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"Super Hero Squad Show" Season 2 Vol 3: How the Squaddies Got Their Groove Back

With the third DVD of The Super Hero Squad Show Season 2, the Thanos plot of “The Infinity Gauntlet” story seems to come to an end, subbing in a surprising replacement for the season’s big bad guy. The previous DVD left a much less positive aftertaste than earlier volumes of the show, mostly because it […]

The Legend of Korra - "The Revelation" Episode 3 Recap

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An early morning training session with Mako and Bolin teaches Korra about the hardships of the brothers’ lives, and presents the Fire Ferrets with a new problem: a 30,000 yuan entry fee for the pro-bending playoffs. Bolin’s attempt to earn the money legitimately ends prematurely when he encounters an old acquaintance from the Triple Threat […]

"My Little Pony FIM": "A Canterlot Wedding" Isn't Quite a Match Made in Heaven

Suffice it to say that, for various reasons not relevant to a critical notice, I don’t get to watch American cartoons except when they get shipped to me for review. So, my only background to My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic‘s “A Canterlot Wedding” (my goodness, that’s a lot of words to use when identifying […]

"Beware the Batman" Teaser Reel Released

Warner Bros. Animation has released the following video teaser for Beware the Batman, the new CGI animated Batman TV series coming to Cartoon Network’s DC Nation block: OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously […]

The Legend of Korra - "A Leaf in the Wind" Episode 2 Recap

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Avatar Korra’s first day on Air Temple Island has not gone well, first when Master Tenzin rejects her idea to see a pro-bending match and then when she utterly fails at her first Airbending lesson: navigating an obstacle course of spinning wooden doors without touching any of them. The tension between Korra and Tenzin only […]

PR: "Legend of Korra" Premiere Draws 4.5M Viewers

DEBUT OF NICKELODEON’S THE LEGEND OF KORRA DRAWS 4.5 MILLION VIEWERS, RANKS AS BASIC CABLE’S NUMBER-ONE KIDS’ SHOW AND THE TOP ANIMATED SERIES FOR THE WEEK NEW YORK-April 17, 2012-Nickelodeon’s highly anticipated premiere of The Legend of Korra (Saturday, April 14, 11a.m. ET/PT), scored a strong 4.5 million total viewers, ranking as basic cable’s number-one […]

The Legend of Korra - "Welcome to Republic City" Episode 1 Recap

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The dream of Avatar Aang for peace and harmony among nations has become embodied in Republic City: former Fire Nation colonies in the Earth Kingdom where people of all nations can live and work together in a massive metropolis. After Aang’s passing, the mantle of the Avatar passes to Korra, a headstrong waterbender who shows […]

PR: Nicktoons Debuts New Animated Comedy Series "Wild Grinders" from Skateboard Pro Rob Dyrdek on April 27, 2012

NICKTOONS DEBUTS NEW ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES, WILD GRINDERS FROM SKATEBOARD PRO ROB DYRDEK, ON FRIDAY, APRIL 27, AT 7:00PM (click to enlarge) NEW YORK- April 12, 2012 – Professional skateboarder and entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek (star of MTV’s Rob & Big, Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness) brings a cartoon comedy, set against the exciting backdrop of the […]

Toonzone News Interviews Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, Co-Creators of "The Legend of Korra"

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Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko launched a genuine phenomenon in 2005 with Avatar the Last Airbender, melding influences from Japanese anime, Western hero’s journey epics, and Chinese wuxia tales to craft an action-adventure series that was unlike any other. The pair’s animation bona fides extended well before the debut of Avatar the Last Airbender, though. […]

"The Legend of Korra" Recaptures the Avatar Spirit

Nickelodeon has another hit on its hands. The wait was worth it; The Legend of Korra has all the makings of a pitch-perfect sequel to the wildly successful Avatar: The Last Airbender. Avatar was blessed with a variety of memorable characters and it was grand in scale, yet it also had a strong element of […]

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