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Review: Magic Found in “Howl’s Moving Castle” Blu-ray

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2013
I haven’t revisited Hayao Miyazaki’s adaptation of Howl’s Moving Castle since it was released on DVD in 2006. I had vague memories of dissatisfaction with the movie and distinctly recall thinking that a lot of stuff in the back third only made sense if you had read the novel by Diana Wynne Jones (even though […]

PR: Shout! Factory & Hasbro Studios Enter Global Distribution Alliance for “My Little Pony Equestria Girls”

by Ed Liuon May 28, 2013
SHOUT! FACTORY AND HASBRO STUDIOS ENTER GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE FOR THE UPCOMING ANIMATED MOTION PICTURE MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS Los Angeles, CA – May 28, 2013 – Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based production and distribution division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), announced a new worldwide distribution alliance for the highly anticipated […]

Whedon Says I’ll See Your Quicksilver And Raise You A Scarlet Witch

by Alex Beanon May 28, 2013
Only a few weeks after it was announced that Evan Peters [“American Horror Story” and “Kick-Ass”] was all set to become Quicksilver in the upcoming “X-Men“ Days of Future Past”, director Joss Whedon confirmed that Quicksilver will also be in his film – “Avengers 2” – along with his sister, Scarlet Witch. While Peters will […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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…

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]