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Advance Review: "Gravion Zwei" Forces Way Too Much Down Our Throats

This is a review of an advance screener of Gravion Zwei that contained the first two episodes. The full Vol. 1 release will contain four episodes and extras. I’ve always been interested in Gravion, though never enough to actually pick it up. It’s got stuff that I like: giant robots, smooth animation, and fanservice. Lots […]

New Series "Cybertron" Continues Transformers Franchise on Cartoon Network

Hasbro announced its 2005 plans for the ever-present Transformers franchise today, including details on the new animated series Transformers Cybertron. The new universe-spanning storyline finds the Transformers home planet, Cybertron, in danger once again. To save the planet from certain destruction Optimus Prime leads the Autobots in their search to find the four Cyber Planet […]

"Loonatics" Promo Short Gives First Look at New Series

While names for the “Loonatics” are still tentative, Warner Bros. has produced a promotional short showcasing the new designs, names and abilities of the Loonatics superhero team. You can view the promotional short here. Quick summary for those who do not follow or who cannot view the link: Buzz: Team leader with laser and martial […]

Robot Chicken: Please Stop Greenlighting, Adult Swim

Robot Chicken is Adult Swim’s latest disaster piece of a Newgrounds fallout to air on its pitiful Sunday night lineup. And it’s amazing that there is still no justification for stop motion animation on TV, going as far back as Gumby or Land of the Lost. I’m not dissing the medium, but even after decades […]

Back to the Oven with "Robot Chicken"

Toon Zone staffers got an advance peek at Robot Chicken, Adult Swim’s latest animated series. Here are four brief reviews:

"Mew Mew Power" Joins 4Kids TV Lineup

Mew Mew Power is scheduled to join the 4Kids TV lineup effective this Saturday, February 19. The Japanese-based animated property follows the adventures of five girls who possess the powers of endangered animals and must battle aliens who want to destroy mankind. These contemporary teenage girls must accomplish all of this while juggling their time […]

Nickelodeon Brings everGirl Brand to Toy Fair

Nickelodeon is bringing a new line of playthings based on Nickelodeon Consumer Products’ first lifestyle brand for tweens, everGirl, to Toy Fair 2005. The everGirl property, targeted to girls ages 8-14, integrates a website, pop music, and a customized line of apparel and accessories to create a healthy lifestyle brand that allows tweens to explore […]

Disney's Toontown Online Expands with Second Advanced Gameplay Area

Disney Online today announced a highly-anticipated expansion in Disney’s Toontown Online. The new area, Cashbot Cog Headquarters (HQ), is designed for advanced players and delivers more challenging gameplay, platform style puzzles, and a completely new eight-person boss battle. Cashbot HQ follows the successful launch of Sellbot HQ, the first Cog Headquarters which debuted in March […]

Dora the Explorer's Home Comes to Life in "La Casa de Dora" 10-City Mall Tour

On February 19, Nickelodeon kicks of “La Casa de Dora,” a 2,000 square-foot, Latin American-inspired exhibit with a terracotta tiled roof house with several rooms and a courtyard. Each section of “La Casa de Dora” contains play and problem-solving activities with bilingual elements. The exhibit debuts in Denver and will travel around the country to […]

Cabbage Patch Kids Nominated for Toy of the Year Award (Updated 2/17)

4Kids Entertainment, licensing agent for the Cabbage Patch Kids, has announced that the Toy Industry Association has selected the brand owned by Original Appalachian Artworks Inc. as a finalist in the 2005 Toy Of The Year (T.O.T.Y.) Award in the Property of the Year category. Also receiving honor this year as a finalist in the […]

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