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Classic Creators Return for New Batman Stories

Comicon.com’s PULSE News reports that Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers, John Workman, and Terry Austin are on board for Dark Detective, a new bi-weekly Batman comic to debut this spring. Englehart, Rogers, and Workman were instrumental in the revival of Batman after the camp craze of the 60′s, and Englehart has promised the return of Silver […]

Natalie Portman in "V for Vendetta"

Superhero Hype! has learned that Natalie Portman will star in the adaptation of Alan Moore’s classic graphic novel, V for Vendetta. V for Vendetta tells the story of a totalitarian future landscape of Britain. Portman plays a young woman who becomes the unlikely ally of a mysterious revolutionary. The screenplay was done by the Wachowski […]

Greg Pak Talks "Phoenix: Endsong"

Writer Greg Pak (Warlock) has been interviewed by Newsarama.com about X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong, a five-issue mini-series featuring the often-dead-and-resurrected X-Men character. While Pak doesn’t reveal too much information about the mini-series, he confirms that Marvel has him signed to two more projects. X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong #1 hits comic stands today. A four-page preview […]

"Animation Celebration" At LA Museum With Industry Pros

The Museum of Television & Radio in Los Angeles will host an “Animation Celebration” family event Saturday, 1.22.05 from 1-4 PM. The event includes a “varied screening of vintage and current animated programs” and a number of industry professionals will be in attendance as well: Lauren Faust, Story Supervisor, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends Butch […]

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 […]

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