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Briefly: New Nick Toys; "Sound Effects in Animation" Seminar; Disney Studio Tour

* Nickelodeon has announced new toys and merchandise based on long-time hit SpongeBob SquarePants and new show Ni Hao, Kai-lan at this year’s Toy Fair 2009. * A special presentation on “Sound Effects in Animation” will be presented on Saturday, February 21, 2009, at the Arts Exchange in White Plains, NY, as part of the […]

Viz Media Announces New May/June Titles Including "Naruto" Uncut Vol. 14

New DVDs set for May and June releases from Viz include: * Death Note: Re-Light vol. 1: 6/16/09 – $24.98 * Bleach vol. 16: 5/12/09 – $24.98 * Bleach vol. 17: 6/16/09 – $24.98 * Naruto Uncut vol. 14: 5/26/09 – $49.98/$69.98 (Special Edition) * Pokemon Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension vol. 1 & 2: […]

PopPhoto on How to Print a 3-D "Coraline" Puppet

PopPhoto.com has taken a look at the 3-D printing technology from a company called Objet that enabled Laika Animation Studios to print puppets for Coraline. Objet’s line of printers spray layers a UV curable liquid that hardens into a solid, which allowed Laika to produce more than 200,000 unique facial expressions for its title character […]

Cartoon Network Orders Season of "Marvel Super Hero Squad"

Variety is reporting that Cartoon Network has acquired a full 26-episode season of Marvel Super Hero Squad, bringing some of its most iconic superheroes to the screen in late 2009. Voice talent will include Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, Steve Blum, and Grey Delisle. Alan Fine, Simon Phillips and Eric S. Rollman will serve as executive […]

Disney XD Launches; NY Times on the "Boy-Focused, Girl-Inclusive" Network

At midnight on Friday, February 13, 2009, Toon Disney quietly went off the airwaves and was replaced by Disney XD, the new network that is currently described by Disney executives as “boy-focused, girl-inclusive,” with programming targeted to appeal to boys aged 6-14. The New York Times has taken a look at the new network (free […]

New York Comic Con 2009: Complete On-Site Coverage and Photo Gallery

Toon Zone News is proud to be back at the 2009 New York Comic Con for the best animation-related news on the Internet. Stay tuned for continuing coverage live from the Con all weekend long. Links to all of Toon Zone’s coverage so far can be found here, or by searching for “NYCC2009,” and make […]

"Coraline": Be Careful What You Wish For

“Careful what you wish… Careful what you say Careful what you wish you may regret it Careful what you wish you might just get it” What would you do if you could open a magic door to another world where everything is the way you think it should be? Where your mom likes to cook, […]

NYCC2009: TMNT Animation: 25 and Going Strong

The heroes in a half shell have been around 25 five years. If you’re like me, that means you were six when the comic came out and I might have just made you feel very old. (I, on the other hand, will continue to live on in the bliss that is denial.) As part of […]

PR: Nickelodeon Unfolds List of 2009 Kids' Choice Award Noiminees

NICKELODEON UNFOLDS LUMINOUS LIST OF 2009 KIDS’ CHOICE AWARD NOMINEES Jennifer Aniston, Beyoncé, Jack Black, Chris Brown, Jim Carrey, Miranda Cosgrove, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Hudgens, The Jonas Brothers, Alicia Keys, George Lopez, Michael Phelps, Rihanna, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, SpongeBob SquarePants, Ben Stiller, Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff, Tiger Woods and More […]

NYCC2009: W!LDBRAIN on "Team Smithereen" and "Yo Gabba Gabba!"

The W!LDBRAIN panel at the 2009 New York Comic Con was hosted by Chief Marketing Officer Mike Polis; Marge Dean, head of W!LDBRAIN’s animation studio in San Francisco; and Bob Higgins, head of creative in New York City. Higgins began with a quick rundown of his career from his start at Warner Bros. Entertainment to […]

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