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"Hell Girl" Vol. 5 Takes Baby Steps Away From Its Formula

The first four volumes of Hell Girl felt like an exercise in unrealized potential. There were spooks and chills in abundance, but also incredibly repetitive plots, paper-thin characters, and seemingly no interest in examining the moral and ethical implications of the show’s premise. With the release of Hell Girl volume 5 (“Carp”), the series finally […]

New "Speed Racer" Toon Premiering on May 2

Speed Racer: The Next Generation will premiere on Nicktoons Network on Friday, May 2, at 7:00pm (ET), the network said today. The ninety-minute premiere will revolve around Speed, an orphan who discovers he is the son of Speed Racer after he arrives at the Racing Academy. He then uses his father’s schematics to build a […]

"Avatar" Media Flyer Posts Inaccurate Dates for New Episodes (UPDATED)

(UPDATED April 11, 2008) Nickelodeon has contacted Toon Zone News to state that information in a media flyer available on-line is out-of-date and inaccurate. There is still no information on when new episodes of Avatar will air, and no new information about future Avatar projects yet. (Original story follows, with link to flyer removed) Avatar: […]

"The Mighty B!" Premiering April 26

The Mighty B!, a new animated series starring Saturday Night Live‘s Amy Poehler, will premiere on Nickelodeon on Saturday, April 26, at 10:30am (ET/PT), the network said today. The series centers on the adventures of the ambitious Bessie Higgenbottom, a member of the Honeybee scout troop determined to win every Honeybee badge. Andy Richter plays […]

Cartman Takes Over in New "South Park" Episode

Cartman takes over from Ms. Garrison in “Eek! A Penis!”, the new South Park episode set to premiere this week, Comedy Central said today. The story has the class’s test scores rising under Cartman’s tutelage, and he eventually decides to start working with inner-city kids. The show premieres on Wednesday, April 9, at 10:00pm (ET/PT). […]

"Venture Bros" Season 3 Debuts on June 1, 2008

On his weblog, Jackson Publick stated that The Venture Bros third season will debut on Adult Swim on June 1, 2008. He also noted that he and co-creator Doc Hammer were interviewed in the latest issue of Comic Foundry magazine, which is available now, and that he will be attending both the New York Comic […]

CN Upfront 2008: Toon and Live-Action Movies Slated for Sunday Nights

Cartoon Network is launching a Sunday night movie franchise this June, the network said today. The as-yet-unnamed programming bloc will feature a mix of animated and live-action films. Movies already on tap include Ant Bully, Hoodwinked, Monster House, Open Season, Kicking and Screaming and Cheaper by the Dozen. [Source: Cartoon Network]

CN Upfront 2008: Thursday Nights to Get Comedy Bloc

Chowder will anchor a new bloc of Thursday night comedies on Cartoon Network, the network announced at its Upfront presentation today. The series, which is getting new episodes, will be joined by the returning Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Camp Lazlo, and George of the Jungle, and by a newbie series, The Marvelous Misadventures of […]

CN Upfront 2008: More "Chowder" Ordered for 2008

Cartoon Network has ordered a second season of Chowder for the new year, the network announced today at its upfront presentation this morning. The network has now ordered a total of 40 episodes of the show, which was its highest-rated original series of 2007. [Source: Cartoon Network]

CN Upfront 2008: "Misadventures of Flapjack" Coming This Summer

Thurop Van Orman, Brian Doyle-Murray, and Roz Ryan will headline The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, a new Cartoon Network series slated to premiere this summer, the network announced at its Upfront presentation today. Van Orman plays Flapjack, whose life is upended when he meets Captain K’nuckles (Doyle-Murray), an old pirate whose tales inspire a sense […]

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