Archive for July, 2009

Doubts over "Monsters vs. Aliens" Sequel

by MonkeyFunkon July 30, 2009
Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, has expressed doubts over the possibility of a sequel to Monsters vs. Aliens. The film has so far grossed $198 million in the U.S. and $377 million worldwide. Katzenberg says that while the U.S. gross is high enough to warrent a sequel, the worldwide gross is disappointing. A decision […]

Nickelodeon Logo Change Now Official

by Matthew Williamson July 30, 2009
Variety has confirmed the Nickelodeon logo change, which has been circulating around the internet message boards for several weeks now.  For those who don’t speak Variety, the article confirms that all Nickelodeon channels will receive the new logo (including Nicktoons and Nick at Nite).  The new logo will also be used on the rebranded Nick […]

Samurai Jack Comes to Boomerang August 3, 2009

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2009
Boomerang will begin airing Samurai Jack on August 3, 2009, seven days a week at 11:00 PM (Eastern). The Emmy-winning Cartoon Network original series by Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory) followed the title character and his battles against the evil shapeshifting demon Aku in a dysfunctional future filled with bounty-hunting killer robots, strange alien creatures, and […]

"Lorax" to Become 3-D CGI Animated Feature Film

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2009
Variety is reporting that The Lorax is to be the latest Dr. Seuss book to be turned into a feature-length movie, with a 3-D CGI animated version coming from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment. The targeted release date is March 2, 2012, which would have been Dr. Seuss’ 108th birthday. The movie is to be […]

"Glenn Martin, DDS" Debuts on Nick at Nite on August 17, 2009

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2009
Viacom has announced that the stop-motion animated sitcom Glenn Martin, DDS will be premiering in the Nick at Nite programming block on Nickelodeon on Monday, August 17, 2009, at 8:00 PM (All times Eastern/Pacific). The series is the first to come from Michael Eisner’s Tornante Animation and centers on a suburban dentist who packs up […]

DreamWorks Animation Reports $25.6M Profit for Q2 2009

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2009
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. reported net income of $25.6 million based on revenue of $132 million for the second quarter of 2009, vs. $27.5 million net income on $141.5 million revenue for the same period a year ago. Despite the drop in revenue, the results still beat Wall Street forecasts of $117.5 million in revenue […]

Corus Kids Announces Fall 2009 Schedules for YTV, Treehouse, & Discovery Kids

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2009
Corus Kids has announced its Fall 2009 programming lineup for the YTV, Treehouse, and Discovery Kids networks. Highlights include the debut of The Penguins of Madagascar and The Garfield Show on YTV, and Waybuloo and Shaun the Sheep spinoff Timmy Time on Treehouse. The full press release follows: CORUS KIDS ANNOUNCES FALL 2009 PROGRAMMING LINEUP […]

TELETOON Announces September 2009 Programming Highlights

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2009
TELETOON has announced the programming highlights for the TELETOON network in September 2009. Four new series will be debuting in the fall: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (the feature film and seasons 1 and 2 of the series), Majority Rules, Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5, and The Super Hero Squad Show, while 6TEEN will begin […]

San Diego Comic Con 2009: Marvel Animation – Steve Blum And Chris Yost Interview Session

by Jeffrey Harrison July 30, 2009
Following the Marvel Animation panel showcasing some excellent looking upcoming animated projects from the House of Ideas, Toon Zone was able to catch up with superstar voice actor, Steven Blum, and Marvel Animation writer, Chris Yost.  Steven Blum currently voices Wolverine in just about every Marvel animation or video game project.  Chris Yost is one […]

San Diego Comic-Con 2009: “Batman: The Brave And The Bold” Roundtable Interviews

by Jeffrey Harrison July 30, 2009
On Friday of the Comic Con, Toon Zone was given the chance to speak with the cast and crew of the hit animated series Batman: The Brave And The Bold, which will soon begin its second season. The roundtable press sessions took place following the panel for the show. Please note a minor spoiler warning […]