Sumi Shimamoto will be appearing at the Anime Boston convention, which runs from May 26-28. Shimamoto is the voice actress for the title character of Studio Ghibli’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds, and has also provided voices for Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro, My Neighbor Totoro, and Princess Mononoke. (via Nausicaa.net)
The Screen Actors Guild stands ready to hand a 20% pay raise to voice actors when their animated TV shows are rebroadcast (free registration required). If the proposed deal is approved by the union’s board, the increase in residual payments will be retroactive to January 1 and be in effect through June 30, 2008.
Voice actor Bob Papenbrook apparently passed away on March 17, 2006, due to complications from a chronic lung condition. Papenbrook (sometimes credited as “John Smallberries”) was a frequent performer in voice acting roles, including Power Rangers Zeo, Tenchi Muyo, and Gungrave. (via TZ poster Mercy Drive)
This past weekend’s WizardWorld Los Angeles comic convention was the platform for DC, Marvel, and other American comic book companies to make several new announcements. The Comics Reporter’s “Collective Memory” feature is the best single source for all the news reports filed about the con. Of particular interest to animation fans are the panel discussion […]
Peri Gilpin will be voice-acting Kate Corrigan in the upcoming animated Hellboy series, according to a recent entry in the official weblog. Gilpin is best known as “Roz” from the NBC sitcom Frasier, but she has voice-acted numerous roles in the past, including Volcana from Superman: The Animated Series and Officer Jane Proudfoot in the […]
The voice cast for the CG feature Foodfight! has been announced, AWN reports, citing Variety. Charlie Sheen, Eva Longoria, Wayne Brady, Chris Kattan and Christopher Lloyd will provide the voices for the Threshold Animation Studios and Lions Gate Family Ent. production. Set in a supermarket after hours, the film follows what animated spokespersons do after […]
Chances are if you’ve taken to watching cartoons within the past few years, you’ll know who Kirby Morrow is. Morrow is one of today’s most prolific voice actors, and he currently stars in Stargate Atlantis. Toon Zone News recently caught up with him to talk about his work in animation. TZN: Do you have a […]
Yahoo! News reports that actor Brock Peters has passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 78. He is best known for his role as Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird. Animation fans will recognize him as the voice of Lucius Fox in Batman: The Animated Series and numerous other voices in animation […]