“Love Live!” Movie Confirmed For MCM Loves Anime Event

by Grant Whiteon October 12, 2015
Having already confirmed the world premiere of Gundam The Origin II, Anime Limited have revealed the second title for their upcoming MCM Loves Anime film festival will be Love Live: The School Idol Movie! A huge success in Japan, the film is a sequel to the Sunrise television series about a group of school girls who […]

Shigeto Koyama Anime Guest Of Honour At MCM London

by Grant Whiteon October 12, 2015
Shigeto Koyama has been announced as the Anime Guest Of Honour at this month’s MCM London Comic Con, due to be held 23rd-25th October. In addition to being the art director on the globally popular Kill la Kill, his credits include Disney’s Big Hero 6, Gurren Lagann, Heroman, Eureka Seven and No More Heroes. Koyama […]

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“Shimmer and Shine” Comes To Nick Jr. UK This November

by Grant Whiteon October 12, 2015
The brand new animated series Shimmer and Shine will debut on Nick Jr. UK with a week of premieres starting Monday 9th November at 4:30pm and every Monday at the same time in the weeks following. Created by Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz, post production supervisor on Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go, the series focuses on a human girl named Leah […]


Viewster’s Omakase Anime Subscription Launches With “Kill la Kill” Themed Box

by Grant Whiteon October 7, 2015
Following on from a period of beta testing, Viewster have this week launched their Omakase subscription service to the public. Costing $29 for a bi-monthly subscription and currently available in America, Canada & the UK, the service will offer a specially themed and selected box of anime/Japanese merchandise every two months in addition to ad […]

Cartoon Network UK Announces “Anything” App

by Grant Whiteon October 6, 2015
Following on from successful distribution in the US, Cartoon Network UK have announced that the channel’s Anything app will be released in EMEA countries from the end of October. Supported by both iOS and Android, Cartoon Network Anything is focussed on providing a mix of games, activities and clips lasting ten to fifteen seconds on […]


Anime Limited ‘MCM Loves Anime’ Tickets Now Available

by Grant Whiteon October 5, 2015
Following on from our previous report , Anime Limited have begun selling tickets for their MCM Loves Anime film festival due to be held at MCM London Comic Con this month. Tickets, which grant access to the entirety of the festival, cost £20 each on an early bird tariff until 13th October when they will […]
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“Hotel Transylvania 2” Breaks September Box Office Record with $48.46M Debut Weekend

by Ed Liuon September 29, 2015
Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2 earned $48.46 million in its debut weekend in theaters, beating out the first Hotel Transylvania movie’s box office take by almost $6 million and setting a new top-grossing record for a September movie premiere. The sequel handily beat the next competitor, Warner Bros’ The Intern, which grossed $17.73M over […]


Toonzone News Interviews Wit Studio’s Kotomi Deai & Hiroshi Shimizu About “The Rolling Girls”

by Grant Whiteon September 29, 2015
This past weekend Wit Studio’s Kotomi Deai and Hiroshi Shimizu attended MCM Glasgow Comic Con to promote their work on the studio’s latest hit The Rolling Girls, licensed by Anime Limited for UK Blu-ray and DVD release in 2016. Collectively the pair have ample experience in the Japanese animation industry and Toonzone News got the […]

Kevin Kliesch – Composing Music Fit for a Princess on “Sofia the First”

by 90'sCartoonManon September 28, 2015
Kevin Kliesch has worked as a composer and orchestrator on over 100 feature films including Enchanted, Tangled, and Frozen. His first Annie Award nomination came in 2012 for his work on ThunderCats. That same year, he went on to receive two more nominations from BSO Spirit for their Jerry Goldsmith Awards in Best Television Score […]