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Peanuts Animator Bill Melendez Dies at 91

by MonkeyFunkon September 3, 2008
Bill Melendez, best known for his work on various animated incarnations of Peanuts, died yesterday morning aged 91. Melendez’s distinguished career took him from Disney to Warner Brothers and to UPA, amongst other studios. His directorial credits range from 1965’s A Charlie Brown Christmas to 2006’s He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown. He was also the […]

PR: You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown Hits the Campaign Trail Oct 7, 2008

by Ed Liuon August 26, 2008
YOU’RE NOT ELECTED, CHARLIE BROWN HITS THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL OCTOBER 7, 2008 FOR THE FIRST TIME ON DVD, IN A NEWLY RE-MASTERED, DELUXE EDITION FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO The All-time Favorite Animated Peanuts Classic is Available on DVD in a Re-mastered Deluxe Edition with All-New Bonus Material and Updated Packaging New-to-DVD Bonus Episode He’s a […]

PR: Corus Kids Television is Jam-Packed with New Series & Events this September

by Ed Liuon August 26, 2008
CORUS KIDS TELEVISION IS JAM-PACKED WITH NEW SERIES, EVENTS AND RETURNING FAVOURITES THIS SEPTEMBER (August 25, 2008 – Toronto, Canada) September is just around the corner and Corus Kids is celebrating the start of the school year with a variety of new series like Amy Poehler‘s The Mighty B, Wolverine and the X-Men, Willa’s Wild […]

"Transformers Animated" Season One is "Teen Titans" for the Giant Robot Set

by Ed Liuon August 25, 2008
Teen Titans changed all the rules. Before Teen Titans debuted in 2003, American superhero cartoons were either played completely straight or completely silly. Teen Titans rejected this dichotomy, keeping one foot firmly in each camp. As a result, the show could encompass villains as diverse as the ludicrous Mad Mod and the sinister Slade, and […]

Toon Zone's 10th Anniversary: Memories from Staff

by Toon Zone Staffon August 24, 2008
On August 24, 1998, Toon Zone opened its virtual doors to the Internet. To commemorate our 10th anniversary celebrating the art of animation, several Toon Zone staff members have contributed their memories and reminiscences of the site. In alphabetical order by username: Alex Weitzman What first brought me to Toon Zone was a pursuit of […]

Spongebob's Atlantic Squarepants

by JerryvonKrameron August 22, 2008
Ever since he became a so-called “pop culture phenomenon”, I’ve had trouble placing SpongeBob Squarepants. So I’m going to begin my review of this DVD-release of the feature-length episode, Atlantis Squarepants, with a question: Who is SpongeBob‘s target audience? Is it, like its spiritual predecessors Ren & Stimpy and Rocko’s Modern Life, a show for […]

DVD News Roundup: Polar Express 3-D, VIZ Media, Peanuts Holiday Collection

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2008
* The Polar Express will be coming to DVD and Blu-ray high definition disc in full 3-D on October 28, 2008, from Warner Home Video. Special features include an extra song that was cut from the movie and several making-of featurettes. [Press Release] * VIZ Media has announced its Q3 2008 DVD releases, including Death […]

PR: Holiday Cheer with the Peanuts Gang with the Peanuts Holiday Collection

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2008
CHARLIE BROWN AND THE PEANUTS GANG BRING HOLIDAY CHEER WHEN WARNER HOME VIDEO RELEASES THE PEANUTS HOLIDAY COLLECTION ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2008! AND A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING DELUXE EDITION, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS DELUXE EDITION ON OCTOBER 7, 2008 THE HOLIDAY COLLECTION CONTAINS THE RE-MASTERED HALLOWEEN, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS PEANUTS’ CLASSICS BURBANK, CA (August 20, […]

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Is a CG-Film Only a CG-Audience Could Love

by Maxie Zeuson August 15, 2008
The other day the phone rang, but I let the answering machine get it. The “caller,” it turned out, was an automated system from one of the big box stores. Their machine and our machine spent a merry few minutes trying to talk to each other, what with the one badgering the other to press […]

Newsarama Begins "Clone Wars Weekly" with Dave Filoni

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has begun a new feature called “Clone Wars Weekly,” inaugurating it with a chat with director Dave Filoni. Filoni discusses his way up in the animation industry from Mission Hill to Avatar the Last Airbender to Star Wars. Filoni also discusses the link (or lack of one) between this Clone Wars movie/series […]