Group Asks FCC to Block Nickelodeon/Sketchers Show "Zevo-3"

by Ed Liuon September 20, 2010
The Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood has filed a request with the FCC to block the upcoming animated series Zevo-3 on the grounds that it violates the requirement that “no cable TV operator shall air more than 12 minutes of commercial matter per hour during children’s programming,” as well as violating FCC standards for […]

Toonzone Interviews Genndy Tartakovsky on "Sym-Bionic Titan"

by Ed Liuon September 17, 2010
The first major heyday of Cartoon Network came from a raft of new, original programming created by a batch of young up-and-coming artists. One of them was Genndy Tartakovsky, a Russian immigrant who came to the United States at the age of 7, studying film in Chicago at Columbia College and then animation at the […]

"Tim and Eric Awesome Tour" Opens Nov. 1

by Maxie Zeuson September 14, 2010
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! will kick off a nation-wide live tour, Tim and Eric Awesome Tour, Great Job! Chrimbus Spectacular 2010, on November 1. The tour will be paced like the TV series as a live variety show featuring short films, parodies, pranks, and musical numbers. […]

"PERSONA -trinity soul-": Personally, I Think It's Great

by Lelouchon September 14, 2010
PERSONA –trinity soul- (that’s the way NIS America is formatting the title) starts off with two brothers, Shin and Jun Kanzato, leaving their relatives in Tokyo to reunite with their elder brother, Ryo Kanzato, in Ayanagi City after being separated for ten years. As it turns out, their brother isn’t particularly interested in meeting with […]

"T.U.F.F. Puppy", "Planet Sheen" Debuting Oct. 2

by Maxie Zeuson September 9, 2010
T.U.F.F. Puppy and Planet Sheen will get back-to-back premieres on Nickelodeon on Saturday, October 2, the network has announced. The former will bow at 11:00am with “Purr-fect Partner”, followed by Planet Sheen at 11:30am. T.U.F.F. Puppy, a 2D animated comedy from Butch Hartman, is about a dim-witted dog who accidentally becomes a secret agent. The […]

"Kai-lan" DVD Coming in October

by Maxie Zeuson September 9, 2010
Lucy Liu will guest star on Ni Hao, Kai-lan: Princess Kai-lan, a new DVD coming on October 5, Nickelodeon says. The DVD will feature an all-new double-length episode, “Princess Kai-lan,” in which Kai-lan and her friends use magical robes granted by the Monkey King to journey to a faraway land and bring peace to its […]

Dragon*Con 2010 Day 1: Adult Swim and "Futurama" News

by Craig Crumptonon September 4, 2010
The official Adult Swim panels at Dragon*Con are a huge draw for convention attendees every year. With Adult Swim/Williams Street being local to Atlanta, [as] shows up en masse with cast and crew from their shows and home office. This year [as] didn’t offer their annual “Dragon Panel” which had been among the most entertaining […]

Futurama Cast to Guest at Atlanta's Dragon*Con (Updated)

by Craig Crumptonon September 3, 2010
Futurama voice actors Billy West, John DiMaggio and Phil LaMarr are all scheduled to attend Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA September 3-6, 2010. Voice Actors in the News has preliminary details on the Futurama voice actors panel and will also be providing coverage of this event for toonzone. Update: 9.2.2010 – We regret to inform those […]

"Olivia" Xmas DVD Coming in October

by Maxie Zeuson September 2, 2010
Nickelodeon will release eight Olivia episodes to DVD on the Christmas-themed Olivia: Merry Christmas, Olivia compilation set, the network announced today. The 95-minute DVD will collect “Olivia Claus”; “Olivia and The Family Photo”; “Olivia’s Ice Spectacular”; “Olivia’s Snow Day”; “Olivia Makes a Wedding Gift”; “Olivia Makes Magic”; “Olivia and the Babies”; and “Olivia’s Good Luck.” […]

"Winx Club" Joins Nick, Gets New Eps

by Maxie Zeuson September 2, 2010
Nickelodeon is adding Winx Club to its lineup and will bankroll new seasons of the fairy-themed animated series, the network announced today. The network has picked up US TV rights to the existing series and movies, along with pay-TV rights for Latin America, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Benelux. It has also secured all […]