Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2014: Shinichiro Watanabe Interview

by Grant Whiteon November 4, 2014
On the closing Sunday of MCM London Comic Con October 2014, Toonzone was given the chance to pose some questions to legendary anime director Shinichiro Watanabe. TOONZONE NEWS: In the past year you’ve directed both Space Dandy and Terror in Resonance, two shows with vastly different tones. What do you look for when considering involvement […]
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Tom Magliozzi, Co-Host of NPR’s “Car Talk,” 1937 – 2014

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2014
The Car Talk weblog is reporting that Tom Magliozzi has passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014, at the age of 77 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. With his younger brother Ray, the Magliozzi’s hosted NPR’s Car Talk radio show from 1977 to 2012, where the two dispensed advice on car repair, relationships, and […]

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Sony Pictures Animation and Fred Seibert’s Cartoon Hangover Form Incubator Project “GO! Cartoons”

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2014
SONY PICTURES ANIMATION PARTNERING WITH FRED SEIBERT’S CARTOON HANGOVER YOUTUBE CHANNEL TO FIND NEW WAVE OF ANIMATION TALENT New Animation Incubator Project, GO! Cartoons, Now Accepting Submissions Culver City, CA, November 3, 2014 – Sony Pictures Animation today announced it would partner with animation pacesetter Fred Seibert to forge GO! Cartoons, a new idea incubator […]

NYCC 2014: Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino on “The Legend of Korra”

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2014
By now, the team of Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko needs no introduction (but in case you needed one, our earlier interviews with the either or both at New York Comic Con 2008, right before the premiere of The Legend of Korra, and last year’s New York Comic Con might be good places to […]


Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2014: Anime Industry Panel

by Grant Whiteon November 2, 2014
Presided over by Anime Limited’s Andrew Partridge and Manga Entertainment’s Jeremy Graves (MVM’s Tony Allen was unfortunately unable to attend the panel due to the sheer number of customers shopping at the MVM booth), the panel began with the now traditional summary of announcements for the major UK anime companies for the year ahead. MVM […]

PR: MCM Expo Group spreads wings to Sweden with Stockholm and Malmo shows

by Grant Whiteon November 1, 2014
MCM Expo Group spreads wings to Sweden   MCM Expo Group has partnered with event organiser Artexis to present Sweden’s first ever multi-media comic convention, Comic Con Stockholm, which is currently taking place at Stockholm’s Kistamässan venue from 29 October to 1 November. Meanwhile, a second show – Comic Con Malmö – will make its […]


“Clarence” Backs Off From First Gay Kiss on Cartoon Network

by Ed Liuon October 31, 2014
Cartoon Network’s Clarence has apparently backed off from depicting a homosexual couple kissing, with an intended kiss on the lips replaced with cheek kisses instead. Several news outlets are noting that series writer Spencer Rothbell had confirmed on his Twitter account that, “Originally the guy had flowers and they kissed on the mouth.” His Twitter […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2014: Vidfest UK Ashens/Quest for the Gamechild Panel

by Grant Whiteon October 30, 2014
Stuart ‘Ashens’ Ashen took to the Vidfest stage alone, explaining that friend and long-time comedy associate Dan Tomlinson had fallen ill with mysterious food poisoning (which despite his Chef Excellence role was clarified to most certainly not be ‘Excellent Food Poisoning’) and so had to return home early. After taking a photo of the assembled […]


Hollywood Reporter on Launch of ZAG Animation Studios

by Ed Liuon October 29, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter covers the official launch of ZAG Animation Studios, a collaboration between longtime TV veteran Haim Saban, filmmaker Chris Columbus, producer Michael Barnathan, and kids entertainment specialist Jeremy Zag. The studio has 10 animated features in development, with an eye towards releasing one 3-D CGI animated feature and one CGI/live-action hybrid feature per […]
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Cast and Crew of “The Mike Tyson Mysteries” Discuss the Show at Live Premiere

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter covered a premiere event for The Mike Tyson Mysteries held at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, attended by series star Mike Tyson; actors Rachel Ramras (Yung Hee), Jim Rash (the ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury); and series creator Hugh Davidson. Among other topics, the panelists discussed the style and […]