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Paul Condolora Named Senior VP and General Manager, Cartoon Network New Media

by Zeddon February 26, 2006
Paul Condolora has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager for Cartoon Network New Media. Condolora previously was vice president and general manager for the division. Based in Atlanta, Condolora will continue to report to Mark Norman, senior vice president of business operations for Cartoon Network U.S. and Boomerang. Condolora’s duties in his […]

CN Latin America Acquires "Bro’Town," "Jungle Beat," and "Ape"

by Zeddon February 26, 2006
Cartoon Network Latin America has acquired Bro’Town, Jungle Beat, and Ape. C21Media has details on each.

"Benjamin Bear" Renewed in Switzerland

by Zeddon February 26, 2006
Swiss broadcaster TSR has licensed additional episodes of The Secret World of Benjamin Bear, C21Media reports.

"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 on 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 […]