Toonzone Presents: An Interview/Tribute to Dwayne McDuffie

by on March 9, 2011
Back in 2006, I briefly flirted with the notion of writing a book about superhero animation, its history and trajectory. It never came to fruition, partially because real life got in the way, and partially because I decided to refocus my energies on my biggest passion, which is voice acting. But I was fortunate enough […]

New Clips & Press Release Interviews on "All-Star Superman"

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2011
Warner Home Video has released video clips, stills, and press-release interviews in conjunction with All-Star Superman, the new animated direct-to-video movie released on February 22, 2011. (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right to enlarge (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right to enlarge Check […]

"All-Star Superman" Cast and Crew Interviews: McDuffie, Romano, Timm, and More

by Jeffrey Harrison February 24, 2011
On February 17, Toonzone News was invited to the All-Star Superman animated movie premiere at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA. We were also given the opportunity to speak with the late Dwayne McDuffie who tragically passed away on Tuesday, February 22. From my personal experience with Dwayne McDuffie, you could tell […]

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 […]