For Kids

"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 Bryanon 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 […]

Cable TV Ratings: "Phineas and Ferb" Special Can’t Take Down "SpongeBob"

by Bryanon August 10, 2010
An all-new Phineas and Ferb primetime special on Disney Channel Friday night couldn’t stop Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants repeats for the week in total viewers. In the cable top 25, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (Monday, 10 a.m.) scored 4.355 million viewers and was the week’s top animated program on cable at #12. Three more SpongeBob episodes […]

New Clips & Stills from "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated" Ep "The Song of Mystery"

by Ed Liuon August 8, 2010
Toonzone News is proud to present the following new clips and stills from “The Song of Mystery,” the newest upcoming episode of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated premiering on Monday, August 9, 2010, at 7:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). Click on any of the screenshots below to view in full high-definition resolution: Previous Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated video clips and […]

"DC Showcase" Shorts Collection Coming to DVD and Blu-ray on November 9, 2010

by Ed Liuon August 5, 2010
Warner Home Video has announced a new compliation volume collecting all the DC Showcase animated short films will be released on DVD and Blu-ray disc on November 9, 2010. The DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection will include all 3 of the original short films made (“The Spectre,” “Jonah Hex,” and “Green Arrow”) in extended formats, […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender Art of the Animated Series" a Must for Fans

by Ed Liuon August 5, 2010
If there is ancillary merchandise that fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender should be saving their pennies for, it’s the DVD boxed sets for the three seasons of the show. However, fans should also be saving up for the beautiful new art book published by Dark Horse Comics and available now. Authored by series co-creators […]

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever" on DVD on August 24, 2010

by Ed Liuon August 3, 2010
Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment have announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever will be released on DVD on August 24, 2010. The TV movie sends the heroes on a half-shell on a dimension-hopping adventure caused by a teleporting mishap and threatening their very existence. Suggested retail price is $16.99. The full press […]

"Creating Animated Cartoons with Character": Hope You Have Room on Your Bookshelf

by darkdetectiveon August 3, 2010
. With cheap animation programs available to the public, anyone can theoretically create their own webtoon without selling the rights to some huge company. It’s impossible to read this book and not compare it to David B. Levy’s Animation Development: From Pitch to Production. Both books cover similar ground, though Levy’s book focuses more on […]