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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)

"G.I. Joe: Resolute" to Premiere on Adult Swim on April 25, 2009 (UPDATED 04/17)

Hasbro has announced that the new micro-series G.I. Joe: Resolute will premiere on April 25, 2009, at midnight on Adult Swim and on-line. The 60 minutes of content will be broken up into 10 5-minute installments and one 10-minute finale. The series was written by Warren Ellis, animated by Titmouse Studios, and directed by Joaquim […]

"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 […]

Newsarama on 80 Years of Warner Bros. Animation

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has taken a look at the 80th anniversary of Warner Bros. Animation, interspersing comments from Bruce Timm and James Tucker on their work for the studio in between a historical overview of the institution.

Shout! Factory to Distribute "G.I. Joe," "Transformers," "My Little Pony"

The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Shout! Factory has signed a deal with Hasbro which will bring DVD sets of the 1980′s cartoons G.I. Joe, The Transformers, and the direct-to-video movie My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure. The Transformers: The Complete First Season – 25th Anniversary Edition will be released on DVD on June 16, […]

Canadian Animation: Looking for a Place to Happen

Front Cover Back Cover From cover to cover, Looking for a Place to Happen is a fantastic read. I enjoy jumping into a thought-provoking book on a subject in which I am not well versed, and which both expands my knowledge of that subject and encourages further exploration of the topic. Canadian Animation: Looking for […]

"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 […]

"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 […]

"Gulliver's Travels" Blu-ray, or How Not to Do Animation Squash and Stretch

In the 1930′s, the big animation rivalry was between the West Coast’s Walt Disney and the East Coast’s Max and Dave Fleischer. The Fleischers were probably even more popular than Disney at the time, with their Betty Boop and Popeye shorts making both characters into pop culture icons with their witty and subversive style and […]

"Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder" Hits Comedy Central on April 26, 2009

Comedy Central has announced that they will be airing the fourth Futurama direct-to-video movie Into the Wild Green Yonder on Sunday, April 26, 2009, at 9:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). The movie follows the crew of the Planet Express as a new green age is threatened by the emergence of an ancient force of darkness and Amy’s […]

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