Activision’s Skylanders Balloon Debuts in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

by Shawn Hopkinson November 5, 2014
We saw a hint of this earlier in Macy’s official parade poster, but now we have confirmation from Activision that Eruptor, one of the stars of its Skylanders franchise, will be featured in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as a balloon. The Eruptor balloon took more than 40 gallons of fluorescent paint and five barrels […]

NYCC 2014: Roundtable Interviews for Cartoon Network Programming

by Todd DuBoison November 4, 2014
Cartoon Network had quite a presence at New York Comic Con last October when it brought in a host of guests to attend its massive “CN Anything” panel, which you can read all about here. In attendance was creative and voice acting talent behind all of the channel’s latest big productions: Adventure Time, Clarence, Over […]


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 […]

NYCC 2014: Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino on “The Legend of Korra”

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2014
By now, the team of Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko needs no introduction (but in case you needed one, our earlier interviews with the either or both at New York Comic Con 2008, right before the premiere of The Legend of Korra, and last year’s New York Comic Con might be good places to […]


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 […]

The Boxtrolls Eggs

“The Boxtrolls” at American Cinematheque on November 1, 2014

by Ed Liuon October 31, 2014
American Cinematheque will be hosting a special screening of The Boxtrolls at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica, CA, on November 1, 2014. Following the screening will be a special Q&A with Boxtrolls Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable, as well as Lead Animator and Laika CEO Travis Knight. The screening will start at 3:00 […]

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 […]


NYCC 2014: What Time Is It? The Cartoon Network Anything Panel Writeup Time!

by Ed Liuon October 24, 2014
The freewheeling Cartoon Network Anything panel hit in the middle of the last day of New York Comic Con 2014, with an array of panelists so large it overwhelmed the extended table set up on the Empire Stage at the Javits Center. The good news is that if you weren’t at New York Comic Con, […]

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 […]