Wit Studio’s Kotomi Deai and Hiroshi Shimizu to Attend MCM Scotland Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon September 8, 2015
Director Kotomi Deai (The Rolling Girls, Silver Spoon, Kids on the Slope) and animator Hiroshi Shimizu (Porco Rosso, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Space Dandy), both attached to Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, Hal and The Rolling Girls itself), will be in attendance at MCM Scotland Comic Con to be held 26-27th September at the SECC in Glasgow. […]

David Baddiel Encourages Children To Enter Cartoon Network UK’s Imagination Studio Awards

by Grant Whiteon September 2, 2015
Cartoon Network UK have announced the launch of their Imagination Studios Awards, an initiative to encourage children to engage with the creative process of animation. Linked to their newly unveiled online Imagination Studios, which will enable fans to learn more about the behind the scenes making of their favourite Cartoon Network shows, the awards are […]

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Boomerang UK Launch ‘Pet Photo Booth’ App And Give Viewer’s Pets A Chance To Be Famous

by Grant Whiteon August 31, 2015
Boomerang UK are looking for pet superstars with the launch of their new Pet Photo Booth app. The app enables users to take photos of their family pets and then customise the images with stickers and graphics based on the channel’s existing animal stars including Bugs Bunny, Garfield and Scooby-Doo. For those without pets at […]
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Nickelodeon UK Screens New Animated Shorts For International Programme

by Grant Whiteon August 20, 2015
Nickelodeon UK are currently presenting a quartet of animated shorts via their Nicktoons website and the Nick app. For the next 12 weeks four shorts will be released together at a time, with viewers able to vote at the Nicktoons website for which shorts they like best and the possibility of popular shorts being expanded […]


Viewster Announces ‘Omakase’ Subscription Service With Exclusive Merchandise & Content

by Grant Whiteon August 18, 2015
After having enjoyed much success and popularity with their range of streaming anime in a number of global territories, streaming site Viewster have announced their next step in servicing anime fans will be the Omakase subscription service. With the name roughly translating as ‘chef’s choice’, the concept has its roots in the success of products […]

Viewster Announces Latest Additions To Free Streaming

by Grant Whiteon August 10, 2015
The global free to watch streaming video service Viewster has announced its latest additions. The service has been making a name for itself as a venue for streaming Japanese animated titles via unions with companies such as Anime Limited, though the new additions speak of Viewster’s goal to serve as a platform for a range […]

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Toonzone News Chat With “Space Dandy” Writer Kimiko Ueno At MCM Manchester Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon August 4, 2015
Known for scripting some of the most popular episodes of Shinichiro Watanabe’s latest hit Space Dandy, Kimiko Ueno attended the recent MCM Manchester Comic Con as a guest of Anime Limited. Toonzone News was given the opportunity to pose some brief questions to Ueno about her career and work on the show. TOONZONE NEWS: What […]

Gundam UK Fan Convention Under Planning For 2016

by Grant Whiteon July 22, 2015
Japan-Cool, a Leeds based seller for imported ‘Gunpla’ plastic models from the popular Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, have announced plans for a UK Gundam fan convention titled G-Con to be held in 2016. The focus of the event is currently planned to cover such community events as cosplay, movie screenings, a cafe and sales/tutorials of […]


Cartoon Network UK Toonix App Skates Onto iOS and Android

by Grant Whiteon July 2, 2015
Cartoon Network UK today launched their brand new Toonix app.  Free to download on both iOS and Android devices, the app allows users to customise their own avatar with elements including those based on popular Cartoon Network stars. Once created players can share their avatar creations with friends and take part in skateboard challenges, also […]

Nickelodeon UK & SpongeBob SquarePants Team Up With Jeans for Genes Day 2015

by Grant Whiteon July 2, 2015
Are you ready, kids? Nickelodeon has once again partnered with Jeans for Genes Day in order for SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends to once again promote the fundraising event which this year is being held on Friday 18th September. The yellow sponge along with Patrick, Gary and Sandy will be appearing on promotional materials for […]