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Review: "Red Data Girl" is Shortsighted

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In the modern era, can you imagine a teenage girl blindly wandering through life without her cell phone, a Facebook page, or even an iPod? Izumiko is that girl, having lived a sheltered life at an ancient shrine hidden in the forest. More country bumpkin than city bigwig, she’s a shy wallflower in high school […]

TMNT Exec. Producer Ciro Nieli Talks Ninja Turtles, Robot Monkeys, and the United Kingdom

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Toonzone recently had the chance to talk with Ciro Nieli, executive producer of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, during his latest visit to the United Kingdom. TOONZONE NEWS: Season two is racing towards its dramatic conclusion, season three is soon to start and a fourth season has been confirmed. You’ve said before that ideally you […]

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

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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 […]

Review: "Sailor Moon" A Moonlight Night's Dream or Nightmare?

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Fighting evil by moonlight, winning love by daylight, reignited for a new fight: it’s the series called Sailor Moon. It’s been years since four-fifths of the iconic pretty guardians appeared on American shores, and while their impact on American pop culture and the animation industry left a definite impact, many fans feel that the series never had […]

Ghibli's "Porco Rosso," "Pom Poko," "Tales from Earthsea" Coming to Blu-ray February 3, 2015

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Three Beloved Films Available for the First Time on Blu-ray™! Disney Presents Studio Ghibli Films POM POKO PORCO ROSSO TALES FROM EARTHSEA Own All Three and Elevate Your Experience with all New Digital Masters Featuring HD Picture and Sound on February 3rd. Synopsis: POM POKO Studio Ghibli presents a film about the clash between modern […]

Review: "Kiki's Delivery Service" Blu-ray - One of Miyazaki's Best Has Never Looked Better

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The films also look absolutely gorgeous, better than any time since the original theatrical release. Studio Ghibli is certainly not known for producing bad animation, and Kiki’s Delivery Service is no exception. You could frame almost any cell as a painting. It may not have the absolute precision of a current production, but that may […]

Review: "Road To Ninja: Naruto the Movie" - The Road to a Vital Shonen Film

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Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie is the ninth theatrical film depicting the characters of the Naruto franchise. It’s hard to believe, considering the diminishing returns of the theatrical films since the beginning of the Shippuden films. The last two movies, The Lost Tower and Blood Prison, didn’t even earn back their budgets in Japan. […]

Review: "Princess Mononoke" Blu-ray - The Indispensable Mythic Movie

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Rarely has the wait for high definition treatment been longer and more worthwhile than for Princess Mononoke. This is the most distinct film in Hayao Miyazaki’s illustrious oeuvre, and surely a contender for his very greatest if only because of the many layers there are to it. It is an epic quest, a tale of […]

Review: "Naruto Triple Feature" - Sharp Visuals, Dull Plotting

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The Naruto manga has come to a close and the anime adaptation probably won’t continue forever, but it is still hard to believe that the franchise has existed for this long. Over the decade-plus run since the manga and anime premiered, many theatrical films based on the universe have been manufactured. With the older, Shippuden-era incarnations […]

Studio Ghibli Documentary "The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness" Theatrical Release on November 28, 2014

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GKIDS ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR STUDIO GHIBLI DOCUMENTARY THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS OPENING THEATRICALLY NOVEMBER 28 AT NEW YORK’S IFC CENTER FOLLOWED BY DIGITAL RELEASE DECEMBER 9, 2014 NEW YORK (November 19, 2014) – GKIDS, the distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, will release THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND […]

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