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Michael Cera Signs Up as Robin for "LEGO Batman"

by Ed Liuon July 16, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Michael Cera has signed to play Robin opposite Will Arnett’s Batman in LEGO Batman, the upcoming spin-off to The LEGO Movie. The movie will be produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller; directed by LEGO Movie animation supervisor Chris McKay; with a screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith.
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SDCC2015: Nickelodeon's Voice Over Experience and Nito Get Animated App [Updated: 7/14/2015]

by Eileen Cruzon July 10, 2015
Nickelodeon created a couple of interactive booth experiences for the San Diego Comic-Con 2015 (SDCC2015). The Voice Over Experience allows fans to enter a small recording studio and voice dialogue to clips from some of their favorite animated Nickelodeon shows. Nickelodeon previously included this interactive experience at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con and last year’s New […]

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Harry Shearer Signs Back on to "The Simpsons"

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2015
Actor Harry Shearer has signed a new deal to return to The Simpsons for its 27th and 28th seasons, resolving a contract dispute that was rooted in Mr. Shearer’s requirement for “freedom to do other work” in his words. Mr. Shearer voices characters including Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Rev. Lovejoy, and Kent Brockman, […]
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The Man Who Would Be Sponge: Toonzone News Interviews Actor Tom Kenny

by Ed Liuon June 3, 2015
While Tom Kenny was doing the rounds as a stand-up comedian in Hollywood, a casting director for what was then the Hanna-Barbera studios approached him after his set and asked if he had ever thought of doing voices for animation. “Only every day of my entire life,” was the answer, and before long, Tom Kenny […]

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John Stephenson, Voice Actor, 1923 - 2015

by Ed Liuon May 18, 2015
Writer Mark Evanier reports the passing of veteran voice actor John Stephenson on Friday, May 15, 2015, at the age of 91. While the cause of death was not stated, Mr. Stephenson had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for some time and had been living in a nursing home. Mr. Stephenson’s career began in 1948, when […]
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"Simpsons" Producer Al Jean Says Harry Shearer Will Not Be Returning

by Ed Liuon May 14, 2015
A report on CNN Money reports that Harry Shearer will not be returning to the voice cast of The Simpsons for the show’s 27th and 28th seasons, according to longtime Simpsons producer Al Jean. Jean added that, “We do not plan to ‘kill off’ his characters but replace them with the most talented members of […]

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Being Two Different Kinds of Batman, the Roger Craig Smith Way

by Ed Liuon May 12, 2015
When we last spoke with voice actor Roger Craig Smith, he had just begun playing Captain America in Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and the dastardly Ripslinger in DisneyToon’s Planes, in addition to his earlier iconic roles as Sonic the Hedgehog in several earlier video games and as the assassin Ezio in the Assassin’s Creed video games. […]
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Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman Anchor Disney's "Zootopia" Voice Cast

by Ed Liuon May 6, 2015
DISNEY’S ZOOTOPIA VOICE CAST REVEALED Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman Head to “Zootopia” Walt Disney Animation Studios welcomes Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman to “Zootopia,” Disney’s 2016 animated feature set in a modern mammal metropolis. Goodwin (ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” “Something Borrowed,” “Walk the Line”) will lend her voice to an optimistic bunny named […]

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Stan Freberg, 1926 - 2015

by Ed Liuon April 7, 2015
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, […]
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Actor Brian Stepanek on Going "Home" for DreamWorks Animation

by Ed Liuon March 27, 2015
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 […]