 […]

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