For Kids

Nickelodeon Announces "Avatar: Legends of the Arena" Multiplayer Online Game for Sept

by Ed Liuon July 26, 2008
Nickelodeon has announced Avatar: Legends of the Arena, a new multiplayer on-line video game based on their hit show Avatar the Last Airbender. The game will allow players to test their elemental bending skills against players around the world. The game will launch in September in 81 markets, and will be Nickelodeon’s first 3-D multiplayer […]

SDCC2008: "Avatar" Panel Report

by Eileen Cruzon July 26, 2008
Toon Zone sat in on the panel for Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender, which was dominated by a screening of parts 3 and 4 of the “Sozin’s Comet” season finale. In attendance were show co-creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, and director Joaquim Dos Santos. The panel was moderated by Roland Poindexter, VP Original Programming, […]

Briefly: Nick Bans Junk Food Licenses in UK; Signs Deal for Taiwan

by Ed Liuon July 23, 2008
* Nickelodeon UK has revised its licensing guidelines to ban SpongeBob SquarePants and their other iconic characters from appearing on food packaging or restaurant promotions for foods high in fat, salt, and sugar. Nickelodeon US declared the same ban approximately one year ago. * MTV Networks International and Taiwan’s YoYo TV have announced a new […]

"Sozin’s Comet" Scores Best "Avatar" Ratings Ever

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2008
The season finale of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender was the top-rated telecast on broadcast and basic cable TV for the week of July 14-22, 2008. The two-hour finale, “Sozin’s Comet,” averaged 5.6 million viewers, delivering the highest ratings the show has ever received in total and in the kids 6-11 and teens 9-14 demographic. […]

Time-Life to Issue The Real Ghostbusters to DVD (UPDATED)

by Dan Collinson July 22, 2008 reports that Time-Life is going to distribute a massive 26-disc DVD collection of the 1986 cartoon series The Real Ghostbusters. Based on the hit 1984 movie, the show follows the continuing adventures of Peter, Ray, Egon, and Winston as they rid every paranormal spook in New York City. The Real Ghostbusters was produced by […]

Toon Zone Interviews Joaquim Dos Santos on Directing "Avatar"

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2008
Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender built its reputation at least partially through its dazzling displays of animated martial-arts. However, fans of the show may have noticed that the action sequences started getting larger, more intricate, and more creative somewhere around the middle of Book 2. The exceptionally sharp-eyed may have also noticed that Joaquim Dos […]

Viz Media Announces New November Titles Including "Naruto" Movie 3

by Dr. Daedaluson July 21, 2008
The following Viz titles are scheduled for November: * Bleach vol. 13: $24.98 – 11/18/08 * Blue Dragon vol. 2: $14.99 – 11/18/08 * Death Note Collection 1: $69.98 – 11/18/08 * Naruto Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom: $29.98 – 11/11/08 * Naruto vol. 29: $19.98 – 11/4/08 * Naruto vol. 30: […]

PR: Hideyuki Kikuchi Celebrates his Birthday at NY Anime Fest

by Ed Liuon July 21, 2008
HIDEYUKI KIKUCHI CELEBRATES HIS BIRTHDAY AT NY ANIME FEST TEN FANS INVITED TO A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME DINNER Norwalk, CT, July 21, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced Vampire Hunter D author and NYAF Guest of Honor Hideyuki Kikuchi will be celebrating his birthday at the close of the 2008 New York Anime Festival […]

PR: Imagi Prepares for Secondary US Listing on OTCQX

by Ed Liuon July 19, 2008
Imagi Prepares for Secondary US Listing on OTCQX First Hong Kong- Listed Company to Take Advantage of New Exchange FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE Hong Kong (July 18, 2008) – Imagi International Holdings, Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 585) today announced that it had entered into an agreement with Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. whereby the bank will […]

"Sozin’s Comet" Produces an Epic Season Finale for "Avatar the Last Airbender"

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2008
Fans of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender have had a long and frustrating wait for the conclusion to book 3. That wait is finally over as “Sozin’s Comet,” the show’s four-part season finale, finally hits the airwaves on July 19. The wait was worth it. “Sozin’s Comet” truly is the culmination of the preceding 57 […]