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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2016 – Takeshi Honda Interview

by Grant Whiteon February 13, 2017
Takeshi Honda has many prolific credits in the Japanese animation industry, including Evangelion (both the original series and new movies), Ponyo, Millennium Actress, Kill la Kill and Space Dandy. Toonzone News had the chance to pose some questions to him during his UK visit on behalf of Studio Khara and Anime Limited. TOONZONE NEWS:  I’d […]
Justice League Dark

The “Justice League Dark” LA Premiere Red Carpet: Phil Bourassa, Ray Chase, Matt Ryan, and Nicholas Turturro

by Christopher Glennonon February 7, 2017
At the Justice League Dark premiere at Los Angeles’ Paley Center for Media, Toonzone News was able to catch up with character designer Phil Bourassa, and actors Ray Chase (Jason Blood/Etrigan) Matt Ryan (John Constantine), and Nicholas Turturro (Deadman). PHIL BOURASSA TOONZONE NEWS: You’ve worked on these movies and Young Justice for a while, who […]

Toonzone Interviews Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery on “Voltron Legendary Defender” Season 2

by Ed Liuon January 20, 2017
Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery have put their stamp on modern action animation, with both racking up numerous credits on TV shows like Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Avatar the Last Airbender, and The Legend of Korra, as well as earning numerous credits on the DC direct-to-video animated features (and hey, if you don’t […]
Mike Rowe Paranormal Action Squad

Exploring “The Paranormal Action Squad” with Writer/Producer Mike Rowe

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2016
There’s Mike Rowe the Dirty Jobs host and there’s Mike Rowe the animation writer/producer who cartoon fans may recognize from his tenures on Family Guy and Futurama (the latter of which earned him an Emmy Award). The latter Mike Rowe began his show business career on the New York City stand-up scene before landing gigs […]

Justice League Dark

NYCC 2016: The “Justice League Dark” Roundtables: Jason O’Mara, James Tucker, Jay Oliva, Phil Bourassa, and Matt Ryan

by Ed Liuon October 17, 2016
At New York Comic Con 2016, Toonzone News was able to participate in press roundtable sessions with the cast and crew of the upcoming Justice League Dark animated feature film. Participants included actors Jason O’Mara (Batman) and Mark Ryan (John Constantine); director Jay Oliva; producer James Tucker; and character designer Phil Bourassa. Questions asked by […]

NYCC 2016: “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” Roundtables with Special Guest Hero Adam West

by Ed Liuon October 10, 2016
At New York Comic Con 2016, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brought out cast and crew of the upcoming animated feature Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders for press roundtable sessions before the screening and panel discussion: director Rick Morales, writer/producers James Tucker and Michael Jelenic, and actor Adam West (Batman). The session was held before […]

Otakon 2016: LeSean Thomas On “Cannon Busters” and Creative Collaboration

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison September 16, 2016
A South Bronx native, LeSean Thomas is a young creator that’s achieved a varied and active career. The earliest days of his career in animation include character design and layout on Showtime’s web series WhirlGirl, and the creation of UBO Network’s web series BattleSeed as its director, producer and writer. During the early 00s he […]

Otakon 2016: Press Conference Q&A With “Escaflowne” Director Kazuki Akane

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison September 6, 2016
A 30-year veteran of the anime industry, Kazuki Akane worked his way up the ladder at Studio Sunrise by starting out as a Production Runner in the 1980s on Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ and the film Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack. In the 90s he took on assistant director and storyboarding jobs until his first […]

SDCC 2016: Toonzone Interviews Titmouse Studios’ Chris Prynoski

by Christopher Glennonon August 24, 2016
Titmouse Studios hit San Diego Comic-Con 2016 in a most unusual way, driving around the convention center in its custom RV and picking up people to take a ride and chat with president and co-founder Chris Prynoski. Mr. Prynoski welcomed Toonzone News into the RV, whose interior was wall to wall black light posters, with ice […]