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Behind the Scenes with Greg Johnson on "The Invincible Iron Man"

Greg Johnson is no stranger to the armored Avenger Iron Man. Having been a long time fan of the character, Johnson first wrote for Shell-head in the immaculate second season of Iron Man in 1995, dramatically revamping and improving the series. He returned to the character last year with both Ultimate Avengers movies. This time, […]

Chris Millar Regenerates the Spiral Zone

Longtime animation fan Chris Millar is the creator of Spiral-Zone.com, an extensive resource for the classic but nearly forgotten 1987 sci-fi series. In December he took it upon himself to make the show available for the first time in decades by releasing Spiral Zone: The Complete DVD Collection. Toon Zone News spoke to Chris Millar […]

AvatarSpirit.net Interviews Voice Actor Crawford Wilson (UPDATED Nov 27)

The AvatarSpirit.net fan site has posted part 1 of an interview with Crawford Wilson, the voice actor who plays “Jet” on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. Wilson discusses his character and how his one-episode role turned into something more substantial in the second season. (UPDATED Nov 27, 2006): AvatarSpirit.net has posted part 2 of the […]

Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy on Revising "The Anime Encyclopedia"

Helen McCarthy has been a fan of anime for over 20 years, starting with the first British anime fanzine in the 1980′s and the first continuing UK anime newsletter in 1990. Since then, she has been a pivotal figure on the British anime scene, running the first anime conventions in the United Kingdom, producing several […]

MoCCA's Matt Murray on "Saturday Morning"

The newly opened “Saturday Morning: Art and Artifacts from a Golden Age of Television” exhibition at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in New York City (MoCCA) brings a vast quantity of top-notch animation artwork and history all under one roof from now until March, 2007. Toon Zone News caught up with Matt Murray, […]

Flushed Away Interview #3: The Directors

In our final interview with the cast and crew of DreamWorks and Aardman’s upcoming feature Flushed Away, I sat down for a one-on-one (or rather, one-on-two) with the directors of the film, David Bowers and Sam Fell. Despite being the first ones to get a crack at directing an Aardman film without Nick Park in […]

Matt Wayne Casts a "Storm" With Hellboy

After you unleash an army of supervillains upon the Justice League, where do you go from there as a writer? Straight to Hell, apprantly. Toon Zone News managed to catch up with Hellboy: Swords Of Storms screenplay writer Matt Wayne via e-mail to talk about his work on the movie, which will air this Saturday. […]

Flushed Away Interview #2: The Supervising Animators

For the second in our triad of interviews with Flushed Away cast and crew, I spoke to Simon Otto and Jason Spencer-Galsworthy, two of the supervising animators on the film. Simon comes from Dreamworks; Jason comes from Aardman. (For what it’s worth, Simon, a native of Switzerland, has the more exotic accent.) Despite their alternating […]

Toon Zone Interviews Don Hahn on a "Nightmare" Project

Examine the credits of some of the most acclaimed animated films and you’ll find Don Hahn listed as the producer for many of them. He began his career as an assistant animator for Pete’s Dragon, and moved up to associate producer for Who Framed Roger Rabbit. His first credit as producer for a feature length […]

"Flushed Away" Interview #1: Andy Serkis

I had the good fortune to head over to DreamWorks recently and speak to several of the key creative folks involved with the making of the DreamWorks/Aardman collaboration, Flushed Away, which premieres Nov. 3. In one of three interviews that we’ll premiere over the coming weeks, Andy Serkis, voice of the sinister yet ineffectual henchrat […]

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