"The Backyardigans" Takes Viewers Abroad

by Zeddon February 26, 2006
Nick Jr. will take preschoolers on a music-filled journey across land, snow and sea in the new half-hour episode of The Backyardigans entitled “Race Around the World,” premiering Friday, March 10, at 10:30am (ET/PT). The “Race Around the World” episode will also air on Nick Jr.’s sister network NOGGIN on Friday, March 10, at 4:30pm […]

SpongeBob Soaks Up Record Ratings

by Zeddon February 26, 2006
The half-hour special episode of SpongeBob SquarePants entitled “Lost In Time” marked the highest-rated program on all TV with kids 2-11 for the year behind the Super Bowl, as well as the highest-rated play on all of Nickelodeon since 2001. PR Newswire has more.

Viacom Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2005 Results

by Zeddon February 26, 2006
Viacom Inc. has reported financial results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2005. PR Newswire has details.

"Panda-Z" Vol. 3 & 4: So Cute!

by Dukeon February 26, 2006
There are few things in life so adorably cute and charming as a giant panda robot. It doesn’t really matter what said giant panda robot is doing, it’s cute just the same. Cuteness will override any sense of judgement a person has and compel them to buy anything. Case in point: Panda-Z Volumes 3 and […]

NYCC: MoCCA Brings Saturday Morning to the Museum in November

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2006
At the New York Comic-Con, Toon Zone News spoke to the staff of the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA), including Matt Murray, MoCCA’s Chief Operating Officer. MoCCA is currently running a Todd McFarlane retrospective, with samples of his work in comics, toys, and animation. In May, MoCCA will be opening a show dedicated […]

NYCC: Funimation Goes "Big Gonzo" in 2006

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2006
At the New York Comic-Con, Toon Zone News spoke to Adam Sheehan of FUNimation Entertainment about their upcoming releases. Rumbling Hearts was announced last week, presenting a dating sim as an anime series. Desert Punk, coming on February 28, is the first of their “big gonzo” anime TV shows, which will be followed afterwards by […]

NYCC: CPM Announces VOTOMS, Animation Runner Kuromi 2, Negadon

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2006
The Central Park Media panel at the New York Comic-Con provided mayhem and anime news. The first volume of Armored Trooper VOTOMS was just released, bringing the classic hard sci-fi series to DVD. Otaku Unite!, a documentary film on anime fandom, will be released on March 7. In addition, CPM announced street dates for several […]

NYCC: ADV Films to Release Prefectural Earth Defense Force

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2006
ADV Films announced several new titles at their panel at the New York Comic-Con, including Prefectural Earth Defense Force and This Ugly Yet Beautiful World. Prefectural Earth Defense Force will be available direct from ADV Films and Stay tuned for more of Toon Zone’s New York Comic-Con news coverage, including a full report on […]

NYCC: VIZ Media Announces Uncut "Naruto" Box, "Full Moon" DVD

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2006
At the New York Comic-Con, VIZ Media announced an uncut Naruto boxed set to be released on July 4, 2006. The set will include 13 episodes on 3 DVDs, with complete English and Japanese language soundtracks and several extras which have not been released in the U.S. or Japan. They also announced a Full Moon […]

"Dragonball Z" Huzzah! The End of the Filler!

by Dukeon February 25, 2006
After training for five straight discs, we’ve finally come to the end of the line. The heroes finish off their training (or for some, just start), the bad guys of the arc finally arrive and things are ready to kick things into high gear. When we last left our heroes, Piccolo had just started training […]