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Otakon 2012: Toonzone Interviews Voice Actress Brina Palencia

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 7, 2012
Between such roles as the diminutive talking reindeer Chopper in One Piece, the wolf-deity Holo in Spice and Wolf and young boys like Ciel Phantomhive in Black Butler, voice actress Brina Palencia has had a career as diverse as it has been prolific in recent years. Her major roles include Natsuki Shinohara in the movie Summer […]
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Otakon 2012: Toonzone Interviews Voice Director and Actor Michael Sinterniklaas

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 6, 2012
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 […]

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

by 90'sCartoonManon August 4, 2012
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 […]
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SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with "ParaNorman" Star Kodi Smit-McPhee

by 90'sCartoonManon July 28, 2012
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 […]

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

by 90'sCartoonManon July 27, 2012
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 […]
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SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with "ParaNorman" Star Christopher Mintz-Plasse

by 90'sCartoonManon July 26, 2012
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 […]

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

by 90'sCartoonManon July 26, 2012
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 […]
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SDCC2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Roundtable Interviews - Part Two

by Jeffrey Harrison July 18, 2012
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 […]

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SDCC2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Roundtable Interviews - Part One

by Jeffrey Harrison July 18, 2012
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

by Jeffrey Harrison June 4, 2012
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 […]