by Jonah Posted: July 20th, 2012 at 10:02 am
The Vampire Diaries, the CW’s answer to HBO’s vampires and more show, begins its fourth season this October. While nowhere near as graphic as True Blood, the show does feature plenty of fun for fans of the genre. In three seasons so far, fans have witnessed some supernatural shenanigans, multiple make out sessions, and lots of brooding. At this year’s Comic-Con, fans and press got a chance to ask the cast questions during a panel in Ballroom 20 and via one on one and roundtable interviews.
Collider got to speak one on one with cast members Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Michael Trevino, and Zach Roerig. While all remained tight lipped about potential spoilers for the season, they did speak freely about where their characters were headed, what else they were working on, and what would happen if they met up with the cast of True Blood in an alley. Check out all five video interviews after the jump.
by Jonah Posted: July 20th, 2012 at 9:39 am
The original Tron, though groundbreaking, played to a less than box office smashing success. In the years since, a loyal and oft times vocal fan base has seen their beloved property pass through many different hands and into many different forms since the original film appeared. When Tron: Legacy hit Comic Con International a few years ago, the buzz surrounding the film included the announcement of a cartoon series called Tron: Uprising. This year, Disney XD came to Comic Con in force to create buzz for the new series with a panel and press day.
Producers Charlie Bean, Edward Kitsis, and Adam Horowitz, cast members Tricia Helfer (Voice of The Grid) and Bruce Boxleitner (Voice of Tron) and Art Director Alberto Mielgo spoke to Collider in one on one video interviews. They had plenty to say about Tron in all it’s forms, the fans, and what to expect from the new series that bridges the gap between the original Tron and Tron:Legacy. Check out all the video interviews after the jump.
by Jonah Posted: July 19th, 2012 at 1:45 pm
If you’re on this site, the chances are pretty high that you recognize the name Peter Cullen. For the uninitiated few who do not, it’s safe to say that even if you don’t recognize the name, you’d recognize the voice. Cullen has been voicing iconic characters in hit TV shows, films, and video games for over three decades. His resume reads like a greatest hits list and includes classic shows like Scooby Doo, Winnie The Pooh, and Tom and Jerry as well as Eighties classics like Dungeons and Dragons, The Gummi Bears, GI Joe, and Duck Tales. Before this list continues for several pages, it’s safe to say that he is one of the key voices for many people’s childhoods. Cullen is most well known however as the voice of Autobot leader Optimus Prime in the original G1 Transformers series, as well as several video games, other series, and the Michael Bay films.
At Comic Con 2012, following a panel moderated by Larry King, Cullen sat down with about ten journalists for an informative, enlightening, and humble talk about his career and in particular his role as the iconic Autobot leader. He talked at length about the past, the present series Transformers Prime, and why he feels so strongly about what cartoons can mean to children. Transformers Prime Executive Producer Jeff Kline joined Cullen. Kline declined to comment on any real spoilers for the season, in particular the supposed demise of a major character. Read on after the jump.
by Jonah Posted: July 19th, 2012 at 1:39 pm
Returning as shorts during Cartoon Network’s DC Nation, fans had already gotten a taste of Teen Titans Go! Featuring the same cast of characters and voice actors from the Teen Titans show that aired several years ago, the shorts focused on the comedy and chibi elements that permeated the original series. Featuring steady laughs and solid character design, the shorts were well received, so it was little surprise when Cartoon Network announced a full half hour show. At the DC Nation panel and press day for Comic Con International this year, fans and press got a chance to learn more about the upcoming series.
In a short video interview, Executive Producers Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic talked briefly about the new show. The duo talked the differences between Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go!, the similarities between the new show and MAD, as well as what fans were already saying about the show based on the shorts and a handful of promotional images. Check out the full interview after the jump.
by Jonah Posted: July 19th, 2012 at 1:37 pm
Once Batman: Brave and the Bold left the air, fans knew it was only a matter of time before the Dark Knight returned to Cartoon Network. When the new show Beware the Batman was announced and a promotional image appeared fans began the usual chatter. The initial image featured a grim Batman, a gun toting Alfred, as well as two villains from Grant Morrison’s energetic and borderline insane Black Glove storyline: Professor Pyg and Mister Toad. While fan reaction was mixed, the buzz was already starting to pick up steam when Cartoon Network brought DC Nation to a panel and press day for Comic Con 2012 this year.
Though Beware the Batman is still a ways off from premiering, Executive Producers Glen Murakami and Mitch Watson had plenty to say about the new show. In a brief video interview the duo talked about the difference between creating comedy and drama, getting to the essence of character, handing off their previous creations to new creators, and what an entirely new (to TV) Rogues Gallery will reveal about Batman himself. Check out the video after the jump.
by Jonah Posted: July 30th, 2011 at 6:49 pm
I know I’m not the only Collider writer to feel that if you’re missing out on FX’s Archer, you’re missing one of the most consistently funny shows on Television. If biting satire, political commentary, and cartoon nudity are things you enjoy, chances are high you already do enjoy FX’s brilliant Archer. The cast hit Comic-Con to promote the upcoming third season, and I got to sit down with stars H. Jon Benjamin (Voice of Sterling Archer), Amber Nash (Voice of HR Director Pam Poovey), Aisha Tyler (Voice of Agent Lana Kane), and Chris Parnell (Voice of Cyril Figgis). If the cast is to be believed, Season 3 will feature:
- “Operational fieldwork”
- “Terrible things”
Check all three video interviews after the jump.
by Jonah Posted: July 27th, 2011 at 6:11 am
Anyone who visited San Diego this year would’ve been hard pressed to miss the fact that Voltron is poised for a comeback. Toys from Mattel, merchandizing galore, and a new animated series: Voltron Force all stand ready to descend once again on the nation’s youth and nostalgic generation xers. World Events Productions took part in the Voltron pressroom interviews at Comic Con, and I got the chance to interview WEP Creative Director Bob Koplar and Voltron Force Story Editor Todd Garfield. Check out both video interviews after the jump.
by Jonah Posted: July 26th, 2011 at 2:05 pm
If you are a fan of Batman, in any medium, chances are extremely high that you recognize the name Kevin Conroy. That’s because he’s voiced Batman / Bruce Wayne in no less than six animated series, seven animated films, and five video games. As DC and Rocksteady Games presented the newest game to feature Conroy’s inimitable voice: Arkham City, I got the chance to sit down with Conroy for a candid interview at Comic-Con in which he discussed the differences between video games and animation, his respect for the fans, and how everyone knows the voice of Batman–even the homeless. Check out the full video after the jump.
by Jonah Posted: July 26th, 2011 at 12:41 pm
While DC may not always knock the ball out of the park with their feature film offerings, it’s fairly safe to say that their Animated Television projects have been almost universally hailed as excellent. With the Green Lantern Corps getting the spotlight this summer in a feature film, video game, and direct to home entertainment animated film, DC looks to once again storm TV screens with a new 3D CGI series Green Lantern: The Animated Series destined for Cartoon Network. Comic Con alumnus and DC Animated architect Bruce Timm was joined by series producers Jim Krieg and Giancarlo Volpe in the press room and we were able to talk to all of them. Watch our video interviews after the jump.
by Jonah Posted: October 11th, 2010 at 3:20 pm
There’s always one big film that flies mostly under the radar at San Diego Comic-Con. This year, a panel featuring footage from fall’s alien invasion event film: Skyline, received rave reviews from those in attendance. I was invited, along with several other members of the internet press, to a special preview day for Skyline at Hydraulx Studios hosted by the film’s directors: brothers Colin and Greg Strause. Also in attendance to answer some questions following a screening of four select scenes, were stars Donald Faison, David Zayas and Brittany Daniel. Read the entire article after the jump.
by Jonah Posted: September 18th, 2010 at 8:03 am
Screen Gems’ Easy A tells the story of good girl Olive (Emma Stone), who like literary character Hester Pryn, finds herself at the center of a small town’s ridicule. At the Easy A press junket, Stanley Tucci had plenty to say about playing Emma Stone’s laid back and likeable father Dill. And for all you Marvel movie fans…he also talked about his role as Doctor Erksine in next summer’s Captain America: The First Avenger. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
by Jonah Posted: September 17th, 2010 at 8:57 am
If you don’t recognize Penn Badgley from one of his several roles in films like The Stepfather and John Tucker Must Die, its possible you might recognize him from a little show called Gossip Girl. In Screen Gems’ Easy A, Badgley plays Woodchuck Todd who doesn’t buy into all the rumors surrounding lead character Olive (Emma Stone). At the Easy A press junket, Badgley talked adolescence, working with a great cast, and what’s coming up on this season of Gossip Girl. The full interview lies after the jump.
by Jonah Posted: September 16th, 2010 at 10:43 am
If you DON’T like Emma Stone, I think there must be something wrong with you. Stone has lit up the screen in several supporting roles from The House Bunny to Zombieland. Finally carrying the tag of lead actor in Screen Gems’ Easy A, Stone plays Olive Penderghast who finds herself through — some fault of her own — at the swirling center of a rumor mill that leads to her being ostracized much like literary character Hester Pryn (from the book she’s studying in English Class). At the Easy A press junket, Stone had plenty to say about adolescence, the challenges of carrying a film, and how she feels about the Zombieland sequel. Watch the full interview after the jump.
by Jonah Posted: September 15th, 2010 at 3:42 pm
It takes a fairly competent director to corral a cast including multiple Oscar nominees AND teen magazine cover kids. With Screen Gems’ Easy A, director Will Gluck takes such a challenge and produces a hilarious film that manages to not hit you over the head with it’s positive message about being yourself. In Easy A, unassuming Olive (Emma Stone) learns that sometimes anonymity isn’t so bad. At the press junket, Gluck talked adolescence, how he assembled his cast through blackmail, and the upcoming Friends With Benefits starring Justin Timberlake. Watch the interview after the jump.
by Jonah Posted: September 7th, 2010 at 8:20 am
Zombies have overrun Los Angeles. And in Screen Gems’ Resident Evil: Afterlife, they’re more than just metaphorically undead. Newcomer to the merry band of zombie fighting survivors is Boris Kodjoe as Luther West. At the press junket for Resident Evil: Afterlife, Kodjoe heaped praise upon director Paul W.S. Anderson and then rest of the cast. He also talked a bit about his upcoming role in J.J. Abrams’ Undercovers. Hit the jump to watch what he had to say: