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Nick Greenlights 26 More Episodes of "The Penguins of Madagascar"

Nickelodeon has greenlit another 26 episodes of The Penguins of Madagascar, the CGI animated comedy series based on Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private — the four penguins from the Central Park Zoo from the DreamWorks Animation Studios movie Madagascar. The series will be executive produced by Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley (Kim Possible, Hercules, Sky […]

Nickelodeon Announces Plans for SpongeBob SquarePants' 10th Anniversary

Nickelodeon has announced their plans for a year-long celebration of SpongeBob SquarePants’ 10th anniversary. Special events throughout the year will include: A live cast performance at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2009 A newly relaunched SpongeBob website, now available in beta testing A new SpongeBob documentary New episodes starting with a week of […]

PR: Nickelodeon Greenlights 26 More Episodes of "The Penguins of Madagascar"

Nickelodeon Greenlights 26 Additional Episodes of New CG Animated Comedy Series The Penguins of Madagascar Based on Penguin Brothers from DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar Franchise New Comedy to Premiere on Nickelodeon, Saturday, March 28 Following Nickelodeon’s 22nd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards (click to enlarge) Universal City, Calif. – Jan. 9, 2009 -Nickelodeon has greenlit 26 additional […]

"Tokyo Majin" Part 1 Boxed Set: Teenage Magic Monster Killers

The idea of high school teenagers becoming superheroes to save the world isn’t exactly new. Spider-Man, the X-Men, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer have mined this territory for years, and even characters like the Scooby Doo gang and Kim Possible have used it for laughs along with the action. The parallels between struggling through that […]

Disney XD to Launch on February 13, 2009

The new Disney XD cable network will launch officially at 12:00 AM on Friday, February 13, 2009, replacing Toon Disney (read Toon Zone’s earlier coverage here). Programming will include carryovers from Toon Disney such as Phineas & Ferb, Yin Yang Yo, Batman the Animated Series, Superman the Animated Series, Iron Man, and Spider-Man. New animated […]

"Olivia" on Nickelodeon January 26

Olivia, a preschool CGI series based on the children’s books by Ian Falconer, is set to premier on Nickelodeon at 11:30 am (ET/PT) on January 26. The series tells the story of a pig who uses her imagination to go on incredible adventures. (click to enlarge) For full details, read the press release here.

Head Writer for Noggin's "Toot & Puddle" Profiled

The Press-Enterprise has profiled Stu Krieger, an assistant professor at UC Riverside and the head writer for Toot & Puddle, an animated series on Noggin based on the children’s books by Holly and Douglas Hobie. The article discusses Krieger’s long history in television writing stretching back to Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories and the original Land […]

"Transformers Animated" Season Two: Still Kicking Skid Plate, but Slipping Gears

The premiere to Transformers Animated was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2008—a fast, fun, and fascinating bit of lightweight fluff that updated the venerable robot toys for a new generation of kids. The first 13-episodes of the show kept up the pace, slipping only a bit with a few weaker plots and characters. […]

"Sasami Season 2": True Friendship Means Never Being Different

As Sasami Magical Girls Club returns for its second season, Sasami and her friends have returned from the world of the witches. They’re still in the same grade, still using their magic powers for good (and a certain amount of mischief), and still have their nurse Washu along to teach them how to use their […]

"Le Chevalier d'Eon" Complete Boxed Set: Revenge Best Served by a Cross-Dressing Spy

If you’re looking to wander a bit off the beaten path, you won’t be able to go much further than Le Chevalier d’Eon. In fact, this series is so far off the beaten path, you might need to pack a tent and a sleeping bag. What else can you say about a series that’s a […]

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