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Toonzone Talks with Norton Virgien on Directing "Curious George 2"

by Ed Liuon March 2, 2010
Norton Virgien probably owes a lot of his career to rugrats. Specifically, Nickelodeon’s Rugrats, for whom he worked as a storyboard artist and director before being tapped to co-direct 1998’s The Rugrats Movie. His success at bringing the kids of the Pickles family from small screen to large led to a second stint directing Rugrats […]

Marvel Animation Age Interviews Greg Johnson on DVD Extras for "Planet Hulk"

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2010
The Marvel Animation Age has posted a brief Q&A with Greg Johnson on the bonus features on the Planet Hulk and Wolverine and the X-Men DVDs. Johnson discusses how he gets involved in DVD bonus features and the gap between working on a movie or TV show and recording bonuses like making-of docmentaries and commentary […]

Marvel Animation Age Talks with Frank Paur on "Planet Hulk"

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2010
The Marvel Animation Age has spoken with Frank Paur, supervising director for the new direct-to-video movie Planet Hulk. In the interview, Paur discusses why the story was a natural for animation, what his role was during production, the hardest part of translating a 12-issue story into a 70-minute movie, how he approaches directing, and more. […]

Toonzone Interviews Rick Wasserman on Voicing "Planet Hulk"

by Ed Liuon February 2, 2010
Over the years, there have been many actors who have portrayed Marvel’s Incredible Hulk on screens large and small. Rick D. Wasserman can now join their ranks as the voice of the Hulk in Planet Hulk, a new direct-to-video movie from Marvel Animation Studios now available on DVD, Blu-ray disc, and various on-demand services. The […]

Toonzone Presents: A Roundtable Interview with Adam Reed & Aisha Tyler on "Archer"

by Ed Liuon January 14, 2010
Toonzone News was able to participate in an hourlong roundtable interview over the phone with Adam Reed, creator of Sealab 2021 and Frisky Dingo, about his new show Archer, premiering on FX on January 14, 2010. With him was Aisha Tyler, actor and comedian who plays Agent Lana Kane. AHMAD CHILDRESS/CRAVE ONLINE: I was wondering […]

Marvel Animation Age Interviews Joshua Fine on Season 1 of "Wolverine & the X-Men"

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2009
The Marvel Animation Age website has posted part 1 of a 3-part interview with associate producer Joshua Fine about season 1 of Wolverine and the X-Men. In this part of the interview, Fine discusses how the season was roadmapped from the start, the surprises that happened along the way, and more. The interview contains spoilers […]

Toon Zone Presents: Ronnie Del Carmen's Special Mission - An "Up" Virtual Roundtable

by Ed Liuon November 21, 2009
As a boy growing up in the Philippines, Ronnie Del Carmen was an early devotee of animation, especially of Disney characters like Donald Duck and Dumbo. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising at the University of Santo Tomas, Del Carmen moved to the United States in 1989, with stints working at Warner […]

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

by Ed Liuon November 11, 2009
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

by Ed Liuon October 27, 2009
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"

by Replikon Xumon October 20, 2009
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, […]