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"The Last Airbender" Preview, "Ni Hao" Products at Licensing International Expo 2008

At this year’s Licensing International Expo, Nickelodeon will be hosting a special preview of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender, the live-action adaptation of Avatar the Last Airbender slated for release in July 2010. During his presentation, Shyamalan stated, “Casting has begun and we’ve seen thousands of kids.” At the Expo, Nickelodeon also announced new […]

PR: Mermaid Mystery, Batman, and The Next Star this July on YTV

MERMAID MYSTERY, BATMAN AND THE NEXT STAR THIS JULY ON YTV (June 6, 2008 – Toronto, Canada) YTV is celebrating summer to the fullest with the launch of its newest original series, The Next Star hosted by Adamo Ruggiero (Degrassi: The Next Generation), a weekend dedicated to Batman, mini-marathons of viewers’ favourite series on Canada […]

"The Animation Show": Freakery-Deakery For Freakery's Sake?

I am one of those tiresome people who complains about DreamWorks and the way it keeps releasing the same crappy movie, year after year, slapping only a new title over the fading prints. I am one of those tiresome people who wish Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon would hire someone whose idea of creativity didn’t begin […]

Toon Zone Throwdown Round 3: Top 5 Power Fights

Here at Toon Zone News, we firmly believe that non-violent solutions to Real World problems are the ones that should be actively sought out and implemented. These solutions are harder to do, but if done correctly, they will tend to be more permanent, resulting in less ancillary suffering of innocent bystanders and more long-term happiness […]

PR: M. Night Shyamalan Previews "The Last Airbender" at Nick Licensing Show Event

NEW YORK-June 10, 2008-Nickelodeon kicked off Licensing International Expo 2008 today at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center with star power, including a presentation by special guest M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Happening) and Nickelodeon Movies’ and Paramount Pictures’ executives, where attendees got a preview of Shyamalan’s July 2, 2010, theatrical film […]

PR: Hideyuki Kikuchi is Guest of Honor at NY Anime Festival

Norwalk, CT, June 9, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced Hideyuki Kikuchi — the author of the Vampire Hunter D novel series — will appear at the 2008 New York Anime Festival as a Guest of Honor and Mr. Kikuchi’s long-time friend and translator of the Vampire Hunter D books, Kevin Leahy, […]

Toon Zone Throwdown Round 1: Top 5 Bare-Knuckle Brawls

Here at Toon Zone News, we firmly believe that non-violent solutions to Real World problems are the ones that should be actively sought out and implemented. These solutions are harder to do, but if done correctly, they will tend to be more permanent, resulting in less ancillary suffering of innocent bystanders and more long-term happiness […]

"The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack" Needs a Weird Infusion, Me Hearties!

The one indisputable truth about Cartoon Network’s new series, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, is that the animation quality is stylish and top-notch, from the stop-motion animated opening credits to the mishmash of artistic styles that are used in each episode. Cartoon Network’s Chowder mixes quick stop-motion interstitials and puppets with its 2-D hand-drawn animation, […]

Briefly: H-B Treasury Award; WB's Animated Feature for India; Shyamalan Profile

* Jerry Beck’s Hanna-Barbera Treasury has won the first place (Gold) award in ForeWord Magazine‘s Book of the Year competition in the Popular Culture category. [Cartoon Brew] * The New York Times examines the career of director M. Night Shyamalan (free registration required), quoting Paramount Film Group president John Lesher on why he was selected […]

PR: Final Three Original Episodes of "Spectacular Spider-Man" Scheduled

Just three original episodes remain for the first season of “The Spectacular Spider-Man” … starting on Saturday, May 31 with the blockbuster gathering of The Sinister Six in an all-new episode entitled “Group Therapy.” Ratings for the series have continued to build over its first 10 episodes as “The Spectacular Spider-Man” has been posting tremendous […]

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