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"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Season 7 DVD Trailer and Stills

Lionsgate Entertainment has provided Toon Zone News with the trailer, stills, and box artwork for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 25th Anniversary Season 7 DVDs, which will go on sale on May 12, 2009. Click the image below to play the trailer (requires QuickTime): <!– Click on any of the screenshots below for a larger […]

"Iron Man: Armored Adventures" Blasts Off on Nicktoons Network on April 24, 2009

Nickelodeon has announced the April 24, 2009, premiere of Iron Man: Armored Adventures on the Nicktoons network. The first two episodes will be shown back-to-back starting at 7:00 PM, with subsequent episodes airing on Fridays at 7:00 PM (all times Eastern). The new half-hour animated series will follow a teenaged Tony Stark trying to balance […]

"Gulliver's Travels" Blu-ray, or How Not to Do Animation Squash and Stretch

In the 1930′s, the big animation rivalry was between the West Coast’s Walt Disney and the East Coast’s Max and Dave Fleischer. The Fleischers were probably even more popular than Disney at the time, with their Betty Boop and Popeye shorts making both characters into pop culture icons with their witty and subversive style and […]

"Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder" Hits Comedy Central on April 26, 2009

Comedy Central has announced that they will be airing the fourth Futurama direct-to-video movie Into the Wild Green Yonder on Sunday, April 26, 2009, at 9:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). The movie follows the crew of the Planet Express as a new green age is threatened by the emergence of an ancient force of darkness and Amy’s […]

3-D Roundup: LA Times on Future of 3-D; BBC on "Monsters vs. Aliens" & "Coraline"

The Los Angeles Times has taken a long, hard look at the future of 3-D movies in theaters (free registration required), stating that the success of the 3-D version of DreamWorks Animation’s Monsters vs. Aliens “has directors and studio executives quickly reconsidering which, and how many, of their future film projects can be reworked into […]

"Coraline"'s Henry Selick Gets Tex Avery Animation Award from AFI

The American Film Institute has awarded its Tex Avery Animation Award to Henry Selick, director of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline, at the AFI’s Dallas International Film Festival. Local station WXII spoke with Selick briefly about the award and the legacy of Tex Avery, the labor of love in making Coraline, and the challenges […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Wins Peabody Award

The Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia announced the list of winners of the 2008 George Foster Peabody Awards, a prestigious award celebrating the best of electronic media. Among the eclectic list of winners is Nickelodeon’s anime-influenced action cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. The ceremony, hosted by […]

"Venture Bros" Season 3 DVD: Third Time Around with Those Seexxxxy Children

It’s understandable if a TV show starts getting more insular by the time it hits its third season. So, it’s not intended as a criticism to say that the new DVD or Blu-ray set of The Venture Bros.‘ third season is not a very good introduction to the show’s wonderfully demented world. You should probably […]

EA and Starz Go to Hell for Animated "Dante's Inferno"

Electronic Arts and Starz Media’s Film Roman announced production of an animated movie based on Dante’s Inferno, expanding on the previously announced video games for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. To retell the epic poem’s journey through the nine circles of Hell, the producers will commission “unique visions from multiple studios with experience creating […]

Toon Zone News Interviews the Brave and Bold James Tucker!

In our last interview with James Tucker, Batman: The Brave and the Bold was four months away from its debut on Cartoon Network! Now, just past the halfway point of the initial order of 26 episodes and a triumphant appearance at the 2009 New York Comic Con, we were able to sit down with Tucker […]

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