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Toonzone Interviews Peter S. Beagle on the Blu-ray Release of "The Last Unicorn"

by Todd DuBoison February 22, 2011
An award-winning writer and fantasy novelist, Peter S. Beagle has created an impressive and growing body of work since his first novel was published in 1960. Among his creations are the novels A Fine and Private Place and Tamsin, the screenplay for Ralph Bakshi’s 1978 adaptation of The Lord of the Rings and the episode […]

Toonzone Interviews Jeff Kline on "Transformers Prime" and "G.I. Joe Renegades"

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2011
But what really appealed to me when I first started digging into both Transformers and G.I. Joe last year was the depth of their respective mythologies. I can’t imagine any other “brands” out there with a lore as detailed. TOONZONE NEWS: What are your day-to-day responsibilities at the studio? What does a typical day for […]

Archer: Cast And Crew Interviews at Season Two Premiere

by Jeffrey Harrison January 28, 2011
While attending the season two premiere event for FX animated series, Archer, at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles, Toonzone News was able to catch up with members of the cast and crew to speak about the show and the outrageous things in store for the ragtag band of ISIS spies this season: […]

Toonzone Interviews Alex Orrelle, Crew 972 Head & Animation Director for "Yogi Bear"

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2010
, and began his Hollywood career in animation shortly afterwards working on The Matrix Reloaded at Manex vfx. From there, he moved to Pixar Animation Studios, working on the short film “Boundin'” and on the feature The Incredibles — the rousing flight sequence where Elasti-Girl tries to evade a brace of air-to-air missiles is his […]

Toonzone Interviews Chris Meledandri on "Despicable Me"

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2010
TZN: One thing you touched on was the very networked production staff. On the DVD special features, they showed about 7 or 8 different locations that had people working on the film. Was that part of your initial plan to structure things that way? CHRIS MELEDANDRI: My belief was that initially, in order to secure […]

Nick and More Interviews J.G. Quintel on "The Regular Show"

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2010
Nick and More! has interviewed J.G. Quintel, creator of The Regular Show and creative director on The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. Among other topics, the interview covers how the show was created, the process of making an episode, using the TV-PG rating and what the network has pushed back on, and advice for aspiring cartoonists.

"Toy Story 3" Virtual Roundtable – Screenwriter Michael Arndt

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2010
In the run-up to the release of Toy Story 3 on DVD and Blu-ray disc, Toonzone News was able to sit in on a virtual roundtable with screenwriter Michael Arndt. Arndt made a big splash for his Academy Award-winning screenplay for Little Miss Sunshine, although he had been hired by Pixar Animation Studios while that […]

"Toy Story 3" Virtual Roundtable – Director Lee Unkrich & Producer Darla K. Anderson

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2010
In the run-up to the release of Toy Story 3 on DVD and Blu-ray disc, Toonzone News was able to sit in on a virtual roundtable with the movie’s director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson. Both are longtime veterans of Pixar Animation Studios, with Anderson joining the studio in 1993 and Unkrich joining […]

"Toy Story 3" Interviews with Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and John Ratzenberger

by Ed Liuon October 29, 2010
In advance of the release of Toy Story 3 on DVD and Blu-ray on November 2, 2010, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released the following interviews with actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and John Ratzenberger on reprising their roles for the movie. TOM HANKS (Woody) became the first actor in 50 years to be […]

Virtual Roundtable with "How to Train Your Dragon" Co-Directors

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2010
Right before the DVD and Blu-ray release of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon, Toonzone News was able to participate in a virtual roundtable discussion with the film’s co-screenwriter/directors Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, where we discussed adapting the movie from the source material, visual designs for the characters in the movie (especially the […]