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Review: "The Wings of Honneamise Blu-ray/DVD Combi (UK Edition)": There's A Starman Waiting In The Sky

by Grant Whiteon July 1, 2015
Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise is one of those anime titles that is always spoken of with respectful awe. The film is one of the earliest works of Gainax and co-produced by Bandai Visual, who would adopt the Honneamise name for the ill-fated BVUS venture. It focuses on the Kingdom of Honneamise on […]
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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 - Animatsu/Manga UK Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 17, 2015
Hosted by Animatsu COO Jerome Mazandarani and marketing manager Andrew Hewson, Jerome explained that the dual nature of the panel was that Manga (who he had worked for up until last year) were Animatsu’s UK distributor for titles. At the same time he still maintains Manga’s title acquisition and relationships with companies outside the UK. […]

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GKIDS to Release "Extraordinary Tales" on October 30, 2015

by Ed Liuon June 17, 2015
GKIDS ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS FOR EXTRAORDINARY TALES AT ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OCTOBER 30, 2015 RELEASE DATE IN THEATERS AND ON VIDEO-ON-DEMAND PLATFORMS New York, NY – June 16, 2015 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced its acquisition of North American rights to EXTRAORDINARY […]
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GKIDS to Release "Zarafa" in New York City on July 3, 2015

by Ed Liuon June 17, 2015
GKIDS TO RELEASE ZARAFA IN NEW YORK ON JULY 3RD NORTH AMERICAN EXPANSION TO FOLLOW English and French-language versions of ZARAFA will play at the following venue: IFC CENTER, 323 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10014 Running time: 78 minutes Not Rated ABOUT ZARAFA Inspired by the true story of the first giraffe […]

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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 - Hidetaka Tenjin Live Drawing Session

by Grant Whiteon June 15, 2015
The panel was opened by an introduction by Anime Limited president Andrew Partridge. Tenjin (appearing as a guest on behalf of Viewster) opened the panel by beaming in English “Hello, good afternoon! I’m from Japan. Thanks for coming this session!” before wryly adding “I’m from Japan and I can’t speak English, okay?” The rest of […]
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Christopher Lee, Actor, 1922 - 2015

by Ed Liuon June 11, 2015
Veteran actor Christopher Lee passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London at the age of 93, after being hospitalized for respiratory problems and heart failure. The actor’s long career was most notable for his on-screen depictions of villainy, ranging from Count Dracula in the classic Hammer horror films […]

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New Animated Series for "The Three Stooges" in Production

by Ed Liuon June 11, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter notes that The Three Stooges — Moe, Larry, and Curly — will be returning to screens as an animated TV series, courtesy of Christy Karacas (co-creator of Superjail!), with production handled by London-based entertainment firm Cake and the Titmouse animation studio. Production is expected to be 52 11-minute episodes, which are expected […]

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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 - Hidetaka Tenjin Interview

by Grant Whiteon June 3, 2015
Although popular in his native Japan, the internet has allowed people in many other countries to become fans of the work of Hidetaka Tenjin. Boasting credits in illustration, design and voice acting, he is perhaps most famous for the illustrations he has provided to the world of Macross in addition to box art for Bandai’s […]
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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 - Hynden Walch Roundtable Interview

by Grant Whiteon June 1, 2015
On the Saturday morning of May’s MCM London Comic Con Toonzone News was invited to take part in a roundtable interview with voice actress Hynden Walch. Having risen to fame as Starfire in Teen Titans, she has returned to the animated DC multiverse a few times to play Harley Quinn and is perhaps currently most […]