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PR: Nickelodeon Names Jill Sanford Vice President, Animation Development

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2012
NICKELODEON NAMES JILL SANFORD VICE PRESIDENT, ANIMATION DEVELOPMENT BURBANK – Nov. 6, 2012 – Nickelodeon has named Jill Sanford Vice President of Animation Development, Nickelodeon Group.  Sanford will be responsible for all aspects of development from concept to pilot, including all creative and production.  The announcement was made by Jenna Boyd, Senior Vice President of Animation […]

PR: Multi-Year Agreement Grants Shout! Factory Rights to “MADtv” and “Beetlejuice” Animated Series

by Ed Liuon November 5, 2012
Multi-Year Agreement Grants Shout! Factory Rights to Pop Culture Television Properties MADtv and BEETLEJUICE Animated Series Los Angeles, California – November 5. 2012 – Shout! Factory announced a multi-property alliance to bring the memorable Warner Bros. television series MADtv (seasons two though five) and the animated series BEETLEJUICE to the home entertainment marketplace. The multi-year alliance provides Shout! Factory with exclusive DVD rights to […]


“Duck Dodgers” Coming to DVD on February 19, 2013

by Dan Collinson November 5, 2012 reports that Warner will release long awaited series Duck Dodgers on DVD with Duck Dodgers: Season 1 – Dark Side of the Duck on February 19, 2013. Based on the classic Chuck Jones short it chronicles Dodgers (Daffy Duck) and his sidekick The Eager Young Space Cadet (Porky Pig) trying to protect what’s left […]

Cartoon Network Renews “Regular Show,” “Gumball;” Adds Episodes of “Annoying Orange”

by Ed Liuon November 5, 2012 reports that Cartoon Network has renewed the comedy series Regular Show and The Amazing World of Gumball for new seasons, and added episodes to the order of Annoying Orange. No word was given on how soon new episodes will be airing.


“The Littlest Pet Shop” Exclusive Video Clip & Stills from Premiere Episode, Airing November 10, 2012

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2012
The Hub has provided Toonzone with an exclusive clip from the premiere episode of The Littlest Pet Shop, their newest animated series premiering on November 10, 2012, at 11:00 AM (ET): Click any of the thumbnails below to enlarge: The Littlest Pet Shop premieres on the Hub on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at 11:00 AM […]

“SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!” Coming to DVD on November 6, 2012

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2012
IT’S SPONGEBOB LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE – IN A FULL-LENGTH STOP-MOTION ANIMATED SPECIAL! SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: IT’S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS! Available on DVD on November 6, 2012 New York, NY – Nov 1, 2012 – Jingle the bells, put up some mistletoe and make a cup of cocoa because the Christmas season starts early with the DVD debut of Nickelodeon’s first-ever full-length stop-animation special, SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s A SpongeBob Christmas! Inspired […]


CNN on Growing Recognition for Voice Actors

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2012
CNN has posted an article about the growing recognition for professional voice actors in animation, speaking with professionals such as Frank Welker, Peter Cullen, Crispin Freeman, and Patrick Seitz about the growth of the industry, the way technology has made voice actors more prominent than in the past, and celebrity stunt-casting for voice actors (and […]

“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” New Clips & Stills Released from “The Gathering,” Premiering Nov 3, 2012

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2012
Lucasfilm has released the following new clips and stills from “The Gathering,” the next new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, premiering on November 3, 2012, at 9:30 AM (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. PLOT SYNOPSIS: Ahsoka escorts a group of younglings to Ilum, where they will learn from Yoda and undergo a crucial rite-of-passage: […]


“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” New Clip Released from “Monkey Brains,” Premiering November 3, 2012

by Ed Liuon November 1, 2012
Nickelodeon has released the following new video clip from “Monkey Brains,” the next new episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiering on November 3, 2012: Donatello’s plan to spend more time with April is revealed in a new episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. When Donnie and April investigate a scientist’s disappearance, they encounter a […]

PR: Nickelodeon Debuts First Full-Length Stop-Motion Special “It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!” on December 9, 2012

by Ed Liuon October 31, 2012
NICKELODEON DEBUTS FIRST FULL-LENGTH STOP-MOTION SPECIAL, IT’S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS!, DEC. 9, AT 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT) John Goodman Lends His Voice as Santa Claus in Half-Hour Special; Companion DVD, CD and Ebook to Be Released in November   LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31, 2012 – Nickelodeon celebrates the holidays with its first full-length stop-motion animated special, […]