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Newsarama Interviews Billy West on "Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs" DTV

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed voice actor Billy West on his multiple roles in the newly released direct-to-video movie Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs. West discusses the latest plot twists in the on-going Leela/Fry relationship, the next two DTV Futurama movies, and his other upcoming projects.

Washington Post on Celebrities vs. Veteran Voice Actors

The Washington Post examines the trend of casting celebrities for animated voice acting roles, such as Jack Black and Angelina Jolie in Kung Fu Panda and for multiple supporting roles in the sequel to Madagascar. The article notes that the celebrity actors don’t claim many accolades for their performances, citing the negative or non-committal reviews […]

Imagi "Astro Boy" Voice Cast Announced

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Nicholas Cage, Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy, and Eugene Levy have signed on to the voice cast of Imagi Animation Studios’ Astro Boy, a CGI animated feature film adaptation of the seminal manga and anime by Osamu Tezuka. Freddie Highmore will be voicing the title character. The movie […]

Toon Zone News Interview Series: "A Life in Voice Acting" with Bob Bergen (Part 2)

In part one of our interview with Bob Bergen, we followed his training as an actor, his careers as a tour guide for Universal Studios and as the host of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, and his approach to acting in the studio. In part two, below, we focus in on his roles as Porky Pig […]

Newsarama Interviews Larry Kenney, Voice of "Thundercats" Lion-O

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Larry Kenney, best known as the voice of Thundercats leader Lion-O. Kenney discusses how his career started on radio with Don Imus, how the decision to produce Thundercats in New York City led to his casting, and the moving letters he’s received from numerous fans of th show.

Toon Zone News Interview Series: "A Life in Voice Acting" with Bob Bergen (Part 1)

“A Life in Voice Acting” will be a semi-regular interview series at Toon Zone News, digging into the lives and techniques of the actors who primarily make their living providing voices for our favorite animated cartoon characters. As far back as he can remember, Bob Bergen wanted to be Porky Pig. However, rather than just […]

Voice Actor Bob Bergen in Live Radio Interview on May 30, 2008

Voice actor Bob Bergen, best known as the voice of Porky Pig, will be interviewed on the New York area radio station WCBS at 8:00 AM (Eastern) on the Morning Show with Dan Taylor. Bergen will be on-air, live in the studio, discussing “all things animation” with the morning radio show host. WCBS is at […]

"Adventures in Voice Acting" DVD on Sale at Anime Expo on July 3, 2008

The Adventures in Voice Acting Volume 1 DVD will be released at Anime Expo in Boston, MA, on July 3, 2008. A special expo discount will be available for expo attendees, as well as free voice acting workshops at the Bang Zoom booth (#811). The DVD will include interviews with Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Wendee […]

Newsarama Interviews Voice Actor Grey Delisle; Hints at New "G.I. Joe" Series

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has posted a brief interview with voice actor Grey Delisle, who provides the voice of Mandy on The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Princess Azula on Avatar the Last Airbender, Frankie Foster on Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Oyuki in Afro Samurai, and Betty Brandt and Sally Avril on The Spectacular […]

Kevin Conroy on Voicing Batman

It wasn’t hard for Kevin Conroy to get back in character as the title character for Batman: Gotham Knight, he says in a new studio-provided interview. In fact, he is such an expert on the character that he would be asked in the recording sessions what Batman would say during a scene. And though the […]

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