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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2014: Shinichiro Watanabe Interview

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On the closing Sunday of MCM London Comic Con October 2014, Toonzone was given the chance to pose some questions to legendary anime director Shinichiro Watanabe. TOONZONE NEWS: In the past year you’ve directed both Space Dandy and Terror in Resonance, two shows with vastly different tones. What do you look for when considering involvement […]

NYCC 2014: Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino on "The Legend of Korra"

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By now, the team of Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko needs no introduction (but in case you needed one, our earlier interviews with the either or both at New York Comic Con 2008, right before the premiere of The Legend of Korra, and last year’s New York Comic Con might be good places to […]

NYCC 2014: Toonzone Interviews Lion Forge's Carl Reed on the New Series "Deep Sea 7"

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Among other things New York Comic Con 2014 brought the revelation of Deep Sea 7, a new action-adventure cartoon series set in a somewhat futuristic maritime setting. The show is the result of a partnership between Harmony Gold and Lion Forge Comics, a producer of all-ages comics now in the midst of making its first […]

NYCC 2014: Toonzone Interviews Ciro Nieli on Season 3 of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

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With a third season on the air and a fourth already on the way, Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is sure to be a fixture on the network for quite some time to come. Once again the show had a strong presence at New York Comic Con this year, once again the show’s creators and […]

Toonzone Explores the "Creative Galaxy" with Series Creator Angela Santomero

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By her own admission, Angela Santomero couldn’t sit close enough to the TV when Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was on. Little did she realize at the time that her affection for Fred Rogers’ seminal kids TV show would lead to a career in the television industry. While researching an eighth grade research paper on Mister Rogers, […]

Toonzone Interviews Ben Stassen, Co-Director of "Thunder and the House of Magic"

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Belgian filmmaker Ben Stassen has been a longtime proponent of 3-D cinema. He founded nWave Pictures in 1994, producing CGI films for theme park rides and IMAX theaters. Several of his films are also in the “4-D” market, where 3-D movies are mated to physical effects to create an even more immersive experience. His most […]

Toonzone Interviews Steve Borst and Gary Di Raffaele For "Breadwinners" UK Premiere

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Breadwinners, Nickelodeon’s latest hit comedy focussing on duck buddies SwaySway and Buhdeuce as they deliver bread in their high tech rocket van, has arrived on Nicktoons in the UK. We recently got the chance to pose a few questions to series creators Steve Borst (Teen Titans Go!, MAD) and Gary “Doodles” Di Raffaele (MAD, Metalocalypse) […]

Toonzone Interviews Dee Bradley Baker & Steve Blum on How to Speak Boxtroll

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The title characters of Laika’s The Boxtrolls make quite an impression, and a good portion of the reason why is the vocal performances of a stable of voiceover actors who used their gibberish language to lend them distinct characterization and depth. Toonzone leapt at the chance to interview the voiceover actors who brought two of […]

Otakon 2014: Interview - Masao Maruyama on Studio MAPPA and its Works

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Masao Maruyama’s storied career spans the lifetime of the modern anime industry itself. He started out with Mushi Productions before going on to found the animation studio Madhouse in 1972, where he spent over four decades producing scores of noteworthy anime titles and working with some of the finest talent in the business. Such series […]

Otakon 2014: Interview - Sunao Katabuchi Talks His New Film, "In This Corner of the World"

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Sunao Katabuchi might be most recognizable to English-speaking anime fans as the director of the gritty Black Lagoon presently airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami block, but he’s also a veteran of the anime industry whose early credits include scriptwriting for Hayao Miyazaki’s Sherlock Hound TV series and the position of assistant director on Studio Ghibli’s Kiki’s Delivery […]

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