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Voltron Legendary Defender

SDCC 2016: “Voltron Legendary Defender” Interviews With Joaquim Dos Santos, Lauren Montgomery, and Tim Hedrick

by Christopher Glennonon August 10, 2016
Joaquim Dos Santos, executive producer on Voltron Legendary Defender, is known for character designing and directing DC DTV movies such as Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam and directing TV shows Justice League and Avatar the Last Airbender. Lauren Montgomery, Voltron Legendary Defender co-executive producer, also served as supervising producer on The Legend of Korra […]

Two Strings Tuesday: An Interview with Art Parkinson, the Voice of Kubo

by Christopher Glennonon August 9, 2016
Welcome back to Toonzone’s “Two Strings Tuesdays,” the day dedicated to special content posted a week in conjunction with the upcoming release of LAIKA Animation Studio’s latest feature film Kubo and the Two Strings (coming to theaters on August 19, 2016). For our earlier installments, check out: Roundtable interview with director Travis Knight and producer […]

Ryan Crego Talks Going on “Home Adventures with Tip and Oh”

by Ed Liuon August 5, 2016
After graduating from the Film and Media Studies program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Ryan Crego got his start in the animation business at DreamWorks Animation, starting there at 2004 and earning credits on Puss in Boots, Kung Fu Panda 2, and multiple Shrek projects. He has also written and developed animated features […]

Two Strings Tuesday: “Kubo and the Two Strings” Q&A with Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner

by Christopher Glennonon July 26, 2016
Welcome to the first installment of Toonzone’s “Two Strings Tuesdays,” the day dedicated to special content posted a week in conjunction with the upcoming release of LAIKA Animation Studio’s latest feature film Kubo and the Two Strings (coming to theaters on August 19, 2016). Travis Knight is LAIKA’s President and CEO, and has led or been […]

Elena of Avalor

Toonzone Interviews Composer Tony Morales on Working on “Elena of Avalor”

by Christopher Glennonon July 20, 2016
Emmy nominated composer Tony Morales began his career as staff composer within the commercial music division of Hans Zimmer’s Media Ventures in 1998.  He has he has gone on to compose numerous scores for film and television including the 2015 Netflix series Bloodline (co-composed with Edward Rogers), In Your Eyes (written by Joss Whedon), the short […]
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout

A LEGO “Gotham City Breakout” in Gotham with John DiMaggio, Brandon Vietti, Matt Peters, and Jason Spisak

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2016
At the end of June, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment hosted a special screening of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout at the Directors Guild of America Theater in New York City. In attendance were actors John DiMaggio (Deathstroke) and Jason Spisak (The Joker and Spoony); co-director Matt Peters; producer Brandon […]

Destiny

E3 2016: Destiny Rise of Iron Developer Interview

by Jeffrey Harrison July 1, 2016
During E3 2016, toonzone News got the chance to sit down and speak with Destiny: Rise of Iron creative director Christopher Barrett. “Rise of Iron” marks the next major expansion for the smash-hit game. In the latest expansion, players will explore the backstory of the Iron Lords and Lord Saladin of the Iron Banner.  Barrett […]
James Hong

Toonzone Interviews “Kung Fu Panda” Actor James Hong on Being Mr. Ping

by Ed Liuon June 27, 2016
Veteran actor James Hong has had a career stretching over six decades, and is one of the most recognizable actors working today with over 500 roles on his resume. Born in 1929 in Minneapolis, MN, Mr. Hong spent his elementary school years in Hong Kong before returning to the United States at age 10. Despite […]

Tumble Leaf

Toonzone Explores “Tumble Leaf” with Tara Sorensen and Drew Hodges

by Christopher Glennonon June 16, 2016
Tumble Leaf is a multi-Emmy award-winning Amazon original preschool series.  Amazon Studios hosted an event in celebration of the premier of the second season of the series.  Toon Zone News was able to speak with Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids’ Programming for Amazon Studios, and Tumble Leaf creator and executive producer Drew Hodges, for interviews. […]

Interview: All Hail Composer Frederik Wiedmann on “All Hail King Julien”!

by Christopher Glennonon June 13, 2016
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Frederik Wiedmann came to Los Angeles in 2004 to become a film composer. Wiedmann was twice nominated for the Annie Award for his musical work on Green Lantern the Animated Series. He has also worked on the Beware the Batman TV Series as well as DC Animated movies Son of Batman, […]