For Kids

Looking Back: Chowder

by on August 29, 2010
This month, two cartoons will have ended their runs permanently on the Cartoon Network. Chowder and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack represent the beginning of an era to some and the end of one to others. Their relatively short lifespans have been marked by high drama, extreme office politics, and a chuckle here or there. […]

"Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Season One , Part One": He’s Not My Batman

by on August 26, 2010
The show deals with some pretty serious subject matter as well, such as death. Examples include the episode “Invasion of the Secret Santas!”, which shows the death of Thomas and Martha Wayne, and my personal favorite episode of the collection, “Fall of the Blue Beetle!”, where it’s shown that not every hero always makes it, […]

Briefly: Never Anger a Gundam Fan

by Ed Liuon August 25, 2010
* A 30-year old Gundam fan in Japan burned down his house after his mother threw away some of his favorite Gundam toys. [Associated Press] * The latest SpongeBob SquarePants episodes have been licensed by multiple international distributors, including several Latin American broadcasters, under a series of deals with MTV Networks International. [World Screen] * […]

Briefly: What Do Sylvain Chomet and T.I. Have in Common?

by Ed Liuon August 24, 2010
* The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Sci-Tech committee has named its selections for the 2010 Scientific and Technology awards, including 2 products each from Pixar and DreamWorks Animation; one from Sony Pictures Imageworks; and one from Walt Disney Feature Animation. [Hollywood Reporter] * Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man, Punisher: War […]

“TMNT: Turtles Forever”: One Shell Of A Good Time!

by on August 24, 2010
The animation is fantastic, brilliantly imitating the 80’s style when needed, while making it still not look too out of place with the 2k3 style. The Mirage Comic version of the Turtles are animated splendidly, looking like a black and white comic book, complete with thick and thin lines and heavy black shading, looking completely […]

New Video & Stills from "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc" Episode "In Fear of the Phantom"

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2010
Toonzone News is proud to present the following video clips and stills from “In Fear of the Phantom,” the upcoming new episode of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, premiering on Monday, August 23, 2010, at 7:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific) on Cartoon Network. SYNOPSIS Written By: Mark Banker Velma’s favorite band THE HEX GIRLS are in town, and the […]

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Season 3 Extended Trailer Released

by Ed Liuon August 19, 2010
Lucasfilm and Cartoon Network have released an extended trailer for Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 3: Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 3 will premiere on Cartoon Network on September 17, 2010.

Cable TV Ratings: "SpongeBob" Rules Top 25, "Dora" Turns 10 to Good Numbers

by on August 18, 2010
SpongeBob SquarePants was the only animated series in the cable top 25 for the week of August 9 – 15. A new episode on Monday night at 8 p.m. was the highest rated with 4.384 million viewers (#13 for the week). SpongeBob also took seven other spots in the top 25 as well, coming in […]

ABC Renews "Peanuts" Holiday Specials for Five More Years

by Ed Liuon August 17, 2010
ABC has announced that it will be airing the Peanuts animated holiday specials for another five years, extending the deal it made with Peanuts Worldwide LLC and Lee Mendelson Film Productions in 2001. The deal will mean that ABC will have the broadcast rights to these specials during the original comic strip’s 60th anniversary and […]

What Are You Doing for Your 10th Birthday, Dora? Right! The Same Thing You Always Do!

by Ed Liuon August 13, 2010
I must admit that I have no idea what target audience will truly appreciate Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure, the upcoming double-length special celebrating the 10th anniversary of Nickelodeon’s enduringly popular Latino moppet. Because the show makes no attempt to appeal outside of its narrow demographic, the kids who first turned Dora the Explorer into a […]