Viewster’s Omakase Anime Subscription Launches With “Kill la Kill” Themed Box

by Grant Whiteon October 7, 2015
Following on from a period of beta testing, Viewster have this week launched their Omakase subscription service to the public. Costing $29 for a bi-monthly subscription and currently available in America, Canada & the UK, the service will offer a specially themed and selected box of anime/Japanese merchandise every two months in addition to ad […]

Cartoon Network UK Announces “Anything” App

by Grant Whiteon October 6, 2015
Following on from successful distribution in the US, Cartoon Network UK have announced that the channel’s Anything app will be released in EMEA countries from the end of October. Supported by both iOS and Android, Cartoon Network Anything is focussed on providing a mix of games, activities and clips lasting ten to fifteen seconds on […]


Anime Limited ‘MCM Loves Anime’ Tickets Now Available

by Grant Whiteon October 5, 2015
Following on from our previous report , Anime Limited have begun selling tickets for their MCM Loves Anime film festival due to be held at MCM London Comic Con this month. Tickets, which grant access to the entirety of the festival, cost £20 each on an early bird tariff until 13th October when they will […]
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“Hotel Transylvania 2” Breaks September Box Office Record with $48.46M Debut Weekend

by Ed Liuon September 29, 2015
Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2 earned $48.46 million in its debut weekend in theaters, beating out the first Hotel Transylvania movie’s box office take by almost $6 million and setting a new top-grossing record for a September movie premiere. The sequel handily beat the next competitor, Warner Bros’ The Intern, which grossed $17.73M over […]


Toonzone News Interviews Wit Studio’s Kotomi Deai & Hiroshi Shimizu About “The Rolling Girls”

by Grant Whiteon September 29, 2015
This past weekend Wit Studio’s Kotomi Deai and Hiroshi Shimizu attended MCM Glasgow Comic Con to promote their work on the studio’s latest hit The Rolling Girls, licensed by Anime Limited for UK Blu-ray and DVD release in 2016. Collectively the pair have ample experience in the Japanese animation industry and Toonzone News got the […]

Kevin Kliesch – Composing Music Fit for a Princess on “Sofia the First”

by Christopher Glennonon September 28, 2015
Kevin Kliesch has worked as a composer and orchestrator on over 100 feature films including Enchanted, Tangled, and Frozen. His first Annie Award nomination came in 2012 for his work on ThunderCats. That same year, he went on to receive two more nominations from BSO Spirit for their Jerry Goldsmith Awards in Best Television Score […]


“Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin II” To Receive World Premiere At MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon September 27, 2015
Anime Limited have announced plans to present a special ‘MCM Loves Anime’ film festival the Saturday of next month’s MCM London Comic Con (23rd-25th October), an off shoot of AL’s involvement with the annual Scotland Loves Anime event. The centrepiece of the event will be the world premiere of Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin II: Artesia’s […]

Nickelodeon Goes Back to the 90’s by Launching “The Splat”

by Ed Liuon September 25, 2015
NICKELODEON TAKES FANS BACK TO THE ‘90S WITH THE LAUNCH OF “THE SPLAT,” BRAND-NEW DESTINATION FOR ICONIC NICK CONTENT, STARTING MONDAY, OCT. 5, ON TEENNICK *Follow “The Splat” on Twitter @thesplat, Instagram @thesplatgram, Facebook, YouTube, Vine, Tumblr and Pinterest. #TheSplatIsComing NEW YORK – Sept. 24, 2015 – Millennials who crave the iconic Nickelodeon shows of […]


Jon Hamm Set to Guest Star on “SpongeBob SquarePants”

by Ed Liuon September 25, 2015
Actor Jon Hamm (Mad Men) has been confirmed as an upcoming guest star on Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. According to the material sent to us by Nickelodeon PR: “[Jon Hamm] will play the role of Don Grouper – a charismatic head ad executive of the ad agency Grouper, Goby & Koi. His sharp mind and devastating […]

Going Back to “Hotel Transylvania” with Genndy Tartakovsky and Michelle Murdocca

by Christopher Glennonon September 25, 2015
Genndy Tartakovksy made his name among animation fans for directing and producing Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars: Clone Wars. He made his feature film directing debut with the first Hotel Transylvania, and returns to direct Hotel Transylvania 2. Michelle Murdocca worked as vice president of production at the inception of Sony Pictures Animation […]