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"Firebreather" Doesn't Quite Set the World on Fire

While DC Comics had its share of teenaged superhero sidekicks, Marvel Comics truly established the archetype of the full-fledged teen superhero with Spider-Man and the X-Men. The kind of teenaged angst when everything is a matter of life-and-death meshed well with the actual life-and-death action that drives superhero comic book stories, and acquiring and learning […]

Nickelodeon Announces Special Thanksgiving Weekend Programming

Nickelodeon has issued a press release of their special programming for Thanksigiving, starting November 20 and running to November 28, 2010. Included are premiere episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, T.U.F.F. Puppy, Planet Sheen, The Penguins of Madagascar, Toot & Puddle, Olivia, and Dragon Ball Z Kai, as well as an Avatar “Extras” marathon and encore presentations […]

Nick and More Interviews J.G. Quintel on "The Regular Show"

Nick and More! has interviewed J.G. Quintel, creator of The Regular Show and creative director on The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. Among other topics, the interview covers how the show was created, the process of making an episode, using the TV-PG rating and what the network has pushed back on, and advice for aspiring cartoonists.

"Cars 2" First Trailer Video Released

Disney/Pixar has released the first trailer to Cars 2: Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy will return in Cars 2 as Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater, respectively. The movie is scheduled for release on June 24, 2011. Check out Toonzone News’ earlier coverage of Cars 2.

"A Christmas Carol" Blu-ray: All the Predictability in High Definition

To compensate for the predictable nature of the done-to-death story, Zemeckis added some ultimately superfluous action scenes that seem more to show off the technology than to enhance the narrative. For example, in the scene with The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Scrooge is shrunk to mouse size and is chased through the city […]

"Transformers: Prime" Promo Videos On-line

The Hub has released the following four promotional videos for Transformers: Prime, the newest animated series chronicling the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons: ARCEE: BUMBLEBEE: CLIFFJUMPER: JACK DARBY: Transformers: Prime will get a special sneak preview on November 26, 2010, with the series premiere coming the following Monday, November 29; check out Toonzone […]

New "G.I. Joe: Renegades" Video Clip Available (UPDATED Nov 12 - New Promo)

The Hub has released a new video clip from G.I. Joe Renegades, the upcoming animated series resurrecting Hasbro’s famous toy line: G.I. Joe Renegades will premiere on the Hub on November 26, 2010. UPDATED Nov 12, 2010: A new promotional video clip for G.I. Joe Renegades has just been released as well:

"Super Hero Squad Show" Vol. 2 is Faster and Funnier

Marvel’s The Super Hero Squad Show and DC’s Batman: The Brave and the Bold both have a number of common elements: a highly stylized visual aesthetic, wonderful animation and voice acting performances, a penchant for exclamation marks at the end of every episode title, and a combination of affection for the tried-and-true superhero comic book […]

"Superman/Shazam" Video Clips & Stills, Plus Joaquim Dos Santos on "DC Showcase"

Warner Home Video has released two video clips from the new DC Showcase short film “Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam,” available now on DVD and Blu-ray disc. Click to play: In addition, several new stills and a press release interview with director Joaquim Dos Santos were released as well. Among other topics, Dos Santos […]

"DC Showcase Animated Original Shorts": Ants in Your Pants

I wish I could say nicer things about Warner/DC’s line of shorts programs. I don’t mean there aren’t nice things to be said about them; there are many nice things to be said. But they scratch a bad itch without quite making it go away, which is an unhappy place to put a viewer with […]

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