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Review: "Inside Out" - Right-Side Up and Best Foot Forward

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2015
In his book Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull describes a “Braintrust” meeting discussing a challenging scene in Inside Out, when Brad Bird told director Pete Docter, “You’re trying to do a triple back flip in a gale force wind, and you’re mad at yourself for not sticking the landing. Like, it’s amazing you’re alive!” Inside Out […]
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First Photos From The Set Of The New Ghostbusters Movie

by Peter Paltridgeon June 19, 2015
People Magazine has published three new photos — the first photos ever taken from the set of Sony’s all-new, all-female Ghostbusters film. All three are from the first day of shooting, but that doesn’t always mean the first scenes written in the script. Judge for yourself what’s happening in these shots. Here’s the official plot […]

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Sony Was Initially Wary Of Horizon Zero Dawn's Female Lead

by Peter Paltridgeon June 18, 2015
Horizon Zero Dawn is a gorgeous new game that was announced for the PS4 during Sony’s E3 conference two days ago. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where robots have risen to dominate the earth, roaming around as gigantic saurian beasts and reducing mankind back to its original hunter-gatherer state. It also has a […]
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"Pig Goat Banana Cricket" Premieres on Nickelodeon on July 18, 2015

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2015
“That’s my favorite!” – Pig “Totally Goatally!” – Goat “Sweet Mama’s Monkeys!” – Banana “It’s time to save the day, with science!” – Cricket FOUR BEST FRIENDS EMBARK ON ABSURD ADVENTURES IN NICKELODEON’S NEXT HIGH-ENERGY, ORIGINAL SERIES PIG GOAT BANANA CRICKET SATURDAY, JULY 18, AT 10:30A.M. (ET/PT) Irreverent Comedy Showcases a Rich, Layered World from […]

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You May Have To Wait A Long Time For The Next True Metroid Game

by Peter Paltridgeon June 17, 2015
Nintendo did a weird thing to keep the Metroid brand alive this year. This E3 they announced Metroid Prime Federation Force, a mutliplayer co-op game on the 3DS starring four faceless Federation soldiers. It’s the first game under the Metroid brand to not have Samus in it. You might think this is just a placeholder […]

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Here's Why Square Decided To Remake Final Fantasy 7

by Peter Paltridgeon June 17, 2015
The creative team at Square-Enix behind Final Fantasy 7, or what’s left of that team by now, has repeatedly denied requests to remake the game with better graphics than 1997 could offer, and thereby introduce a new generation of gamers to one of the series’ best cast of characters. They’ve claimed it would be too […]
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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 - Anime Industry Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 17, 2015
As has become tradition at London Comic Con, the closing Sunday played host to the Anime Industry panel. Regulars Andrew Partridge and Jeremy Graves of Anime Limited and Tony Allan of MVM were joined by MyM journalist and MCM Comic Con press officer David Axeby. MVM announced planned releases for Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works […]

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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 - Animatsu/Manga UK Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 17, 2015
Hosted by Animatsu COO Jerome Mazandarani and marketing manager Andrew Hewson, Jerome explained that the dual nature of the panel was that Manga (who he had worked for up until last year) were Animatsu’s UK distributor for titles. At the same time he still maintains Manga’s title acquisition and relationships with companies outside the UK. […]
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Playable Cartoon "Cuphead" Is As Beautiful As it Is Sadistic

by Peter Paltridgeon June 17, 2015
There have been many attempts throughout the years to replicate cartoons in video game form. There’s been the “just make a cartoon and then sprinkle a few choices here and there” method (Dragon’s Lair), there was then the “use as many sprites as possible in a 2D sidescroller” method (Earthworm Jim, the original Rayman), and […]