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Elena of Avalor

Toonzone Interviews Composer Tony Morales on Working on “Elena of Avalor”

by Christopher Glennonon July 20, 2016
Emmy nominated composer Tony Morales began his career as staff composer within the commercial music division of Hans Zimmer’s Media Ventures in 1998.  He has he has gone on to compose numerous scores for film and television including the 2015 Netflix series Bloodline (co-composed with Edward Rogers), In Your Eyes (written by Joss Whedon), the short […]
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A LEGO “Gotham City Breakout” in Gotham with John DiMaggio, Brandon Vietti, Matt Peters, and Jason Spisak

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2016
At the end of June, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment hosted a special screening of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout at the Directors Guild of America Theater in New York City. In attendance were actors John DiMaggio (Deathstroke) and Jason Spisak (The Joker and Spoony); co-director Matt Peters; producer Brandon […]

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E3 2016: Destiny Rise of Iron Developer Interview

by Jeffrey Harrison July 1, 2016
During E3 2016, toonzone News got the chance to sit down and speak with Destiny: Rise of Iron creative director Christopher Barrett. “Rise of Iron” marks the next major expansion for the smash-hit game. In the latest expansion, players will explore the backstory of the Iron Lords and Lord Saladin of the Iron Banner.  Barrett […]
James Hong

Toonzone Interviews “Kung Fu Panda” Actor James Hong on Being Mr. Ping

by Ed Liuon June 27, 2016
Veteran actor James Hong has had a career stretching over six decades, and is one of the most recognizable actors working today with over 500 roles on his resume. Born in 1929 in Minneapolis, MN, Mr. Hong spent his elementary school years in Hong Kong before returning to the United States at age 10. Despite […]

Tumble Leaf

Toonzone Explores “Tumble Leaf” with Tara Sorensen and Drew Hodges

by Christopher Glennonon June 16, 2016
Tumble Leaf is a multi-Emmy award-winning Amazon original preschool series.  Amazon Studios hosted an event in celebration of the premier of the second season of the series.  Toon Zone News was able to speak with Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids’ Programming for Amazon Studios, and Tumble Leaf creator and executive producer Drew Hodges, for interviews. […]
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Interview: All Hail Composer Frederik Wiedmann on “All Hail King Julien”!

by Christopher Glennonon June 13, 2016
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Frederik Wiedmann came to Los Angeles in 2004 to become a film composer. Wiedmann was twice nominated for the Annie Award for his musical work on Green Lantern the Animated Series. He has also worked on the Beware the Batman TV Series as well as DC Animated movies Son of Batman, […]

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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2016 – Gundam The Origin Staff Interview

by Grant Whiteon June 8, 2016
Prior to the Gundam The Origin III screening and panel, Toonzone News had the chance to talk to producer Osamu Taniguchi and designer Mika Akitaka about the production. TOONZONE NEWS: What was the genesis point in deciding to produce an adaptation of The Origin? OSAMU TANIGUCHI: That’s a tough one [thinks] …I’m not even sure […]
Byron Howard and Rich Moore Zootopia

Interview: Trying Everything with “Zootopia” Co-Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore

by Ed Liuon June 8, 2016
With more than 20 years at the studio, Byron Howard is a veteran of Walt Disney Feature Animation, starting as an animator on Pocahontas, Lilo & Stitch, Brother Bear, and the short film “John Henry.” He was co-director with Chris Williams on Bolt (which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature), and then […]

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“Justice League vs. Teen Titans” Roundtable Interviews

by Christopher Glennonon May 31, 2016
At WonderCon 2016, DC Animation screened Justice League vs. Teen Titans, the latest in the line of DC Universe Animated Movies. Prior to the screening, Toonzone News and other members of the press were able to sit down with the cast and crew of the movie for a series of roundtable interviews. In attendance were […]
LEGO Scooby-Doo Haunted Hollywood

“LEGO Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood” Interviews: James Arnold Taylor, Rick Morales, & Jim Krieg

by Christopher Glennonon May 31, 2016
At WonderCon 2016, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment premiered LEGO Scooby-Doo!:Haunted Hollywood. Prior to the screening, Toonzone News was able to sit down with director Rick Morales, writer Jim Krieg, and actor James Arnold Taylor for interviews. JAMES ARNOLD TAYLOR JAMES ARNOLD TAYLOR: In this I’m Chet. Chet Braxton. TOONZONE NEWS: This isn’t your first foray […]