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Group Urges Ad Boycott of "JC"

A group of TV watchdogs is urging advertisers to boycott JC, an animated comedy in development at Comedy Central, should it ever reach the air, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Coalition Against Religious Bigotry (CARB) includes Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, Bill Donohue of the […]

"Peanuts 1970's Collection Vol. 2" - The Late 70's Were Good to You, Charlie Brown

The Peanuts 1970′s Collection Vol. 2 collects six more Peanuts TV specials from the back-half of the decade, giving each the same careful audio and video remastering as on previous sets. These specials were among the best American animation you’d be able to find in the 1970′s, and that’s not meant to be damning with […]

"Dragonball Z Kai" Volume 1: Is It Still Over 9000?

The mighty Saiyans have landed on Earth, and it’s up to the Z Warriors to face off against the otherworldly aggressors. With Goku dying in the initial skirmish, his son and allies must prepare for the upcoming battle, while he trains in the afterlife for his fated battle. Twenty years ago this battle was fought […]

"Iron Man": If You Love the Movies, You'll Moderately Enjoy the Cartoon Series

Although Iron Man’s popularity has gotten a boost from the recent movies starring Robert Downey Jr., he has always been one of the big guns in the Marvel Comics stable. Rather than drape himself in brightly colored spandex, Iron Man dons high tech armor equipped with an array of different powers, making him one of […]

Top 5 Martial Arts Fights of Animation

Hit with emotional content! Below, we’ve selected our picks for the Top 5 Animated Martial Arts Fights. Our main standard for judgment was that these fights had to work as both “Animation” and “Martial Arts.” It wasn’t enough for a bout to be well-choreographed and well-animated if it could have been done as well or […]

"Hong Kong Phooey": Kanine Kung-Fu

Rummaging through the 1970s for good Saturday morning cartoons is like rummaging through a plague-rat-infested garbage heap for old Twinkies: Even if you don’t get bitten and infected by something disgusting; even if you don’t come out needing a tetanus shot; and even if you actually find what you’re looking for, well … The thing […]

Comedy Central Preps New Toons; "Futurama" Returns

Comedy Central’s development slate for 2010-2011 includes three new animated comedies and the return of Futurama, the network announced yesterday. The half-hour animated comedy JC has Jesus Christ trying to escape from the shadow of his “all-powerful yet apathetic” father by returning to Earth and living in New York City. Brian Boyle of American Dad […]

CN Orders More "Ben 10," "Generator Rex"

Cartoon Network has ordered 32 more episodes of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien and 20 more episodes of Generator Rex, Animation Magazine reports. The orders come after both series debuted to strong ratings, placing as the top-rated programs for boys 6-11 and 9-14 in their time slots.

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: Hong Kong Phooey

There are a select few cartoon theme songs that have entered the public zeitgeist: tunes that are easily recalled even by people who have not seen the original cartoon.  Many of them originate from cartoons or characters that everyone knows: the Flintstones, the Jetsons, Spider-Man, Speed Racer.  But one rather curious Hanna-Barbera effort from the […]

"Best. Episode. Ever!" Toonzone Talks "The Simpsons"

Welcome to the very first “Best. Episode. Ever!” feature at the Toonzone blog! Rather than offering the usual ranked list, for this feature our goal was very simple: get a bunch of the Toonzone staff together and let them briefly reminisce about their favorite episodes from great cartoons. No ranks, no winners and losers, just […]

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