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toonzone at MCM London Comic Con October 2013 - Interviews With Namco Bandai Producers

by Grant Whiteon November 4, 2013
On the Saturday morning of MCM Expo London, toonzone had a chance to talk with the producers of four of Namco Bandai’s biggest upcoming games for the year ahead and briefly discuss their design and aspirations. Tales of Symphonia Chronicles  – PlayStation 3 – Hideo Baba What new content can fans expect from Tales of […]
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toonzone at MCM London Comic Con October 2013 - Interview With Wit Studio

by Grant Whiteon November 3, 2013
Prior to the Wit Studio panel held in the main convention, toonzone had a chance to talk with George Wada (president of Wit Studio), Ryotaro Makihara (director of Hal) and Katsuhiko Kitada (character designer on Hal, animation director for Attack on Titan) at the nearby Novotel. How involved was original creator Hajime Isayama with the […]

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Toonzone Interviews Director Jimmy Hayward About "Free Birds"

by 90'sCartoonManon October 31, 2013
Jimmy Hayward gained early directorial prominence as a commercial director and was one of the original animators of the computer-animated television series ReBoot. He then joined Pixar Animation to work on the first Toy Story and worked with the company for over a decade. He later joined 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios as […]
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Toonzone Goes to the "Free Birds" Premiere Press Conference

by 90'sCartoonManon October 31, 2013
Jimmy Hayward gained early directorial prominence as a commercial director and was one of the original animators of the computer-animated television series ReBoot. He then joined Pixar Animation to work on the first Toy Story and worked with the company for over a decade. He later joined 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios as […]

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NYCC 2013: A Chat and Photo Shoot with Summer Rayne Oakes - Model, Entrepreneur, Harley Quinn

by Ed Liuon October 22, 2013
Last year at New York Comic Con, I took a series of photos of a particularly good Harley Quinn cosplayer on Sunday. Afterwards, much to my surprise, I found out that I had just done a photoshoot with professional model, entrepreneur, and activist Summer Rayne Oakes. Exploring her website and her work drove me to […]
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NYCC 2013: Talking with Rob Paulsen About Donatello in Season 2 of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

by Ed Liuon October 21, 2013
On Saturday at New York Comic Con 2013, Toonzone News was able to get a few minutes backstage with Rob Paulsen, who plays Donatello in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Some of his past roles include Raphael in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pinky in Pinky and the Brain, Wakko Warner in […]

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NYCC 2013: "Justice League: War" Roundtable Interviews - Jay Oliva, James Tucker, & Andrea Romano

by Ed Liuon October 21, 2013
At New York Comic Con 2013, Toonzone News was able to sit with Warner Bros. Animation’s Jay Oliva, James Tucker, and Andrea Romano — director, producer, and casting/voice director on Justice League: War, the upcoming new direct-to-video animated movie. Questions Toonzone News asked are marked. Click any link in Andrea Romano’s section to hear her […]
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NYCC 2013: "The Legend of Korra" Interview: P.J. Byrne, Joaquim Dos Santos, and Bryan Konietzko

by Ed Liuon October 17, 2013
At the 2013 New York Comic Con, Toonzone News had the chance to sit down with some of the cast and crew from Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra: actor P.J. Byrne (Bolin), executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Bryan Konietzko. TOONZONE NEWS: My first question is for P.J.: you were a finance and drama double-major […]

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NYCC 2013: Toonzone Interviews "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Executive Producer Ciro Nieli

by Todd DuBoison October 15, 2013
As a director on Teen Titans, Transformers Animated and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as well as the creator and director of Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, Ciro Nieli is no stranger to bringing heroes to life in animation. But in the role of an Executive Producer on Nickelodeon’s ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles […]

Otakon 2013: Press Conference and Public Q&A With Director Shinichiro Watanabe

by Todd DuBoison August 21, 2013
Few figures in the anime industry today can boast of a career as rich as that of Shinichiro Watanabe. A successful screenwriter, music producer and director, Watanabe got his first big directing break co-directing the admired OVA series Macross Plus with Shoji Kawamori before going on to direct the eclectic landmark titles Cowboy Bebop and […]