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‘The Princess and the Frog’ Nominated for Multiple NAACP Image Awards

by Craig Crumptonon January 3, 2010
In a Dec. 22nd interview with Keith David, voice of Dr. Facilier in Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, the interviewer leaked news that the film had been nominated for “7 or 8 Image Awards,” including one for David’s performance in the film. The 2010 NAACP Image Awards will not be officially announced until […]

Brittany Murphy 1977 – 2009

by Craig Crumptonon December 22, 2009
TMZ reports that Brittany Murphy died from cardiac arrest Sunday morning, December 20, 2009. She was 32. When she was discovered unconscious in the shower Sunday morning, a 911 call was placed at 8:00 AM from a home registered to Murphy’s husband, Simon Monjack. Murphy was then rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was pronounced […]

R.I.P., Arnold Stang (1918-2009)

by Craig Crumptonon December 22, 2009
Mark Evanier has relayed the unfortunate news that character actor and cartoon voice talent Arnold Stang has died. He was 91. Stang voiced various characters in a number of classic cartoons, most notably the title character in Top Cat, Herman the Mouse in Herman & Catnip, Catfish in Misterjaw (a segment from The Pink Panther […]

Video Game Event ELAN Awards Announces Categories, New Location

by Craig Crumptonon December 17, 2009
For Immediate Release 2010 ELAN Awards Reveal Official Award Categories Three days of celebrating and thirty awards to be won in Sunny San Diego July 17th – 19th NEW YORK, NY & VANCOUVER, BC December 17, 2009 – On the heels of ELAN Founder and CEO Holly Carinci’s big announcements this past week including that […]

‘Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths’ Writer and Cast Interviewed

by Craig Crumptonon November 19, 2009
The recent print edition of “Life Story: Film Fantasy” magazine has buried in it a feature article on the upcoming “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” animated film from Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation. The “collectors edition” of this magazine focuses heavily on the “Twilight: New Moon” feature film and the Justice […]

‘Rocky & Bullwinkle’ Celebrate 50 Years

by Craig Crumptonon November 19, 2009
ABC introduced television audiences to the now-famous cartoon moose and squirrel when “Rocky and His Friends” premiered on November 19th, 1959. The show’s fast-paced gags, clever dialog, fun characters, a talented cast, and simplistic animation made the show into a timeless classic that will continue to entertain audiences well into the next 50 years, and […]

"Up," "G.I. Joe" Top DVD/Blu-Ray Sales Charts

by Craig Crumptonon November 19, 2009
Video Business reports: Pixar’s $293 million-grossing blockbuster hit Up soared to the top of the DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales charts in its debut week, according to Rentrak. Paramount Home Entertainment’s summer blockbuster G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, which grossed $150.2 million in theaters, remained in the Top 3 among the charts. Paramount broke […]

Toon Zone goes to Dragon*Con: Day One — Adult Swim Panels

by Craig Crumptonon September 5, 2009
Toon Zone is pleased to offer a collection of news highlights from Adult Swim’s “Dragon Panel II” and Squidbillies panels on Friday, 9.04 at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA. (Additional details and commentary on all these shows as well as a full convention report (including photos) will be available soon via the Toon Zone Blog.) New […]

Toon Zone Interviews Voice Acting Legend Jim Cummings on "The Tigger Movie"

by Craig Crumptonon September 2, 2009
If you’ve watched cartoons on TV or in the movies or played video games since the late 1980’s, odds are you’ve heard Jim Cummings’ work at least a dozen times. One of the busiest voice-over actors working today, Cummings has amassed a vast volume of cartoon, animated feature and video game voice work since he […]

Upcoming Animation Voiceover Workshops

by Craig Crumptonon August 6, 2009
Voice Actors in the News has a feature article highlighting several upcoming voice acting workshops by noted animation voice actors: Bob Carter (Case Closed, Fullmetal Alchemist) — Saturday, August 8th in Atlanta, GA. (Only a few spaces left as of this writing.) Michael Bell (Transformers, G.I. Joe) and Lynnanne Zager (Monsters Vs Aliens, Madagascar) — […]