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"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Wins Peabody Award

The Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia announced the list of winners of the 2008 George Foster Peabody Awards, a prestigious award celebrating the best of electronic media. Among the eclectic list of winners is Nickelodeon’s anime-influenced action cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. The ceremony, hosted by […]

"SpongeBob vs. the Big One" Premieres April 17, 2009 on Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon will debut the new episode “SpongeBob vs. the Big One” on Friday, April 17, 2009, at 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). Johnny Depp guest-stars as “Jack Kahuna Laguna,” a surfing expert who must teach the marooned SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward to surf the infamous “Big One” back to Bikini Bottom. “SpongeBob vs. the Big One” is […]

Nickelodeon Orders Third Season of "Yo Gabba Gabba!"

The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Nickelodeon has signed up for a third season of Yo Gabba Gabba! No word was given on how many episodes will be included in the order or when they will come on the air.

"Venture Bros" Season 3 DVD: Third Time Around with Those Seexxxxy Children

It’s understandable if a TV show starts getting more insular by the time it hits its third season. So, it’s not intended as a criticism to say that the new DVD or Blu-ray set of The Venture Bros.‘ third season is not a very good introduction to the show’s wonderfully demented world. You should probably […]

"Penguins of Madagascar" Becomes Nick's Most-Watched Season Premiere

The debut episode of The Penguins of Madagascar on Nickelodeon this past weekend drew 6.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched season premiere in the network’s history. The show, spotlighting the misadventures of the supporting characters of the Madagascar franchise, will be running new episodes at 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific) on weeknights until April 10, 2009.

Toon Zone News Interviews the Brave and Bold James Tucker!

In our last interview with James Tucker, Batman: The Brave and the Bold was four months away from its debut on Cartoon Network! Now, just past the halfway point of the initial order of 26 episodes and a triumphant appearance at the 2009 New York Comic Con, we were able to sit down with Tucker […]

Marvel Animation Age & Toon Zone Interview Greg Weisman on "Spectacular Spider-Man"

Greg Weisman is a veteran of the television animation business with nearly 2 decades of experience under his belt and a resume that includes work for the likes of Disney, DreamWorks, and Warner Brothers. He is best known as supervising producer and story editor for Gargoyles, a television show that still inspires incredible dedication in […]

"Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode 2" Coming to DVD

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner Brothers is releasing Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode 2 on DVD July 21st. The DVD will not only contain the special, but also a special extended edition with 15 minutes of never-before-seen footage. Also includes video commentary, deleted scenes, an animation meeting, and behind the scenes footage.

"Variety" on Nickelodeon Rebranding; Animation Insider on the Upfront (UPDATED)

Variety has taken a look at the long-expected rebranding of the Nickelodeon networks, where Noggin will be renamed Nick Jr. and the N will become TeeNick. The announcement was made officially at last Thursday’s Nickelodeon upfront, which also hosted a preview of Michael Eisner’s new stop-motion animated series Glenn Martin, DDS. UPDATED March 17, 2009: […]

Nick and Mattel Release "Tween Dora" Image to Soothe Negative Reactions

In the wake of an overwhelmingly negative reaction to a teaser image of a “tween Dora the Explorer,” Nickelodeon and Mattel have released a newer image and more information about the planned changes to the character (left, click to enlarge). The older, silhouetted image has been replaced with a true photo of Dora, which reveals […]

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