Toonzone Interviews Actor Lauren Mote on "Tinker Bell & the Great Fairy Rescue"

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2010
Lots of parents will tell their kids to follow their dreams, but when it comes to making sacrifices so that can happen, most parents have a way to go to measure up to actor Lauren Mote’s mother Michelle. Lauren has been training as an actor since the age of five, but after Lauren was accepted […]

Toonzone Goes "MAD" Interviewing Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek

by Ed Liuon September 6, 2010
In 1952, Harvey Kurtzman and William Gaines changed the face of topical humor, if not the entire American cultural landscape, with the publication of MAD magazine (even if it was originally a comic book). Billed as “humor in a jugular vein,” its subversive tone and gleeful harpooning of the illogical, hypocritical, or self-important/self-serving figures of […]

Otakon 2010: Toonzone Interviews Anime Voice Actor Vic Mignogna

by Lelouchon August 5, 2010
While at Otakon, I had the pleasure of conducting my first interview with none other than voice actor Vic Mignogna. He has been in over 150 dubs; he is most known for his roles as Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suoh from Ouran High School Host Club, Broly from the Dragon Ball Z films, […]

SDCC2010: "Batman Under The Red Hood" Roundtables Pt 2: Timm, Greenwood, & Romano

by Jeffrey Harrison August 2, 2010
In Part 1 of our San Diego Comic Con Roundtable Interviews for Batman: Under the Red Hood, we interviewed teenaged Robin Vincent Martella, screenwriter Judd Winick, and director Brandon Vietti. For part 2, we spoke with producer Bruce Timm, Batman actor Bruce Greenwood, and casting and vocal director Andrea Romano. *NOTE: These interviews may contain […]

SDCC2010: "Batman: Under The Red Hood" Roundtables Pt 1: Martella, Winick, & Vietti

by Jeffrey Harrison July 30, 2010
At San Diego Comic Con, we got the chance to catch up and speak with the cast and crew of the new animated movie from Warner Premiere, Batman: Under The Red Hood. *NOTE: These interviews may contain slight and mild spoilers. Please read at your own risk. Since these were roundtable sessions, questions asked by […]

Toonzone Interviews Writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio on "Despicable Me"

by Jeffrey Harrison July 9, 2010
TZN: Did either of you ever think of a back story for the minions? Were they created by Dr. Nefario? KEN DAURIO: Well if you pay attention and look closely in the background, there are visual clues as to where the minions came from. You can see some blueprints in the background on the walls. […]

Anime Expo 2010: Toonzone Interviews FUNimation’s Adam Sheehan

by Jeffrey Harrison July 8, 2010
US anime distributor, FUNimation Entertainment, definitely presented one of the best, if not the best, showings of any company represented at the 2010 Anime Expo. On Saturday, I caught up with FUNimation’s Marketing Manager, Adam Sheehan, to talk about the company’s business and big announcements at the convention. This interview shortly took place before the […]

Anime Expo 2010: Toonzone Interviews Voice Actor Kyle Hebert

by Jeffrey Harrison July 8, 2010
Voice actor Kyle Hebert was one of the special guests of honor for the 2010 Anime Expo. Early in the convention, Toonzone caught up with Hebert for an exclusive interview to discuss his latest voice acting work, the state of the anime industry, and much more: TOONZONE NEWS: I hear you are working on the […]

Anime Expo 2010: Toonzone Interviews Character Designer Toshihiro Kawamoto

by Jeffrey Harrison July 8, 2010
For nearly twenty years, Toshihiro Kawamoto has been a leading character designer, storyboard artist, and animation director in Japan. Kawamoto has served as a designer and animator for such fantastic shows as Cowboy Bebop, Wolf’s Rain, Golden Boy, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083, and Ghost Slayers Ayashi. Currently, Kawamoto serves as the chief animator for the […]

Toonzone Interviews Phil LaMarr on the Return of "Futurama"

by Ed Liuon June 22, 2010
Animation fans know him as Samurai Jack, Green Lantern John Stewart of the Justice League, Senator Bail Organa on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Roger “Booda” Sack on King of the Hill, and Wilt of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. You might also recognize him from his on-camera appearances on the MADtv sketch comedy show, […]