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

by Ed Liuon February 12, 2008
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

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2008
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"

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2008
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"

by Ed Liuon December 25, 2007
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"

by Ed Liuon December 20, 2007
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 […]

World’s Finest Online Interviews Alan Burnett on "The Batman" Season 5

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2007
The World’s Finest Online has interviewed writer/producer Alan Burnett about the fifth season of The Batman. The interview discusses the introduction of more of DC’s heroes into the show, as well as the reasons why some characters have not appeared yet and how to balance the expanded superhero cast with the existing one.

Toon Zone Interviews C.H. Greenblatt on Crafting "Chowder"

by Ed Liuon October 30, 2007
After a four-year stint as an advertising art director in New York City, C.H. Greenblatt realized that, “I didn’t want to spend my life fighting over how many frames of a commercial were spent showing a toothpaste tube.” The advertising world’s loss was animation’s gain, because after answering a want ad in Animation Magazine to […]

Toon Zone Interviews Jennifer Davidson, CN’s Sr. VP of Programming & Scheduling

by Ed Liuon October 16, 2007
In her 15 year career, Jennifer Davidson has moved up from assistant to senior management positions. Along the way, she’s overseen the launch of the Boomerang network and the Adult Swim programming block, and won numerous industry and marketing awards for her work. She was recently selected as a Betsy Magness Fellow by Women in […]

Philip Brophy on the Marvel of Osamu Tezuka’s Manga

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2007
Philip Brophy’s resume makes him out as a multi-media renaissance man, with a variety of critically acclaimed and intellectually challenging projects in music, film, analytical texts, and museum curatorship. He has done several exhibitions so far on the work of Osamu Tezuka, often regarded as the artist who built the foundations of Japanese anime and […]

Pierre De Celles on Animating Sonic the Hedgehog and Other Tales

by Chris Woodon July 25, 2007
Pierre De Celles has been working in animation production since the early 1970s. An accomplished jack of all trades, he’s done everything from layouts to storyboarding to animating to voice acting to directing. Among the many well known properties he has worked on are Smurfs, The Care Bears Movie, Spiral Zone, Slimer! and the Real […]