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Toonzone at MCM London Comic Con May 2013 – Shinichiro Watanabe Q&A

by Grant Whiteon May 28, 2013
Attending the event to promote the forthcoming releases of Cowboy Bebop HD and Kids On The Slope, the appearance marked the renowned Watanabe’s first visit to the UK. Well known industry veteran and Anime Ltd representative Andrew Partridge asked questions, with Watanabe generally speaking through an interpreter though occasionally offering English responses. Things began with […]
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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2013 – Anime Industry Panels

by Grant Whiteon May 27, 2013
The Anime Industry panel was split across the Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday panel opened with two surprise announcements from Manga- Attack on Titan and the live action Space Battleship Yamato have been licensed by them, with trailers running on the theatre’s main screen. No specific dates are currently set for Titan but Yamato is […]

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NY Times on the Rise of Brigham Young University’s Animation Program

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2013
The New York Times Magazine has taken a look at the rise of the Brigham Young University animation program as a somewhat unlikely rise as a feeder program for Hollywood’s top animation studios. The university was singled out by Pixar president Ed Catmull in a speech on campus in 2008, and a 14-person team at […]
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New Man Of Steel TV Spot

by Alex Beanon May 26, 2013
The newest television advertisement for the upcoming “Man of Steel” film [release date: June 14, 2013] starring Henry Cavill as the S-man, shows a montage of action from the film and has Russell Crowe [as Kor-El] getting in on the “S” stands for hope” idiocy…

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Cruise Bails On U.N.C.L.E.

by Alex Beanon May 24, 2013
Citing his desire to mint more money with the “Mission: Impossible” film franchise, Tom Cruise has withdrawn as the lead for the upcoming “Man From U.N.C.L.E.” feature film reboot of the popular television spy series from the 1960s. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the film was to have Cruise and Armie Hammer in the lead roles […]
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“Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox” Trailer Released

by Ed Liuon May 24, 2013
Warner Bros. Animation has released the trailer to Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox as an exclusive to IGN.com: (UPDATE May 28, 2013: The trailer is now available widely.) The movie will adapt the Flashpoint mini-series from DC Comics by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert, with a story centering on the impact to the world when […]

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Evan Peters Is Quicksilver For X-Men: Days of Future Past

by Alex Beanon May 23, 2013
Evan Peters [“American Horror Story” and “Kick-Ass”] is all set to become Quicksilver in the upcoming “X-Men“ Days of Future Past” Quicksilver is the speedy son of villain Magneto and who later becomes a member of the Avengers along with his sister, Scarlet Witch – all setting up a rather provocative scenario for the upcoming […]
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School Of Good And Evil Gets More Financial Aid

by Alex Beanon May 23, 2013
The newly released book, “The School of Good and Evil” – the first of an intended trilogy by Soman Chainani – had its film rights acquired by Roth Films [“Oz The Great and Powerful”] last week and now Universal Pictures has stepped up as distributor in a seven figure deal with Roth Films. The book […]

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Final Man Of Steel Trailer – A Nod To Zod

by Alex Beanon May 23, 2013
General Zod [Michael Shannon] gives the people of Earth 24 hours to cough up Kal El – otherwise known as Superman [Henry Cavill] – to him because he’s traveled all this way [“across an ocean of stars”] and he’s not going home empty-handed just because a bunch of puny Earthlings have decided they like have […]
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“Simpsons” Scriptwriter Jon Vitti Takes on Angry Birds

by Alex Beanon May 23, 2013
The Angry Birds movie received a major boost when it was announced that Jon Vitti was hired to write the screenplay for the upcoming animated feature film based on the popular video game. Vitti is an animated industry veteran and has written five episodes of King of the Hill, 25 episodes of The Simpsons as […]