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Vandals Love SpongeBob

Vandals painted a ten-foot tall picture of SpongeBob SquarePants on the chimney of a historic Forest Service cabin in the Pike National Service, the Associated Press reports. The Forest Service estimates it will cost several thousand dollars to scrub the image from the building.

Toon Zone Picks the Top 5 Iconic Cars of Animation

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! To commemorate the double-header of the new Speed Racer cartoon on the Nicktoons network and the live-action movie by the Wachowski brothers, the staff of Toon Zone News has put together our list of the top iconic animated cars. We’ve limited our to 5 in honor of Speed Racer’s […]

ICv2 Lists Top Ten Anime & Manga Properties For Early 2008

According to ICv2, the top ten anime properties for the first couple months of 2008 are: 1) Appleseed Ex Machina 2) Dragon Ball Z 3) Naruto 4) Devil May Cry 5) Death Note 6) Pokemon 7) Witchblade 8) Bleach 9) Fullmetal Alchemist 10) Afro Samurai As for manga… 1) Naruto 2) Death Note 3) Bleach […]

"Haruka" Volume 1: A Rip-Off In More Ways Than One

Kagome, an everyday school girl, is transported via a time-traveling well into the Sengoku period of Hyrule’s history. With the Blue Dragon, White Tigerzord, Ho-oh Pokemon, and Tor the Shuttlezord sealed away, the mystical Dragonballs are now in the hands of eight guardians. Only Kagome, now the Priestess of the Eternal Dragon, can decide the […]

Briefly: Ottawa Int'l Film Fest Deadline Approaching; YTV & Treehouse on iTunes

* Canada’s Corus Entertainment reports that several YTV and Treehouse shows, such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Avatar, and Dora the Explorer, are now available on Canada’s iTunes store. [Corus Entertainment] * The Ottawa International Animation Festival is reminding filmmakers that the entry deadline to submit work for consideration for the 2008 event is June 1, 2008. […]

"The Mighty B": Needs More Honey

Whether The Mighty B!, Nickelodeon’s newest animated series, entertains or irritates you will probably depend on far you can identify with—or even stomach—its main character. That shouldn’t be a surprise, really: it is, after all, a star vehicle, of a sort. The series is executive produced by Amy Poehler, who also voices Bessie Higgenbottom, the […]

PR: Corus Entertainment's YTV and Treehouse Come to iTunes

CORUS ENTERTAINMENT’S YTV AND TREEHOUSE COME TO iTUNES (April 23, 2008 – Toronto , Canada ) Leading Canadian kids broadcaster Corus Entertainment is pleased to announce that a line-up of seven hit Nickelodeon series, seen exclusively in Canada on YTV and Treehouse, are now available on iTunes. This is one of the first initiatives stemming […]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 6: Cowadunga

As I’ve said before, revisiting the sacred cows of one’s childhood can lead to mixed feelings. For me, in the case of Thundercats, it was worth it. Yes, that show has its undoubted flaws, but I can forgive them; it has just enough virtues, and I’ve enough warm, fuzzy feelings, to smooth over the cracks. […]

Toon Zone News Interviews Bryan Konietzko & Mike DiMartino on "Avatar the Last Airbender"

Since meeting as students at the Rhode Island School of Design, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko’s professional careers intersected several times when they finally got a chance to pitch their own action-adventure TV series to Nickelodeon. According to the Not Just Cartoons, Nicktoons! volume, the pair broke all the rules on how you’re supposed […]

NYCC 2008: Bouncing Off the Walls at "The Mighty B!" Panel

Two of the three creators of Nickelodeon’s The Mighty B! were on hand at New York Comic Con to discuss their new show. Artist Erik Wiese and writer Cyntha True were joined by moderator Megan Casey from Nickelodeon to talk about their creations: young Bessie Higgenbottom and her friends. Unfortunately, the third member of the […]

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