"Tiny Toon Adventures" Vol. 1: A Worthy Successor to Bugs and the Gang

So I’m about to review Tiny Toon Adventures Vol. 1, a show which has been a favorite of mine since I was seven, and in the back of my mind, a nagging voice is saying to me, “You sure you don’t like it only due to nostalgia? I mean, you have liked it since you […]

VIZ Media Announces Q3 2008 "Pokémon" DVD Releases

VIZ Media has announced the Pokémon-related DVDs they will be releasing over the third quarter of 2008. Included in the list are: POKÉMON: BATTLE FRONTIER BOX SET 1 (available now) POKÉMON: BATTLE FRONTIER BOX SET 2 (September 16, 2008) POKÉMON: DIAMOND and PEARL BOX SETS Volumes 1 and 2 (September 16, 2008) For full plot […]

4KIDS Entertainment Releases '08-'09 Saturday AM Lineups on Fox and CW Networks

4KIDS Entertainment has issued a press release detailing their 2008-2009 Saturday morning television lineup, which will be split between FOX and the CW Network. FOX will pick up the new series Biker Mice from Mars and Chaotic: M’arrillian Invasion, while the CW4Kids will pick up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Back to the Sewer and Yu-Gi-Oh! […]

PR: VIZ Media Announces DVD Release of New Pokémon Titles in Q3 2008

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES DVD RELEASE OF EXCITING NEW POKÉMON TITLES THROUGHOUT THIRD QUARTER OF 2008 VIZKIDS Imprint Expands With New POKÉMON: DIAMOND and PEARL, POKÉMON: BATTLE FRONTIER and POKÉMON: ALL STARS DVD Releases San Francisco, CA, September 3, 2008 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, […]

Peanuts Animator Bill Melendez Dies at 91

Bill Melendez, best known for his work on various animated incarnations of Peanuts, died yesterday morning aged 91. Melendez’s distinguished career took him from Disney to Warner Brothers and to UPA, amongst other studios. His directorial credits range from 1965′s A Charlie Brown Christmas to 2006′s He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown. He was also the […]

PR: You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown Hits the Campaign Trail Oct 7, 2008

YOU’RE NOT ELECTED, CHARLIE BROWN HITS THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL OCTOBER 7, 2008 FOR THE FIRST TIME ON DVD, IN A NEWLY RE-MASTERED, DELUXE EDITION FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO The All-time Favorite Animated Peanuts Classic is Available on DVD in a Re-mastered Deluxe Edition with All-New Bonus Material and Updated Packaging New-to-DVD Bonus Episode He’s a […]

PR: Corus Kids Television is Jam-Packed with New Series & Events this September

CORUS KIDS TELEVISION IS JAM-PACKED WITH NEW SERIES, EVENTS AND RETURNING FAVOURITES THIS SEPTEMBER (August 25, 2008 – Toronto, Canada) September is just around the corner and Corus Kids is celebrating the start of the school year with a variety of new series like Amy Poehler‘s The Mighty B, Wolverine and the X-Men, Willa’s Wild […]

"Transformers Animated" Season One is "Teen Titans" for the Giant Robot Set

of Autobots, with Optimus Prime taking the leadership role as the Hero, the silent and deadly ninja-bot Prowl taking the Lancer position, the massive Bulkhead acting as a quintessential Big Guy, and the diminutive Bumblebee being the Smart Guy. This leaves the grizzled veteran Ratchet to fill in as the Chick, but since he is […]

Toon Zone's 10th Anniversary: Memories from Staff

On August 24, 1998, Toon Zone opened its virtual doors to the Internet. To commemorate our 10th anniversary celebrating the art of animation, several Toon Zone staff members have contributed their memories and reminiscences of the site. In alphabetical order by username: Alex Weitzman What first brought me to Toon Zone was a pursuit of […]

Spongebob's Atlantic Squarepants

Ever since he became a so-called “pop culture phenomenon”, I’ve had trouble placing SpongeBob Squarepants. So I’m going to begin my review of this DVD-release of the feature-length episode, Atlantis Squarepants, with a question: Who is SpongeBob‘s target audience? Is it, like its spiritual predecessors Ren & Stimpy and Rocko’s Modern Life, a show for […]

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