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NYAF2009: Toon Zone Interviews "Soul Eater"'s Laura Bailey & Travis Willingham

With dozens of titles between them, Laura Bailey and Travis Willingham are clearly battle-scarred veterans of the anime voice acting scene. Both kicked off their careers with parts in Dragon Ball Z, and have gone on to give voice to many of the most popular characters in anime today, with Bailey providing the voice for […]

SpongeBob 10th Culminates with Star Laden "Truth or Square" on November 6, 2009

Nickelodeon has announced that the SpongeBob SquarePants 10th Anniversary celebration will culminate with a special hour-long prime-time episode of SpongeBob SquarePants on Friday, November 6, 2009, at 8:00 PM. “Truth or Square” will be split between never-before-seen flashback moments as SpongeBob and friends try to escape from the Krusty Krab’s giant freezer, and segments as […]

"Transformers Animated: The AllSpark Almanac": Send The Books!!

People tend to be attracted to franchises because they know that when one interpretation ends another will be along soon enough. However, what of those previous interpretations? If you enjoyed one, you might not want to see it just dropped down into the archives. This has definitely been the case for fans of Transformers Animated, […]

"Dora" and "Diego": Double the Trouble, Half the Fun

My colleague Ed Liu has apparently exhausted himself looking after the Dora and Diego franchises for Toon Zone, and so falls to me the job of finding six hundred words—Any words! Not excluding “abalone” and “metonymy,” if I can find a place for them—that can be applied to the latest DVD offerings to star Nickelodeon’s […]

Nick Greenlights Season 2 of "Glenn Martin, DDS"

Nickelodeon has greenlit a second season of the stop-motion animated comedy series Glenn Martin, DDS, the first TV series from Michael Eisner’s Tornante Animation. After its debut last month (read Toon Zone’s review here), the show has been Nick-at-Nite’s #1 program among persons 2+ with 2.1 million total viewers each week. The full press release […]

"Venture Bros" Season 4 Premieres October 18, 2009

The Venture Bros season 4 will premiere on October 18, 2009, at midnight. The fourth season promises to pick up where the season 3 finale left off, answering whether Brock Samson will return to work for the Venture family and whether the Monarch will ever succeed in killing his hated arch-foe Dr. Venture. Look, there’s […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: "Batman Beyond"

Work with me on this one. We’re all going to pretend that we’re actively working in the animation industry for a moment. It’s sometime in the mid to late 1990’s. We’re in a meeting, discussing the future of the animated Batman property. We’re going to “freshen up” the franchise with a “teen-aged” Batman. Our demographic […]

"G.I. Joe: Resolute" Coming to DVD

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Paramount and Hasbro will be bringing the 1 hour special G.I. Joe: Resolute to DVD. The DVD contains all 11 installments as well as exclusive missing footage and cool bonus material. The film will hit stores on November 3, 2009, the same day G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra hits stores.

"Batman: The Brave and the Bold" Returns to Cartoon Network on October 16, 2009

Cartoon Network has announced that new episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold will begin airing on Friday, October 16, 2009, at 7:30 PM (6:30 Central). It will join Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Ben 10: Alien Force in a Friday-night action-oriented programming block.

Nickelodeon Celebrates "King Julien Day" on October 12, 2009

Nickelodeon will be celebrating King Julien Day for this year’s Columbus Day, October 12, 2009, with a marathon of The Penguins of Madagascar from 5:00 – 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific), culminating in a new episode premiering at 8:00. The description of the event and episode summaries follow: Celebrate “King Julien Day” on Nickelodeon on Columbus Day […]

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