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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 […]

"Invader Zim: Operation Doom": Support Zim! Zim Commands It, Filthy Human PigSmelly!

I cannot help but grin from ear to ear as I watch this show. From the fantastic voice work, the gorgeous, original (if occasionally wonderfully grotesque) character designs never before seen in animation, it’s brilliant writing and odd yet hilarious humor, this show is nigh perfect, and in my opinion is the greatest show to […]

Syfy Channel Schedules "Star Blazers" Premiere For April 21, 2011

A recent schedule update at the official website of the Syfy Channel has slated Star Blazers: The Quest For Iscandar to premiere the night of Thursday, April 21st at 12:00 AM and 12:30 AM. Star Blazers was originally broadcast in syndication from 1979 to 1984 as an adaptation of the Japanese sci-fi series Space Battleship […]

Nickelodeon Announces New "SpongeBob" and "Dora" Toy Lines

At Toy Fair 2011, Nickelodeon Consumer Products announced new deals to bring SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer toys to the market. The full press releases follow, containing full information on licensing partners and toy details: NICKELODEON UNVEILS NEW TOY LINEUP FOR DORA THE EXPLORER AT TOY FAIR 2011 New Dora the Explorer Fashion Dolls […]

New Video Preview of "G.I. Joe Renegades" Episode "Brothers of Light"

The Hub has released a video preview of the “Brothers of Light,” the next new episode of G.I. Joe Renegades: “Brothers of Light” will air on the Hub on March 11, 2011, at 6:00 PM (Eastern).

Toonzone Reviews "Nickelodeon Sisters & Brothers" and "Dora's Ballet Adventures"

, and while times have been tough in that market for some time, I can’t believe that Viacom will improve much by releasing discs like Nickelodeon Sisters and Brothers. This newly released anthology disc collects episodes from five disparate shows, ostensibly unified by the theme in the title. I’m not sure what’s worse: the generally […]

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