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Stan Freberg, 1926 - 2015

Stan Freberg

The Hollywood Reporter notes the passing of Stan Freberg — satirist, author, recording artist, voiceover actor, comedian, puppeteer, and advertising creative director — at the age of 88 due to natural causes. He began a career in animation voiceover shortly after graduating from Alhambra High School in 1944, working for Warner Bros. as Pete Puma, […]

Actor Brian Stepanek on Going "Home" for DreamWorks Animation

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Actor Brian Stepanek ought to be familiar to audiences of kids and grown-up entertainment, both on-camera and in voiceover work for animation. A guest role on CBS’s Two and a Half Men so impressed writer/producer Chuck Lorre that he created a recurring role for Mr. Stepanek on the show, and cast him in guest roles […]

Sarah Michelle Gellar Joins Cast of "Star Wars Rebels" for Season 2

Star Wars Rebels

SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR TO STAR IN SEASON 2 OF STAR WARS REBELS In the hours after the “Star Wars Rebels” season finale aired on Disney XD, its executive producer/supervising director Dave Filoni revealed that actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (“The Crazy Ones,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) will join the voice cast in a recurring role for […]

Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock Actor, 1931 - 2015

Leonard Nimoy Mr. Spock

Actor Leonard Nimoy passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015, at the age of 83 due to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy had been hospitalized earlier in the week due to chest pains. Mr. Nimoy was best known for his role as the logical Vulcan Mr. Spock on the Star Trek television series starting […]

Q&A With Ryan Potter, Jamie Chung, and Genesis Rodriguez of "Big Hero 6"

Big Hero 6

In the wake of Big Hero 6 winning the Best Animated Feature Academy Award and its release on Blu-ray and DVD today, Walt Disney Home Entertainment has released three Q&A sessions with actors Ryan Potter (Hiro), Jamie Chung (Go Go), and Genesis Rodriguez (Honey Lemon). AN INTERVIEW WITH RYAN POTTER FOR THE BLU-RAY, DIGITAL HD […]

Will Friedle, Kevin Michael Richardson, Vanessa Marshall, Trevor Devall Join Animated "Guardians of the Galaxy" Cast

Guardians of the Galaxy

Disney XD has announced the following cast members for the animated Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, which is currently set for a debut in 2016. Cast members announced so far are: Will Friedle as Peter Jason Quill/Star-Lord Kevin Michael Richardson as Groot Trevor Devall as Rocket Vanessa Marshall as Gamora Each of the actors […]

Gary Owens, "Space Ghost" Voice Actor, 1936 - 2015

Gary Owens

Veteran voiceover performer Gary Owens has passed away on February 12, 2015, at the age of 80. A longtime radio and TV announcer, Owens was best known to the general public as the mellifluous baritone for NBC’s Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. He also coined the “beautiful downtown Burbank” phrase on his KMPC radio show that […]

How to Be a Tough Guy the Danny Trejo Way

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Danny Trejo spent his youth throughout the 1960’s in and out of all the California state penitentiaries, but had gone clean and sober and straight after getting released in 1969. In 1985, he was working as a drug counselor when a young, recovering addict gave him a call asking for help, saying he was about […]

English Voice Cast & Trailer Revealed for First "Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin" OVA

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The official website for the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin OVA has been updated with an English voice cast announcement for its first episode, along with an English version of its full-length trailer and other new content. The four-episode miniseries will tell the backstory of the One Year War recounted in the franchise-launching 1979 series Mobile Suit Gundam, emphasizing […]

Inspired by the Muse - Toonzone Interviews Actor Sunday Muse

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The multi-talented Sunday Muse wears many hats in her career, with the first being an actor on stage, on-camera, and in voiceover. She also claims credits as an author (of the book You Can Do Cartoon Voices, Too!), a stand-up comedian (with Toronto Life naming her ‘one of the funniest ladies in Toronto’), and an […]

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