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Toon Zone Interviews Voice Actor Hynden Walch: Alien Girls and Killer Clowns

It was a very pleasant discovery to find that voice actor Hynden Walch is as delightfully energetic, outgoing, and endearing as many of the charcters she provides voices for. She may be best known as Starfire on Teen Titans, but in her 10 years in the voice acting business, she has provided voices for projects […]

Hynden Walch Hosts "Animation in the City" Seminar Aug 16-17, 2008

Marla Kirban Voiceover will be hosting actor Hynden Walch as the host for an “Animation in the City” seminar on August 16-17, 2008. Walch provided the voices for Starfire in Teen Titans and Harley Quinn in The Batman, and is also a casting director, writer, and director in her own right. Walch will also be […]

Newsarama on "Adventures in Voice Acting"

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has taken a look at the making of the Adventures in Voice Acting DVD, now available from Bang Zoom Entertainment. The column includes lengthy comments from voice actor Steven Blum and Bang Zoom president Eric P. Sherman on why the DVD was made and how it all came together. The first volume […]

From Tiny Toons to Brave & Bold: Toon Zone Interviews Voice Director Andrea Romano

In conjunction with Warner Brothers Animation, Toon Zone got the chance to interview the talent behind the upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold TV series. Andrea Romano’s resume could double as a list of some the best television animation since the late 1980’s. Since she joined a breakaway group of Hanna-Barbera animators who were […]

Former WB Voice Actor Greg Burson Dies at Age 59

On July 22, 2008, Voice Actor Greg Burson passed away due to sever complications involving diabetes and arteriosclerosis. Many of his roles consisted on replacing deceased actors such as Mel Blanc (Bugs Bunny, Foghorn Leghorn, among many others), Jim Backus (Mr. Magoo) and Daws Butler (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, among others). For the full story […]

Toon Zone's "Brave & the Bold:" Diedrich Bader, Voice of Batman

In conjunction with Warner Brothers Animation, Toon Zone got the chance to interview the talent behind the upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold TV series. As the voice of Batman in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Diedrich Bader is living out the fantasy of any number of kids (including his own young son, […]

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 […]

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