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Toonzone Interviews Gainax Co-Founder and Anime Producer Hiroaki Inoue

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison November 14, 2013
A bona fide veteran of the anime industry, Hiroaki Inoue began his career as an animator at Tezuka Productions and would ultimately go on to be a successful producer as well as a co-founder of the animation studio Gainax during the 1980s. In addition to producing Lensman, the first anime work to use 3D graphics, […]
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PR: More Guests Announced For MCM Birmingham Comic Con & Memorabilia

by Grant Whiteon November 13, 2013
MCM BIRMINGHAM COMIC CON & MEMORABILIA – NEC – 23-24 NOV More Guests Announced For MCM Birmingham Comic Con & Memorabilia MCM Birmingham Comic Con and Memorabilia, Britain’s biggest collectors’ event, both come to the NEC on 23-24 November and there’ll be a host of guests attending alongside all the comic creators, videogames and retailers. […]

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Review: “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (UK Edition)”: Divided by Zero

by Grant Whiteon November 13, 2013
In an alternate timeline, the British Isles have stood unchallenged (other than losing said isles and assuming America as their new homeland) and become the ruthless powerhouse that is the Britannian Empire, brutally conquering other countries and rechristening them with the number in which they were taken. In the conquered Japan, Area 11, Britannian teenager […]
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Voice Talent for "Maya the Bee Movie" Announced at AFM

by Ed Liuon November 11, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Jacki Weaver, Miriam Margolyes, and Noah Taylor have been announced as voice talent for the Australian-German co-production Maya the Bee Movie at the America Film Market 2013 conference. The movie will be the first 3D animated kids feature for Australian studio Flying Bark, and will be based on the Maya […]

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Wall Street Journal on Hollywood vs. Vancouver Over China's Animation Market

by Ed Liuon November 11, 2013
The Wall Street Journal‘s China weblog has noted recent efforts to promote Vancouver-based animation studios for content partnerships with Chinese companies, with Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson touring the country last week with digital animation executives in tow touting lower production costs and tax incentives vs. Hollywood animation studios. Hollywood has spent significant money and resources […]
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Anime Limited Announces Delays For "Perfect Blue" & "Cowboy Bebop"

by Grant Whiteon November 11, 2013
Anime Limited has today announced that their upcoming releases of Perfect Blue Collector’s Edition combipack and Cowboy Bebop Complete Collection DVD have been delayed until 2nd December, due to packaging and video quality issues found with production samples. The decision to delay the releases was taken to properly address the issues with both releases and […]

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PR: GKIDS Announces English Language Voice Cast for "Ernest & Celestine"

by Ed Liuon November 8, 2013
GKIDS ANNOUNCES THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE VOICE CAST FOR “ERNEST & CELESTINE” VOICE CAST INCLUDES: FOREST WHITAKER – as “Ernest” MACKENZIE FOY – as “Celestine” LAUREN BACALL PAUL GIAMATTI WILLIAM H. MACY MEGAN MULLALLY NICK OFFERMAN JEFFREY WRIGHT AWARD-WINNING FILM COMPETING FOR OSCARS, ANNIES, GOLDEN GLOBES New York, New York – November 8, 2013 – GKIDS, […]
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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Trailer

by Alex Beanon November 8, 2013
The newest trailer for the upcoming latest installment in the Hobbit film franchise, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” which hits theaters on December 13, 2013…

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Disney Returns To The Jungle

by Alex Beanon November 8, 2013
Disney is in negotiations with director Jon Favreau to oversee a live-action remake of “The Jungle Book”, based on the famous Rudyard Kipling novel. Favreau, who has directed “Elf” as well as the first two “Iron Man” films in that franchise, has mentioned that this remake of the film will incorporate more “mythic elements” and […]
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Star Wars VII Sets The Date

by Alex Beanon November 8, 2013
After switching out screenwriters from Michael Arndt [who won an Academy Award for “Little Miss Sunshine” and was a nominee for “Toy Story 3”] to a collaboration between the film’s director, J. J. Abrams and previous Star Wars film screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan [“The Empire Strike Back” and Return of the Jedi”], it appears the highly […]