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SpongeBob's "Great Patty Caper" Flops; Backyardigans "We Arrr Pirates!" Flies

I must admit that I found the new Backyardigans: We Arrrr Pirates! to be far more entertaining and enjoyable, despite its target pre-school audience. The cool thing about The Backyardigans is that I never feel like it’s talking down to its audience (like, say, Dora the Explorer), and it doesn’t attempt to do much more […]

Nickelodeon Upfront 2011: TMNT, Robot & Monster, Kung Fu Panda, Korra, and More

Nickelodeon has announced their plans for 2011-2012 at their annual upfront presentation. Highlights include a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series (see teaser video here), a pickup of a new animated comedy series Robot & Monster up for 26 episodes, the acquisition of the series Winx Club, a renewal of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of […]

Nickelodeon Releases "TMNT" Teaser Video

Nickelodeon has released the following teaser video for TMNT, the upcoming animated series resurrecting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right to enlarge TMNT will premiere in 2012.

First Look At Nickelodeon's New "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

/Film has recently reported that the first view of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series have been printed in the Wall Street Journal. Though the online edition of the WSJ article requires a subscription to read past the first 100 words, /Film has everyone else covered by posting the first official image of what […]

"Rocko's Modern Life" Getting General Retail Release

Rocko’s Modern Life, the fourth NickToon, was previously only released via iTunes download, NetFlix rental, and Amazon’s burn-on-demand CreateSpace program. However, Shout! Factory now has the rights to the show, and plans to release the first season on DVD as a general retail release on 6/21/11 for $19.93. It can be pre-ordered from Amazon as […]

Toonzone Presents: An Interview/Tribute to Dwayne McDuffie

Back in 2006, I briefly flirted with the notion of writing a book about superhero animation, its history and trajectory. It never came to fruition, partially because real life got in the way, and partially because I decided to refocus my energies on my biggest passion, which is voice acting. But I was fortunate enough […]

"Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc. Season 1 Vol. 1": It's Not Coolsville

Almost everyone over the age of 6 has seen an episode of Scooby-Doo at least once. Scooby’s popularity amazes me. It’s a relatively formulaic show that has somehow managed to last over 40 years, through 11 series, 15 direct-to-video movies, 7 made-for-television animated films, 2 made-for-television live-action films, and 2 live-action theatrical movies. While I […]

"Avatar" Creators Talk "Last Airbender: Legend of Korra" to Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal‘s Speakeasy weblog has posted an interview about The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra with series creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino, who were also co-creators of Avatar the Last Airbender. The interview is a follow-up to the first reveal of an image of the title character and the voice cast. The […]

WSJ Posts Art and Cast List for "Last Airbender: Legend of Korra" (UPDATED)

The Wall Street Journal‘s Speakeasy weblog has posted an exclusive image of the title character from The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra, the follow-up series to Avatar: The Last Airbender. The article also states that the series is slated to premiere “next year.” Check out Toonzone’s earlier coverage of the series here. UPDATED March 7, […]

"Family Guy" Creator Will Be Donald Trump's Roast Master

Last year, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane was roast master for Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff. Now he’s going to be the roast master for a billionaire, Donald Trump. The Hollywood Reporter reports that MacFarlane will be the roast master for The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump. The roasters for the roast will include […]

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