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Toon Zone Interviews Indie Animator Bill Plympton on "Idiots & Angels"

His parents relate a story that when he was a boy, Bill Plympton was given the princely sum of $25 to spend whatever he wanted on a trip to Disneyland. However, rather than spend it on candy or toys, Plympton insisted on spending the money on a book on how to do animation instead. It’s […]

Toon Zone News Interviews Bryan Konietzko & Mike DiMartino on "Avatar the Last Airbender"

Since meeting as students at the Rhode Island School of Design, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko’s professional careers intersected several times when they finally got a chance to pitch their own action-adventure TV series to Nickelodeon. According to the Not Just Cartoons, Nicktoons! volume, the pair broke all the rules on how you’re supposed […]

World's Finest Interviews Kevin Manthei on Scoring "New Frontier"

The World’s Finest Online has published an interview with Kevin Manthei, composer for the direct-to-video movie Justice League: The New Frontier. Manthei discusses his approach to scoring the movie, the difficulties that the project presented, and his upcoming work in Batman: Gotham Knight and the Kung Fu Panda video game.

Toon Zone Interviews Steve Purcell About "Sam & Max the Animated Series"

Cartoonist Steve Purcell’s resume reads like a cult nerd hit-list. When he was a boy, he would parody his younger brother’s comic strips, eventually creating Sam and Max, a duo of freelance detectives. Sam is a man-sized dog shamus in a shabby suit and Max was…well, you’ll see what Max is. During the 1980’s black-and-white […]

Toon Zone Interviews Matt Wayne on Spinning "The Spectacular Spider-Man"

Having already served as a story editor on Justice League Unlimited and cast a storm with Hellboy, Matt Wayne is no stranger to superhero cartoons. The Marvel Animation Age and Toon Zone News caught up with Matt in an email interview to talk about his work on the upcoming The Spectacular Spider-Man. Take it away, […]

Toon Zone Interviews Nick SVP Teri Weiss About "Ni Hao, Kai-lan"

In her 9 year tenure at Nickelodeon, Teri Weiss has been involved one way or another with some of Nick Jr’s biggest hits, including Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, Go, Diego, Go!, and The Backyardigans, which have earned her a Peabody Award and multiple Emmy nominations. Her success comes as little surprise, considering her string […]

World's Finest Interviews Christopher Jones and Ty Templeton on DC Animated Comics

The World’s Finest Online has posted two interviews with creative talent behind animated tie-in comics from DC. The first is with artist Christopher Jones on his long tenure drawing The Batman Strikes!, the tie-in book to the CW’s The Batman, where he discusses how he’s evolved over the four years the comic has been published […]

Toon Zone Interviews Evan Baily on Digging Into "Turok Son of Stone"

In 1954, Dell Comics introduced Turok, Son of Stone. Who created him exactly is in dispute, with different sources giving Matthew H. Manning or Gaylord Du Bois the honor. What isn’t in dispute is the popularity of the pre-Colombian Indian and his companion, the young Andar, in their battles with dinosaurs and monstrous beasts in […]

Toon Zone News Interviews Peter Fernandez & Corinne Orr About "Speed Racer"

In the late 1960’s, a new form of children’s entertainment began its march onto American airwaves. Cartoons imported from Japan and dubbed into English were the first steps towards the multi-million dollar phenomenon that is the current-day anime industry, and all of that can be said to have started with the success of Speed Racer, […]

Toon Zone Interviews Pamela Hayden on Being Millhouse for "The Simpsons"

At The Simpsons Movie DVD Release event in Bryant Park, New York City, Toon Zone News got the chance to sit down briefly with the funny and charming Pamela Hayden, the voice actress who provides the voice of Milhouse, Rod Flanders, Sarah Wiggum, Janey Powell, and several other supporting characters on the show. We are […]

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