For Kids

Shout! Factory and Marvel Animation to Release "Super Hero Squad Show" on DVD

by Ed Liuon February 22, 2010
Shout! Factory and Marvel Animation, Inc. have announced a content partnership that will bring The Super Hero Squad Show to DVD, with Shout! being the exclusive U.S. home video distributor for the hit half-hour animated series. Releases are expected later this year. The full press release follows: SHOUT! FACTORY & MARVEL ANIMATION, INC. ANNOUNCE CONTENT […]

Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle on "Penguins of Madagascar"

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2010’s Jonathan Storm has spoken with Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, co-creators of Disney’s Kim Possible and current executive producers for The Penguins of Madagascar, currently the second-most popular animated program on television today (behind SpongeBob SquarePants) and the third-most popular cable TV show last week. The article delves into the pair’s past as Pennsylvania […]

Toonzone Presents: New "Toy Story 3" Trailer

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2010
Disney/Pixar has released the newest trailer to Toy Story 3. Check out the earlier sneak preview clip of Toy Story 3 at Toonzone News.

Updated: "Up", "Prep and Landing", "Futurama", "Robot Chicken" Take Annies

by on February 10, 2010
The winners of the 37th Annie Awards have been announced. Up was named Best Animated Feature; Prep and Landing took the award for Best Animated Television Production; Best Home Entertainment Production went to Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder; Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2.5 was picked as Best Animated Short Subject and Penguins of Madagascar […]

Imagi Animation Studios Shuts Down

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2010
Imagi Animation Studios has shut down as of February 5, 2010, and will ask a court to name liquidators. Its parent company said that it would continue to develop movie ideas and outsource the animation work to China. The studio has been on shaky financial footing for some time, going through several rounds of funding […]

Forgotten Licensed Anime: Saint Tail

by on February 9, 2010
Ever since Japan started making cartoons, they’ve been brought over to the West. After the runaway success of Pokémon and Cartoon Network’s Toonami block, anime began to explode here in the West, giving us animated exploits that have never been seen before. Unfortunately, with all the series that are brought over, many are lost in the shuffle […]

Dee Bradley Baker Interviewed by Burbank Leader on "Handy Manny," "Clone Wars"

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2010
Voice actor Dee Bradley Baker is the subject of a profile in the Burbank Leader. Topics discussed include his role as the grouchy screwdriver Turner in Handy Manny, his role as all the clone troopers in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and how his kids are getting better at identifying which voices are his when […]

"SpongeBob’s Last Stand" Coming to DVD on March 16, 2010

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2010
Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment have announced SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob’s Last Stand will be released on DVD on March 16, 2010. The DVD will contain the title episode plus six more new-to-DVD episodes along with a sneak peek at “Neptune’s Party,” a featurette called “Bollywood Bob,” a “How to make SpongeBob SquarePants” featurette, and karaoke […]

Corus Entertainment Announces March 2010 Programming Highlights

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2010
Canada’s Corus Kids Entertainment has announced its March 2010 programming highlights. Animation-related programming of interest includes the series premiere of Nickelodeon’s math-themed cartoon Team Umizoomi and the premiere of Little Airplane’s Tobi! on Treehouse. The full press release follows: CORUS KIDS MARCH 2010 HIGHLIGHTS Nickelodeon presents the 2010 Kids’ Choice Awards live from Los Angeles […]

George Lucas Reportedly Producing CGI Musical Featuring Fairies

by Ed Liuon February 1, 2010
The Hollywood Reporter‘s Heat Vision weblog is reporting that George Lucas is currently set to produce a CGI animated movie musical, stating that TMNT director Kevin Munroe is set to direct and that the script “features fairies.” Lucasfilm stated it was too early to comment on the project. Lucas is currently finishing Red Tails, an […]