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Making The Amazing: John Semper Talks Spider-Man: The Animated Series

by Stuon April 24, 2007
John Semper served as the series producer/story editor for Spider-Man: The Animated Series, which premiered in November, 1994. He was given the daunting task of adapting Spider-Man’s long comic book history onto the small screen and now speaks to The Marvel Animation Age and Toon Zone News via e-mail about his work on the series. […]

Brian Ward Dives Headfirst into Mobius and "Sonic the Hedgehog"

by Alex Weitzmanon March 27, 2007
Last time we heard from Brian Ward, Toon Zone was talking to him via e-mail. This time, in honor of the DVD release of the SatAM series of Sonic the Hedgehog, I drove out myself to Los Angeles and took a look at Shout! Factory in person. Meeting Brian Ward face-to-face, we grabbed a couple […]

Toon Zone News Inteviews Kathryn Beaumont, the Voice of Wendy in "Peter Pan"

by Ed Liuon March 5, 2007
Born in London, England, in 1938, Kathryn Beaumont came to the United States as a child actress for MGM at the age of 7. About three years later, her acting ability and charm led Walt Disney to cast her as Alice in the studio’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The story goes that […]

NYCC: Toon Zone News Interviews Stan Lee on "Mosaic" and "Condor"

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2007
Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. To the general public, his name is synonymous with comics, and his frequent cameos in movies and voice-over work in Marvel Comics animation may make him the most recognizable personality in the comic book industry. I can say that the experience of interviewing Stan Lee is […]

NYCC: Toon Zone News Interviews Tad Stones & Mike Mignola on "Hellboy: Blood & Iron"

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2007
In 1993, a promotional comic book made for the San Diego Comic Con by Dark Horse Comics introduced a giant spawn of the supernatural fighting to keep the monsters in the world at bay. Created by Mike Mignola, Hellboy soon became a fan-favorite comic book character, becoming one of the pillar characters for Dark Horse […]

NYCC: The 2007 One-Minute Interview Part 2 - Individuals

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2007
To repeat the experiment from last year, Toon Zone News wandered the 2007 New York Comic Con’s show floor and “Artist’s Aerie” for the “One Minute Interview,” where a variety of companies and individuals were asked the same 3 questions about this year’s convention. The creator answers follow, alphabetized by each creator’s first name. We […]

NYCC: The 2007 One-Minute Interview Part 1 - Companies

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2007
To repeat the experiment from last year, Toon Zone News wandered the 2007 New York Comic Con’s show floor and “Artist’s Aerie” for the “One Minute Interview,” where a variety of companies and individuals were asked the same 3 questions about this year’s convention. The company answers follow, alphabetized by each company representative’s first name. […]

Brian Ward Shouts Up Captain N on DVD

by JohnCrichtonon February 23, 2007
In 1989, Nintendo and NBC teamed up to bring the world of Nintendo to Saturday mornings with Captain N: The Game Master. In the show, teenager Kevin Keene and his faithful dog Duke get summoned to the alternate universe of Videoland, where Kevin becomes Captain N, leading the N Team against the forces of evil, […]

Toon Zone Interviews John Delaney on "Futurama" in Comics and "Chaotic"

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2007
Longtime readers of the Toon Zone Forums will remember the John Delaney sketch poll with fondness. Familiar to many readers as the artist for Justice League Adventures and other animated tie-in comics from DC, Delaney is now leading the team bringing Chaotic to the 4Kids! Network. Chaotic centers on two teenaged boys who discover a […]

Talking with Disney's David Bossert About Pooh and Platinum Editions

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2007
David Bossert is a man who has worn many hats at the Walt Disney Company over his 22-year career with the company. After receiving a B.F.A. from the renowned California Institute of the Arts in 1983, Bossert began his career at Disney as an effects animator, working on films such as The Black Cauldron, Who […]