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"Avatar" Season 2 DVD Volume 1 in January 2007

TVShowsOnDVD.com is reporting that the first DVD of Avatar the Last Airbender‘s second season will be released on January 23, 2007. The disc will include the first five episodes of the second season (up from the 4 per disc for all the season 1 DVD releases); it is expected that a boxed set will be […]

Publishers Weekly on Cable TV Effect on Graphic Novel Sales

Thomas J. McLean of Publishers Weekly has written an article analyzing how a hit anime show often leads to a surge in manga sales, while similar ratings hits for cartoons based on American superhero comics often have little or no effect on comic sales, including for tie-in books such as Justice League Adventures or Teen […]

Bowie goes to Bikini Bottom

The Sci-Fi Wire reports that Rock Star David Bowie will appear in a future episode of Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants. Bowie said that his 6-year-old daughter loves the show, and she’s a huge fan. Bowie will play a character called Lord Royal Highness. The episode will be out next year.

Comic Book Resources Talks to "Drawn Together" Co-Creators

ComicBookResources.com has spoken to Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser, the co-creators of Comedy Central’s Drawn Together, which puts a variety of animation archetypes together into a reality TV show. The pair discuss the characters on the show and what’s coming up in season 3 of the show, which begins airing in October.

Parker and Stone on "South Park"

The New York Times has spoken to Trey Parker and Matt Stone about South Park and the upcoming 10th anniversary DVD that will contain the co-creators’ favorite episodes of the show (registration required). Among other topics, the duo talk about how they feel about earlier episodes of the show (“We’re just, ‘We thought that was […]

Nickelodeon/MTVN Launch ParentsConnect.com

Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids & Family Group has officially launched the Beta version of a new service: ParentsConnect. This service will allow parents and caretakers to connect and advise one another in an easy-to-use format. The site will also partner with Nissan and the GoCityKids website. Later this year, Nickelodeon/MTVN will expand the service into ParentsConnectTV, featuring […]

"Avatar" Co-Creators Appearing at Pacific Media Expo on October 28

The Pacific Media Expo has announced that Avatar the Last Airbender co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Koznietzko will be appearing on October 28, 2006 as the conventions’ Guests of Honor. The con will be held on October 28-29 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel; full details are available at the convention website. (via […]

Toon Zone Was There: Seth MacFarlane at GWU

On Saturday night, September 16th, Seth MacFarlane, creator of the hit series Family Guy and American Dad, spoke at the Smith Center at George Washington University. He spoke about the well known origins of Family Guy and also shared info about an upcoming episode. Some news has come out of this discussion with MacFarlane’s D.C. […]

STAS 10th: Monkeys, Shock Jocks, and Supergirl - Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer

To commemorate the impending 10th anniversary of Superman the Animated Series, Toon Zone News and the World’s Finest Online have teamed up for an interview series with an assortment of people associated with the show or the tie-in Superman Adventures comic book series. Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer have accumulated an extensive pedigree in the […]

"The Tick vs. Season One": Mighty DVD Justice!

In 1994, Ben Edlund teamed up with Fox Kids to bring The Tick to Saturday morning kid’s animation. Based on his comic book of the same name, The Tick focused on a 7-foot-tall, 300-pound, nigh-invulnerable, and endearingly dense arachnid superhero who fought crime. Along for the ride was his sidekick, Arthur, whose moth suit enabled […]

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