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Best Animated Feature of 2009: "Coraline"

This week, Toon Zone News looks back at 2009 by reposting our reviews of what we felt was the best that the year had to offer. Whatever else may be said about 2009, it was an auspicious year for animated features. It brought new films from Pixar (Up) and Hayao Miyazaki (Ponyo); Walt Disney’s return […]

Best New Animated Series of 2009: "Olivia"

This week, Toon Zone News looks back at 2009 by reposting our reviews of what we felt was the best that the year had to offer. The staff felt it was a thin year for new animated series. How thin? Well, we came this close to naming Phineas and Ferb the Best New Animated Series […]

Toonzone Presents 2-Minute "Toy Story 3" Sneak Peek Video Clip

Toonzone News is proud to present the following sneak peek look at Toy Story 3, introduced by director Lee Unkrich. Click the image below to play the clip: Toy Story 3 will be released on June 18, 2010.

Snoopy, Scooby Doo Among Top Pop Culture Dogs Ranked by AKC

The American Kennel Club (AKC) has released its list of the Top 125 Dogs in Pop Culture, with Peanuts‘ Snoopy ranking at #1, followed by Scooby Doo at #3 and Brian Griffin from Family Guy at #10. Other top animated dogs on the list include McGruff the Crime Dog (#15), Clifford the Big Red Dog […]

"Rozen Maiden: Traumend" Is a Few Knick Knacks Short of a Doll House

Maybe I’d care more about doll-on-doll shenanigans if I’d watched the first season of Rozen Maiden before being pitched into its sequel, Rozen Maiden: Traumend. Maybe I’d also be able to regard its premise with something other than vague bemusement. Probably not, though. As near as I can tell, Rozen Maiden is more or less […]

Anime in the Coming Decade

Moe Won’t Die, But It Can Kill Moe is a trend in anime towards the use of underage, often barely-clad heroines with no unique character traits. One of the biggest anime of 2009, maybe even of the decade in Japan if we’re talking merchandise and media sales, was a little slice-of-life show by the name of K-ON. […]

Nickelodeon Greenlights New Season of "SpongeBob SquarePants"

Nickelodeon has wrapped up its 10th anniversary celebration of SpongeBob SquarePants by ordering another season of 26 new episodes. The entire cast will be returning for the new season. There is no scheduled date for when the new episodes will begin airing. The full press release follows: Nickelodeon Caps SpongeBob SquarePants’ 10th Anniversary Celebration with […]

"SpongeBob SquarePants": "SpongeBob's Last Stand" Coming to DVD

A new SpongeBob SquarePants best-of DVD, “SpongeBob’s Last Stand”, comes to DVD on 3/16/10 for $16.99. It will contain the currently unaired episode “SpongeBob’s Last Stand” (concerning SpongeBob and Patrick protesting a highway running through Bikini Bottom), as well as other new-to-DVD episodes. The DVD runs 89 minutes. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com ]

"The Princess and the Frog": Acceptable But Familiar

The Princess and the Frog is safe territory for Disney’s return to 2D animation. It feature princesses, handsome princes, evil baddies who bring temptations of riches (and ulterior motives!), “clock strikes midnight” deadlines, and lavish musical numbers that are all throwbacks to not only their earliest work, but to their late ’80s/early ’90s blockbusters. In […]

Corus Kids Announce January 2010 Programming Highlights

Corus Kids has announced their January 2010 programming highlights, including the premiere of the new animated series Zeke’s Pad on YTV and new premieres of The Backyardigans and Olivia on Treehouse. The full press release follows: CORUS KIDS JANUARY 2010 HIGHLIGHTS Nickelodeon kicks off the new year with two new live-action series Action-filled reality returns […]

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