For Kids

PopPhoto on How to Print a 3-D "Coraline" Puppet

by Ed Liuon February 17, 2009 has taken a look at the 3-D printing technology from a company called Objet that enabled Laika Animation Studios to print puppets for Coraline. Objet’s line of printers spray layers a UV curable liquid that hardens into a solid, which allowed Laika to produce more than 200,000 unique facial expressions for its title character […]

Cartoon Network Orders Season of "Marvel Super Hero Squad"

by Ed Liuon February 17, 2009
Variety is reporting that Cartoon Network has acquired a full 26-episode season of Marvel Super Hero Squad, bringing some of its most iconic superheroes to the screen in late 2009. Voice talent will include Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, Steve Blum, and Grey Delisle. Alan Fine, Simon Phillips and Eric S. Rollman will serve as executive […]

Disney XD Launches; NY Times on the "Boy-Focused, Girl-Inclusive" Network

by Ed Liuon February 13, 2009
At midnight on Friday, February 13, 2009, Toon Disney quietly went off the airwaves and was replaced by Disney XD, the new network that is currently described by Disney executives as “boy-focused, girl-inclusive,” with programming targeted to appeal to boys aged 6-14. The New York Times has taken a look at the new network (free […]

New York Comic Con 2009: Complete On-Site Coverage and Photo Gallery

by Ed Liuon February 12, 2009
Toon Zone News is proud to be back at the 2009 New York Comic Con for the best animation-related news on the Internet. Stay tuned for continuing coverage live from the Con all weekend long. Links to all of Toon Zone’s coverage so far can be found here, or by searching for “NYCC2009,” and make […]

"Coraline": Be Careful What You Wish For

by Weathermanon February 11, 2009
“Careful what you wish… Careful what you say Careful what you wish you may regret it Careful what you wish you might just get it” What would you do if you could open a magic door to another world where everything is the way you think it should be? Where your mom likes to cook, […]

NYCC2009: TMNT Animation: 25 and Going Strong

by Eileen Cruzon February 10, 2009
The heroes in a half shell have been around 25 five years. If you’re like me, that means you were six when the comic came out and I might have just made you feel very old. (I, on the other hand, will continue to live on in the bliss that is denial.) As part of […]

PR: Nickelodeon Unfolds List of 2009 Kids’ Choice Award Noiminees

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2009
NICKELODEON UNFOLDS LUMINOUS LIST OF 2009 KIDS’ CHOICE AWARD NOMINEES Jennifer Aniston, Beyoncé, Jack Black, Chris Brown, Jim Carrey, Miranda Cosgrove, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Hudgens, The Jonas Brothers, Alicia Keys, George Lopez, Michael Phelps, Rihanna, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, SpongeBob SquarePants, Ben Stiller, Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff, Tiger Woods and More […]

NYCC2009: W!LDBRAIN on "Team Smithereen" and "Yo Gabba Gabba!"

by Ed Liuon February 8, 2009
The W!LDBRAIN panel at the 2009 New York Comic Con was hosted by Chief Marketing Officer Mike Polis; Marge Dean, head of W!LDBRAIN’s animation studio in San Francisco; and Bob Higgins, head of creative in New York City. Higgins began with a quick rundown of his career from his start at Warner Bros. Entertainment to […]

The Animation Fan’s Guide to New York Comic Con 2009

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2009
The New York Comic Con is opening tomorrow, February 6, 2009, and running all weekend. Below are all the panels, screenings, and events that might be of interest to animation fans heading out to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. For full details about any of these panels, visit the New York Comic Con website. […]

"Coraline" News Blitz: Articles, Interviews, and Features Around the Web

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2009
Laika’s stop-motion feature film Coraline has been featured in arts articles across the Internet: Director Henry Selick has been interviewed by the Orlando Sentinel,, and Among other topics, Selick discusses how appropriate the movie is for children (describing it as “for brave children of all ages,” as are the rest of his films), […]