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Being Megatron: Toon Zone Talks to David Kaye

David Kaye has played countless memorable roles: various incarnations of Megatron from several Transformers series, Sesshoumaru from Inuyasha, Professor Xavier from X-Men Evolution, Soun Tendo from Ranma ½, General Hawk from G.I. Joe, and various others. He recently spoke to Toon Zone about his work. Toon Zone: What was it that first attracted you to […]

How Did the X-Men Evolve? Animator/Director Steven Gordon Explains

Steven E. Gordon is an animator, character designer and director who has worked on such hits as X-Men: Evolution, The Black Cauldron, Oliver & Co., and Ralph Bakshi’s Mighty Mouse. He recently spoke to Toon Zone about his work. Toon Zone: How did you get started in the animation business? Steve Gordon: It started as […]

Toonami Topper Sean Akins Talks to Toon Zone

As Sean Akins explains right off the bat, his responsibilities on Toonami, Cartoon Network’s long-running hit action block, encompass a lot of areas. Titles don’t really convey much. Fortunately, he was able to describe to Toon Zone what it is he does and how he and his talented crew get it done. And no, that’s […]

Toonami Topper Sean Akins Talks to Toon Zone (pt 2)

Back to part 1 Toon Zone: Alright, FUNimation’s been one of Toonami’s greatest partners over the years, with Dragonball and Yu-Yu Hakusho. They’re currently doing Tenchi Muyo GXP and the new episodes of Tenchi Muyo. Was Tenchi enough of a success that you might pick these shows up? Sean Akins: It’ll depend. We’ll certainly have […]

Avi Melman and Michael Reaves Talk "Guardians of Luna"

A new show is on the way from Avi Melman (Cybergraphix Animation) and Michael Reaves (Batman: The Animated Series, Gargoyles). It’s called Guardians of Luna, and Toon Zone sat down with Melman and Reaves for an exclusive first peek at this show, which, Reaves says, is “pushing the envelope the same way that Gargoyles and […]

"Fat Albert's Greatest Hits": He's not Heavy, He's Phat

Fat Albert has built an impressive legacy as the longest running cartoon franchise with an all black cast. The show ran from 1972 to 1984, spawned a few holiday specials, and has lived on in countless reruns. This year the series celebrates it’s successful history with a live action movie and the release of the […]

"Bubblegum Crisis 2040 Volume 1": Punk-Rock Pops The Bubblegum Bubble

After a severe earthquake destroys most of Tokyo the city has to be rebuilt by mechanized machines and androids. These “boomers,” produced by a corporation called Genom, are programmed to obey humans but a little malfunction turns them deadly. The A.D. Police are no match for them, so the world must look for another bunch […]

"Gundam F91" Misfires Too Often

It’s a bad time to be a Universal Century fan. Your original series bombed on television, your movie had several questionable dub errors, and your most-requested title had more delays than the average Nintendo 64 video game. But you’ve got to admire that fire that resides in the original Gundam universe and how it refuses […]

"Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum: 03" Can Platinum Tarnish?

Welcome to the world of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Whereas in the real world, Y2K brought us nothing but needless worrying, in the Evangelionverse, a mysterious destructive force blew up Tokyo. Skip ahead a decade or so, and three teenagers (one with a serious attitude problem) pilot giant constructs known as Evangelions to protect Tokyo-3 from […]

"Gargoyles" Awaken on DVD, Looking All The Better For Their Age

Back in the day, Gargoyles was one of the few cartoons on the air that attempted to break its genre’s formula. With Batman: The Animated Series, Gargolyes elevated television action animation from the repetitive, vanilla pit into which it had sunk to new heights of story telling, voice acting, animation, and music. These cartoons gave […]

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