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Michael Bay, Tim Hill Get Director Duties

Michael Bay will direct the Transformers live-action feature, MTV reports. The film, from DreamWorks, is slated for a November 2006 release. Separately, MTV says that Tim Hill will direct Garfield 2 for Twentieth Century Fox. Hill’s previous work includes Muppets from Space, and he has written for SpongeBob SquarePants.

Kids Pick "SpongeBob," "The Incredibles"

SpongeBob SquarePants was named favorite cartoon at the 18th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, AWN reports. The Incredibles took the prize for favorite movie, and Will Smith won for favorite voice for his work in Shark Tale. Shrek 2 won for favorite game.

"Bambi Platinum Edition": Cuddly and Sweet But A Bit Obsolete

These days, among all the wildly eccentric characters, dazzling special effects, zany wisecracks, and grandiose musical numbers, it’s easy to forget the innocence and simplicity that marked the early years of Walt Disney’s career. In fact, it’s hard to imagine modern filmmakers letting audiences sit still for more than a few minutes without hitting them […]

Universal Ratings Report for Saturday 3/26

Kids 6-11 Ratings for Saturday, March 26, 2005 Notes: All Times Eastern An (S) denotes Special Presentation Broadcast Networks: Kids WB (8 am – 12 pm): (2.5/12 Average) 8:00 am – What’s New Scooby-Doo? (1.6/11) 8:30 am – ¡Mucha Lucha! Gigante (2.6/14) 9:00 am – Teen Titans (2.6/12) 9:30 am – Xiaolin Showdown (2.5/11) 10:00 […]

Pokemon Comes to Subway

Subway will feature Pokemon toys in its Kids’ Pak meals through May 8, the sandwich shop chain has announced. Featured toys include the Crazy Poke Ball, Deoxys Whirl, Pokemon Lacrosse Stick and Rayquaza Disc. In addition, each meal will come with a three-dollar savings coupon redeemable with the purchase of Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys on DVD […]

Kevin Munroe To Write/Direct Animated "TMNT" Film

Kevin Munroe has been signed to write and direct a new CGI-animated feature-length Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. Currently in pre-production, the film is scheduled for U.S. release in spring 2007. [Source: Dark Horizons] (via William C. Maune)

James Avery Interview

Neil a.k.a. “Shredder” of the rec.arts.animation newsgroup has posted his phone interview with James Avery of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fame, who is also famous for numerous voice acting roles including the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘s Shredder. Please note that Toon Zone News is posting the interview as it was posted to rec.arts.animation. While […]

Universal Ratings Report for Saturday 3/19

Kids 6-11 Ratings for Saturday, March 19, 2005 Notes: All Times Eastern An (S) denotes Special Presentation Broadcast Networks: Kids WB (8 am – 12 pm): (2.3/10 Average) 8:00 am – What’s New Scooby-Doo? (1.9/12) 8:30 am – ¡Mucha Lucha! Gigante (2.1/10) 9:00 am – Teen Titans (2.2/9) 9:30 am – Xiaolin Showdown (2.6/10) 10:00 […]

4Kids Entertainment Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End Financial Results

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. on Wednesday announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2004. For fiscal year 2004, net revenues were $103.3 million versus $102.1 million in 2003. Net income for the year was $12.7 million or $0.89 per diluted share versus $14.8 million or $1.05 per diluted share in 2003. […]

"The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie": Invertebrates Have More Fun

Chances are you’re acquainted with the cheerful sea sponge known as SpongeBob SquarePants, even if you don’t have a SpongeBob plushie on your desk. I mean to say, even if you don’t have young children. You leave my plushie out of this. The four-cornered, bucktoothed marine fry cook with bulging eyes has been topping kids’ […]

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