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Toonzone Interviews Stuart Forrest, CEO of Triggerfish, on "Adventures in Zambezia"

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Stuart Forrest is a longtime animator and the current CEO of Triggerfish Animation Studios, based in Cape Town, South Africa. He began Triggerfish by doing stop-motion animation in his living room (much to the annoyance of his wife), before going on to doing animation for Sesame Street for six seasons, along with commercials and 30-minute […]

Toonzone Goes to "LEGO Batman: The Movie" Premiere at the Paley Center for Media, NYC

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At the beginning of February, Toonzone News attended the world premiere of LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite, a new direct-to-video animated feature from Warner Home Video and Tt Animation. In attendance were voice actors Clancy Brown (Lex Luthor), Troy Baker (Batman), and Travis Willingham (Superman); along with director/producer Jon Burton and director […]

Platform International Animation Festival: Toonzone Interviews "Adventure Time" Creator Pendleton Ward

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A graduate of the CalArts Animation Program, Pendleton Ward went on to work at Frederator Studios and wrote and storyboarded for The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack before going on to create the hit series Adventure Time in 2010. Following the “Awesome” Cartoon Network panel at the Platform International Animation Festival, Toonzone News caught up to […]

Platform International Animation Festival: Toonzone Interviews Katsuhiro Otomo on His New Short Hi-No-Yojin: Combustible

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Katsuhiro Otomo debuted as a manga writer/artist in 1973 and is known for such works as Domu and Akira. Otomo directed the animated adaptation of Akira in 1988, which went on to become highly influential in the world of animation. Otomo also directed 2004’s Steamboy; his most recent work is a short film “Combustible (Hi-No-Yojin).” […]

Toonzone Interviews Greg Cipes on Being Michelangelo in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

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 Actor, singer, musician, composer, pro-surfer, martial-arts champion—Greg Cipes is all these things and more. While he experienced early success as a competitive martial artist and a professional surfer, Cipes became an instant star to animation fans in his first role as Beast Boy in Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans. He has since gone on to land […]

NYCC 2012: Roundtable Interviews with "The Dark Knight Returns" Producer Bruce Timm and Voice Director Andrea Romano

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At the 2012 New York Comic Con, Todd “GWOtaku” DuBois and I were able to sit in on roundtable interview sessions with Bruce Timm and Andrea Romano, executive producer and voice director, respectively, on Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. The first half of the two-part adaptation of the seminal graphic novel by Frank Miller and […]

Toonzone Interviews Jay Oliva and David Selby at the "Dark Knight Returns, Pt. 1" World Premiere at the Paley Center NYC

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On Thursday, September 20, 2012, Toonzone News was at the Paley Center for Media in New York City for the world premiere screening of The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1. This newest direct-to-video animated feature from DC Entertainment adapts Frank Miller’s renowned graphic novel about an aging Bruce Wayne coming out of retirement as Batman […]

Toonzone Talks Toons and Turtles with Voice Actor Rob Paulsen

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If you’re a fan of animation made within the last 20 years or so, it’s an almost sure bet that Rob Paulsen has been in something that you loved. While growing up, Paulsen aspired to be a hockey player, but after learning at age 18 that he “had neither the talent or the temperament to […]

Epic Mickey 2 Roundtable Video Interview - Part 5 of 5

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At the San Diego Comic Con 2012, Toonzone News was able to sit with other members of the press to talk about the upcoming release of Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two with Warren Spector (Disney’s Epic Mickey), Becky Cline (Director, Archives for The Walt Disney Company), Peter David (The Incredible Hulk), Brian Freyermuth (Junction […]

Epic Mickey 2 Roundtable Video Interview - Part 4 of 5

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At the San Diego Comic Con 2012, Toonzone News was able to sit with other members of the press to talk about the upcoming release of Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two with Warren Spector (Disney’s Epic Mickey), Becky Cline (Director, Archives for The Walt Disney Company), Peter David (The Incredible Hulk), Brian Freyermuth (Junction […]

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