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Nickelodeon Announces New "SpongeBob" and "Dora" Toy Lines

At Toy Fair 2011, Nickelodeon Consumer Products announced new deals to bring SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer toys to the market. The full press releases follow, containing full information on licensing partners and toy details: NICKELODEON UNVEILS NEW TOY LINEUP FOR DORA THE EXPLORER AT TOY FAIR 2011 New Dora the Explorer Fashion Dolls […]

Toonzone Reviews "Nickelodeon Sisters & Brothers" and "Dora's Ballet Adventures"

, and while times have been tough in that market for some time, I can’t believe that Viacom will improve much by releasing discs like Nickelodeon Sisters and Brothers. This newly released anthology disc collects episodes from five disparate shows, ostensibly unified by the theme in the title. I’m not sure what’s worse: the generally […]

Dark Horse Comics and Nickelodeon Announce "Avatar: The Last Airbender" Comics

Dark Horse Comics and Nickelodeon have announced a collaboration to publish Avatar: The Last Airbender comic books, beginning with a Free Comic Book Day offering on May 7, 2011, that will package 2 stories with Star Wars: The Clone Wars comics in a flip book format. It will be followed in 2012 by a 240-page […]

Four New Turnaround Videos for "Cars 2"

Walt Disney Studios has released the following new turnaround videos and stills for new characters from Cars 2. Click on any of the following images to enlarge:

Nickelodeon Programming Premieres for End of "Crush Week" & Valentine's Day 2011

Nickelodeon has announced several premieres slated for the last day of “Crush Week” on February 12, 2011, including new romance-themed episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, T.U.F.F. Puppy, The Penguins of Madagascar, The Fairly OddParents, and Planet Sheen. The full press release with summaries and air times follows: Nickelodeon Wraps Up “Crush Week” When Carly and Sam […]

"Super Hero Squad Show" Vol. 3: Mental Super-Hero Show Designed Only for Laughter

Volume 3 of The Super Hero Squad Show: Quest for the Infinity Sword has the episode “Mental Organism Designed Only for Kisses,” in which a love enchantment gone awry makes Ms. Marvel fall madly in love with the massive-headed MODOK. This was really the episode of the show which pushed it from an entertainingly goofy […]

"How to Train Your Dragon" Dominates 38th Annual Annie Awards

The 38th Annual Annie Awards were handed out over the weekend, with DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon dominating with a total of 10 awards including Best Animated Feature. Other prominent winners include Pixar’s “Day and Night” for Best Animated Short, the Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special for Best Animated TV Production, and SpongeBob SquarePants […]

Toonzone Interviews Jeff Kline on "Transformers Prime" and "G.I. Joe Renegades"

But what really appealed to me when I first started digging into both Transformers and G.I. Joe last year was the depth of their respective mythologies. I can’t imagine any other “brands” out there with a lore as detailed. TOONZONE NEWS: What are your day-to-day responsibilities at the studio? What does a typical day for […]

Turnaround Videos and Stills for "Cars 2"

Walt Disney Studios has released the following turnaround videos to introduce new characters and old friends in Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2. The following stills and posters have also been released. Click any thumbnail to enlarge: Cars 2 is slated for release on June 24, 2011. Check out Toonzone News’ earlier coverage of Cars 2.

"Pokemon: Indigo League": Gotta Catch This One, At Least

There was a time when the Pokemon anime was intended to be only 80 episodes long. There was a time when dangerous objects like guns (and Jynx in “blackface”) were put in the cartoon without a second thought, because the creators weren’t thinking they had to please a global audience. This was the first arc […]

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