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PR: Shemar Moore to Attend West Coast Premiere of "Justice League: War" on Jan 30, 2014

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Criminal Minds star Shemar Moore, voice of Cyborg, to attend West Coast Premiere of JUSTICE LEAGUE: WAR at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles January 30 Screening Spotlights First ‘New 52’ Animated Adventure; Filmmakers, Voice Cast Featured in Panel Discussion; Event is Sold Out, But Special Ticket Giveaway Opportunities Available Soon Criminal Minds […]

James Avery 1948-2013

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The Hollywood Reporter reports that actor James Avery died on New Years Eve due to complications from open heart surgery; he was 65.  Avery was best known to TV audiences as Phillip Banks, Will’s uncle on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.  He also made appearances on shows like Amen, The Closer, That ’70s Show, and Star […]

PR: English-Language Voice Cast Revealed for Studio Ghibli's "The Wind Rises"

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Peter O'Toole, Actor, 1932 - 2013

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Veteran actor Peter O’Toole passed away on December 14, 2013, at the age of 81. Obituaries are not mentioning a specific cause of death, but his daughter Kate O’Toole has stated that her father had been ill for some time. O’Toole was best-known for his role as Col. T.E. Lawrence in David Lean’s Lawrence of […]

Danny Wells, Actor, 1941 - 2013

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Actor Danny Wells passed away on November 28, 2013, in Toronto, Canada, at the age of 72. Wells may be best known to animation fans as Luigi the plumber (both in voice-over and on-camera) on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! alongside Captain Lou Albano as the title character. Wells also had a number of […]

Being Patrick Star: Toonzone Interviews Bill Fagerbakke on "SpongeBob SquarePants"

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Bill Fagerbakke has managed to land not one but two incredibly iconic supporting roles in his long acting career: first as the loveable but dim Dauber in the sitcom Coach, and then as the equally loveable and possibly even dimmer Patrick Star in Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. The 6-foot-6 Fagerbakke started college at the University of […]

A Weekend at Bob Bergen's Voiceover Group Therapy Seminar

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Acting is an art. Being an actor is a job. More accurately, acting as a career means you have to be a small business owner, responsible for the marketing, promotion, selling, and accounting of a property that happens to be you. Being the most amazing artist in the world isn’t going to help you if […]

NYCC 2013: Talking with Rob Paulsen About Donatello in Season 2 of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

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On Saturday at New York Comic Con 2013, Toonzone News was able to get a few minutes backstage with Rob Paulsen, who plays Donatello in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Some of his past roles include Raphael in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pinky in Pinky and the Brain, Wakko Warner in […]

LA Times Talks with June Foray

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The Los Angeles Times has spoken with veteran voice actor June Foray about her extensive career in show business, which is about to be commemorated by a G0vernor’s Award from the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The article looks over Foray’s long career, with Foray noting how she […]

Jerry Russell, Actor, 1936 - 2013

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The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that veteran actor Jerry Russell passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at the age of 77 after complications from abdominal surgery. Russell founded the Stage West theater company in 1978, which became one of four theater groups that set the tone for Fort Worth’s theater scene. In addition to […]

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