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Review: "G.I. Joe" Series 2 Season 2 Surrenders to the Suck

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I thought that the previous season of the DiC G.I. Joe series would prepare me for what was to come in the second and last one, now available on a 3-disc set from Shout! Factory and Hasbro. However, it turns out that even my lowest expectations weren’t sufficiently low, because G.I. Joe Series 2 Season […]

The Legend of Korra - Recapping Book 1

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The main reason for my disappointment in The Legend of Korra‘s season 1 finale lies firmly in two events: the Mako/Korra romance and sudden Korra Airbending/Avatar State developments at the end. The mental gymnastics required to justify the latter especially made me feel like I was trying to win a Marvel No Prize, trying to […]

The Legend of Korra - "Skeletons in the Closet/Endgame" Episodes 11 & 12 Recap

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I have to admit that after the 10-episode thrill ride that has been The Legend of Korra thus far, I was a little let down by the two-part season finale. The sound of plot hammers ring much more loudly than in the episodes before it, and there are far too many amazing coincidences, plot cheats, […]

Kidvid Capsule Reviews: "Green Eggs and Ham" SE Blu-ray & "Dora's Rescue in the Mermaid Kingdom"

The Green Eggs and Ham Special Edition Brings a Seussian ‘Toon to high-definition. This 70’s special is from DePatie-Freleng; For the time, the animation is quite appealing. And, of course, who doesn’t love Seuss? Only a fool or a Grump-Flappa-Roose. “The Sneetches” is a tale of how foolish racism Leads only to light wallets and […]

Dark Horse to Release New "Avatar: The Last Airbender" Graphic Novels Chronicling Search for Zuko's Mother

Comic Book Resources reports that Dark Horse Comics will be releasing a second series of Avatar the Last Airbender graphic novels, continuing the story from the three-part “The Promise” series. The new series, titled “The Search,” promises to answer the long-running question from the original series of what happened to Prince Zuko’s mother. Like “The […]

LA Times on Direct-to-Video Knockoff Industry

The Los Angeles Times has examined the “drafting phenomenon” in the movie industry, where direct-to-video knockoffs of major studio films exploit the studios’ marketing campaigns. Animated family films are frequent subjects for knockoffs, with recent releases including Kiara the Brave and Life’s a Jungle: Africa’s Most Wanted, which are drafting off Pixar’s Brave and DreamWorks […]

"MAD" - New Clip & Stills from June 25, 2012, Premiere Episode "I Am Lorax/Modern Family Circus"

Warner Bros. Animation has released the following clip and stills from the upcoming new episode of [i]MAD{/i], premiering on Monday, June 5, 2012, at 8:45 PM (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network: Click on any of the screenshots below to view full-size: PLOT SYNOPSIS: “I Am Lorax/Modern Family Circus” Will Smith is the last man on earth […]

"Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters" Exclusive Clip & Still from June 23, 2012, Premiere Ep; Plus More Tune-in Info

Toonzone is proud to host the following exclusive clip and screengrab provided by The Hub from the next new episode of Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters premiering on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at 8:00 PM (ET). *TUNE-IN ALERT* DAN GETS SPURRED UP FOR THE ULTIMATE WILD WEST SHOWDOWN IN AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF “DAN […]

Nickelodeon Posts First "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Series Trailer

Entertainment Weekly has posted the trailer for Nickelodeon’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series in advance of the trailer’s premiere on Nick.com tomorrow (Friday, June 22, 2012) and on the air on Saturday, June 23, during The Legend of Korra season finale. The article also features quotes from executive producer Ciro Nieli about how this […]

"The Legend of Korra" - WSJ Interviews Series Creators on Finale; Cast Takeover of MTV Geek Twitter June 20-22, 2012

The Wall Street Journal‘s Speakeasy weblog has posted an interview with Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, co-creators of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, focusing on the events in the latter show’s most recent episode and the upcoming season finale (contains spoilers for the show up to episode 10). Cast members […]

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