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"Batman: The Brave and the Bold" and the Awesome and the Cool in Season 1, Part 2

by Ed Liuon March 15, 2011
“Why do another Batman show?” It was a question asked by many fans of DC’s recent animated offerings on learning that the follow-up to the short-lived Legion of Super-Heroes would be another Batman cartoon. Didn’t we already have the superlative Batman the Animated Series to Justice League, along with the significantly less well-received The Batman? […]

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

by Ed Liuon March 14, 2011
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

by Ed Liuon March 11, 2011
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

by Ed Liuon March 11, 2011
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"

by AerostarMonkon March 10, 2011
/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

by Classic Speedyon March 10, 2011
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

by Alex Weitzmanon March 9, 2011
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

by darkdetectiveon March 9, 2011
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

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2011
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)

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2011
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, […]