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Toonzone Tours the Nickelodeon Animation Studios

by 90'sCartoonManon March 31, 2015
Over 20 years and 50+ different cartoon shows, Nickelodeon Animation is just as strong as it ever was. Situated in a white building with big orange letters in Burbank, California, Nickelodeon Animation Studio opened its doors to Toonzone News and other members of the press for a studio tour in anticipation of the latest addition […]
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Review: "Dora and Friends: Into the City" - Same As It Ever Was

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2014
Disappointment awaits those hoping that Nickelodeon’s top-selling Spanish-speaking moppet would get an attitude and story makeover in her new show, Dora and Friends: Into the City. Dora has gone from being an elementary school kid to a teenager, and dropped the anthropomorphic animals and sentient inanimate objects that were her friends in favor of several […]


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Peanuts, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Steve Jobs Planned as U.S. Postage Stamps

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2014
The Washington Post has uncovered a list of planned designs for upcoming U.S. postage stamps for 2014-2015, which includes Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Apple co-founder and seminal Pixar figure Steve Jobs. Rudolph is listed as “Design Approved” for release in 2014 (alongside stamps commemorating events of the Civil War, the War […]

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NY Times on Disney Junior's Pre-School Challenge to Nickelodeon

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2013
The New York Times has examined the rapid successes of Disney’s entries into the pre-school market, presenting a major challenge to Nickelodeon’s traditional dominance in that demographic. Within a year of the launch of Disney Junior as a programming block and a separate cable TV network, Disney has taken the top 3 pre-school programs while […]

Kidvid Capsule Reviews: "Green Eggs and Ham" SE Blu-ray & "Dora's Rescue in the Mermaid Kingdom"

by Ed Liuon June 27, 2012
The Green Eggs and Ham Special Edition Brings a Seussian ‘Toon to high-definition. This 70’s special is from DePatie-Freleng; For the time, the animation is quite appealing. And, of course, who doesn’t love Seuss? Only a fool or a Grump-Flappa-Roose. “The Sneetches” is a tale of how foolish racism Leads only to light wallets and […]

Pre-School Review Roundup: "Chuck and Friends," "Dinosaur Train," "Dora the Explorer"

by Ed Liuon February 21, 2012
The blurb on the back of Dinosaur Train: Eggstravaganza confirms something I had always suspected about the show: it really is based on the idea that since kids love dinosaurs and kids love trains, then a show about dinosaurs riding trains should be the most awesomest thing EVER. I don’t think it is quite the […]