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Anime Limited Selling Limited Production “Mobile Suit Gundam” Movie Trilogy UK Blu-ray Set

by Grant Whiteon March 4, 2017
Anime Limited have announced that the UK will see a Blu-ray release of the Mobile Suit Gundam movies. The trilogy, due to ship 27th March, will be limited to 500 units and sold strictly through the company’s online store. Other Gundam releases by the company have seen mass retail release but the limited release for […]
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Breaking News from the Nickelodeon Upfront: New TMNT!

by Peter Paltridgeon March 3, 2017
It’s been known for a while that the upcoming fifth season of Nick’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be its last. But if you think this beloved and iconic property is finally being mothballed for good, think again! Nickelodeon held its annual upfront presentation this morning in New York City, and among the various kidcoms […]

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Disney XD Orders Season 2 of “Milo Murphy’s Law” and Season 4 of “Star vs. the Forces of Evil”

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2017
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Disney XD has renewed Milo Murphy’s Law for a second season and Star vs. the Forces of Evil for a fourth. The former series was created by Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh; the title character is a personification of Murphy’s Law voiced by “Weird Al” Yankovic. The latter series […]
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“Zootopia” Takes Home Best Animated Feature Oscar; “Piper” Wins Best Animated Short

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2017
The 89th annual Academy Award winners were announced in a ceremony last night, with Disney’s Zootopia taking home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and Disney/Pixar’s “Piper” winning for Best Animated Short Film. Of the remaining categories with an animated film in contention, the Best Original Song award went to “City of Stars” from La […]

The Red Turtle

Review: “The Red Turtle” Presents a Beautiful Mystery

by slaion February 24, 2017
Among this year’s nominees for Best Animated Feature is The Red Turtle, a French-Belgian collaboration with some help from Japan’s Studio Ghibli. It tells the tale of a man stranded on a deserted island, and though it would seem akin to Robinson Crusoe, the tale twists into much more along the way. The Red Turtle […]
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Review: The 2017 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

by slaion February 23, 2017
This year’s animated shorts, presented in theaters and online by ShortsHD, features mostly a somber mix of animated tales with just the one exception from Pixar. There was also another R-rated short among the nominees, which again was screened last for the younger audience to leave beforehand. I’m not sure this year’s mix would entertain […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2016 – Takeshi Honda Interview

by Grant Whiteon February 13, 2017
Takeshi Honda has many prolific credits in the Japanese animation industry, including Evangelion (both the original series and new movies), Ponyo, Millennium Actress, Kill la Kill and Space Dandy. Toonzone News had the chance to pose some questions to him during his UK visit on behalf of Studio Khara and Anime Limited. TOONZONE NEWS:  I’d […]
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“Harvey Beaks” Makes Prime-Time Debut March 1, 2017 on Nicktoons

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2017
Harvey Beaks Makes Prime Time Debut, March 1 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), on Nicktoons Two-Hour Block of Harvey Beaks Episodes Continues the Magical Adventures of the Big-Hearted Bird Burbank, Calif. – Wednesday, Feb. 8 – Harvey Beaks and his friends continue to embark on brand-new adventures when season two of Harvey Beaks continues Wed., March […]

Film Independent Laika Animation Fellowship for Project Involve

Film Independent and LAIKA Announce Second Year of LAIKA Animation Fellowship for Project Involve

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2017
FILM INDEPENDENT AND LAIKA ANNOUNCE SECOND YEAR OF LAIKA ANIMATION FELLOWSHIP FOR PROJECT INVOLVE Fellowship provides $10,000 grant to an animation filmmaker from diversity mentorship program Project Involve LOS ANGELES (February 3, 2017) — Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the LA Film Festival, and acclaimed animation studio LAIKA […]

Anime Limited Gets To Burning A UK Blu-ray Release For ‘Martian Successor Nadesico’

by Grant Whiteon February 6, 2017
Anime Limited have announced they will be producing a Blu-ray boxset for 90’s mecha satire Martian Successor Nadesico. Future Earth finds itself outclassed by the invading robotic armies of the Jovian Lizards. In response the arms manufacturer Nergal Heavy Industries independently produces a state of the art battleship, the Nadesico. The ship is staffed by […]