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"SpongeBob SquarePants" Season 6 Vol. 2 Coming on December 7, 2010

Nickelodeon has announced that SpongeBob SquarePants Season 6 Vol. 2 will be released on DVD on December 7, 2010. The two-disc set will include 23 episodes of the series and carries a suggested retail price of $26.99. Special features include “Bollywood Bob” (a short that turns SpongeBob into an Indian musical film star), two “Clash […]

"SpongeBob SquarePants" Special "Mystery with a Twistery" Premieres Nov 11, 2010

Nickelodeon will premiere a new half-hour SpongeBob SquarePants special “Mystery with a Twistery” on November 11, 2010, at 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). The special will involve Mr. Krabs hiding away the formula for Krabby Patties, only to send SpongeBob across the ocean to retrieve it when he forgets it himself. The issued synopsis follows. Click the […]

"Panty And Stocking With Garterbelt": Rebirth of Fun Anime

Let me lead by saying that it’s not like there haven’t been good anime the past few years. There’s Baccano, Gurren Lagann, Nana, and Trapeze to name a few from the series side of things, and I must admit that Summer Wars and the new Evangelion movies are all great animated films. Plus, sometimes the […]

Guilty Plea for Islamic Extremist "South Park" Threats

The New York Times reports that Zachary Chesser (a.k.a. Abu Talha al-Amrikee) has pleaded guilty to three counts including communicating threats, soliciting others to threaten violence, and material support to Somali Islamic militant organization Al-Shabab. Chesser ran numerous websites that called for violence against Americans, specifically mentioning South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone […]

Toonzone Goes to New York Comic Con/New York Anime Festival 2010

The New York Comic Con/New York Anime Festival 2010 is now finished, and Toonzone News was there! In addition to myself, staffers Todd DuBois (GWOtaku), Nick Hobbs, Caitlin Kelly (purplehairedwonder), Michael Lachman (darkdetective), and Matthew Williams were out in force to cover the panels, screenings, and other events at the con. All our coverage of […]

NYCC2010: A Roundtable Discussion with Michael Jelenic

Luke Wilson...no, I'm just messing with you. Michael Jelenic at New York Comic Con 2010

At the 2010 New York Comic Con, Toonzone News’ Ed Liu and Todd DuBois were able to sit down at a roundtable interview session with Michael Jelenic, co-producer of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and scriptwriter for the Wonder Woman direct-to-video movie and the upcoming “Superman/Shazam” DC Showcase short film. Our questions are prefaced […]

NYCC2010: It's a MAD, MAD, MAD World with Mark Marek

MAD's Mark Marek at New York Comic Con 2010

Since he relocated to Los Angeles to work on the MAD show, the first New York thing that MAD show animation director Mark Marek did his first time back was to pay a visit to McSorley’s bar. The second thing he did was sit down with members of the media for interview sessions at the […]

NY Times on Development and Launch of the Hub Network

The New York Times examines the new Hub network, starting from its conversion from the Discovery Kids network, the competitive environment that the new network faces, the marketing campaign promoting it, and concerns about commercialization. Toymaker Hasbro owns a 50% stake in the network and has developed a number of shows based on their properties, […]

NYAF2010: "Mardock Scramble: The First Compression" Press Conference with Author!

Aniplex presented the World Premiere of Mardock Scramble: The First Compression at New York Anime Fest 2010 and held an exclusive press conference (via interpreter) with Tow Ubukata, the author of the novel the movie is based on. The English translation of the novel comes out in America early next year through VIZ Media under […]

NYCC2010: Intro to Animation Voice-Acting with Stevie Vallance

Voice actor and director Stevie Vallance about to put some volunteers to work. On Saturday at the New York Comic Con, Emmy-winning actor and director Stevie Vallance offered a briefer version of her “Tooned In!” one-day workshop, which teaches actors with all levels of experience (including none) how to get started in animation voice acting. […]

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