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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2016 – Takeshi Honda Interview

by Grant Whiteon February 13, 2017
Takeshi Honda has many prolific credits in the Japanese animation industry, including Evangelion (both the original series and new movies), Ponyo, Millennium Actress, Kill la Kill and Space Dandy. Toonzone News had the chance to pose some questions to him during his UK visit on behalf of Studio Khara and Anime Limited. TOONZONE NEWS:  I’d […]

Anime Limited Gets To Burning A UK Blu-ray Release For ‘Martian Successor Nadesico’

by Grant Whiteon February 6, 2017
Anime Limited have announced they will be producing a Blu-ray boxset for 90’s mecha satire Martian Successor Nadesico. Future Earth finds itself outclassed by the invading robotic armies of the Jovian Lizards. In response the arms manufacturer Nergal Heavy Industries independently produces a state of the art battleship, the Nadesico. The ship is staffed by […]

The LEGO Batman Movie

Review: “The LEGO Batman Movie” – Bet On Black (& Yellow)

by Grant Whiteon February 4, 2017
The LEGO Movie was a surprise hit in 2014, with no one expecting the witty, heartfelt tale laced with political commentary that we got. Who would have expected a film based on a toy line to be so critical of consumer culture? The film’s success led to the swift announcement of sequels and spin offs, […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2016 – Kent Osborne “Adventure Time” Panel

by Grant Whiteon December 12, 2016
Adventure Time writer, storyboard artist and voice actor Kent Osborne was ushered onto the Platinum stage by a chorus of the audience singing Finn’s “Tough Tootin’ Baby” song from the show. Kent discussed how his involvement with the industry began with aspirations to be an actor, including moving to LA in the 90’s. Struggling, he […]

Nickelodeon UK Assigns Invader Zim To Conquer Forbidden Planet

by Grant Whiteon November 29, 2016
The Almighty Tallest at Nickelodeon UK have assigned Invader Zim to conquer the retail and online resources of Forbidden Planet by way of merchandise bearing his glorious visage!!! Decorated with both Zim and his loyal if hopeless assistant GIR, the line up includes t-shirts, travel pass holders, coasters and mugs with a £2.99-17.99 price range. […]

Review: “Gundam Reconguista In G Complete Blu-ray Set (UK Edition)” – The Future’s Bright

by Grant Whiteon November 23, 2016
The current partnership between Sunrise and Anime Limited for Gundam in the UK was foreshadowed by the surprise licensing of Reconguista in G in 2014. One of two television series created for the franchise’s 35th anniversary, the 26-episode series saw the return of original creator Yoshiyuki Tomino as writer and director. Stewardship has been handed […]

Gundam: The Origin

Review: “Gundam The Origin IV” – Visions Of The Future, Echoes Of The Past, Lessons For Today

by Grant Whiteon November 22, 2016
What a difference six months can make. When I reviewed the third episode of The Origin, I noted how the story highlighted the simple ways that the ambitious can cultivate destructive nationalism to drive the general population. A month after that, just over half the UK population gave a live demonstration of this by voting […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2016 – Bandai & Tamashii Nations Booth Images

by Grant Whiteon November 14, 2016
Bandai once again had a strong presence at MCM London Comic Con, with both their own booth and a Tamashii Nations stand. The Bandai stand focused on both Power Rangers and Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, including exclusive merchandise for both such as a Tokyo Vinyl Megazord and an exclusive two-pack of Ladybug […]

Review: “Adventure Time: I See Ooo” Virtual Reality Game – Step Into The Adventure

by Grant Whiteon October 5, 2016
The Internet has really changed the face of tie-in games. Online media quickly became a means to promote shows and movies, with the most common content being simple Flash games inspired by retro classics. The Internet age evolved rapidly, however, and thus so have the games. Cartoon Network have been a front runner of this […]

Cartoon Network UK Study Finds Children Value Humour And Kindness As Qualities

by Grant Whiteon September 12, 2016
A study undertaken to promote Cartoon Network UK’s continuing Imagination Studios programme reveals that UK children prioritise noble traits such as humour and kindness. The nationwide survey of 6-12 year olds, their parents and teachers found that, whilst 63% of kids prefer to draw over write and the majority would start by designing how their […]