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Review: “Napping Princess” UK Theatrical Release: Like A Dream

by Grant Whiteon August 15, 2017
Ancien is the princess of a mystical land, whose king is obsessed with cars and locked his daughter away out of fear of her magical ability to bring technology to life. But in reality she’s Kokone, a Japanese teenager who lives with her prodigy mechanic father, her only battles being against bouts of narcolepsy in […]
Ghost in the Shell (2017) Live-Action Blu-ray

Review: “Ghost in the Shell” (2017) – A Copy of a Copy of a Copy of a Copy of a….

by Weathermanon July 27, 2017
This is gonna sound really bizarre, but in the old old ooolllddd days of anime, you couldn’t watch something by clicking on a mouse button or putting a disc into a player or even really buying it. In the way way back of long long ago you had to get a tape, and frequently that […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2016 – Naoyoshi Shiotani Interview

by Grant Whiteon May 25, 2017
Director Naoyoshi Shiotani’s career includes work on productions such as Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Oblivion Island and Fullmetal Alchemist. He attended the convention to specifically discuss his director role in the Psycho-Pass franchise being released by Anime Limited and Toonzone News had the chance to interview him. TOONZONE NEWS:  It’s been said that […]
The Boss Baby

“Smurfs” Underperforms at the Box Office as “Boss Baby” Takes Top Spot for Second Week

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2017
DreamWorks Animation SKG’s The Boss Baby has topped the box office charts in its second week of release with an estimated $26.3 million in ticket sales, bringing its domestic total just short of $90 million. The Boss Baby held off a challenge in the family film market by Sony Pictures Animation’s Smurfs: The Lost Village, […]

The Boss Baby

“Boss Baby” Edges Out “Beauty and the Beast” for Top Box Office Spot; “Ghost in the Shell” Underperforms

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2017
In its premiere weekend, DreamWorks Animation SKG’s The Boss Baby just beat out Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast at the box office, pulling in an estimated $49 million in ticket sales (vs. Beast‘s $47.54 million). The results were much higher than pre-release expectations in the industry, placing The Boss Baby as the […]
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“Ghost in the Shell” Gets Limited Theatrical Release on February 7-8, 2017

by Ed Liuon January 11, 2017
GROUNDBREAKING ANIME GHOST IN THE SHELL RETURNS TO THEATERS FOR LIMITED ENGAGEMENT FEBRUARY 7 – 8, 2017 Mamoru Oshii Classic to Screen in 110 U.S. Theaters Santa Monica, Calif., – January 9, 2017 —The “Ghost in the Shell” franchise has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 years and this February, Lionsgate and Funimation Films […]

Shigeto Koyama Anime Guest Of Honour At MCM London

by Grant Whiteon October 12, 2015
Shigeto Koyama has been announced as the Anime Guest Of Honour at this month’s MCM London Comic Con, due to be held 23rd-25th October. In addition to being the art director on the globally popular Kill la Kill, his credits include Disney’s Big Hero 6, Gurren Lagann, Heroman, Eureka Seven and No More Heroes. Koyama […]

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. […]

Review: “Ghost in the Shell: Arise” – Shadows Of The Successor?

by Chad Boninon December 15, 2014
It’s time to reboot the system and the timeline. Major Motoko Kusanagi has not been forged in the fires of the Laughing Man and the Individual Eleven, but is instead a budding hacker with a debt to the government: she owes them her body, literally. Recruited to investigate a bombing, she must deal with the […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2014: Anime UK Industry Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 9, 2014
A few hours after the Aniplex panel, the collective representatives of the UK anime industry took to the stage- Jeremy Graves of Manga Entertainment, Andrew Partridge of Anime Limited, Yosuke Kodaka of Aniplex US and Ross Liversidge of MVM. MVM announced a slate of forthcoming titles- Garden of Sinners in October, Kokoro Connect, Blast of […]