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Nickelodeon Announces "Avatar: Legends of the Arena" Multiplayer Online Game for Sept

Nickelodeon has announced Avatar: Legends of the Arena, a new multiplayer on-line video game based on their hit show Avatar the Last Airbender. The game will allow players to test their elemental bending skills against players around the world. The game will launch in September in 81 markets, and will be Nickelodeon’s first 3-D multiplayer […]

SDCC2008: "Avatar" Panel Report

Toon Zone sat in on the panel for Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender, which was dominated by a screening of parts 3 and 4 of the “Sozin’s Comet” season finale. In attendance were show co-creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, and director Joaquim Dos Santos. The panel was moderated by Roland Poindexter, VP Original Programming, […]

Toon Zone's "Brave & the Bold:" Diedrich Bader, Voice of Batman

In conjunction with Warner Brothers Animation, Toon Zone got the chance to interview the talent behind the upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold TV series. As the voice of Batman in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Diedrich Bader is living out the fantasy of any number of kids (including his own young son, […]

Toon Zone's "Brave & the Bold:" James Tucker, Michael Jelenic, & Linda M. Steiner

In conjunction with Warner Brothers Animation, Toon Zone got the chance to interview the talent behind the upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold TV series. Over the years, James Tucker has grown from a storyboard artist on The New Batman Adventures to becoming one of the top producers at the studio, moving into the […]

Briefly: Nick Bans Junk Food Licenses in UK; Signs Deal for Taiwan

* Nickelodeon UK has revised its licensing guidelines to ban SpongeBob SquarePants and their other iconic characters from appearing on food packaging or restaurant promotions for foods high in fat, salt, and sugar. Nickelodeon US declared the same ban approximately one year ago. * MTV Networks International and Taiwan’s YoYo TV have announced a new […]

"Sozin's Comet" Scores Best "Avatar" Ratings Ever

The season finale of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender was the top-rated telecast on broadcast and basic cable TV for the week of July 14-22, 2008. The two-hour finale, “Sozin’s Comet,” averaged 5.6 million viewers, delivering the highest ratings the show has ever received in total and in the kids 6-11 and teens 9-14 demographic. […]

Toon Zone Interviews Joaquim Dos Santos on Directing "Avatar"

Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender built its reputation at least partially through its dazzling displays of animated martial-arts. However, fans of the show may have noticed that the action sequences started getting larger, more intricate, and more creative somewhere around the middle of Book 2. The exceptionally sharp-eyed may have also noticed that Joaquim Dos […]

"Sozin's Comet" Produces an Epic Season Finale for "Avatar the Last Airbender"

Fans of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender have had a long and frustrating wait for the conclusion to book 3. That wait is finally over as “Sozin’s Comet,” the show’s four-part season finale, finally hits the airwaves on July 19. The wait was worth it. “Sozin’s Comet” truly is the culmination of the preceding 57 […]

Wall Street Journal on Mort Walker's National Cartoon Museum

The Wall Street Journal has taken a look at the long and trouble-fraught history of Mort Walker’s National Cartoon Museum, which holds more than 200,000 pieces of artwork from comics, cartoons, and animation, but was not able to find a stable location for the museum until recently. Last year, Ohio State University announced that it […]

"Iron Man: Armored Adventures" Trailer On-Line

The trailer for Marvel’s upcoming Iron Man: Armored Adventures has appeared on-line. The new animated series is scheduled to debut on the Nicktoons Network in the spring of 2009. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

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