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Long Way North

Review: “Long Way North” – Short Version: Terrific

by Ed Liuon January 18, 2017
Long Way North (Tout en haute du monde) is a lyrically beautiful, engrossing, old-school adventure tale that sends a cosseted young girl on a journey of personal growth in one of the most unforgiving environments on Earth. Long Way North compares very favorably with Disney’s Moana, with the two films driven by daring lead characters […]

Isle of Dogs

Raffle Announced to Win a Voice Role in Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs”

by Ed Liuon December 23, 2016
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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2016 – Kent Osborne “Adventure Time” Panel

by Grant Whiteon December 12, 2016
Adventure Time writer, storyboard artist and voice actor Kent Osborne was ushered onto the Platinum stage by a chorus of the audience singing Finn’s “Tough Tootin’ Baby” song from the show. Kent discussed how his involvement with the industry began with aspirations to be an actor, including moving to LA in the 90’s. Struggling, he […]

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 £2.99-17.99 price range. […]

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 franchise’s 35th anniversary, the 26-episode series saw the return of original creator Yoshiyuki Tomino as writer and director. Stewardship has been handed […]
Moana Maui

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 […]

Gundam: The Origin

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 […]
The Dam Keeper Oscar Short

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 Oscar®-nominated directors Robert Kondo and Daisuke “Dice” 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 […]