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Nickelodeon Premieres "Fanboy and Chum Chum" on November 6, 2009

Nickelodeon will debut its latest animated series Fanboy and Chum Chum on Friday, November 6, 2009, at 9:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific) immediately after the SpongeBob SquarePants anniversary special “Truth or Square.” The CGI comedy spinoff from Nicktoons’ Random! Cartoons series follows the adventures of the enthusiastic 11-year old Fanboy and his faithful sidekick Chum Chum as […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: "Cowboy Bebop"

The opening credits to Cowboy Bebop are like the best improvised jazz: it may seem spontaneous, but close analysis reveals powerful structure and intelligence underneath. While improv jazz is inherently free-form, the best improv jazz still uses structure and a few rules to make sure it sounds like music instead of meandering nonsense. There’s a […]

Nick Acquires Rights for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"; New TV Series and Movie

Nickelodeon has announced the acquisition of the global rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise from the Mirage Group and 4Kids Entertainment. A new CGI animated TV series has begun development, with a scheduled premiere date in 2012, and Nickelodeon has also partnered with corporate sibling Paramount Pictures to develop a Turtles feature film […]

Cast in Plastic: Toon Zone Interviews Michael Bell on Being "Plastic Man"

Michael Bell is one of the most prominent actors and voice-over actors working today, with hundreds of roles in films and television that literally far outweighs the careers of his compatriots on the Screen Actors Guild board (as you will understand in a moment). He also lent (okay, sold) his voice to numerous video games, […]

"Metalocalypse" Season 3 Premieres on November 8, 2009

The third season premiere of Metalocalypse will debut on Adult Swim on Sunday, November 8, 2009, at 12:30 AM (Eastern/Pacific). The most amazing metal band ever created will kick off their third season with an episode where they have to manage themselves. Guest stars will include Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Slash. The full press […]

NYAF2009: Toon Zone Interviews "Soul Eater"'s Laura Bailey & Travis Willingham

With dozens of titles between them, Laura Bailey and Travis Willingham are clearly battle-scarred veterans of the anime voice acting scene. Both kicked off their careers with parts in Dragon Ball Z, and have gone on to give voice to many of the most popular characters in anime today, with Bailey providing the voice for […]

SpongeBob 10th Culminates with Star Laden "Truth or Square" on November 6, 2009

Nickelodeon has announced that the SpongeBob SquarePants 10th Anniversary celebration will culminate with a special hour-long prime-time episode of SpongeBob SquarePants on Friday, November 6, 2009, at 8:00 PM. “Truth or Square” will be split between never-before-seen flashback moments as SpongeBob and friends try to escape from the Krusty Krab’s giant freezer, and segments as […]

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

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 […]

Nick Greenlights Season 2 of "Glenn Martin, DDS"

Nickelodeon has greenlit a second season of the stop-motion animated comedy series Glenn Martin, DDS, the first TV series from Michael Eisner’s Tornante Animation. After its debut last month (read Toon Zone’s review here), the show has been Nick-at-Nite’s #1 program among persons 2+ with 2.1 million total viewers each week. The full press release […]

"Venture Bros" Season 4 Premieres October 18, 2009

The Venture Bros season 4 will premiere on October 18, 2009, at midnight. The fourth season promises to pick up where the season 3 finale left off, answering whether Brock Samson will return to work for the Venture family and whether the Monarch will ever succeed in killing his hated arch-foe Dr. Venture. Look, there’s […]

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