Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 – Hidetaka Tenjin Live Drawing Session

by Grant Whiteon June 15, 2015
The panel was opened by an introduction by Anime Limited president Andrew Partridge. Tenjin (appearing as a guest on behalf of Viewster) opened the panel by beaming in English “Hello, good afternoon! I’m from Japan. Thanks for coming this session!” before wryly adding “I’m from Japan and I can’t speak English, okay?” The rest of […]

Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 – Hidetaka Tenjin Interview

by Grant Whiteon June 3, 2015
Although popular in his native Japan, the internet has allowed people in many other countries to become fans of the work of Hidetaka Tenjin. Boasting credits in illustration, design and voice acting, he is perhaps most famous for the illustrations he has provided to the world of Macross in addition to box art for Bandai’s […]

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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 – Hynden Walch Roundtable Interview

by Grant Whiteon June 1, 2015
On the Saturday morning of May’s MCM London Comic Con Toonzone News was invited to take part in a roundtable interview with voice actress Hynden Walch. Having risen to fame as Starfire in Teen Titans, she has returned to the animated DC multiverse a few times to play Harley Quinn and is perhaps currently most […]
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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 – Rocksteady Arkham Knight Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 1, 2015
Promoting Arkham Knight, the conclusion to Rocksteady’s hugely popular ‘Batman Arkham’ games, the panel consisted of game director/Rocksteady co-founder Sefton Hill, art director David Hego, character artist Albert Feliu and John Noble, voice of lead antagonist the Scarecrow. The game is set one year after the events of Arkham City. An alliance of villains, led […]

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Women in Animation in the Spotlight at Annecy 2015

by Ed Liuon May 28, 2015
WOMEN IN ANIMATION IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT ANNECY 2015 Annecy International Animation Film Festival Gives Ladies Top Billing in 2015, with Great Support by WIA On All Levels of Participation Los Angeles, CA – Women in Animation (WIA), the organization of animation professionals and students who aim to empower and support women in the field […]

Nickelodeon UK And Forbidden Planet Unite For Retro Ninja Turtles Merchandise

by Grant Whiteon May 27, 2015
Nickelodeon/Viacom Consumer Products have teamed up with cult merchandise store Forbidden Planet to produce a line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle merchandise inspired by the original Fred Wolf animated series. Boasting the iconic chubby faced Turtles that many will remember from the 80s and 90s, the line includes t-shirts, posters, cards, homeware and more. Although […]


New Yorker Magazine Profiles George Daugherty, Wovewy Conductor for Live Looney Tunes Orchestra

by Ed Liuon May 26, 2015
The New Yorker has profiled George Daughterty, conductor for the “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” program since he started the concert series in 1989. The series pairs original Looney Tunes cartoons (including “What’s Opera, Doc?”, “Corny Concerto,” and “The Rabbit of Seville”) with live orchestral accompaniment. Among other topics, Mr. Daughterty discusses how he started […]
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SpongeBob Treat Truck to Distribute Free Snacks for World Oceans Day

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2015
EVERYONE’S FAVORITE SPONGE IS COMING ASHORE FOR WORLD OCEANS DAY! Celebrating the Home Entertainment Debut of the New Hit Movie, SpongeBob Treat Truck Will Distribute Free Bikini Bottom Snacks, Plus Reusable Totes And Tips On Helping The World’s Oceans SpongeBob SquarePants is coming ashore in 8 cities across the U.S., bringing laughter, joy, and SpongeBob […]

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How New York City Launched the Animation Industry – An AMPAS Event with Tommy Stathes and J.J. Sedelmaier

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2015
On May 19, 2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted a screening of some of the earliest animated short films ever made, hosted by early animation archivist, collector, and historian Tommy Stathes with renowned animator J.J. Sedelmaier. Academy director of New York programs and membership Patrick Harrison introduced the event by noting […]

“Ralph Bakshi: Rotoscope Auteur” Film Series at Trylon Microcinema

by Dr. Daedaluson May 19, 2015
In the month of August, the Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis, Minnesota will be showing five films from legendary director Ralph Bakshi.  The five films are Wizards (1977), American Pop (1981), Cool World (1992), Heavy Traffic (1973), and The Lord of the Rings (1978).  Wizards, American Pop, and Cool World will be shown in 35mm, while […]