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Zenkaikon 2013: Sunday.....guuhhhh.....Sunday

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I suppose it’s a mark of a good con when you wake up Sunday morning and want more sleep.  Either than or it mean your roommates get up waaaayyyyy too early and love to chatter.  Or maybe it’s both?  Regardless, Sunday is definitely chilluns time on the con floor as most of the adults are […]

Zenkaikon 2013: Saturday Afternoon Live!

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Goooooooodddd Moooooooorrrrrrrnnnnnnnnniiiiiinnnnnnnnngggggggggggg!!!! …………err…….Aaaaaaafffffffffffttttttttteeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!! And hello again from Lancaster County!  It’s a beautiful Saturday morning/afternoon and how am I spending it?  Inside a convention center seeing panels and presentations and guest Q&A’s and all that other good stuff that would probably be better off happening on a cold, wet weekend, but we don’t control the weather…yet.  […]

Zenkaikon 2013: Hello from Dutch (Deutch) Country!

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Yes, it really should be “Deutch” not “Dutch”.  The Amish are actually German, not Dutch.  Regardless, this is still Pennsylvania Dutch country in the end, so hello from Pennsylvania Dutch country, home this year to Zenkaikon.  In specific we’re in the Lancaster County Convention Center and the associated Marriott hotel, which also oddly doubles as […]

PR: New York International Children's Film Festival Announces 2013 Award Winners

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NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2013 AWARD WINNERS PRESENTED MARCH 17, 2013 AT DGA THEATER **** NYICFF 2013 JURY: GEENA DAVIS, MATTHEW MODINE, GUS VAN SANT, CHRISTINE VACHON, JEFFREY WRIGHT, SUSAN SARANDON, JAMES SCHAMUS, JOHN CANEMAKER, TOMM MOORE, LYNNE MCVEIGH, DANA POINTS, TAIKA WAITITI, EVAN SHAPIRO JURY AWARD WINNERS QUALIFY FOR THE 86th […]

Toonzone Goes to Toy Fair 2013: First Salvo - Show Floor, Pop Vinyl, Diamond, DC Direct, Tamashii Nations

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The Toy Industry Association’s Toy Fair descended onto the Jacob K. Javits convention center from February 10-13, 2013, and Toonzone was there to get a look at new and upcoming toys licensed from your favorite animation properties (and a bunch of other cool, shiny stuff that just attracted my attention). Thanks to all the PR […]

PR: New York International Children's Film Festival Announces 2013 Slate and Jury

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NEW YORK INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2013 SLATE AND JURY TICKETS NOW ON SALE! **** 16th ANNUAL EVENT RUNS MARCH 1-24 OSCAR®-QUALIFYING FOR ANIMATED & LIVE ACTION SHORTS 25,000+ ATTENDEES EXPECTED FOR 100 FILMS **** NYICFF 2013 SLATE HIGHLIGHTS: OPENING NIGHT – US PREMIERE – ERNEST & CELESTINE US PREMIERE – STUDIO GHIBLI’S FROM […]

Tezuka Productions Goes Forward With Second "Buddha" Anime Film

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During a press conference on January 25th, Tezuka Productions President Takayuki Matsutani announced that the second part of the Buddha film trilogy would enter production this year. The films are inspired by Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha manga, which mixed supernatural elements with historical fact to depict the young Prince Siddhartha’s personal journey to ultimately become  Gautama Buddha and founder of […]

PR: Anime Midwest 2013 Announces Quinton Flynn

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Anime Midwest 2013 Announces Quinton Flynn FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chicago, Illinois – January 30, 2013 – Chicago’s hot new anime convention, Anime Midwest, is pleased to announce that A-list voice actor Quinton Flynn will be appearing at Anime Midwest 2013 to sign autographs and participate in Q & A sessions throughout the weekend. Anime Midwest […]

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Okamikakushi ~ Masque of the Wolf

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Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired Okamikakushi ~ Masque of the Wolf.  Based on the Konami game of the same name by Ryukishi07 (Higurashi: When They Cry).  this 12 episode series is directed by Nobuhiro Takamoto (07-Ghost) and features series composition by Touko Machida (AMNESIA), character designs by Atsuko Watanabe (Place to Place), sound […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: "Samurai Horror Tales: Goblin Cat"

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Ayakashi was an anime TV series that aired in Japan in 2006, recounting three ghost stories set in various periods of Japan’s feudal era. The first two, “Yotsuya Ghost Story” and “Goddess of the Dark Tower,” were based on older works, with the first retelling a classic Japanese ghost story and the second adapting a […]

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