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Tom Daley Partners With Cartoon Network UK’s Anti-Bullying ‘Buddy Network’

by Grant Whiteon November 17, 2015
British Olympic diver Tom Daley has partnered with Cartoon Network and ChildLine to promote the next stage in the channel’s ongoing campaign to stamp out bullying. CN Buddy Network, which advocates the belief ‘Be a buddy, not a bully’, aims to address the sadly growing concern that is the abuse of bullying of children. ChildLine […]
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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – Shigeto Koyama Interview

by Grant Whiteon November 16, 2015
The Saturday of MCM London Comic Con October, Toonzone News were given the chance to pose some questions to Shigeto Koyama. A talent who has worked on titles including Kill la Kill, Heroman, Disney’s Big Hero 6 and his own original short “Obake-chan,” Koyama attended the event as the Anime Guest Of Honour. TOONZONE NEWS: […]

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Review: “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet”

by slaion November 12, 2015
The Prophet is a collection of prose poetry essays by Lebanese author Kahlil Gibran. Published in 1923, the book tells the tale of a prophet named Mustafa who has been living abroad in exile for stirring up radical ideas with his works and teachings. As he walks toward a ship to take him home, he […]
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Joel Hodgson Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Bring Back “Mystery Science Theater 3000”

by Grant Whiteon November 11, 2015
Beloved by generations of fans the world over, Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) popularised the concept of riffing in which bad media watching is made tolerable by witty jokes at its expense. Interest in continuing the show never died following its unfortunate TV cancellation but rights issues made this impossible, with the groups responsible for […]

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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – Viewster ‘Omakase’ Panel

by Grant Whiteon November 4, 2015
Following directly on from the Gundam panel, it was the turn of Viewster to take to the stage with a panel chaired by Anime Limited’s Jeremy Graves, Viewster brand manager Hank Smith and Omakase curator Tommy Pedrini. Stressing that they loved the UK and often worked in partnership with Anime Limited to provide content to […]

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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – LeSean Thomas “Cannon Busters” Panel

by Grant Whiteon November 4, 2015
Held in the ExCel Platinum Suite, the Cannon Busters panel was chaired by Manga/Animatsu representative Jerome Mazandarani and Cannon Busters creator LeSean Thomas. Cannon Busters is an animated series covering the adventures of S.A.M., a friendship robot who is a companion to a prince of an affluent kingdom that produces robots.  When a sorcerer wielding […]
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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 […]

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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 […]
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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. […]