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Naoko Yamada To Attend Glasgow Film Festival Screening Of ‘A Silent Voice’

by Grant Whiteon February 6, 2017
Director Naoko Yamada will be making a rare appearance outside of Japan to discuss her latest film A Silent Voice after a screening to be held by Anime Limited. Occurring at the Glasgow Film Festival Thursday 23rd February, Yamada (whose credits include K-On! and Tamako Market) will discuss with noted anime historian Jonathan Clements the […]
The LEGO Batman Movie

Review: “The LEGO Batman Movie” – Bet On Black (& Yellow)

by Grant Whiteon February 4, 2017
The LEGO Movie was a surprise hit in 2014, with no one expecting the witty, heartfelt tale laced with political commentary that we got. Who would have expected a film based on a toy line to be so critical of consumer culture? The film’s success led to the swift announcement of sequels and spin offs, […]

Rogue One A Star Wars Story

Review: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is a Fine Piece of Escapism

by Grant Whiteon December 16, 2016
Those that have followed my Star Wars reviews since Disney purchased Lucasfilm will know I’ve been cautious of their handling. Rebels and The Force Awakens were generally okay in my book so I’ve been fairly happy thus far. But the idea of the ‘Star Wars Story’ sub-brand to tell one-shot stories in film form is […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2016 – Kent Osborne “Adventure Time” Panel

by Grant Whiteon December 12, 2016
Adventure Time writer, storyboard artist and voice actor Kent Osborne was ushered onto the Platinum stage by a chorus of the audience singing Finn’s “Tough Tootin’ Baby” song from the show. Kent discussed how his involvement with the industry began with aspirations to be an actor, including moving to LA in the 90’s. Struggling, he […]

Nickelodeon UK Assigns Invader Zim To Conquer Forbidden Planet

by Grant Whiteon November 29, 2016
The Almighty Tallest at Nickelodeon UK have assigned Invader Zim to conquer the retail and online resources of Forbidden Planet by way of merchandise bearing his glorious visage!!! Decorated with both Zim and his loyal if hopeless assistant GIR, the line up includes t-shirts, travel pass holders, coasters and mugs with a £2.99-17.99 price range. […]

Review: “Gundam Reconguista In G Complete Blu-ray Set (UK Edition)” – The Future’s Bright

by Grant Whiteon November 23, 2016
The current partnership between Sunrise and Anime Limited for Gundam in the UK was foreshadowed by the surprise licensing of Reconguista in G in 2014. One of two television series created for the franchise’s 35th anniversary, the 26-episode series saw the return of original creator Yoshiyuki Tomino as writer and director. Stewardship has been handed […]

Gundam: The Origin

Review: “Gundam The Origin IV” – Visions Of The Future, Echoes Of The Past, Lessons For Today

by Grant Whiteon November 22, 2016
What a difference six months can make. When I reviewed the third episode of The Origin, I noted how the story highlighted the simple ways that the ambitious can cultivate destructive nationalism to drive the general population. A month after that, just over half the UK population gave a live demonstration of this by voting […]

Cartoon Network UK Partners With Brownlee Brothers To Stop Bullying

by Grant Whiteon November 14, 2016
Cartoon Network UK has partnered with British triathlete brothers Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee as part of the network’s ongoing Buddy Network initiative, designed to stop children being bullied. In a partnership that also works alongside Childline & the NSPCC the network aims to help stop the problem among children. Dame Esther Rantzen, President of Childline comments: […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2016 – Bandai & Tamashii Nations Booth Images

by Grant Whiteon November 14, 2016
Bandai once again had a strong presence at MCM London Comic Con, with both their own booth and a Tamashii Nations stand. The Bandai stand focused on both Power Rangers and Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, including exclusive merchandise for both such as a Tokyo Vinyl Megazord and an exclusive two-pack of Ladybug […]

Henshin Announces Animated Feature For Bandai Namco’s “Klonoa”

by Grant Whiteon October 28, 2016
WA-HOO! American based production studio Henshin have announced that they have obtained the rights to produce an animated feature film based on the Bandai Namco game Klonoa: Door to Phantomile. A Playstation icon, the Klonoa series of games focus on the cat-like adventurer and his friends as they travel through dream realms fighting evil. Henshin’s founder […]