Nickelodeon Announces Earth Day "Green"-Themed Programming Schedule

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced its scheduling for Earth Day, April 22, 2009, which will include environmentally-themed episodes of hit shows like The Wonder Pets, Olivia, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, iCarly, and Yo Gabba Gabba! In addition, Nickelodeon will be airing vignettes of real kids taking action to improve the environment, and Nickelodeon, NOGGIN, and The N will […]

Veoh Inks Deal with FUNimation; "Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino" Exclusive

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2009
Veoh Networks and FUNimation Entertainment have signed a new distribution deal that will make several of FUNimation’s anime properties available on Veoh’s Internet television service. A dedicated FUNimation channel will be available this week, which will be home to an exclusive window to screen Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino, as well as new episodes of Shikabane […]

Warner Bros. Animation Releases Images of New Mural, Unveiling Event

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2009
Warner Bros. Animation has issued a press release and several images of the new mural at the Warner Bros. Studio building: (click image above to enlarge (1920×1016), or click here for a mega-sized version (3465×1833)) The mural was unveiled at a special celebration of the studio’s 80-year legacy on April 7, 2009, at an event […]

"Darker Than Black" Vols. 2 and 3: A Lighter Shade of Black

by Jacob T. Paschalon April 10, 2009
With the appearance of Hell’s Gate in Tokyo, humanity glimpses a sky full of previously unknown stars. As each one appears or dies, a Contractor comes into the light or falls into the darkness. The Tokyo Police, armed with an astrological unit, hunt down these covert supernatural assassins. These are their stories … The second […]

"Green Lantern: First Flight" Trailer Available

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2009
Warner Home Video has made the trailer for Green Lantern: First Flight available for viewing on YouTube: Green Lantern: First Flight stars Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU) as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, and is directed by Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman). Note that the trailer above only states a “Summer 2009” release date; the new direct-to-video […]

FUNimation Acquires "Linebarrels of Iron" and "Strike Witches"

by Classic Speedyon April 9, 2009
Two Gonzo anime series, Linebarrels of Iron and Strike Witches, have been licensed by FUNimation. They are both tentatively set for release in 2010. Their official sites can be viewed here (Linebarrels) and here (Witches) . [Source: Anime Vice ]

"Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters" Coming to DVD

by Classic Speedyon April 9, 2009
According to, the 1988 Looney Tunes compilation film, Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters, will be released to DVD on 8/4/09 for $14.99. The film weaves in numerous Looney Tunes shorts such as “Daffy Dilly”, “Transylvania 6-5000”, “Claws For Alarm”, “Hyde and Go Tweet”, as well as two new shorts, “Night of the Living Duck” and “The […]

"Penguins of Madagascar" Continues Ratings Domination

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced that The Penguins of Madagascar, their new series from DreamWorks Animation, continues to lead in the ratings, being the #1 kids’ show for the past week and #3 show on basic cable for all viewers (behind USA’s WWE Entertainment and NCIS). The show drew an average of 4 million viewers for “Operation: […]

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Season 7 DVD Trailer and Stills

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2009
Lionsgate Entertainment has provided Toon Zone News with the trailer, stills, and box artwork for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 25th Anniversary Season 7 DVDs, which will go on sale on May 12, 2009. Click the image below to play the trailer (requires QuickTime): <!– Click on any of the screenshots below for a larger […]

Allison Thomas, Producer of "Despereaux," Interviewed at

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2009
The website has interviewed Allison Thomas, executive producer of The Tale of Despereaux. Among other topics, Thomas discusses why the novel by Kate DiCamillo was selected for adaptation, the artistic style she wanted for the movie, and what it was like to work with Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick, and Sigourney Weaver as voice actors. […]