Omni Broadcasting Network to Air Kids Programming

by Zeddon November 11, 2005
Omni Broadcasting Network — a rising national broadcast network and wholly owned subsidiary of OBN Holdings, Inc. — will begin airing Omni Kids TV, programming for kids. The programming will be aimed specifically at children ages 8-13. The network will air several animated series — including the story of a young bird on the fly […]

Berenstain Bears, Scooby Doo to Lead Oakland Parade

by Zeddon November 11, 2005
The Berenstain Bears and Scooby Doo will be featured in Oakland’s sixth annual Oakland Tribune Holiday Parade. The parade begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 3. More information is available at [Source: Business Wire]

Frosty Comes to DVD in Full Length Feature

by Zeddon November 11, 2005
Frosty the Snowman comes to DVD in his first full length DVD feature, The Legend of Frosty the Snowman. The all-new animated comedy adventure is based on the original 1969 television classic. Burt Reynolds narrates the movie and sings the title song. In addition, Tom Kenny (the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants) also stars. The DVD […]

"SpongeBob" Gets 20 Additional Episodes

by Zeddon November 11, 2005
SpongeBob SquarePants has been picked up for 20 additional episodes to premiere on Nickelodeon in 2006. This will bring the total number of episodes to 100. [Source: PR Newswire]

DreamWorks Animation Announces "Kung Fu Panda" Cast

by Zeddon November 11, 2005
Two-time Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman, international superstar Jackie Chan, and award-winning actor Ian McShane are joining Jack Black in the cast of the DreamWorks’ computer-animated comedy Kung Fu Panda. In addition, award-winning actress Lucy Liu is currently in talks with the studio to voice another main role. PR Newswire has details.

Comics Previews for November 11, 2005: Thing, Batman & Monster Men, Witchblade

by Ed Liuon November 11, 2005
The following comic book previews are available around the Internet: – has Aron Lusen’s Dead Samurai, available on comic book stands now. The issue is by Jim Kuhoric, Nick Bradshaw, and Scott Kester. – Fou pages of The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist #8 accompany an article about Brian K. Vaughan (Runaways, Ultimate X-Men), […]

Hollywood Reporter Lays Odds on Best Animated Feature Oscar Race

by Ed Liuon November 11, 2005
An article in The Hollywood Reporter covers this year’s leading contenders for the Best Animated Feature Academy Award, speculating that Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Corpse Bride are the leading favorites for the Oscar. Other films mentioned as serious contention for the award include Madagascar, Chicken Little, and Howl’s Moving Castle. […]

DreamWorks Animation Reports 3Q Loss

by Ed Liuon November 11, 2005
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. reported a loss of 6,000 for the third quarter of 2005. The loss was largely attributed to a one-time writedown due to the disappointing domestic box office results of Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 1

by Benon November 10, 2005
You read right, Toon Zone News has a podcast! On the show this week: Ben Applegate, chief editor Karl Olson, staff reviewer and podcast producer Matthew Williams, graphics editor Chad Bonin, a.k.a. Knux Five, staff reviewer and Toonami Forum moderator Listen to the thrilling talking, focused on such exciting topics as: Is Pixar facing a […]

I’m Not Mad, Cartoon Network. Just Disappointed.

by Eileen Cruzon November 10, 2005
car•toon – Pronunciation Key (kär-tōōn) – n. A drawing depicting a humorous situation, often accompanied by a caption. A drawing representing current public figures or issues symbolically and often satirically: a political cartoon. A preliminary sketch similar in size to the work, such as a fresco, that is to be copied from it. An animated […]