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"Dragon Ball Season Four" Is More Of The Same, Except Better

by Todd DuBoison May 14, 2010
Season four of Dragon Ball needs very little introduction. Even casual viewers of anime likely either remember Dragon Ball from its television run on Cartoon Network years ago, as I do, or they’ve at least heard of it thanks to the enduring popularity of its sequel, Dragon Ball Z. If the show is brand new […]

PBS, Nickelodeon Dominate Daytime Emmy Nominations

by Maxie Zeuson May 12, 2010
WordGirl, The Backyardigans, Curious George, and Sid the Science Kid will compete for the Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Children’s Animated Program category. Nominees for the Daytime Emmys were announced this morning, and PBS and Nickelodeon dominated the animated categories. In the Outstanding Special Class Animated Program, SpongeBob SquarePants will square off against The Penguins […]

Top 5 Martial Arts Fights of Animation

by Ed Liuon May 11, 2010
Hit with emotional content! Below, we’ve selected our picks for the Top 5 Animated Martial Arts Fights. Our main standard for judgment was that these fights had to work as both “Animation” and “Martial Arts.” It wasn’t enough for a bout to be well-choreographed and well-animated if it could have been done as well or […]

Top 5 Martial Artists of Animation

by Todd DuBoison May 3, 2010
There have been many martial artists in animation. Some of these characters are the perfect embodiment of stealth and cunning, others wield remarkable power, and still others are remarkably skilled and look spectacularly awesome on the screen. As tough as it is to choose, the following is a list of five particularly impressive animated martial […]

"Bakugan Battle Brawlers" Chapter 1: Blah Blather, Bad Battles

by Ed Liuon April 28, 2010
There are a few moments that bring up the prospect of something genuinely interesting, although the show does little with these, dropping them quickly in favor of its threadbare collection of story and character elements. There are hints at unresolved mother issues in Shun’s duels in the Doom Dimension, and the fact that a mute […]

PR: Cartoon Network Upfront 2010 Press Release and Programming Details

by Ed Liuon April 21, 2010
Cartoon Network Broadens its Audience with Programming “Firsts” and Unique Primetime Strategy First-Ever Kids Sports Awards Event Cartoon Network’s Hall of Game to Debut 2011 Network Unveils 25 New Series/Movies/Specials and 13 Returning Series Cartoon Network unveiled a substantial new line-up of content today at its annual Advertising Upfront presentation at New York’s Time Warner […]

Anaheim Comic Con 2010: "Drawn Together" Interviews

by Jeffrey Harrison April 20, 2010
At the Anaheim Comic Con 2010, Toonzone News got to speak with Matt Silverstein, Abbey DiGregorio, and Dave Jeser after the screening of The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! Don’t forget to check out our screening report and panel coverage, or else a lot of the jokes in here aren’t going to make much sense. […]

Nickelodeon Studios Staffing Up for New "Avatar the Last Airbender" Project

by Ed Liuon April 19, 2010
New job postings at MTV Networks Careers website and from the Animation Guild have revealed that a new Avatar the Last Airbender television project is currently staffing up for production, with open postings for Storyboard Artists, Revisionists, and Supervisors; Prop and Character Designers; and a Live-Action/Animation Reference Coordinator. Nickelodeon has confirmed that the project is […]

Andreas Deja on Designing Mama Odie for "The Princess and the Frog"

by Ed Liuon April 16, 2010
Jim Hill Media has posted highlights from a talk given by Andreas Deja at a recent Ryman Arts career event, where the Disney animator discussed the thought processes behind designing and animating Mama Odie (and her seeing-eye snake Juju) for The Princess and the Frog. Among other topics, Deja discusses the thinking behind Mama Odie’s […]

Corus Kids Announces May 2010 Programming Highlights

by Ed Liuon April 15, 2010
Corus Kids has announced the May 2010 programming highlights for the YTV, Nickelodeon Canada, and Treehouse networks. Highlights include the premiere of Beyblade: Metal Fusion, premiere episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants and The Fairly OddParents, and Mother’s Day-themed episodes on Treehouse. The full press release follows: CORUS KIDS MAY 2010 HIGHLIGHTS YTV presents the broadcast premiere […]