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SDCC2014: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Troy Baker Roundtable Interview

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Toonzone had the opportunity to participate in a roundtable interview with Troy Baker, the voice of Talion in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC2014). Topics discussed included: Performance capture and the marriage between stage and film Baker’s intro to Lord of the Rings Adding to the world of Lord of the Rings Talion’s thoughts on […]

Thomas the Tank Engine Voice Actor Quits, Saying Wages Aren't Really Useful

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Martin T. Sherman, the voice actor for Thomas, Percy, and Diesel in the U.S. version of Thomas the Tank Engine, has quit the role, stating in an open letter on a fan site that, “It is embarrassing but the reason is that they are paying a very low wage. The terms they are offering are […]

SDCC2014: Nickelodeon's Voice Over Experience

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For 2014’s San Diego Comic-Con, Nickelodeon has created a unique interactive experience that allows fans to try out their hand at voicing for animation. Located at the very heart of Nickelodeon’s booth is a mini recording studio where fans can enter, put on a set of headphones, and voice dialogue ‘live’ to clips of their favorite Nickelodeon […]

Walt Disney Animation Studios Unleashes "Big Hero 6" Voice Cast and Character Posters

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WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS UNLEASHES “BIG HERO 6” LINEUP Ensemble Voice Cast Brings Action-Packed Adventure to Life Official Character Descriptions Revealed BURBANK, Calif. (July 14, 2014) – Walt Disney Animation Studios officially announced the voice cast behind the new action-packed comedy-adventure “Big Hero 6,” including Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller, Alan […]

Bob Hastings, Commissioner Gordon Voice Actor, 1925 - 2014

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Actor Bob Hastings passed away on June 30, 2014, at the age of 89. Hastings was suffering from his third bout with pancreatic cancer in 15 years at the time of his passing. The actor was probably best known as the voice of Archie Andrews on the radio from the end of World War II […]

NPR Profiles Optimus Prime Voice Actor Peter Cullen

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National Public Radio has interviewed veteran voice actor Peter Cullen, focusing primarily on his role as Autobot leader Optimus Prime in multiple Transformers TV shows and movies, including the fourth installment of the feature film series that was released last week. Among other topics, Cullen discusses how he discovered his talents in voice acting while […]

Steve Viksten, "Hey Arnold" Writer and Actor, 1960 - 2014

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Variety reports that Steve Viksten passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, at the age of 54. Viksten was a key crew member of Nickelodeon’s Hey Arnold!, providing the vaguely Eastern European accent as the voice of Oskar Kokoshka and serving as the writer for most of the series episodes with creator Craig Bartlett. His […]

CLIP: Checking Out "The 7D" Voice Cast

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Colin Firth Drops Out as Voice of "Paddington"

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The Hollywood Reporter states that actor Colin Firth has dropped out of the CGI/live-action hybrid film Paddington. No reason was given for his departure, with Firth saying in a statement, “It’s been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realization that he simply doesn’t have my voice.” The film, […]

Casey Kasem, Radio Host and Voice of Robin & Shaggy, 1932 - 2014

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The Hollywood Reporter reports that longtime radio host Casey Kasem passed away earlier today from complications of dementia at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington. He was 82. Kasem was best known as the host of the popular radio show American Top 40 which began on July 4, 1970.  He was also the host of the […]

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