For Kids

"SpongeBob: Clash of Triton" Coming Canadian TV in July

by Maxie Zeuson June 3, 2010
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Clash of Triton will get its Canadian premiere on Nickelodeon on Sunday, July 11, at 6:00pm, the network says. It will come at the climax of a 48-hour SpongeBob marathon that will start on Friday, July 9, at 6:00pm. The Clash of Triton will be rebroadcast on Monday, July 12, 5:30pm on […]

Toonzone Presents New "Toy Story 3" Video: "Groovin’ with Ken!"

by Ed Liuon June 3, 2010
Disney/Pixar has released a new promotional video for Toy Story 3, slated to hit theaters on June 18, 2010. “Groovin’ with Ken!” gives an intimate behind-the-scenes look at what life is like for the popular girls’ boys’ toy. BOYS’ toy. I don’t know why people keep saying that about Ken. Toy Story 3 will be […]

Warner Bros. Animation Announces New "ThunderCats" Series for CN in 2011

by Ed Liuon June 2, 2010
Warner Bros. Animation has announced that it has begun production on ThunderCats, a new animated series based on the original 1980’s cartoon about a tribe of fierce feline warriors battling against evil forces over the fabled Stones of Power. The series will be a creative collaboration between Warner Bros. Animation and Japan’s Studio4°C, which has […]

Nick, Disney Post Record May Performances

by Maxie Zeuson June 2, 2010
Nickelodeon scored its best-ever May performance with an average of 2.1 million total viewers, the network said today. It was also the number-one basic cable network with kids 2-11, kids 6-11, and with total viewers for the month. Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick and Nicktoons each also posted their best May performances ever with […]

The New Thundercats and the Retro Revival

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 2, 2010
Today’s unexpected news about the development of Warner Bros’ new ThunderCats cartoon for a 2011 premiere is welcome and interesting for a few reasons worth noting. First of all, I think it’s fair to say that assorted animation news in the past nine months has introduced a fad of retro revival. What young adults grew […]

Homer Simpson Named Greatest TV/Film Character of Last 20 Years

by Maxie Zeuson June 1, 2010
Homer Simpson is the greatest character created for television or film in the past twenty years, according to a survey taken by Entertainment Weekly. The cartoon icon placed ahead of Harry Potter and Buffy the Vampire Slayer to take the top slot. SpongeBob SquarePants also placed in the top ten, along with Hannibal Lecter, Tony […]

"Peanuts 1970’s Collection Vol. 2" – The Late 70’s Were Good to You, Charlie Brown

by Ed Liuon June 1, 2010
The Peanuts 1970’s Collection Vol. 2 collects six more Peanuts TV specials from the back-half of the decade, giving each the same careful audio and video remastering as on previous sets. These specials were among the best American animation you’d be able to find in the 1970’s, and that’s not meant to be damning with […]

Peter Keefe, RIP

by Maxie Zeuson May 29, 2010
Peter Keefe, producer of Voltron: Defender of the Universe, died on May 27 of throat cancer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 57. The industry trade journal cites Voltron, which generated hundreds of millions of dollars in series-related merchandise during the 1980s, as a prototype for later franchises such as Power Rangers and Pokemon. […]

Briefly: New Trailers for "Megamind"; New Deals for "Yu-Gi-Oh 5D"

by Maxie Zeuson May 29, 2010
* New trailers for Megamind and Alpha & Omega are now online. * 4Kids Entertainment has signed new deals for Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D with Germany’s RTL2, Italy’s Mediaset, and Latin America’s Televix Entertainment. [World Screen] * Nickelodeon and Marriott will run a family vacation package that will bring such Nick characters as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora […]

Nicktoons Renews "Iron Man: Armored Adventures" for Season 2 to Debut in 2011

by Ed Liuon May 23, 2010
The Nicktoons Network has announced that Iron Man: Armored Adventures has been renewed for a second season of 26 episodes, scheduled to debut in 2011. The show focuses on a teenaged Tony Stark and his adventures as the armored superhero Iron Man, and season 2 promises more iconic Marvel characters including Nick Fury, Whiplash, Dr. […]