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A Note of Recognition for....the Top 5 Mothers in Animation

In honor of Mother’s Day, the staff of Toon Zone News decided to put together a list of the top 5 animated mothers. This turned out to be a surprisingly challenging task. Single-parent families and orphans appear with great regularity in animation, and those parental figures that do make it into the final products are […]

THQ Announces a Full Slate of Nickelodeon Video Games

THQ Entertainment has announced a full slate of video games based on some of the biggest Nickelodeon properties. Nicktoons 2007 (Working title) – Players take on Professor Calamitous as he creates an army of evil toys based on the Nicktoons Heroes. Features the largest character selection of a Nickelodeon game yet, including characters from Spongebob […]

PR: THQ Announces Robust Product Slate for 2007 Based on Nickelodeon's Biggest Hits

El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera to Make Its Video Game Debut; Avatar: The Burning Earth to Become First Nickelodeon Title for Xbox 360™ THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced the company’s 2007 Nickelodeon video game lineup. The upcoming portfolio will include the debut of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, as well as […]

"Avatar" Co-Creators Mike DiMartino & Bryan Konietzko Interviewed (UPDATED Apr 30)

AvatarSpirit.net has posted part 1 of a 3-part interview with Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, co-creators of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. There was a general embargo of information on season 3 of the show, but the pair still discuss how much of the show was planned in advance, how much Internet fan reaction influences […]

PR: Nicktoons Network Animation Festival Announces 4th Annual Call for Entries

NICKTOONS NETWORK ANIMATION FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FOURTH ANNUAL WORLDWIDE CALL FOR ENTRIES APRIL 1 THROUGH JUNE 1 Festival of Top Animated Shorts to Roll Out On-Air August 26 through 31 NEW YORK – April 2, 2007 – Calling all animators! Nicktoons Network, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour animation network, in partnership with Frederator Studios, the festival’s production house, are […]

Oswald, Classic Donald, and Disneyland in New Disney Treasures DVDs

Buena Vista Home Entertainment has announced the next three Walt Disney Treasures DVDs, which will be arriving in stores on December 11, 2007. The discs will include Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, containing the silent short films made from 1926 – 1927; Chronological Donald, Volume 3, containing Donald Duck short films from 1947 – 1950; and […]

"Avatar" Wins Humane Society of US Award

AvatarSpirit.net for the “Appa’s Lost Days” episode. The Genesis Award is given to “honor works from the big screen, the small screen and from print media – news and entertainment that convey the message of respect and compassion for animals.” (via AvatarSpirit.net)

Brian Ward Dives Headfirst into Mobius and "Sonic the Hedgehog"

Last time we heard from Brian Ward, Toon Zone was talking to him via e-mail. This time, in honor of the DVD release of the SatAM series of Sonic the Hedgehog, I drove out myself to Los Angeles and took a look at Shout! Factory in person. Meeting Brian Ward face-to-face, we grabbed a couple […]

Neil Patrick Harris in "Justice League" Movie

The cast biographies on the NCAA How I Met Your Mother Picks states that actor Neil Patrick Harris “will appear in the upcoming Justice League movie.” It was not clear whether the statement applied to one of the direct-to-video DC animated movies (presumably DC: The New Frontier) or to the announced live-action movie project. (via […]

"LA Times" on "TMNT"

The Los Angeles Times takes a look at this week’s TMNT, which will attempt to bring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back to the forefront of American pop culture. Director Kevin Munroe is quoted extensively throughout the article, which also takes a look back at the three earlier, live-action outings. Read Toon Zone News’ review […]

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