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A Virtual Roundtable Discussion with "The Lion King" Co-Directors Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers

When they signed on to co-direct The Lion King, Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers had no idea they were going to make cinematic history. With its recent re-release in theaters topping box office lists for two weeks in a row, The Lion King has just broken into the top 10 list for US domestic gross […]

A Virtual Roundtable Session with Don Hahn, Producer of "The Lion King"

It’s notable that the only title you can give to Disney’s Don Hahn is “employee,” because he’s done so many different things for the company in the 35 years he’s been employed there. He was the producer of such animated feature film classics as Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, as well as […]

Toonzone Interviews Pendleton Ward, Creator of "Adventure Time"

TZN: It’s kind of cool because it’s still playing with those same ideas and tropes from those genres, but it doesn’t look or feel like any other shows in those genres. PENDLETON WARD: I like that it’s just a background element in the mix. It makes it interesting for fans who watch the shows over […]

Otakon2011: Toonzone Interviews Anime Voice Actress Lisa Ortiz

TOONZONE NEWS: How did you first get the role of Lina in Slayers? LISA ORTIZ: At the time, I was doing a lot of work with Central Park Media. It was really early on, I had just started. I had done my first role, which was Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War. Then I was […]

Otakon2011: Toonzone Interviews Anime Japanese Voice Actor Akira Sasanuma

TOONZONE NEWS: Would you have any interest in returning to a Gundam series in the future? Perhaps in the Gundam Seed movie should it ever be made? AKIRA SASANUMA: If there is opportunity, very well. TOONZONE NEWS: What has been the most difficult role for you to voice, a role that has really pushed you […]

SDCC2011: "Batman: Year One" Roundtable Interviews

At the San Diego Comic-Con before the screening of Batman: Year One, Toonzone caught up with members of the movie’s cast and crew. INTERVIEW WITH ANDREA ROMANO, CASTING AND VOICE OVER DIRECTOR Andrea Romano is one of the hardest workers in the industry today and has worked as a casting and voice over director for […]

SDCC2011: "Transformers Prime" Roundtable Interviews

(l to r) Bob Orci, Jeff Kline, and Therese Trujillo While at the San Diego Comic-Con, Toonzone was able to catch up with the creative minds behind Transformers Prime. The production crew revealed a montage of clips for the show’s first season plus a special teaser for the multi-part season finale to broadcast soon. The […]

SDCC2011: Toonzone Interviews the New "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Creative Team

In 2012, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be returning to television with a brand new, computer generated series. Nickelodeon recently purchased the franchise, beginning work on this new show almost immediately. During the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con at a special Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles unveilling event at the Urban Kitchen + Bar in San […]

SDCC2011: Toonzone Interviews Voice Actor Kevin Michael Richardson

Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons While at the San Diego Comic-Con, Toonzone was able to catch up with animation voice over veteran, Kevin Michael Richardson. The long-time actor can currently be heard as Bulkhead on Transformers: Prime, Jabba the Hutt on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Cleveland Junior on The Cleveland Show. […]

Toonzone Interviews "Voltron Force" Director John Delaney

TZN: Is the aim of this series to be more of a continuous narrative over the span of the season, or are you doing more loosely coupled, stand-alone episodes? JOHN DELANEY: Great question! We have created a series of 26 standalone episodes that all have a story thread running through them. If you watch them […]

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