PBS KIDS Sprout has launched as a round-the-clock preschool network available on digital cable and satellite, World Screen reports. The network features shows such as Bob the Builder, The Berenstain Bears, Jay Jay the Jet Plane and Dragon Tales, among others.
La Casa de Dora, the 10-city mall tour featuring the home of Dora the Explorer, was awarded this year’s Multicultural Award from CTAM. Nickelodeon has now announced that the tour will return in 2006. Details will be announced over the next few months. [Source: PR Newswire]
Nicktoons, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour animation network, has now become Nicktoons Network, effective Friday, September 23. The network, which recently became ad-supported, will remain committed to animation, featuring programming that is 75% exclusive to the channel. In addition to a new name and logo, Nicktoons Network has unveiled a new look, including new packaging both on-air and […]
Zap2it reports that during an interview this weekend promoting Elizabethtown, Kirsten Dunst confirmed rumors that Thomas Haden Church will play Sandman and that Topher Grace is Venom in director Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3, opening in theaters on May 4, 2007.
Actor Don Adams has passed away at the age of 82. Best known for his role as Maxwell Smart in the TV show Get Smart, Adams also provided the voice for Inspector Gadget in the show of the same name and as a younger Gadget in Gadget Boy & Heather.
Toon Zone News and The World’s Finest have new exclusive images from the upcoming direct-to-video feature The Batman Versus Dracula. The animated movie comes to DVD on October 18, 2005. The images below include a conniving Dracula, our first look at Vicki Vale, and the DVD’s main menu. Click on the thumbnails below to view […]
Chances are if you’ve taken to watching cartoons within the past few years, you’ll know who Kirby Morrow is. Morrow is one of today’s most prolific voice actors, and he currently stars in Stargate Atlantis. Toon Zone News recently caught up with him to talk about his work in animation. TZN: Do you have a […]
The recent exposure of Viz Media’s Naruto on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block has resulted in a major boom in sales of the manga version of Naruto, also distributed in the US by Viz Media. You can read more at ICV2.com.
Actor Tommy Bond passed away on Saturday at the age of 79. Bond is probably best known for his roles as Butch the bully in The Little Rascals and as Jimmy Olsen in two Superman movie serials. Writer Mark Evanier points out that Bond also did animation voice work, most notably as the owl in […]
The New York Times is reporting that Michael Eisner is planning a low-key exit from Disney when his last day at work arrives this Friday (registration required). He has declined comment on his career and only agreed to a one-page retrospective in the Disney company newsletter.