For Kids

Hollywood Reporter on Imagi’s "Astro Boy" Gamble

by Ed Liuon October 13, 2009
The Hollywood Reporter has taken a look at how the fortunes of Imagi Animation Studios will be dependent on the reception for Astro Boy, the new CGI feature film adaptation of the manga and anime by Osamu Tezuka which has premiered in Hong Kong and Japan and will debut in North America on October 23, […]

"Dora" and "Diego": Double the Trouble, Half the Fun

by on October 9, 2009
My colleague Ed Liu has apparently exhausted himself looking after the Dora and Diego franchises for Toon Zone, and so falls to me the job of finding six hundred words—Any words! Not excluding “abalone” and “metonymy,” if I can find a place for them—that can be applied to the latest DVD offerings to star Nickelodeon’s […]

November 2009 Programming Highlights for YTV and Treehouse

by Ed Liuon October 8, 2009
Corus Kids has released programming highlights for November 2009 for the YTV and Treehouse networks. YTV will be showcasing new episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, the Fairly OddParents: Wishology trilogy, and a preview of Canada’s Nickelodeon channel in advance of the new channel’s debut on November 2, 2009. The full press release follows: CORUS KIDS NOVEMBER […]

"Snow White" Diamond Edition: An Interview with Marge Champion

by Ed Liuon October 7, 2009
Marge Champion has had a lengthy and renowned career as a dancer, actress, and choreographer on stage and screen. Her first dance instructor was her father, the noted ballet master Ernest Belcher who was one of the first dance directors for the cinema and also dance instructor for both the stars and their children in […]

Two New Videos on Disney’s "The Princess and the Frog"

by Ed Liuon October 3, 2009
Disney has released two new video featurettes about The Princess and the Frog, the upcoming animated movie that will introduce Tiana, Disney’s first black princess, in a revamped version of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale that has been moved to early 20th century New Orleans. The Princess and the Frog opens in New York and […]

Corus Entertainment Brings Nickelodeon to Canada

by Ed Liuon September 30, 2009
Corus Entertainment Inc. will be adding a 24-hour Nickelodeon channel to its Canadian channel offerings starting at 6:00 AM on November 2, 2009, offering Nickelodeon’s full slate of live-action and animated programming. The full press release follows: CORUS ENTERTAINMENT BRINGS NICKELODEON NORTH Corus Entertainment Inc. and MTV Networks International Announce Plans to Launch Nickelodeon Channel […]

New "Princess & the Frog" Video Clips; Offers Discounted Preview Tickets

by Ed Liuon September 28, 2009
Walt Disney Studios has released two new video clips from the upcoming movie The Princess and the Frog, which will be the studio’s return to hand-drawn animated musical films. The first is a clip from the movie where the two title characters meet for the first time: The second clip is a video podcast delving […]

Future Spotlight: Skunk Fu! – Exit The Dragon

by on September 16, 2009
The past two decades have given us a lot of animated programs, but it also gave us a lot of feature films based on those animated programs. “Doug”. “Hey Arnold!”. “Rugrats”. “SpongeBob SquarePants”. “Teacher’s Pet”. “The Powerpuff Girls”. “The Wild Thornberrys”. I could go on. However, the trend has slowed down dramatically after several mediocre […]

New Episodes of "The Mighty B!" to Air on Nickelodeon from Sept 21-25, 2009

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced that new episodes of The Mighty B! will be premiering each weekday starting on Monday, September 21, 2009, all the way to Friday, September 25. All episodes begin at 5:30 PM (Eastern/Pacific). The series was created by Amy Poehler, Cynthia True, and Erik Wiese, and follows the misadventures of Bessie Higgenbottom (Poehler), […]

Disney Releases New Trailer for "The Princess and the Frog"

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2009
Disney has released a new trailer for The Princess and the Frog, the new animated musical comedy that will mark the studio’s return to hand-drawn animated feature films and also star Disney’s first black princess character. The Princess and the Frog will open in New York City and Los Angeles on November 25, 2009, and […]