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PR: MCM Enjoys Record-Breaking 2014 — UK & EU Expansion on 2015 Agenda

by Grant Whiteon December 3, 2014
MCM Enjoys Record-Breaking 2014 — UK & EU Expansion on 2015 Agenda Three brand new shows, record-breaking attendance figures and a first foray into mainland Europe; 2014 has proved to be a milestone year for MCM Expo Group; unquestionably the most successful to date. Overall, 401,000 visitors came to MCM events throughout 2014, compared to […]

UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce December Highlights

by Grant Whiteon November 21, 2014
The UK family of Cartoon Network channels (CN, Boomerang and Cartoonito) have announced their schedule highlights for the final festive month of 2014. From 1st-22nd, the Mega Mondays lineup will be restyled as Mince Pie Mondays promising festive and funny episodes of Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Regular Show, Johnny Test, Billy and […]

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PR: Cartoon Network UK Launches Anti-bullying Initiative In Partnership With ChildLine and Tinie Tempah

by Grant Whiteon November 21, 2014
Over 40,000 children and young people across the UK have called ChildLine about bullying in 2014  350,000 online visits from children looking for information on bullying in the past year  Bullying confirmed as top issue for children aged 11 and younger LONDON, UK – [17th November 2014] – British rapper Tinie Tempah is calling on […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2014: Shinichiro Watanabe Interview

by Grant Whiteon November 4, 2014
On the closing Sunday of MCM London Comic Con October 2014, Toonzone was given the chance to pose some questions to legendary anime director Shinichiro Watanabe. TOONZONE NEWS: In the past year you’ve directed both Space Dandy and Terror in Resonance, two shows with vastly different tones. What do you look for when considering involvement […]


Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2014: Anime Industry Panel

by Grant Whiteon November 2, 2014
Presided over by Anime Limited’s Andrew Partridge and Manga Entertainment’s Jeremy Graves (MVM’s Tony Allen was unfortunately unable to attend the panel due to the sheer number of customers shopping at the MVM booth), the panel began with the now traditional summary of announcements for the major UK anime companies for the year ahead. MVM […]

PR: MCM Expo Group spreads wings to Sweden with Stockholm and Malmo shows

by Grant Whiteon November 1, 2014
MCM Expo Group spreads wings to Sweden   MCM Expo Group has partnered with event organiser Artexis to present Sweden’s first ever multi-media comic convention, Comic Con Stockholm, which is currently taking place at Stockholm’s Kistamässan venue from 29 October to 1 November. Meanwhile, a second show – Comic Con Malmö – will make its […]


Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2014: Vidfest UK Ashens/Quest for the Gamechild Panel

by Grant Whiteon October 30, 2014
Stuart ‘Ashens’ Ashen took to the Vidfest stage alone, explaining that friend and long-time comedy associate Dan Tomlinson had fallen ill with mysterious food poisoning (which despite his Chef Excellence role was clarified to most certainly not be ‘Excellent Food Poisoning’) and so had to return home early. After taking a photo of the assembled […]

Review: “Hal DVD/Blu-ray Combi (UK Edition)”: Do Androids Dream Of Human Girlfriends?

by Grant Whiteon October 26, 2014
I first became aware of Wit Studio’s Hal last year, shortly after its Japanese premiere. Just a few months later I got a chance to talk to director Ryotaro Makihara, which only whet my curiosity about the film further. Just shy of a year later I am finally able to sample the film itself. Was […]


Review: “Gurren Lagann Ultimate Edition Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: Well met, fellows!

by Grant Whiteon October 21, 2014
Ah, Gurren Lagann. Arguably the jewel of the 2007 anime schedule and a show that seven years on still receives a lot of love and converts. It seemed that when the show was originally airing you couldn’t stop people from praising it. If you’re familiar with my reviews, you’ll know I often talk about the […]

PR: Aliens invade Excel as London Comic Con plays host to ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’

by Grant Whiteon October 16, 2014
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 24-26 OCTOBER Aliens invade Excel as London Comic Con plays host to ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’  Get ready for an alien invasion! Monsters: Dark Continent is coming to MCM London Comic Con, with cast and crew from the upcoming sci-fi film all set to attend this month’s event […]