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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2014: Anime Industry Panel

by Grant Whiteon November 2, 2014
Presided over by Anime Limited’s Andrew Partridge and Manga Entertainment’s Jeremy Graves (MVM’s Tony Allen was unfortunately unable to attend the panel due to the sheer number of customers shopping at the MVM booth), the panel began with the now traditional summary of announcements for the major UK anime companies for the year ahead. MVM […]
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PR: MCM Expo Group spreads wings to Sweden with Stockholm and Malmo shows

by Grant Whiteon November 1, 2014
MCM Expo Group spreads wings to Sweden   MCM Expo Group has partnered with event organiser Artexis to present Sweden’s first ever multi-media comic convention, Comic Con Stockholm, which is currently taking place at Stockholm’s Kistamässan venue from 29 October to 1 November. Meanwhile, a second show – Comic Con Malmö – will make its […]

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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2014: Vidfest UK Ashens/Quest for the Gamechild Panel

by Grant Whiteon October 30, 2014
Stuart ‘Ashens’ Ashen took to the Vidfest stage alone, explaining that friend and long-time comedy associate Dan Tomlinson had fallen ill with mysterious food poisoning (which despite his Chef Excellence role was clarified to most certainly not be ‘Excellent Food Poisoning’) and so had to return home early. After taking a photo of the assembled […]
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Hollywood Reporter on Launch of ZAG Animation Studios

by Ed Liuon October 29, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter covers the official launch of ZAG Animation Studios, a collaboration between longtime TV veteran Haim Saban, filmmaker Chris Columbus, producer Michael Barnathan, and kids entertainment specialist Jeremy Zag. The studio has 10 animated features in development, with an eye towards releasing one 3-D CGI animated feature and one CGI/live-action hybrid feature per […]

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Sandra Oh to Crowdfund Animated Feature Film "Window Horses"

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that actor Sandra Oh’s next project after exiting the hit TV series Grey’s Anatomy is an animated feature film titled Window Horses: a collaboration with Canadian director Ann Marie Fleming that is raising initial funding through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The movie will center on Rosie Ming, a young mixed-race Canadian […]
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NYCC 2014: The KAKEHASHI Project's "New Japanese Animation Talent" Panel

by Todd DuBoison October 21, 2014
On the final day of New York Comic con the Japan Foundation hosted a panel entitled “KAKEHASHI Project – New Japanese Animation Talent”, which spotlighted five young Japanese animators: Saki Muramoto, Ryo Okawara, Saori Shiroki, Aya Suzuki and Yuzuru Tachikawa. The five were joined by special guest Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time, Bee and PuppyCat), while […]

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PR: Aliens invade Excel as London Comic Con plays host to 'Monsters: Dark Continent'

by Grant Whiteon October 16, 2014
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 24-26 OCTOBER Aliens invade Excel as London Comic Con plays host to ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’  Get ready for an alien invasion! Monsters: Dark Continent is coming to MCM London Comic Con, with cast and crew from the upcoming sci-fi film all set to attend this month’s event […]
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PR: Out-of-this-world scares as 'Extraterrestrial' lands at London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon October 16, 2014
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 24-26 OCTOBER Out-of-this-world scares as ‘Extraterrestrial’ lands at London Comic Con There’ll be close encounters of the terrifying kind at MCM London Comic Con as cult horror duo The Vicious Brothers (Grave Encounters) give show visitors an early viewing of their latest movie Extraterrestrial ahead of its […]

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PR: Top sci-fi writer Peter F. Hamilton brings new novel to MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon October 16, 2014
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 24-26 OCTOBER Dream guest; top sci-fi writer Peter F. Hamilton brings new novel to MCM London Comic Con  Super news for sci-fi fans; best-selling British author Peter F. Hamilton will be at this month’s MCM London Comic Con to promote his latest novel, The Abyss Beyond Dreams. […]
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Elizabeth Peña, Actor, 1959 - 2014

by Ed Liuon October 16, 2014
Groundbreaking Hispanic actor Elizabeth Peña has passed away at the age of 55 of natural causes after a brief illness in Los Angeles, CA. Born in Elizabeth, NJ, on September 23, 1959, to Cuban immigrant parents, Peña’s career began early on the New York theater scene and graduation from the High School of Performing Arts, […]