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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 […]

"ThunderCats": The Cat's Meow

Never judge a new series by its first episode, a certain television producer once cautioned me. Remember, the people making it are still feeling their way, trying to get the kinks worked out. It’s a newborn baby, and those things are always kind of ugly. Malicious soul that I am, I’m tempted to scrupulously adhere […]

The New "ThunderCats" Has a Hairball or Two

There’s a fine line between archetype and cliché. Both hinge on the feeling that you’ve seen something before, but an archetype derives power from that familiarity while a cliché is weakened by it. My biggest problem with the rebooted ThunderCats is that it runs exactly along the line that separates the two for its duration. […]

Toonzone Goes to San Diego Comic-Con 2011

It’s here! San Diego Comic-Con International 2011 is underway now, and Toonzone News reporters Jeffrey Harris (TheVileOne), Christopher Glennon (90′sCartoonMan), and Revelator are on the scene! Check back here periodically throughout the weekend for San Diego Comic Con 2011-related news and updates, and you can always search the news for “SDCC2011″ for all our San […]

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. […]

"ThunderCats": These Cats Can Dance

I’d had no experience with the ThunderCats franchise prior to watching the premiere episode of this new show and scanning its Wikipedia entry, and yet I can’t say I didn’t go in without a bit of bias. I’m just generally cynical about remakes. Furthermore, I thought the trailer—which can be seen here—did not look promising […]

SDCC2011: "Batman: Year One" Panel Report and Review

DC Animation’s latest DTV Batman: Year One made its world premiere at San Diego’s ComicCon on July 22, 2011 (with general release on October 18). A prevalent theme at the post-screening panel was the movie’s faithfulness to its source material, Frank Miller’s epochal miniseries from 1987. The production crew “tried to be as faithful to […]

SDCC2011: "Green Lantern: The Animated Series" Teases

It’s a good time to be Green Lantern. At least according to producer/animator Bruce Timm, producer Giancarlo Volpe, and producer/story editor Jim Krieg. Green Lantern will be getting his own CGI animated series on Cartoon Network, adding to Green Lantern events in DC Comics and the Green Lantern movie this summer. CGI is form of […]

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