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Otakon 2012: Toonzone Interviews Voice Director and Actor Michael Sinterniklaas

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A veteran of the voice acting business, Michael Sinterniklaas has distinguished himself as an actor, ADR director and script writer. In the year 2000 he founded the recording studio NYAV Post, which has produced English dubs for a wide variety of animation such as The Venture Bros, Robotomy, Speed Racer: The Next Generation, Huntik: Secrets […]

SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with "ParaNorman" Producer Arianne Sutner, Production Designer Nelson Lowry, and Director of 3-D Rapid Prototyping Brian McLean

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Arianne Sutner, producer for ParaNorman, was also animator producer on The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, coordinator of the story department on The Nightmare Before Christmas, and editorial coordinator on James and the Giant Peach. Nelson Lowry, Production Designer for ParaNorman, is LAIKA’s Senior Art Director. He was selected by the National Society of Film […]

SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with "ParaNorman" Star Kodi Smit-McPhee

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Kodi Smit-McPhee stars in ParaNorman as the titular Norman Babcock. He has received Critics’ Choice Movie Award nominations for Best Young Actor for his roles in Let Me In and The Road and an AFI Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Matching Jack. He has won the AFI Award for Young Actor and a […]

SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with "ParaNorman" Writer/Director Chris Butler, Director Sam Fell, and Producer/Lead Animator Travis Knight

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Chris Butler, who did storyboard and design work on The Tale of Despereaux and Corpse Bride, received an Annie Award nomination for his previous work at LAIKA as head of story and storyboard supervisor on Coraline. He makes his directorial debut in ParaNorman, which he also wrote. Sam Fell wrote and directed Flushed Away, which […]

SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with "ParaNorman" Star Christopher Mintz-Plasse

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Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who plays Alvin in ParaNorman, made his film debut as Fogell, better known as “McLovin” in 2007′s Superbad, which earned him a nomination for the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance.  He also performed in Role Models, Year One, Fright Night, and Kick-Ass, which earned him a Teen Choice Award nomination.  He provided […]

SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with "ParaNorman" Star Anna Kendrick

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Anna Kendrick, who has earned Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice Movie, and Academy Award nominations for her role in 2009′s Up in the Air, lends her voice to Courtney in LAIKA’s upcoming film ParaNorman.  Kendrick also performed in the first four Twilight Saga movies, 50/50, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and […]

SDCC2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Roundtable Interviews - Part Two

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Welcome to Part Two of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Roundtable Interviews. Toonzone interviews Kevin Michael Richardson (The Voice of The Shredder), Ciro Nieli (Executive Producer), and Hoon Lee (The Voice of Splinter) in anticipation of the upcoming cartoon. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will premiere on Nickelodeon on September 29, 2012. For more information, visit the […]

SDCC2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Roundtable Interviews - Part One

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Toonzone interviews Kevin Michael Richardson (The Voice of The Shredder), Ciro Nieli (Executive Producer), and Hoon Lee (The Voice of Splinter) in anticipation of the upcoming cartoon. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will premiere on Nickelodeon on September 29, 2012. For more information, visit the official website. Watch Part Two of the interview here.

Toonzone Interviews "Phineas & Ferb" Co-Creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh

TZN: Phineas and Ferb is very funny, but it’s also always about kids getting up and outside and learning and also being creative. How important was that when you created the show, to be both funny, hilarious, and to have lots of slapstick but to also have a positive message? DAN POVENMIRE: Well, we wanted […]

Toonzone News Interviews Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, Co-Creators of "The Legend of Korra"

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Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko launched a genuine phenomenon in 2005 with Avatar the Last Airbender, melding influences from Japanese anime, Western hero’s journey epics, and Chinese wuxia tales to craft an action-adventure series that was unlike any other. The pair’s animation bona fides extended well before the debut of Avatar the Last Airbender, though. […]

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