Interview: All Hail Composer Frederik Wiedmann on “All Hail King Julien”!

by Christopher Glennonon June 13, 2016
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Frederik Wiedmann came to Los Angeles in 2004 to become a film composer. Wiedmann was twice nominated for the Annie Award for his musical work on Green Lantern the Animated Series. He has also worked on the Beware the Batman TV Series as well as DC Animated movies Son of Batman, […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2016 – Michael Arias Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 12, 2016
With Anime Limited’s Jeremy Graves presiding as MC, the Michael Arias panel offered a rare chance for insight on this veteran of the Hollywood and anime industry, including his recent adaptation of the Project Itoh novel Harmony. Michael’s earliest memories of anime were watching televised dubs in his Southern Californian childhood, titles such as Speed […]


New And Improved Sony PlayStation On The Way [But Not At E3]

by Alex Beanon June 10, 2016
Sony has acknowledged and confirmed that they will be rolling out a more more powerful version of their current world-leading bestselling PlayStation 4 gaming console – but also acknowledged and confirmed that the new and improved console [whose secret agent code name is Neo] will not be making its debut at the Electronic Entertainment Expo […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2016 – Gundam The Origin Staff Interview

by Grant Whiteon June 8, 2016
Prior to the Gundam The Origin III screening and panel, Toonzone News had the chance to talk to producer Osamu Taniguchi and designer Mika Akitaka about the production. TOONZONE NEWS: What was the genesis point in deciding to produce an adaptation of The Origin? OSAMU TANIGUCHI: That’s a tough one [thinks] …I’m not even sure […]

Byron Howard and Rich Moore Zootopia

Interview: Trying Everything with “Zootopia” Co-Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore

by Ed Liuon June 8, 2016
With more than 20 years at the studio, Byron Howard is a veteran of Walt Disney Feature Animation, starting as an animator on Pocahontas, Lilo & Stitch, Brother Bear, and the short film “John Henry.” He was co-director with Chris Williams on Bolt (which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature), and then […]

Belladonna of Sadness Comes To Blu-Ray

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2016 – Anime Limited Sunday Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 5, 2016
With various attendees and guests nursing hangovers, Anime Limited kicked off the Sunday of the event in the right way with a bright and charismatic panel chaired by president Andrew Partridge, product managers Kat Hall and Keith and marketing representative Jeremy Graves. It was highlighted that the previous day was Jeremy’s birthday, leading to an […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2016 – Gundam The Origin III Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 2, 2016
Following the screening it was time for both Osamu Taniguchi and Mika Akitaka to take to the stage, joined by Anime Limited president Andrew Partridge and interpreter Bethan Jones. Andrew began by explaining that the screening of the episode at MCM London was held in tandem with ones occurring in the franchise’s native Japan. At […]


Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2016 – “Gundam The Origin III” European Premiere Review

by Grant Whiteon June 2, 2016
Last October, Anime Limited partnered with Sunrise to theatrically screen the first two episodes of Gundam The Origin at their MCM Loves Anime festival. With May bringing the first MCM London convention of the year, this partnership returned but now with the screening held within the main convention itself and presented by two of its […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2016 – Tamashii Nations / Bandai UK Booth Images

by Grant Whiteon June 1, 2016
Bandai have become a recurring staple of MCM London, with toy collectors like myself serviced by the existing UK branch offering collector items from the ever popular Power Rangers in addition to Banpresto while Tamashii Nations offer a range of figurines and accessories from their namesake in Japan. Although previously we’d seen a push for […]