Desert Swarm – Fox Plans A Theme Park In Dubai

by Alex Beanon November 3, 2015
Fox is planning a new theme park to showcase its various animated properties such as [ironically] “Ice Age” and “The Simpsons” as well as its film properties [“Alien” and “Night at the Museum” and “Titanic”] in Dubai. Fox already has a theme park opening in Malaysia in 2017 but the Dubai theme park will exclusively […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Miss Hokusai” Review

by Grant Whiteon November 1, 2015
Anime Limited picked some high quality Japanese cinema for their MCM Loves Anime event and the opening title was no exception. Coming from the much respected Production I.G., Miss Hokusai is a pseudo-canonical story concerned with the daughter of the famous Japanese painter. In the tradition of many Japanese films, there is less so a […]


Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Love Live! The School Idol Movie” Review

by Grant Whiteon November 1, 2015
Ah, Love Live!, an anime series with fans the world over. For those not familiar, Love Live! is a Japanese entertainment franchise focussed on a group of fictional idols who via their real life voice actresses release songs and related projetcs. Easily the most famous arm of the franchise is the anime, produced by Sunrise. […]

Stan Lee Set To Roll Out Arch Alien

by Alex Beanon October 31, 2015
Stan Lee is set to release a new comic book-based movie – “Arch Alien” – with more information forthcoming at this weekend’s Comikaze! Event in Los Angeles. “Arch Alien” is an original concept from Lee in collaboration with Chinese media company, Hualien, which will be providing the funding for the project. Details about “Arch Alien” […]


Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Gundam The Origin II” World Premiere Review

by Grant Whiteon October 30, 2015
On the Saturday of MCM London Comic Con this October, Anime Limited tried something new. Drawing on their successful involvement with the ongoing Scotland Loves Anime, they staged the MCM Loves Anime event roughly 10 minutes away from the main convention. The idea being this independent film festival would take advantage of the migration habits […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – Sunrise/Anime Limited Gundam UK Panel

by Grant Whiteon October 28, 2015
Held in the lavish Plantinum Suite of the ExCel, the Gundam panel was overseen by Sunrise International Sales representative Eri Suzuki, Anime Limited president Andrew Partridge and interpreter Bethan Jones translating Eri’s comments. Eri began by briefly introducing herself and Sunrise, explaining the studio was founded in 1972 and that its work is primarily focussed […]


Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – Tamashii Nations UK Booth Images

by Grant Whiteon October 28, 2015
Having long been a fixture of American conventions, Bandai’s Tamashii Nations returned once again to MCM London Comic Con as part of their recent move in to the UK market. Tamashii Nations is a name that will be familiar to those who import Bandai’s various collector aimed toylines such as S.H. Figuarts and Metal Build, […]

A Rogue’s Gallery – Creation Of A Super Villain Launches In London

by Alex Beanon October 21, 2015
The creation of a super villain for movies and television requires quite a bit of makeup and the new book “A Rogue’s Gallery – Creation of a Super Villain” details how those villainous transformations are made with villains from the DC Comic universe at a launch party at London’s Crypt Gallery next week on October […]


Review: “Sword Art Online II – Volume One Collector’s Edition (UK Edition)”: Bringing A Sword To A Gun Fight?

by Grant Whiteon October 19, 2015
As I said the last time I reviewed a show inspired by MMORPGs, the genre has never really been my thing. I have my creative outlets which includes writing (though my poor editor may feel differently) but I’ve got enough commitments and drama in my real life to carve out a second one. That said, […]
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UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce November Highlights

by Grant Whiteon October 18, 2015
Remember, remember CN this November, cartoons with humour and plot. I see no reason why in this monthly season they should ever be forgot. Start your week off with a bang as Mega Mondays brings new episodes of Clarence (4pm), Regular Show (4:30pm), Adventure Time (5pm), Teen Titans Go! (5:30pm), Supernoobs (6pm) and Steven Universe […]