For Kids

Toonzone Chats with Brad Raymond & Helen Kalafatic on Next "Tinker Bell" DTV Movie

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2010
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue, the next direct-to-video movie in Disney’s Tinker Bell franchise, is due out on September 21, 2010, but Toonzone News was able to sit in on a virtual roundtable session with director Bradley Raymond and producer Helen Kalafatic. Bradley Raymond’s career began at Don Bluth Productions, where he was […]

TV Ratings: "Toy Story 2" Tops Kid Demos; Saturday Mornings Are Dead

by Bryanon June 18, 2010
For the week of June 7 – 13, not only did Toy Story 2 place at the top of the weekly cable ratings for most viewers but it also took the top spot in the kids 2-11, 6-11 and 9-14 demos and second in the teens 12-17 demo (behind only the Lakers-Celtics basketball game) for […]

Dora and SpongeBob to Aid Lost Drivers

by Maxie Zeuson June 17, 2010
Need help navigating your city? Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants are here to help. TomTom, maker of navigation and locator devices, will begin offering designs incorporating the voices of the Nickelodeon icons, the company said today. The devices will feature in-personality exclamations such as “Vamanos! We’re getting closer!” (Dora) and “Hey, I don’t have […]

Briefly: Int’l Series Renewals; New Sales VP at Disney

by Maxie Zeuson June 17, 2010
* CBeebies Mexico has added Garth & Bev, an educational/adventure series about a brother-and-sister team of time travelers, to its schedule; distribution deals with other BBC and CBeebies entities are pending. [KidScreen] * MTV Networks Int’l has scored renewals of a number of series, including Penguins of Madagascar and SpongeBob SquarePants, in a number of […]

Cable TV Ratings: "Toy Story" Double Feature Takes the Top Cable Spots

by Bryanon June 15, 2010
Disney Channel’s Saturday night (8:30PM) airing of Toy Story 2 with 7.5 million viewers took the #1 spot in the cable top 25 programs for the week of June 7 – 13, 2010. Disney’s airing of the original Toy Story at 7PM was the next most watched animated program of the week with 5.0 million […]

"SpongeBob: Clash of Triton" Premiering on July 5

by Maxie Zeuson June 14, 2010
The SpongeBob SquarePants episode “The Clash of Triton” will premiere on Nickelodeon on Monday, July 5, at 8:00pm (ET/PT), the network said today. The half-hour special drags SpongeBob into a royal family quarrel as he tries to repair the frayed relationship between King Neptune and his son. Celebrity guest stars include John O’Hurley as King […]

Holy Smoker! Robin Comes to "One Piece"!

by Jameson June 13, 2010
Here we are again, with another offering from FUNimation to help you, the dear consumer, increase your collection of official One Piece action. Second Season: Seventh Voyage pushes One Piece’s US DVD release closer to the big 150-episode marker. Peanuts in relation to the whole ongoing series, but a tasty number for any DVD shelf. […]

SpongeBob Helps Boy Save Friend From Drowning

by darkdetectiveon June 11, 2010
CBS reported an 8-year-old boy from New Jersey saved his 5-year-old neighbor from drowning last weekend with a swimming technique he says he learned from watching SpongeBob SquarePants. Reese Ronceray swam into deep water and pulled Andrew Gentile back toward shore, making strokes with a single arm and his legs while supporting Gentile. He says […]

TV Ratings: Nick Scores 10 Out of 10

by Bryanon June 11, 2010
For the week of May 31 – June 6, Nickelodeon scored 10 out of 10 spots in the kids 2-11, 6-11 and 9-14 demos for all of TV (both broadcast and cable). Most were Nick’s live-action series, but two episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants placed in the kids 2-11 demo at #6 and #8. Both scored […]

Toonzone Presents 5 New "Toy Story 3" Video Clips

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2010
Disney/Pixar has released five new video clips in promotion of the upcoming release of Toy Story 3. In the first three, Ken offers up some of his best dating tips for the modern bachelor. The last two go into the new cast members joining the Toy Story pantheon, and also the old toys that have […]