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Nick's Christmas in October with Dora, Olivia, & the Backyardigans

by Ed Liuon October 6, 2010
It seems that Christmas decorations are hitting retail stores earlier and earlier every year, which is the only possible explanation for the trio of Christmas-themed DVDs from Nickelodeon all being released on the same day. If they’re all at least two months too early, at least they’re all reasonably worthwhile. If most Dora the Explorer […]

"He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown" and It's Your Money, Peanuts Fans

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2010
When I reviewed the Peanuts 1960’s Collection, I guessed that several of the episodes on the set were not popular enough (or, frankly, good enough) to warrant a full-fledged standalone DVD release, and that the collection would be the only way to get these specials. Well, Warner Home Video has proven me wrong on at […]

"Superman/Batman: Apocalypse" Is an Elegant Mess

by Ed Liuon September 29, 2010
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is a gigantic, overstuffed, overdone, over-the-top mess of a movie that consistently favors big punches, big explosions, and really big, dramatic proclamations over storytelling conveniences like coherence or logic. It has a few too many plots, way too many characters, and nearly no concept of restraint or subtlety. It has two volumes: loud […]

"Superman/Batman: Apocalypse": Just Plain Hell

by Maxie Zeuson September 29, 2010
Yea verily, the gods giveth, but sometimes the New Gods taketh away. Only months after I praised Batman: Under the Red Hood as the best Warner/DC animated movie given us yet, I have to crawl back with the news that Superman/Batman: Apocalypse may be the worst. The well-wrought and professional structure and polish of Under […]

"Tinker Bell & the Great Fairy Rescue": Third Time's a Charm

by Ed Liuon September 27, 2010
It’s remarkable for any movie franchise to reach its third installment while maintaining quality, and almost none have ever managed to get better over time. However, this is the feat that Disney has managed to pull off with its Tinker Bell series of direct-to-video CGI movies. Admittedly, this might be because the first movie was […]

Toonzone Interviews James Tucker and Michael Jelenic on "The Siege of Starro!"

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2010
Talking with James Tucker and Michael Jelenic about Batman: The Brave and the Bold is almost as much fun as watching the show. Toonzone News was able to chat with Jelenic and Tucker over the phone to try and pump as much information as we could in 15 minutes about Season 2’s two-part epic “The […]

TomTom Offers Looney Tunes Voices for GPS

by Craig Crumptonon September 24, 2010
TomTom has released the first two of five official Looney Tunes character voices and other downloadable content for compatible GPS devices. You can have Bugs Bunny or Yosemite Sam (performed by Joe Alaskey — Tiny Toon Adventures, Duck Dodgers) guide you to your destination for $12.95 each via www.tomtom.com/looneytunes. Voice Actors in the News has […]

Cool Stuff: Bottle

by Eileen Cruzon September 23, 2010
Kirsten Lepore’s short, Bottle, is currently a finalist in the Vimeo Festival Awards. Separated by water, a sand and snow person build a friendship by exchanging bottled messages and other items. It was worthwhile and enjoyable for the sheer amount of work that went into it even though the punchline fell flat.  Go here to […]

"Dora's Slumber Party": The Cradle Will Fall. Please!

by Maxie Zeuson September 22, 2010
Hola! Soy Maxie Zeus! It’s my turn today to review one of the Dora the Explorer DVDs that Nickelodeon insists on thoughtfully providing to us here at toonzone! Do you know what that means? That’s right! Donde esta mi tequila?! So the little senorita and her monkey flunkey are back this time in Dora’s Slumber […]

Disney Releases "Tinker Bell" Cast Interviews

by Ed Liuon September 21, 2010
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released the following video interviews with several cast members of Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue: MAE WHITMAN (Tinker Bell) PAMELA ADLON (Vidia) LUCY LIU (Silvermist) Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue is available now on DVD and Blu-ray combo pack. For more details, check out our […]