For Kids

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. […]

"Avatar the Last Airbender" Bk 1 Collector’s Edition DVD Coming Jun 22, ’10 (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2010 has revealed that Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment are preparing a 7-disc Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Complete Book 1: Collector’s Edition DVD set, slated for release on June 10, 2010, to capitalize on the live-action movie The Last Airbender directed by M. Night Shymalan. No information on bonus features or pricing is […]

Toonzone Presents a "Look on the Sunnyside" of "Toy Story 3" Video

by Ed Liuon May 21, 2010
Walt Disney Features and Pixar have released a new behind-the-scenes look at Toy Story 3, the latest movie in Pixar’s movie franchise that follows the secret life of toys which come to life when nobody’s looking. The following video takes a look at the Sunnyside Day Care Center, where Andy’s toys end up due to […]

"Super Hero Squad Show" Vol. 1 DVD Arrives July 13, 2010

by Ed Liuon May 14, 2010
Shout! Factory has announced that the first DVD of Marvel’s The Super Hero Squad Show will be released on July 13, 2010. The disc will contain six episodes of the show, along with character profiles and a new interview with Stan Lee as bonus features. Suggested retail price is $14.93. The full press release follows: […]

"Dragon Ball Season Four" Is More Of The Same, Except Better

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison May 14, 2010
Season four of Dragon Ball needs very little introduction. Even casual viewers of anime likely either remember Dragon Ball from its television run on Cartoon Network years ago, as I do, or they’ve at least heard of it thanks to the enduring popularity of its sequel, Dragon Ball Z. If the show is brand new […]