For Kids

SpongeBob’s "Great Patty Caper" Flops; Backyardigans "We Arrr Pirates!" Flies

by Ed Liuon March 14, 2011
I must admit that I found the new Backyardigans: We Arrrr Pirates! to be far more entertaining and enjoyable, despite its target pre-school audience. The cool thing about The Backyardigans is that I never feel like it’s talking down to its audience (like, say, Dora the Explorer), and it doesn’t attempt to do much more […]

How TV Guide Influenced Your Parents

by Peter Paltridgeon March 12, 2011
In 1991, TV Guide started publishing issues twice a year devoted to helping parents decide what programs their kids should be watching. A committee of child psychologists would overanalyze each show, looking for any trace of harmful content. After many weeks of thorough research, using multiple episodes of every network cartoon for reference, they published […]

Nickelodeon Upfront 2011: TMNT, Robot & Monster, Kung Fu Panda, Korra, and More

by Ed Liuon March 11, 2011
Nickelodeon has announced their plans for 2011-2012 at their annual upfront presentation. Highlights include a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series (see teaser video here), a pickup of a new animated comedy series Robot & Monster up for 26 episodes, the acquisition of the series Winx Club, a renewal of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of […]

Nickelodeon Releases "TMNT" Teaser Video

by Ed Liuon March 11, 2011
Nickelodeon has released the following teaser video for TMNT, the upcoming animated series resurrecting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right to enlarge TMNT will premiere in 2012.

First Look At Nickelodeon’s New "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

by AerostarMonkon March 10, 2011
/Film has recently reported that the first view of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series have been printed in the Wall Street Journal. Though the online edition of the WSJ article requires a subscription to read past the first 100 words, /Film has everyone else covered by posting the first official image of what […]

"Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc. Season 1 Vol. 1": It’s Not Coolsville

by darkdetectiveon March 9, 2011
Almost everyone over the age of 6 has seen an episode of Scooby-Doo at least once. Scooby’s popularity amazes me. It’s a relatively formulaic show that has somehow managed to last over 40 years, through 11 series, 15 direct-to-video movies, 7 made-for-television animated films, 2 made-for-television live-action films, and 2 live-action theatrical movies. While I […]

New "Cars 2" Trailer and Stills Released

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2011
Walt Disney Studios has released the following new Cars 2 trailer: In addition, the following new images have been released by Walt Disney Features. Click any thumbnail to enlarge: Cars 2 is slated for release on June 24, 2011. Check out Toonzone News’ earlier coverage of Cars 2.

Toonzone Presents a Virtual Roundtable Discussion with the Voice of Young "Bambi"

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2011
As part of the run-up to the Diamond Editon release of Bambi, Toonzone News was invited to participate in a virtual roundtable session with Donnie Dunagan, the actor who provided the voice and some visual reference for the young Bambi in the film. In addition, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has provided the following video […]

"Avatar" Creators Talk "Last Airbender: Legend of Korra" to Wall Street Journal

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2011
The Wall Street Journal‘s Speakeasy weblog has posted an interview about The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra with series creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino, who were also co-creators of Avatar the Last Airbender. The interview is a follow-up to the first reveal of an image of the title character and the voice cast. The […]

"Bambi" Diamond Edition: Pushing Technology Forward in Past and Present

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2011
Disney’s Bambi is a movie that I find I appreciate and admire more than I actually love. The recently released Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack provided a perfect opportunity to reacquaint myself with this classic film, since the time since I last saw it can probably be measured in decades and I had few memories […]