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SpongeBob's "To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants" Coming to DVD and Marathon

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Paramount and Nickelodeon will distribute “To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants,” in which SpongeBob goes in search for a new pair of pants. The new episode will air on Nickelodeon as part of a 100 episode marathon airing July 17th-19th, 2009. The DVD will feature the episode as well as 7 new-to-DVD […]

SpongeBob "Square Butts" Burger King Ad Sparks Controversy

A Burger King ad that mixes SpongeBob SquarePants and Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” song is generating controversy for pushing obesity and inappropriate sexuality to children. The ad changes the original song’s lyrics to say, “I like square butts and I cannot lie,” and features several dancers gyrating suggestively with big square boxes stuffed down […]

NPR Celebrates SpongeBob's 10th Anniversary

NPR’s “Morning Edition” did a segment Friday, April 17th on the 10th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants. NPR.org includes the complete broadcast audio as well as video of a cast table read and interviews with Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy Cheeks) and Roger Bumpass (Squidward Tentacles). (Via Voice Actors in the News)

Nickelodeon Creates Scholarship at CalArts School of Film/Video

Nickelodeon has announced the creation of the Nickelodeon Endowed Scholarship in Animation in Honor of Jules Engel at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) School of Film/Video. The scholarship will be open to students in the Character and Experimental Animation Programs, and is the first corporate-endowed scholarship at the institution. The scholarship is named […]

"Yo Gabba Gabba! New Friends" Keeps on Rocking in the Gabba World

One of the greatest gifts Nickelodeon has given to parents is Yo Gabba Gabba!, a show that many adults seem to enjoy just as much or more than the kids who are supposed to be its target audience. Its wonderful combination of music, dancing, animation, life-size puppets, and hip attitude all combine to produce a […]

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Season 7 DVD Trailer and Stills

Lionsgate Entertainment has provided Toon Zone News with the trailer, stills, and box artwork for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 25th Anniversary Season 7 DVDs, which will go on sale on May 12, 2009. Click the image below to play the trailer (requires QuickTime): <!– Click on any of the screenshots below for a larger […]

Victoria Beckham to Guest Star on "SpongeBob SquarePants"

Victoria Beckham (a.k.a. Posh Spice of the Spice Girls) will be providing a guest voice in an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. E! Online reports that she will be providing the voice of Queen Amphitrite, “a Brit-accented goddess of the sea.” The episode is scheduled to air in the summer of 2010.

"Iron Man: Armored Adventures" Blasts Off on Nicktoons Network on April 24, 2009

Nickelodeon has announced the April 24, 2009, premiere of Iron Man: Armored Adventures on the Nicktoons network. The first two episodes will be shown back-to-back starting at 7:00 PM, with subsequent episodes airing on Fridays at 7:00 PM (all times Eastern). The new half-hour animated series will follow a teenaged Tony Stark trying to balance […]

"South Park," "SpongeBob," "Dora" Now Available via Netflix Streaming Video

Netflix and MTV Networks has announced a deal that will make South Park and several Nickelodeon shows, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Blue’s Clues, and Dora the Explorer, available on Netflix.com and on TVs via Netflix Ready Devices. The shows will be available for all Netflix subscribers with compatible equipment. The full press release follows: Netflix and […]

3-D Roundup: LA Times on Future of 3-D; BBC on "Monsters vs. Aliens" & "Coraline"

The Los Angeles Times has taken a long, hard look at the future of 3-D movies in theaters (free registration required), stating that the success of the 3-D version of DreamWorks Animation’s Monsters vs. Aliens “has directors and studio executives quickly reconsidering which, and how many, of their future film projects can be reworked into […]

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