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Henry Corden, RIP

Henry Corden, who took over the role of Fred Flintstone in 1977, has died, The Hollywood Reporter says. He was 85. (hat tip: dtemplar)

Bart Simpson's Voice Elected Mayor of L.A. Suburb

Nancy Cartwright, the voice actress who plays Bart Simpson, has been elected mayor of Northridge, CA. News reports suggest that neither job will suffer due to the other. (via Comicon.com’s The Beat weblog)

DVDToons Interviews Fred Grandinetti

Fred Grandinetti, a contributor to the International Popeye Fan Club and author of Popeye: An Illustrated Cultural History, has done an exclusive interview with DVDToons.com. The interview features some info on his book, Grandinetti’s take on the recent Popeye CGI special, and the possibilities of getting classic Popeye released on DVD. The full interview is […]

LA Studios CEO Talks About Voice Recording

Digital Cad interviews Jesse Meli, CEO of LA Studios, on the process of recording for cartoons.

Magical Girl: Toon Zone Talks to Saffron Henderson

Voice actress Saffron Henderson has done a lot of work, but she may be best known for her work as young Goku/Gohan on Dragon Ball Z. And what does she think of the fact that she had a central role in what just might be the single most popular anime series of all time? “Rather […]

Competition for Voiceover Spots Intensifies

Competition in the voiceover field is intensifying, and Backstage takes a look at the state of the industry. Celebrities continue to invade the field, and the report discovers that studios aren’t above abusive trickery in getting what they want.

A SakuraCon Chat with Travis Willingham

At SakuraCon, a set of press-only panels was held with the special guests in attendance at the convention. They were fairly loosely moderated and organized, and very off the cuff. One of these panels was held with Travis Willingham, the dub VA for Roy Mustang from FullMetal Alchemist. Reporter 1: As I am sure you […]

Porky Pig Voice Actor Hosting Seminar Cruise

Writer Mark Evanier reports that Bob Bergen, current voice actor for Porky Pig, will be hosting a seminar on breaking into the voiceover and voice acting business on a 3-day cruise to Mexico on February 10, 2006. Details are available at Bergen’s website.

Make My May: Actress Erin Fitzgerald Talks to Toon Zone

Voice actress Erin Fitzgerald is probably best known to today’s TV viewers from her work on Ed, Edd n Eddy, but she’s had a busy and varied career lending voices to many other characters and projects. She recently was kind enough to talk to Toon Zone about her career, her talents, her recent turn “doing […]

"Howl's Moving Castle" English Cast Announced

Nausicaa.net has posted the English-language cast for Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle. The cast includes Christian Bale, Billy Crystal, and Blythe Danner. In reporting the news, Nausicaa.net also states that the movie will open in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles on June 10 and expand to 60 other cities one week later.

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