Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – LeSean Thomas “Cannon Busters” Panel

by Grant Whiteon November 4, 2015
Held in the ExCel Platinum Suite, the Cannon Busters panel was chaired by Manga/Animatsu representative Jerome Mazandarani and Cannon Busters creator LeSean Thomas. Cannon Busters is an animated series covering the adventures of S.A.M., a friendship robot who is a companion to a prince of an affluent kingdom that produces robots.  When a sorcerer wielding […]

“The Peanuts Movie” Roundtable Interview: Craig Schulz, Steve Martino, and Jean Schulz

by Christopher Glennonon November 4, 2015
Craig Schulz, son of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, wrote and produced The Peanuts Movie, which Steve Martino directed. Jean Schulz is Charles Schulz’s widow and board president of the Charles M. Schulz Museum. Toonzone News, along with other members of the press, sat down with them for an interview during a press day at the […]


Halloween Hangover – Activision Buys Candy Crush

by Alex Beanon November 3, 2015
Apparently finding themselves with a surplus of Halloween booty, Activision Blizzard [proprietors of that little “Call of Duty” franchise] have entered the mobile gaming market in a big way, with a $5.9 billion purchase of King Digital – makers of “Candy Crush” [this year’s “Angry Birds” of the mobile gaming market]. With the purchase, Activision […]

Going Inside “Inside Out” with Pixar Producer Jonas Rivera

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2015
When he was a student at San Francisco State University, Jonas Rivera saw a screening of “Luxo Jr.” and was so impressed that he cold-called Pixar to ask about a job. An unpaid internship to work on Toy Story led to his lengthy tenure at the company, as he’s moved up from that internship to […]


How to Design a 11-Year-Old Kid’s Head for “Inside Out,” the Ralph Eggleston Way

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2015
Production designer Ralph Eggleston joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1992 during the development of Toy Story, and has earned credits on almost every Pixar film since. His work has been pivotal in the look and feel of numerous Pixar movies, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and WALL-E. His directorial debut for the animated […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Miss Hokusai” Review

by Grant Whiteon November 1, 2015
Anime Limited picked some high quality Japanese cinema for their MCM Loves Anime event and the opening title was no exception. Coming from the much respected Production I.G., Miss Hokusai is a pseudo-canonical story concerned with the daughter of the famous Japanese painter. In the tradition of many Japanese films, there is less so a […]


Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Love Live! The School Idol Movie” Review

by Grant Whiteon November 1, 2015
Ah, Love Live!, an anime series with fans the world over. For those not familiar, Love Live! is a Japanese entertainment franchise focussed on a group of fictional idols who via their real life voice actresses release songs and related projetcs. Easily the most famous arm of the franchise is the anime, produced by Sunrise. […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Gundam The Origin II” World Premiere Review

by Grant Whiteon October 30, 2015
On the Saturday of MCM London Comic Con this October, Anime Limited tried something new. Drawing on their successful involvement with the ongoing Scotland Loves Anime, they staged the MCM Loves Anime event roughly 10 minutes away from the main convention. The idea being this independent film festival would take advantage of the migration habits […]


“The Peanuts Movie” Roundtable Interview: Noah Schnapp, Hadley Miller, and Francesca Capaldi

by Christopher Glennonon October 30, 2015
Rounding out the almost entirely child cast of the upcoming The Peanuts Movie is Noah Schnapp as Charlie Brown, Hadley Miller as Lucy, and Francesca Capaldi as the Little Red-Haired Girl. Toonzone News, along with other members of the press, sat down with them for an interview during a press day earlier this summer at […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – Sunrise/Anime Limited Gundam UK Panel

by Grant Whiteon October 28, 2015
Held in the lavish Plantinum Suite of the ExCel, the Gundam panel was overseen by Sunrise International Sales representative Eri Suzuki, Anime Limited president Andrew Partridge and interpreter Bethan Jones translating Eri’s comments. Eri began by briefly introducing herself and Sunrise, explaining the studio was founded in 1972 and that its work is primarily focussed […]