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"Fanboy & Chum Chum": Better Than "Planet Sheen"

by Radical Ravenon June 2, 2011
I sat down to watch this new release of Nickelodeons show Fanboy & Chum Chum with a fair amount of trepidation. I’ve never seen a DVD with a more off-putting cover: The ugly main characters shoved at our faces at an angle, mouths agape in a horrible facsimile of genuine cartoony zaniness, and holding homogenous […]

"Gantz" Complete Series: Lots of Sound and Fury, But Does It Signify Anything?

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2011
Like David Fincher’s adaptation of Fight Club, the anime series Gantz is a remarkably challenging, deliberately provocative, and deeply flawed work that uses lowest-common-denominator entertainment to deliver highbrow messages. Also like Fight Club, one of the things I like about Gantz is how unsure I was whether I liked it or not after I finished […]

PR: Adult Swim Announces New Programming Line-Up for 2011-12 Season

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2011
Adult Swim Announces New Programming Line-Up for 2011-12 Season New Series and Additional Episodes Ordered for Returning Programs Adult Swim “Owns the 9ight” with Star-Studded Upfront Event Adult Swim celebrated a new slate of programming for the 2011-12 season last night during their star-studded annual Upfront event in New York City . Coming off a […]

PR: Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Make Triumphant Return to Comics

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2011
The Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Make a Triumphant Return to Comics New “Heroes in a Half-Shell” Series Debuts in August with TMNT Co-Creator, Kevin Eastman (click to enlarge) San Diego, CA (May 20, 2011)—IDW Publishing and Nickelodeon today announced that the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic series, featuring the beloved “Heroes in a […]

PR: "Wild Thornberries" S1 Launches Nick Animation on DVD/Blu-ray on May 17, 2011

by Ed Liuon May 17, 2011
PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT, NICKELODEON AND SHOUT! FACTORY ANNOUNCE AN AGREEMENT TO DISTRIBUTE SELECT CLASSIC NICK ANIMATED PROGRAMS ON DVD AND BLU-RAY™ First Title to be Fan-Favorite The Wild Thornberrys: Season One DVD Arrives in Stores on May 17, 2011 . Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, […]

"Super Hero Squad" Vol 4: This DVD, This Season Finale!

by Ed Liuon May 12, 2011
With volume 4, Shout! Factory wraps up season 1 of The Super Hero Squad Show, and if the results don’t quite hit the loopy heights of the previous volume, it’s only because the show has found a comfortable, high-quality groove that mixes up standard super heroics with madcap slapstick. This also means that when surprises […]

PR: "Team Umizoomi" Makes DVD Debut on June 28, 2011

by Ed Liuon May 12, 2011
1, 2, 3… KIDS LEARN THAT MATH IS EVERYWHERE IN NICKELODEON’S NEWEST EDUCATIONAL PRESCHOOL HIT TEAM UMIZOOMI Fan-Favorite Series Makes Its DVD Debut on June 28, 2011 (Movie native size: 728 x 480) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right to enlarge NEW YORK, N.Y. – May 9, 2011 – They’re mini, they’re mighty and they’re […]

"Dora the Explorer: It's Haircut Day!": Needs Trimming

by Maxie Zeuson May 11, 2011
Every time Nickelodeon sends us a copy of its latest Dora the Explorer DVD, we here at toonzone play a little game of “Hot Potato” to see who can go without getting stuck with the job of reviewing it. I thought I’d recently pulled off a nifty escape plan—I moved to the other side of […]

"South Park Season 14" A Tale of Censorship and Crème Fraiche

by Chad Boninon May 10, 2011
Mecha-Streisand. The Gingers. Snookie. Scrotie McBoogerballs. Tiger Woods. Facebook. Intervention. Jersey Shore. NASCAR. Cthulhu. Inception. The BP oil spill. Food Network. Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Cartman are back for their 14th season, and have to deal with all these threats to their very survival. Will Mint-Berry Crunch be able to save the day, or will […]

"The Angry Beavers" Getting General Retail DVD Release

by Dr. Daedaluson May 9, 2011
Hot off the heels of the news that Hey Arnold! is getting a retail DVD release, Nick’s eighth NickToon, The Angry Beavers, is also getting the same treatment. Formerly an Amazon CreateSpace series (where they are burned on demand onto DVD-Rs), The Angry Beavers will see a complete first and second seasons DVD release on […]