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Nickelodeon and NFL Team for "Rush Zone" Animated Short-Form Series

by Ed Liuon June 29, 2010
Nickelodeon and the National Football League have announced a partership that will result in a new animated short-form series for the Nicktoons network. Titled Rush Zone: Guardians of the Core, the series will be based on the NFLRUSH ZONE, the NFL’s online world for kids, and will consist of 22 episodes running 2-5 minutes each. […]

TV Ratings: "SpongeBob" Tops All of TV with Kids 2-11

by Bryanon June 25, 2010
For the week of June 14 – 20, SpongeBob SquarePants scored the most spots for animation on TV (both broadcast and cable) in the kid 2-11 demo, placing 8 out of the top 10. SpongeBob was also the only animated program in the cable top 25 for the week, in total viewers. Following are lists […]

Lasseter Getting Co-Director Credit on "Cars 2"

by Maxie Zeuson June 25, 2010
John Lasseter will receive co-director credit on Cars 2, Jim Hill Media reports. It was widely rumored that Lasseter was exercising a strong hand on the sequel, but Hill says Disney executives have officially confirmed that Lasseter will take a credit on the final film. (h/t: News In Film)

Pokemon Game Championships This Weekend

by Maxie Zeuson June 23, 2010
The Pokemon Video Game and Trading Card Game National Championships will be held from June 25-27 in Indianapolis, organizers have announced. The championships are the climax of divisional competitions, and winners will then proceed to a global competition in Kona, Hawaii, in August. Slots are still open for the Trading Card Game Championship on a […]

Cable TV Ratings: "SpongeBob" Most Watched, Cartoon Network Down

by Bryanon June 23, 2010
SpongeBob SquarePants was the only animated program to place in the cable top 25 for the week of June 14 – 20, 2010. SpongeBob placed in six positions in the top 25, which is ranked by total viewers, ranging from 3.7 to 3.9 million viewers. The highest rated episode aired on Wednesday morning at 11:30AM […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Complete Book I: Bending Backwards

by Maxie Zeuson June 22, 2010
Okay, before you flex your fingers, hunch over the keyboard, and start tapping out that talkback post—the one where you tell me that I can’t and shouldn’t judge Avatar: The Last Airbender just from its first season, and that it gets really good in season two, and that I’m a miserable excuse for a human […]

Cool Stuff: Grendizer Returns

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 21, 2010
A creation of Go Nagai and a cousin of sorts to the famous Mazinger Z, UFO Robot Grendizer was one of many super robot cartoons produced in Japan during the 1970s. The story followed the adventures of Prince Duke Fleed, who flees to Earth with the titular robot after an invasion of his home planet […]

Disney Releases 8-Minute Sneak Peek of "Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue"

by Ed Liuon June 21, 2010
Disney has released an 8-minute preview clip from Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue, the next DTV movie in the Disney Fairies franchise slated for release on September 21, 2010: Also, check out Toonzone’s coverage of the roundtable discussion with Tinker Bell & the Great Fairy Rescue director Bradley Raymond and producer Helen Kalafatic.

"Toy Story 3": Sweet to Threepeat

by Lord Dalekon June 21, 2010
The third installment is always the one that never seems to really work for a film franchise. Outside of stand-alones like Goldfinger and adaptations like Return of the King, I can’t think of a single “third movie” that didn’t disappoint. Even The Godfather couldn’t pull it off. So let it be known that Toy Story […]

Toonzone Presents Video Preview of "Avatar" Collector's Set Bonus Features

by Ed Liuon June 20, 2010
Toonzone News is proud to present the following video clip from the new documentary bonus feature included on the new Avatar the Last Airbender Complete Book 1 Collector’s Set, which is slated for release on June 21, 2010. (requires QuickTime): <!–