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NYCC 2015: “Batman: Bad Blood” Roundtable with Phil Bourassa, Jay Oliva, James Tucker, and Jason O’Mara

by Ed Liuon October 22, 2015
At New York Comic Con 2015, Toonzone News was able to participate in press roundtable interviews with cast and crew members for Batman: Bad Blood, the upcoming animated feature from DC Animation. Unfortunately, we had to duck out before we could chat with Gaius Charles, voice actor for Luke Fox/Batwing. Let’s hope he can come […]
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Galloping Through “Equestria Girls Friendship Games” with Ishi Rudell and Josh Haber

by Ed Liuon October 16, 2015
Since its debut on the Hub Network in 2010, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has become a genuine pop culture phenomenon, spawning a rabid, cross-demographic fanbase and the Equestria Girls spinoff franchise of movies. The third Equestria Girls installment, Friendship Games, has just been released, further advancing the story of the former Pony Sunset […]

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Toonzone News Interviews Wit Studio’s Kotomi Deai & Hiroshi Shimizu About “The Rolling Girls”

by Grant Whiteon September 29, 2015
This past weekend Wit Studio’s Kotomi Deai and Hiroshi Shimizu attended MCM Glasgow Comic Con to promote their work on the studio’s latest hit The Rolling Girls, licensed by Anime Limited for UK Blu-ray and DVD release in 2016. Collectively the pair have ample experience in the Japanese animation industry and Toonzone News got the […]
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Kevin Kliesch – Composing Music Fit for a Princess on “Sofia the First”

by Christopher Glennonon September 28, 2015
Kevin Kliesch has worked as a composer and orchestrator on over 100 feature films including Enchanted, Tangled, and Frozen. His first Annie Award nomination came in 2012 for his work on ThunderCats. That same year, he went on to receive two more nominations from BSO Spirit for their Jerry Goldsmith Awards in Best Television Score […]

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Going Back to “Hotel Transylvania” with Genndy Tartakovsky and Michelle Murdocca

by Christopher Glennonon September 25, 2015
Genndy Tartakovksy made his name among animation fans for directing and producing Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars: Clone Wars. He made his feature film directing debut with the first Hotel Transylvania, and returns to direct Hotel Transylvania 2. Michelle Murdocca worked as vice president of production at the inception of Sony Pictures Animation […]
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Peeking at Disney’s (Animated) Shorts with Producer Dorothy McKim

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2015
Dorothy McKim has been with Walt Disney Animation Studios since 1988, where she earned her first credit as Production Supervisor on Oliver and Company. Since then, she has worked her way up the ranks as Production Supervisor on Beauty and the Beast and The Rescuers Down Under, Director of Production on Hercules, Tarzan, and The […]

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Otakon 2015: Roundtable Interview With Director Ei Aoki & Producers Toshiyuki Nagano, Shizuka Kurosaki

by Todd DuBoison August 10, 2015
Ei Aoki, Toshiyuki Nagano and Shizuka Kurosaki are a trio that hail from a younger, up-and-coming generation in the anime industry today. In her early career as a producer at the major Japanese production company Aniplex, Ms. Kurosaki has been involved in the supernatural thriller film series The Garden of Sinners, the recently completed fantasy […]
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Otakon 2015: Press Conference With Voice Actress Romi Park

by Todd DuBoison August 10, 2015
Born and raised in Tokyo, Korean-Japanese voice actress Romi Park is one of the most prolific performers in her field, with years of experience doing voiceover work for for not only Japanese animation but also Japanese dubs for other cartoons (most notably Finn the human from Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time), video games, movies and television programs. […]

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Otakon 2015: Press Conference With Dragon Ball Actors Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat

by Todd DuBoison August 10, 2015
Two of the leading stars of the English voice cast for the Dragon Ball franchise, Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat have performed a large number of roles for the >Dragon Ball productions as both its voice director and the voice of such major roles as Vegeta, Piccolo and the eternal dragon Shenron. During the weekend Otakon 2015 […]
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Getting Weird on “Pig Goat Banana Cricket” with Johnny Ryan and Dave Cooper

by Ed Liuon August 6, 2015
Johnny Ryan and Dave Cooper are renowned in indie comics, with the former creating Angry Youth Comix and the “Blecky Yuckerella” comic strip, and the latter creating the graphic novels Suckle, Crumple, and Weasel. However, the very adult nature of these books didn’t keep them from collaborating together to create comic strips for Nickelodeon Magazine […]