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Katzenberg Planning Shrek 4 and 5 to Finish the Franchise

In an interview with Australia’s The Age, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg stated that he intends to make Shrek 4 and 5 to wrap up the franchise of movies. Katzenberg also discusses the scathing critical response to Shrek the Third, as well as his general feelings towards the business, DreamWorks, and the current American political […]

Marv Wolfman Interviewed on "The Condor" and "Teen Titans: The Judas Contract"

Newsarama.com has interviewed comics and animation writer Marv Wolfman about his script for Stan Lee’s The Condor and the progress of the new animated direct-to-video movie Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, based on the comic book story arc written by Wolfman with artwork by George Perez.

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Complete Book 2 on 9/11/07

Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender will be getting a full season DVD set of Book 2, much like Book 1 did. It will be a 5-disc set and contain all 20 episodes from Book 2. The fifth disc will be a bonus disc and will detail Aang’s conquest to master the four elements. It is […]

A Note of Recognition for....the Top 5 Mothers in Animation

In honor of Mother’s Day, the staff of Toon Zone News decided to put together a list of the top 5 animated mothers. This turned out to be a surprisingly challenging task. Single-parent families and orphans appear with great regularity in animation, and those parental figures that do make it into the final products are […]

THQ Announces a Full Slate of Nickelodeon Video Games

THQ Entertainment has announced a full slate of video games based on some of the biggest Nickelodeon properties. Nicktoons 2007 (Working title) – Players take on Professor Calamitous as he creates an army of evil toys based on the Nicktoons Heroes. Features the largest character selection of a Nickelodeon game yet, including characters from Spongebob […]

PR: THQ Announces Robust Product Slate for 2007 Based on Nickelodeon's Biggest Hits

El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera to Make Its Video Game Debut; Avatar: The Burning Earth to Become First Nickelodeon Title for Xbox 360™ THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced the company’s 2007 Nickelodeon video game lineup. The upcoming portfolio will include the debut of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, as well as […]

"Avatar" Co-Creators Mike DiMartino & Bryan Konietzko Interviewed (UPDATED Apr 30)

AvatarSpirit.net has posted part 1 of a 3-part interview with Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, co-creators of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. There was a general embargo of information on season 3 of the show, but the pair still discuss how much of the show was planned in advance, how much Internet fan reaction influences […]

PR: Nicktoons Network Animation Festival Announces 4th Annual Call for Entries

NICKTOONS NETWORK ANIMATION FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FOURTH ANNUAL WORLDWIDE CALL FOR ENTRIES APRIL 1 THROUGH JUNE 1 Festival of Top Animated Shorts to Roll Out On-Air August 26 through 31 NEW YORK – April 2, 2007 – Calling all animators! Nicktoons Network, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour animation network, in partnership with Frederator Studios, the festival’s production house, are […]

Oswald, Classic Donald, and Disneyland in New Disney Treasures DVDs

Buena Vista Home Entertainment has announced the next three Walt Disney Treasures DVDs, which will be arriving in stores on December 11, 2007. The discs will include Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, containing the silent short films made from 1926 – 1927; Chronological Donald, Volume 3, containing Donald Duck short films from 1947 – 1950; and […]

"Avatar" Wins Humane Society of US Award

AvatarSpirit.net for the “Appa’s Lost Days” episode. The Genesis Award is given to “honor works from the big screen, the small screen and from print media – news and entertainment that convey the message of respect and compassion for animals.” (via AvatarSpirit.net)

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