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LA Times on Voice Actors and the Video Game Industry

by Ed Liuon December 7, 2009
The Los Angeles Times has examined the dilemma facing many voice actors today: work in the video game industry is growing incredibly quickly, but many performers feel that their pay for the work is not keeping pace with the industry’s growth (free registration required). Unlike animation voice work, which will often pay residuals, most video […]

Voice Actor for a Weekend: Top 5 More Lessons from Bob Bergen’s Advanced Class

by Ed Liuon December 5, 2009
Last year, I took a beginner voice acting class with Bob Bergen when he brought it to New York City, and had so much fun doing it that I wanted to take his advanced class this year. Luckily, taking Bob’s class last year fooled him into thinking that I was qualified for the advanced class. […]

Toons of the 2000s: Anime That Still Haven’t Made It To America

by on December 4, 2009
Go back to the Toons of the 2000s Intro. For a decade of anime that was defined by paying top-dollar for mid-season licenses and co-productions, a surprising number of gems haven’t made it to America yet, and post-crash, they may never get a proper release here. So, the blog staff and I set about trying […]

"Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths" Cast Announced, Release Date February 23, 2010

by Ed Liuon November 24, 2009
Warner Home Video has announced that Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, the latest DC direct-to-video animated movie, will be released on February 23, 2010 in the usual 1- and 2-disc DVD sets and Blu-ray disc, as well as through various on-demand and downloadable formats. In the movie, the iconic heroes of the Justice League […]

Voice Actor Chris Rager Hospitalized

by on November 23, 2009
Voice actor Chris Rager, known for his work on dubs by FUNimation Entertainment (including Dragon Ball Z‘s Mr. Satan), has reportedly been hospitalized after running out of gas late on November 10 near President George Bush Turnpike and Preston Road. Rager’s condition has improved, but he remains on ventilation. We wish Mr. Rager a speedy […]

‘Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths’ Writer and Cast Interviewed

by on November 19, 2009
The recent print edition of “Life Story: Film Fantasy” magazine has buried in it a feature article on the upcoming “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” animated film from Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation. The “collectors edition” of this magazine focuses heavily on the “Twilight: New Moon” feature film and the Justice […]

Bob Bergen Advanced Voice Over Class in NYC on Dec 5-6, 2009

by Ed Liuon October 21, 2009
Voice actor Bob Bergen will be returning to New York City to teach his advanced voice-over acting workshop on December 5-6, 2009. In the class, Bergen does a mock “audition and casting” of a cartoon where day 1 involves auditioning for up to 15 characters, after which Bergen will cast the show. Day 2 will […]

Cast in Plastic: Toon Zone Interviews Michael Bell on Being "Plastic Man"

by on October 20, 2009
Michael Bell is one of the most prominent actors and voice-over actors working today, with hundreds of roles in films and television that literally far outweighs the careers of his compatriots on the Screen Actors Guild board (as you will understand in a moment). He also lent (okay, sold) his voice to numerous video games, […]

NYAF2009: Toon Zone Interviews "Soul Eater"’s Laura Bailey & Travis Willingham

by Ed Liuon October 15, 2009
With dozens of titles between them, Laura Bailey and Travis Willingham are clearly battle-scarred veterans of the anime voice acting scene. Both kicked off their careers with parts in Dragon Ball Z, and have gone on to give voice to many of the most popular characters in anime today, with Bailey providing the voice for […]

"Snow White" Diamond Edition: An Interview with Marge Champion

by Ed Liuon October 7, 2009
Marge Champion has had a lengthy and renowned career as a dancer, actress, and choreographer on stage and screen. Her first dance instructor was her father, the noted ballet master Ernest Belcher who was one of the first dance directors for the cinema and also dance instructor for both the stars and their children in […]