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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 […]

Nickelodeon Names Three for 10th Fellowship for Diverse Writers

Nickelodeon has announced the three new participants in its 10th Fellowship for Diverse Writers, a program that offers hands-on writing experience that is designed to “attract, develop and staff new and experienced, culturally and ethnically diverse writing talent on Nickelodeon network productions.” The new participants are Jonathan Butler, a published poet and songwriter, Stacie Craig, […]

Toons of the 2000s: Top 25 Animated Television Series Countdown #5-1

You are reading #5-1 of the Top 25 Animated Television Series Countdown.  25-21 | 20-16 | 15-11 | 10-6 | 5-1 | Go back to the Toons of the 2000s Intro.   5. THE VENTURE BROS. Dates: 2004-present (pilot aired 2003) Adult Swim (Cartoon Network) 47+ episodes Created by Jackson Publick (Christopher McCulloch) Starring: James Urbaniak, Patrick Warburton, Michael Sinterniklaas, Christopher McCulloch, Doc Hammer Synopsis The misadventures […]

Toons of the 2000s: Top 25 Animated Television Series Countdown #10-6

You are reading #10-6 of the Top 25 Animated Television Series Countdown.  25-21 | 20-16 | 15-11 | 10-6 | 5-1 | Go back to the Toons of the 2000s Intro.   10. ROBOT CHICKEN Dates: 2005-present Adult Swim (Cartoon Network) 80+ episodes Created by Seth Green & Matthew Senreich Starring: Various actors and actresses Synopsis A stop-motion comedy anthology show. Why It Made The List It’s […]

Toon Zone Presents 2 Clips and 1 "Making Of" for "The Princess and the Frog"

Toon Zone News is proud to present the following 3 clips from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog. The Princess and the Frog is currently playing a limited engagement in New York and Los Angeles, and opens nationwide on Friday, December 11, 2009. For more details, read Toon Zone News’ earlier coverage.

"I Want a Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown": If Christmas Specials Were Underwear ...

It’s not hard to guess when I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown was made. It lacks the rampant creativity and outstanding imagination that made the earliest Charlie Brown ventures such successes, and it is also missing the obvious periodic quirks that marked the better specials of the 70s and 80s. In fact, I […]

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