“Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms” – Mari Okada and Kenji Horikawa Interview

by Grant Whiteon June 21, 2018
Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms, the directorial debut of Mari Okada, is set to be released in the UK and Ireland on 27th June by P.A. Works in partnership with Anime Limited. Toonzone News had the chance to pose some questions to Okada and the film’s producer/P.A. Works president Kenji Horikawa. (Note- This interview […]

Review: “Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms (UK theatrical release)”

by Grant Whiteon June 21, 2018
Mari Okada has been a prolific script writer for anime for most of the 21st century thus far, her works populated with vivid, firmly realised characters and engaging dialogue. Okada has made little secret of the fact her own complicated life has inspired much of her creative process. Without going too deep myself I can […]

Disney Names Pete Docter to Head Pixar and Jennifer Lee to Head Disney Animation

by slaion June 21, 2018
Via The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has named Pixar animator Pete Docter, of Up and Inside Out fame, to head Pixar Animation Studios and Jennifer Lee, writer of Frozen, to head Walt Disney Animation Studios.  They replace John Lasseter who had headed both studios.  Lasseter had to step down when allegations arose that he had made […]

Aquaman Swimming Toward 2018 San Diego Comic-Con

by Alex Beanon June 16, 2018
Aquaman will be surfacing at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con and bringing with him a brand new trailer that will depict the undersea kingdom of Atlantis with swimming fish people riding sea horses [naturally] and Aquaman (Jason Momoa) facing a power play challenge from his brother (played by Patrick Wilson) for the Atlantis kingdom’s throne.   “Aquaman” is currently […]

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Fathom Events Brings Sailor Moon To The Big Screen

by Peter Paltridgeon June 9, 2018
How many of you, when you were younger, wished you could see the Sailor Moon films in theaters? The only possible way was to become fluent in Japanese, hop a plane and buy a ticket for the local cinemas in Kyoto…or to build a time machine and hop to 2018 because it’s about to finally […]

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Trailer

by Alex Beanon June 6, 2018
Sony has released the trailer for their animated Spidey feature film entitled “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” [which “thwips” into theaters in December 2018] from producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller [of LEGO feature film fame].   “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” stars Shameik Moore as New York City-based teenager Miles Morales and includes a star-studded voice cast consisting of Jake Johnson […]

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Ralph Breaks The Internet: New Trailer

by Peter Paltridgeon June 4, 2018
Even with gigantic disproportioned hands, how can one man break the entire Internet? Ralph, like life, finds a way. What’s new in the latest Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2 trailer? The biggest news is this: what’s that one scene that everybody has been demanding to see ever since word leaked out about […]
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Voice Actor Kari Wahlgren Talks “FLCL,” Her Live-Action Short Film, and More

by Ed Liuon June 1, 2018
Like many veteran voiceover actors, it’s probably easier to name cartoons that Kari Wahlgren hasn’t been in than to list out all the ones where she has. The Kansas native’s career began at the tender age of 11, when she was offered an on-the-spot audition for a radio drama while touring a recording studio as […]