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“Berserk” Producer Reo Kurosu ‘Anime Guest of Honour’ For MCM Scotland Comic Con 2016

by Grant Whiteon August 26, 2016
Producer Reo Kurosu has been announced as the Anime Guest of Honour for MCM Scotland Comic Con, due to be held 24th-25th September at the SECC in Glasgow. Kurosu’s credits include the latest adaptation of Berserk, Fullmetal Alchemist and The Heroic Legend of Arslan. He will present a panel on the Saturday of the event […]
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“The South Park 20 Experience” Premieres at Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills

by Ed Liuon August 24, 2016
THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA IN BEVERLY HILLS PRESENTS THE SOUTH PARK 20 EXPERIENCE A FREE, PUBLIC EXHIBIT TO CELEBRATE THE TWENTIETH SEASON OF THE HIT COMEDY CENTRAL SERIES ALL TWENTY SEASONS OF THE ICONIC SERIES WILL JOIN THE EXTENSIVE PALEY ARCHIVE EXHIBIT FEATURES TWENTY LIFE-SIZED ICONIC MOMENTS, TWENTY PIECES OF CURATED ARTWORK, DAILY SCREENINGS, […]

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SDCC 2016: Toonzone Interviews Titmouse Studios’ Chris Prynoski

by Christopher Glennonon August 24, 2016
Titmouse Studios hit San Diego Comic-Con 2016 in a most unusual way, driving around the convention center in its custom RV and picking up people to take a ride and chat with president and co-founder Chris Prynoski. Mr. Prynoski welcomed Toonzone News into the RV, whose interior was wall to wall black light posters, with ice […]
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Gundam UK Fan Convention ‘G-Con’ Catapults Into Action This September

by Grant Whiteon August 23, 2016
After much preparation the fan run Gundam convention G-Con is set to launch in the UK this September. Celebrating the popular Japanese sci-fi war drama, G-Con is the first UK fan convention for the franchise. Organised by model kit importer Japan:Cool the event will include panels discussing the hobby of Gunpla (Gundam plastic models), a […]

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5th Annual NICE Comic Con In Bedford, UK This September Brings Star Comic Talent

by Grant Whiteon August 23, 2016
3rd-4th September will see the 5th outing for NICE, the Bedford based comics convention organised by local comic shop Close Encounters. The event will give fans the chance to meet a range of star talent from the comic book industry including Andi Ewington, Greg Tocchini, John Bolton and Guillem March. The event will be held […]
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Two Strings Tuesday: From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience

by Christopher Glennonon August 23, 2016
Welcome to the last entry in Toonzone’s “Two Strings Tuesdays,” the day dedicated to special content posted a week in conjunction with the upcoming release of LAIKA Animation Studio’s latest feature film Kubo and the Two Strings (now in theaters). For our earlier installments, check out: Roundtable interview with director Travis Knight and producer Arianne Sutner On the set […]

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Jack Riley, Actor 1935-2016

by Dan Collinson August 21, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that actor Jack Riley died on Friday due to complications of pneumonia. He was 80. Riley was known to TV audiences as Elliot Carlin, one of Bob Newhart’s psychology patients on The Bob Newhart Show from 1972-1978. He reprised the characters on ALF and St. Elsewhere. His other TV credits […]
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“Sausage Party” Animators Claim Abuse and Intolerable Working Conditions

by slaion August 19, 2016
As reported in Variety and several other news outlets, several animators who worked on the recently released R-rated animated film Sausage Party have spoken out anonymously about abuse and intolerable working conditions during the 2 years spent producing the movie. These animators began posting in the comments section of Cartoon Brew’s interview with Sausage Party directors Conrad Vernon […]

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“Kung Fu Panda 2 & 3” Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson to Guest on the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2016
Kung Fu Panda’s Jennifer Yuh Nelson Talks Storyboarding, Directing and More on Top-Ranked Nickelodeon Animation Podcast, Available Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 In this week’s episode of the top-ranked Nickelodeon Animation Podcast, Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2, Kung Fu Panda 3) talks about all things Kung-Fu, her love of cartoon blood and gore, and […]
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SDCC2016: The Marvel Animation Panel

by Christopher Glennonon August 18, 2016
Kicking off this year’s Marvel Animation Panel was the first part of a never before seen episode of Ultimate Spider-Man. Returning to the Spider-Verse, and this time taking Miles Morales aka Kid Arachnid with him, Spider-Man journeyed to a pirate-themed world, teaming up with Web-Beard the Pirate. Played by Will Friedle, Web-Beard brought along a […]