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toonzone at MCM London Comic Con October 2013 - Wit Studio Panel

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Following directly on from the Manga Entertainment panel, Anime Limited and Wakanim’s Andrew Partridge took to the stage in the company of three guests- George Wada (president of Wit Studio), Ryotaro Makihara (director of Hal) and Katsuhiko Kitada (character designer on Hal, animation director for Attack on Titan). Each introduced themselves starting with George, who […]

toonzone at MCM London Comic Con October 2013 - Interview With Wit Studio

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Prior to the Wit Studio panel held in the main convention, toonzone had a chance to talk with George Wada (president of Wit Studio), Ryotaro Makihara (director of Hal) and Katsuhiko Kitada (character designer on Hal, animation director for Attack on Titan) at the nearby Novotel. How involved was original creator Hajime Isayama with the […]

Toonzone Goes to the "Free Birds" Premiere Press Conference

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Jimmy Hayward gained early directorial prominence as a commercial director and was one of the original animators of the computer-animated television series ReBoot. He then joined Pixar Animation to work on the first Toy Story and worked with the company for over a decade. He later joined 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios as […]

toonzone at MCM London Comic Con October 2013 - Manga Entertainment UK Panel

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Chaired by Manga UK’s community liaison Jeremy Graves, acquisitions and marketing manager Jerome Mazandarani and product manager Andrew Hewson, the first announcement of the panel was that Dragonball GT will be released in two sets in 2014. The first set will be released in January with the second set following soon after in March.  This […]

toonzone at MCM London Comic Con October 2013 - Mega Ultimate Voice Talent Panel

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Taking to the stage in the spacious Theatre A of the convention, guests Richard Epcar, Ellyn Stern, Yuri Lowenthal, Tara Platt, Elias Toufexis, Troy Baker and Roger Craig Smith began things by jovially introducing themselves and select highlights of their voice acting careers. Asked for favourite role they’ve played, Tara enthusiastically offered Wonder Woman to […]

"Octonauts" Links with NOAA; Disney Premieres New Pre-School Toon on Disney Jr. App

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The New York Times notes a deal between Silvergate Media, producers of the Disney Jr. show Octonauts, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to “raise awareness of ocean exploration and science and advance NOAA’s mission.” The deal is expected to include themed events at aquariums, joint development of educational materials, and collaboration on […]

Legendary Rocker Slash's 'Slasher Films' and Anthony Leonardi III Present "Nothing Left To Fear"

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Fetch Publicity have sent us the poster and release details for Nothing Left To Fear, Slasher Films debut release. “From production company Slasher Films (founded by rock legend Slash), Gore Verbinski’s protégé and visionary director Anthony Leonardi III, brings us NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR, a terrifying and bloodcurdling vintage horror film. NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR will […]

Lou Scheimer, Filmation Co-Founder, 1928 - 2013

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Cartoon Brew reports that Filmation Co-Founder and Producer Lou Scheimer passed away on Thursday at the age of 84. Scheimer got his start in animation working for companies like Warner Bros., Larry Harmon, and Hanna-Barbera until he co-founded Filmation Productions in 1962 along with Hal Sutherland and Norm Prescott. The studio produced animated shows like […]

PR: Who's Coming to London Comic Con? Special Guest Round-Up

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MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 25-27 OCTOBER Who’s Coming to London Comic Con? Special Guest Round-Up MCM London Comic Con, the biggest event of its kind in Europe, returns to ExCel London on 25-27 October. As well as hosting a galaxy of great sci-fi, movie, games, comics,  anime and cosplay content, we’ve […]

PR: Shaun the Sheep Scores With Rugby World Cup 2015 Partnership

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SHAUN THE SHEEP SCORES WITH RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 PARTNERSHIP   Bristol UK, Thursday 17th October 2013 – Aardman have partnered with Elite Sports Properties UK Ltd (ESP), Master Licensee for Rugby World Cup 2015 (RWC 2015), in an exciting joint licensing programme starring family favourite, Shaun the Sheep.  The licensing initiative will include a […]

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