For Kids

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 Dukeon 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 […]

90s "Iron Man Cartoon" Series and "X-Men: Volume 5" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson January 29, 2010 reports that Disney is releasing the 90s version of Iron Man in Iron Man: The Complete 1994 Animated Series. Tony Stark is a mild mannered businessman and inventor, but when trouble happens he becomes the invincible Iron Man taking on villains like Backlash, MODOK, and the evil Mandarin. Iron Man was part of the […]

VIZ Media Announces March 2010 DVD Releases: "Honey & Clover," "Naruto Shippuden"

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2010
VIZ Media has announced its newest DVD releases for March 2010, which will include the third boxed set of Honey and Clover and new single-disc volumes of Bleach, Naruto Shippuden, and Pokémon Elements. The full press release follows with release dates, summaries, and suggested retail pricing. VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES NEW DVD RELEASES FOR MARCH 2010 […]

Toonzone Presents 12-Page Preview of cereal:geek Magazine, Available via Previews

by Jon Ton January 28, 2010
Toonzone News is proud to host the following 12-page preview of cereal:geek magazine, now available for pre-order at comic book specialty shops through Diamond Comics’ January issue of Previews magazine. Launched in 2007, cereal:geek focuses on 1980’s animation, with each magazine containing interviews, behind-the-scenes artwork, and more. Click on any image below to enlarge to […]

"Princess and the Frog" Coming to DVD/Blu-ray on March 16, 2010 (UPDATED w/Box Art)

by Ed Liuon January 27, 2010
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that The Princess and the Frog will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 16, 2010. The release will be on a single-disc DVD, Blu-ray disc, and a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack which will also feature a digital copy of the movie. Special features common to all versions […]