W.I.T.C.H. Premiere Ratings Improve Over Previous 4-Week Average

The premiere of W.I.T.C.H., a new original Jetix animated series, on ABC Family (Saturday, January 15, 9:30 – 10:00 am ET/PT) and Toon Disney (Monday, January 17, 8:30 – 9:00 pm ET/PT) posted solid ratings and delivery gains on both networks. The W.I.T.C.H. premiere on ABC Family generated double- and triple-digit ratings gains versus the […]

"Corpse Bride" Toy Deal Announced

to produce a line of Simpsons figures. Corpse Bride is scheduled for release this fall. The studio has also released the image at right from the film. [Source: Business Wire]

"Foster" Designer Launches Website

Dan Krall, art director and background designer for Samurai Jack and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, has set up a new website to showcase his work. (via Cartoon Brew)

Disney Announces Details on "The Incredibles" DVD

Disney and Pixar have finally issued a full press release on the two-disc Collector’s Edition DVD of The Incredibles, set for release on March 15 for $29.99. Animated Bliss has the technical details and specifications.

Paramount Moves Up "South Park Season Five" to New Date

Paramount has bumped the release date for South Park: The Complete 5th Season up to February 22, TVShowsOnDVD reports.

"Pocahontas" Tenth Anniversary Disc Coming Soon

Ultimate Disney has details on the upcoming release of the tenth anniversay, two-disc DVD set of Pocahontas. (via Animated-News)

"Divergence Eve" Coming to DVD

ADV Films will release Divergence Eve (Vol. 1): Welcome to Watcher’s Nest to DVD on March 1 with a retail price of $29.98. Animated Bliss has the details.

Cartoon Network Ratings Report for 1/10 to 1/16

For three weeks now, Cartoon Network has increased its prime time and kids total day delivery and ratings among its primary target demos-kids 6-11, kids 2-11 and tweens 9-14 – charting 20 percent or higher gains across the board, according to Nielsen Media Research. Adult Swim (Saturday-Thursday, 11 pm – 2 am) set a new […]

Toon Zone News Gets Makeover

Welcome to the new version of Toon Zone News! For the past year we’ve been listening to reader suggestions, batting ideas around internally, and brainstorming ways to make our news pages more informative, more eye-catching, and more reader-friendly. After a lot of testing and tweaking (and a little shrieking and screaming) today we’re unveiling the […]

Marvel Previews "Young Avengers" #1

Marvel Comics has posted the first 8 pages of Young Avengers #1 on its website. Young Avengers will be written by Allen Heinberg (The O.C.) and drawn by Jim Cheung, and spins out of events in last year’s “Avengers Disassembled” story arc. Discuss this news on Toon Zone’s Comic Book Culture Forum.

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