Toon Zone News Interview Series: "A Life in Voice Acting" with Bob Bergen (Part 2)

by Ed Liuon June 2, 2008
In part one of our interview with Bob Bergen, we followed his training as an actor, his careers as a tour guide for Universal Studios and as the host of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, and his approach to acting in the studio. In part two, below, we focus in on his roles as Porky Pig […]

Toon Zone News Interview Series: "A Life in Voice Acting" with Bob Bergen (Part 1)

by Ed Liuon May 30, 2008
“A Life in Voice Acting” will be a semi-regular interview series at Toon Zone News, digging into the lives and techniques of the actors who primarily make their living providing voices for our favorite animated cartoon characters. As far back as he can remember, Bob Bergen wanted to be Porky Pig. However, rather than just […]

World’s Finest Interviews Matt Wayne and Carlo Barbieri on Ending "JLU" Comics

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2008
The World’s Finest Online has interviewed writer Matt Wayne and artist Carlo Barbieri on wrapping up the Justice League Unlimited comic book series that tied-in to the Justice League Unlimited series on Cartoon Network. Both discuss their work on the issue, how the knowledge that it was the last issue of the comic affected their […]

World’s Finest Interviews Ethan Beavers on "Teen Titans Go!" and "JLU" Comics

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2008
The World’s Finest Online has interviewed comic book artist Ethan Beavers about his work on the Johnny DC line of animated series tie-in comics, including Teen Titans Go!, Justice League Unlimited, and Legion of Superheroes in the 31st Century. Beavers discusses the links between the shows and the comic books, the work he did on […]

Engineering The Excellent: Greg Johnson Talks ‘Iron Man’

by Stuon May 6, 2008
With Iron Man season one reaching new levels of mediocrity in animation, Marvel revamped the show and replaced the existing staff with an all new crew, resulting in a huge renovation for the show. But how do you rework a show this bad? The Marvel Animation Age/Toon Zone News caught up with writer/story editor Greg […]

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

by Ed Liuon April 28, 2008
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"

by Ed Liuon April 22, 2008
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"

by Ed Liuon March 25, 2008
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"

by Ed Liuon March 16, 2008
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"

by Stuon February 26, 2008
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, […]