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Allan Melvin, RIP

Character actor Allan Melvin, who voiced Magilla Gorilla and many other characters for Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s and 1980s, has died, the Chicago Tribune reports. He was 84. Melvin was probably best known for paying Sam the butcher on The Brady Bunch, but he had recurring parts in numerous other series, including The Dick Van […]

Toon Zone News Interviews Peter Fernandez & Corinne Orr About "Speed Racer"

In the late 1960′s, a new form of children’s entertainment began its march onto American airwaves. Cartoons imported from Japan and dubbed into English were the first steps towards the multi-million dollar phenomenon that is the current-day anime industry, and all of that can be said to have started with the success of Speed Racer, […]

Toon Zone Interviews Pamela Hayden on Being Millhouse for "The Simpsons"

At The Simpsons Movie DVD Release event in Bryant Park, New York City, Toon Zone News got the chance to sit down briefly with the funny and charming Pamela Hayden, the voice actress who provides the voice of Milhouse, Rod Flanders, Sarah Wiggum, Janey Powell, and several other supporting characters on the show. We are […]

Peter Cullen on Optimus Prime in Cartoon and Movie

Superhero Hype has interviewed voice actor Peter Cullen about his role as Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots in the Transformers cartoons and live-action movie. Cullen discusses what it was like working with live-action director Michael Bay, his reaction to the ups and downs of Optimus Prime in the cartoons, and how he modeled […]

English Cast of "Tales from Earthsea" Announced

Nausicaa.net has posted the English voice cast of Tales from Earthsea, naming Timothy Dalton as Sparrowhawk (Ged), Willem Dafoe as Cob, Matt Levin as Arren, Cheech Marin as Hare, and Mariska Hargitay as Tenar. There is still no official North American release date for the movie in theaters or on DVD.

Animated Shorts interviews Marsha Wallace, voice of Edna Crabapple

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts section has posted an interview with Marsha Wallace, the voice for Edna Crabapple of The Simpsons. In the interview she discusses her work on The Bob Newhart Show, The Simpsons and some of the other television and film work she has done over here almost 40 year carrer. [source: http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=119288 ]

Anime Online.com interviews "GitS:Solid State Society" cast

Anime Online.com has posted a group interview with Richard Epcar, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Crispin Freeman. In the interview they are talking about their just completed work on the new Ghost in the Shell Movie, Solid State Society. They go into detail about the recording process for the film and their larger views on how […]

Kevin Conroy on Being Batman

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed actor Kevin Conroy, best known as the voice of Batman for nearly 15 years through Batman the Animated Series in 1992 through to Justice League Unlimited in 2006. Conroy reveals details behind his audition for the role, his opinions on the creative team and his fellow voice actors, and what […]

Bob Bergen Voice Acting Seminar in NYC in May; One-Man Show in LA Starts in April

Voice actor Bob Bergen, the current voice of Porky Pig, will be offering his 2-day workshop on voice acting in New York City on May 5-6, 2007. The workshop will cover topics such as audition techniques, do’s and dont’s for demo tapes, agent/client relationships, and creating and sustaining characters. The seminar will be $400, with […]

WFMU Pays Tribute to Walter Tetley, Voice of Sherman (of "& Mr. Peabody")

The weblog of Jersey City radio station WFMU has posted a lengthy appreciation of voice actor Walter Tetley, whose career began in radio and then extended to being Sherman of the “Sherman and Mr. Peabody” segments of Rocky & Bullwinkle. Tetley was born with a rare hormonal disorder that prevented the full effects of puberty, […]

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