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Corus Kids Announce January 2010 Programming Highlights

by Ed Liuon December 11, 2009
Corus Kids has announced their January 2010 programming highlights, including the premiere of the new animated series Zeke’s Pad on YTV and new premieres of The Backyardigans and Olivia on Treehouse. The full press release follows: CORUS KIDS JANUARY 2010 HIGHLIGHTS Nickelodeon kicks off the new year with two new live-action series Action-filled reality returns […]

Nickelodeon Names Three for 10th Fellowship for Diverse Writers

by Ed Liuon December 11, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced the three new participants in its 10th Fellowship for Diverse Writers, a program that offers hands-on writing experience that is designed to “attract, develop and staff new and experienced, culturally and ethnically diverse writing talent on Nickelodeon network productions.” The new participants are Jonathan Butler, a published poet and songwriter, Stacie Craig, […]

Toons of the 2000s: Top 25 Animated Television Series Countdown #5-1

by nakakon December 11, 2009
You are reading #5-1 of the Top 25 Animated Television Series Countdown.  25-21 | 20-16 | 15-11 | 10-6 | 5-1 | Go back to the Toons of the 2000s Intro.   5. THE VENTURE BROS. Dates: 2004-present (pilot aired 2003) Adult Swim (Cartoon Network) 47+ episodes Created by Jackson Publick (Christopher McCulloch) Starring: James Urbaniak, Patrick Warburton, Michael Sinterniklaas, Christopher McCulloch, Doc Hammer Synopsis The misadventures […]

Toons of the 2000s: Top 25 Animated Television Series Countdown #10-6

by nakakon December 9, 2009
You are reading #10-6 of the Top 25 Animated Television Series Countdown.  25-21 | 20-16 | 15-11 | 10-6 | 5-1 | Go back to the Toons of the 2000s Intro.   10. ROBOT CHICKEN Dates: 2005-present Adult Swim (Cartoon Network) 80+ episodes Created by Seth Green & Matthew Senreich Starring: Various actors and actresses Synopsis A stop-motion comedy anthology show. Why It Made The List It’s […]

Toon Zone Presents 2 Clips and 1 "Making Of" for "The Princess and the Frog"

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2009
Toon Zone News is proud to present the following 3 clips from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog. The Princess and the Frog is currently playing a limited engagement in New York and Los Angeles, and opens nationwide on Friday, December 11, 2009. For more details, read Toon Zone News’ earlier coverage.

"I Want a Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown": If Christmas Specials Were Underwear ...

by Radical Ravenon December 8, 2009
It’s not hard to guess when I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown was made. It lacks the rampant creativity and outstanding imagination that made the earliest Charlie Brown ventures such successes, and it is also missing the obvious periodic quirks that marked the better specials of the 70s and 80s. In fact, I […]

Nickelodeon Announces Special Holiday 2009 Programming

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced a slate of holiday-themed programming for December 2009, including new specials for Back at the Barnyard, Dora the Explorer, and The Backyardigans, alongside returning holiday episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants and The Fairly OddParents. Conan O’Brien is also slated to guest-star as Santa Claus in the new episode of The Backyardigans. The full […]

Corus Entertainment Releases December 2009 Programming Highlights

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2009
Corus Entertainment has released programming highlights for December 2009 on their kids, specialty and pay TV networks, including YTV and Treehouse. Highlights include classics like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and A Charlie Brown Christmas, new favorites like Rugrats Kwanzaa, and more. The full press release follows: HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS ON CORUS ENTERTAINMENT’S KIDS, SPECIALTY & […]

"Shonen Onmyouji": It Exists to Make Other Anime Feel Better About Themselves

by Dukeon December 4, 2009
There are some series that are simply magical. The characters are wonderful, the plot is engaging, the animation is breathtaking, the music is addictive, and every single facet of the series is just one moment of super awesomeness after another. And then there’s tripe like Shonen Onmyouji. In ancient Japan, spirits and demons roam the […]

2009 Annie Award Nominees Announced

by MonkeyFunkon December 1, 2009
The nominees for the 2009 Annie Awards have been announced. The films in the running for Best Animated Feature are Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Princess and the Frog, The Secret of Kells and Up. Meanwhile, Pups of Liberty, Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2.5, The Rooster, The Crocodile and […]