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 […]
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’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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
“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, 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 […]
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 […]