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New "Speed Racer" Animated Series Coming to Nicktoons

Variety is reporting that Lionsgate will announce a new Speed Racer cartoon today. Nickelodeon’s cartoon network Nicktoons has committed to airing the first 26 episodes of the series. Current plans state that the cartoon will begin airing early next year in time for the live-action Speed Racer movie. The Animation Collective (Kappa Mikey) was named […]

Sony Music Group and Nickelodeon Team Up for Multimedia Properties

The Sony Music Group and Nickelodeon have just announced a deal to co-produce and co-finance television and music projects over the next four years. The two companies have collaborated before on soundtracks for hit shows like SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer. The first project to come from the new partnership will be the original […]

A Note of Recognition for...the Top 5 Fathers and Top 5 Father Figures in Animation

We had so much fun with the Top 5 Animated Mothers article for Mother’s Day that we decided that we had to do a follow-up for dads. Presented for your enjoyment are Toon Zone News’ opinionated picks for the top 5 animated dads in honor of Father’s Day, plus a collection of the top 5 […]

"Robot Chicken's" Doug Goldstein on "Star Wars" Episode

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has spoken with Robot Chicken’s Doug Goldstein on the Star Wars parody/tribute episode of the show which will debut on Sunday, June 17, at 10:00 PM (Eastern) on Adult Swim. Goldstein discusses how the episode came to be and what it’s like to work on the show.

Three Adult Swim Shows Coming to DVD

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that 3 toons from Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim are coming to DVD. Metalocalypse: Season 1 will be a 2 disc set containing 20 episodes from the mind of Seth Green (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Family Guy). The box set will be out on September 4th. Metalocalypse: Season 1 is another 2 disc set […]

NY Times on "Star Wars" Episode of "Robot Chicken"

The New York Times has gone behind the scenes of the upcoming Star Wars episode of Robot Chicken (registration required), which gathered a surprising amount of support from Lucasfilm and George Lucas himself. The article goes into how the creators’ appreciation of the Star Wars films and a Robot Chicken segment ultimately led to a […]

Nickelodeon and Marriott team up for a new series of resorts

Nickelodeon and Marriott Resorts have signed a partnership agreement, along with Miller Global Properties LLC, to bring the Nickelodeon name to a new series of hotel resorts worldwide. The new resorts will open starting in early 2010 in San Diego California and will be spreading out to major family vacation destinations worldwide. The centerpiece of […]

Andrea Romano Interviewed at AvatarSpirit.net (Parts 1-3 Posted)

AvatarSpirit.net has posted part 1 of a 3-part interview with voice director Andrea Romano. The first section of the interview discusses what a voice director’s responsibilities are and what a typical day recording Avatar is like. (UPDATED May 21, 2007): Part 2 of the interview has been posted, which details how Romano became a voice […]

Creating "Lil' Bush": A Conference Call with Donick Cary and Iggy Pop

Donick Cary is a veteran of television comedy, starting out as a writer for Late Night with David Letterman and The Simpsons. Late last year, he was tapped by Amp’d Mobile to create animated shows for broadcast on cell phones. The result was Lil’ Bush, a comedy series that follows the misadventures of a pint-sized […]

"Kim Possible" Co-Creators to Leave Disney

Reports are circulating on the Internet that Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley will be leaving the Walt Disney Company when season 4 of Kim Possible wraps up production. The two co-created the series about a cheerleader and superheroine after a long career with animated Disney television properties such as Hercules and Aladdin. Series director Steve […]

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