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

by Ed Liuon November 24, 2006
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"

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2006
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

by Alex Weitzmanon October 30, 2006
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

by Stuon October 25, 2006
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

by Alex Weitzmanon October 21, 2006
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

by Ed Liuon October 17, 2006
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

by Alex Weitzmanon October 14, 2006
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 […]

STAS 10th: Monkeys, Shock Jocks, and Supergirl - Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer

by Ed Liuon September 5, 2006
To commemorate the impending 10th anniversary of Superman the Animated Series, Toon Zone News and the World’s Finest Online have teamed up for an interview series with an assortment of people associated with the show or the tie-in Superman Adventures comic book series. Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer have accumulated an extensive pedigree in the […]

Prepare For The Fantastic! Chris Yost Talks Fantastic Four!

by Stuon August 30, 2006
Chris Yost is no stranger to superheroes. Having previously worked on X-Men: Evolution, The Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and currently co-writing Marvel’s New X-Men comic, Chris now serves as Story Editor on the upcoming Fantastic Four cartoon, set to premiere this Saturday. Toon Zone News managed to pull Chris away from his comics […]

Tony White on "Animation from Pencils to Pixels"

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2006
Tony White’s 30+ year animation career began in studying graphic design, typography, and illustration at East Ham Technical College in London. After graduation, he began with Britain’s Halas and Bachelor, directing two award-winning short films (Quartet and A Short Tall Story) and as Head of Design of the Jackson Five TV series. From there, White […]