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Review: “Mobile Suit Gundam Part 1 (UK Edition)”: Gundam Calling To The Faraway Towns

by Grant Whiteon November 30, 2015
My name is Grant and I’m a fan of Gundam (how my family wishes they could just say I’m an alcoholic), although being one in the UK hasn’t been easy. While beez Entertainment released various titles back in the day, we never saw the push that markets like America got. That is looking to change, […]

UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce December Highlights

by Grant Whiteon November 29, 2015
Another year is nearly gone but of course there’s still Christmas celebrations to come and Cartoon Network are aiming to keep you entertained throughout December. From 7th-21st, the Mega Mondays block will go festive as Mince Pie Mondays every Monday from 4pm and highlight Christmas episodes of popular shows including brand new episodes of Regular […]

Cartoon Network Upfront 2015

Tom Daley Partners With Cartoon Network UK’s Anti-Bullying ‘Buddy Network’

by Grant Whiteon November 17, 2015
British Olympic diver Tom Daley has partnered with Cartoon Network and ChildLine to promote the next stage in the channel’s ongoing campaign to stamp out bullying. CN Buddy Network, which advocates the belief ‘Be a buddy, not a bully’, aims to address the sadly growing concern that is the abuse of bullying of children. ChildLine […]
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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – Shigeto Koyama Interview

by Grant Whiteon November 16, 2015
The Saturday of MCM London Comic Con October, Toonzone News were given the chance to pose some questions to Shigeto Koyama. A talent who has worked on titles including Kill la Kill, Heroman, Disney’s Big Hero 6 and his own original short “Obake-chan,” Koyama attended the event as the Anime Guest Of Honour. TOONZONE NEWS: […]


Joel Hodgson Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Bring Back “Mystery Science Theater 3000”

by Grant Whiteon November 11, 2015
Beloved by generations of fans the world over, Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) popularised the concept of riffing in which bad media watching is made tolerable by witty jokes at its expense. Interest in continuing the show never died following its unfortunate TV cancellation but rights issues made this impossible, with the groups responsible for […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – Viewster ‘Omakase’ Panel

by Grant Whiteon November 4, 2015
Following directly on from the Gundam panel, it was the turn of Viewster to take to the stage with a panel chaired by Anime Limited’s Jeremy Graves, Viewster brand manager Hank Smith and Omakase curator Tommy Pedrini. Stressing that they loved the UK and often worked in partnership with Anime Limited to provide content to […]


Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – LeSean Thomas “Cannon Busters” Panel

by Grant Whiteon November 4, 2015
Held in the ExCel Platinum Suite, the Cannon Busters panel was chaired by Manga/Animatsu representative Jerome Mazandarani and Cannon Busters creator LeSean Thomas. Cannon Busters is an animated series covering the adventures of S.A.M., a friendship robot who is a companion to a prince of an affluent kingdom that produces robots.  When a sorcerer wielding […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Miss Hokusai” Review

by Grant Whiteon November 1, 2015
Anime Limited picked some high quality Japanese cinema for their MCM Loves Anime event and the opening title was no exception. Coming from the much respected Production I.G., Miss Hokusai is a pseudo-canonical story concerned with the daughter of the famous Japanese painter. In the tradition of many Japanese films, there is less so a […]


Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Love Live! The School Idol Movie” Review

by Grant Whiteon November 1, 2015
Ah, Love Live!, an anime series with fans the world over. For those not familiar, Love Live! is a Japanese entertainment franchise focussed on a group of fictional idols who via their real life voice actresses release songs and related projetcs. Easily the most famous arm of the franchise is the anime, produced by Sunrise. […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Gundam The Origin II” World Premiere Review

by Grant Whiteon October 30, 2015
On the Saturday of MCM London Comic Con this October, Anime Limited tried something new. Drawing on their successful involvement with the ongoing Scotland Loves Anime, they staged the MCM Loves Anime event roughly 10 minutes away from the main convention. The idea being this independent film festival would take advantage of the migration habits […]