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Nickelodeon UK Assigns Invader Zim To Conquer Forbidden Planet

by Grant Whiteon November 29, 2016
The Almighty Tallest at Nickelodeon UK have assigned Invader Zim to conquer the retail and online resources of Forbidden Planet by way of merchandise bearing his glorious visage!!! Decorated with both Zim and his loyal if hopeless assistant GIR, the line up includes t-shirts, travel pass holders, coasters and mugs with a Ā£2.99-17.99 price range. […]
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Review: “Gundam Reconguista In G Complete Blu-ray Set (UK Edition)” – The Future’s Bright

by Grant Whiteon November 23, 2016
The current partnership between Sunrise and Anime Limited for Gundam in the UK was foreshadowed by the surprise licensing of Reconguista in G in 2014. One of two television series created for the franchiseā€™s 35th anniversary, the 26-episode series saw the return of original creator Yoshiyuki Tomino as writer and director. Stewardship has been handed […]

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NY Times on How and Why Maui Got So Big in Disney’s”Moana”

by Ed Liuon November 22, 2016
The New York Times examines the thinking that went into the character design of Maui, the demigod with the voice of Dwayne Johnson and animation supervision by Mack Kablan and Eric Goldberg, in Disney’s upcoming animated feature film Moana. The character is well-known in lore across the South Pacific islands, but nearly all earlier depictions […]
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Review: “Gundam The Origin IV” – Visions Of The Future, Echoes Of The Past, Lessons For Today

by Grant Whiteon November 22, 2016
What a difference six months can make. When I reviewed the third episode of The Origin, I noted how the story highlighted the simple ways that the ambitious can cultivate destructive nationalism to drive the general population. A month after that, just over half the UK population gave a live demonstration of this by voting […]

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Tonko House & 20th Century Fox Animation Turn “The Dam Keeper” from Short to Feature

by Ed Liuon November 17, 2016
TONKO HOUSE AND 20TH CENTURY FOX ANIMATION TEAM UP TO EXPAND THE WORLD OF THE DAM KEEPER INTO AN ALL-NEW, FEATURE-LENGTH FILM OscarĀ®-nominated directors Robert Kondo and Daisuke ā€œDiceā€ Tsutsumi to direct feature (Los Angeles, California) Tonko House and 20th Century Fox Animation announced today that they are partnering to develop a feature film based […]
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Cartoon Network UK Partners With Brownlee Brothers To Stop Bullying

by Grant Whiteon November 14, 2016
Cartoon Network UK has partnered with British triathlete brothers Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee as part of the network’s ongoing Buddy Network initiative, designed to stop children being bullied. In a partnership that also works alongside Childline & the NSPCC the network aims to help stop the problem among children.Ā Dame Esther Rantzen, President of Childline comments: […]

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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2016 – Bandai & Tamashii Nations Booth Images

by Grant Whiteon November 14, 2016
Bandai once again had a strong presence at MCM London Comic Con, with both their own booth and a Tamashii Nations stand. The Bandai stand focused on both Power Rangers and Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, including exclusive merchandise for both such as a Tokyo Vinyl Megazord and an exclusive two-pack of Ladybug […]

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Henshin Announces Animated Feature For Bandai Namco’s “Klonoa”

by Grant Whiteon October 28, 2016
WA-HOO! American based production studio Henshin have announced that they have obtained the rights to produce an animated feature film based on the Bandai Namco game Klonoa: Door to Phantomile.Ā A Playstation icon, the Klonoa series of games focus on the cat-like adventurer and his friends as they travel through dream realms fighting evil. Henshin’s founder […]