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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: "Edgar & Ellen" Panel Delivers Object Lesson in Proper Pranking

Pranksters of all ages were welcome at Nickelodeon’s Edgar & Ellen panel at New York Comic Con on Sunday. The panel was hosted by Sara Berliner of Star Farm, with illustrator Rick Carton and his brother and show writer Billy Carton in attendance. Attendees also got a free Edgar & Ellen book signed by Rick […]

New "Speed Racer" Toon Premiering on May 2

Speed Racer: The Next Generation will premiere on Nicktoons Network on Friday, May 2, at 7:00pm (ET), the network said today. The ninety-minute premiere will revolve around Speed, an orphan who discovers he is the son of Speed Racer after he arrives at the Racing Academy. He then uses his father’s schematics to build a […]

"Avatar" Media Flyer Posts Inaccurate Dates for New Episodes (UPDATED)

(UPDATED April 11, 2008) Nickelodeon has contacted Toon Zone News to state that information in a media flyer available on-line is out-of-date and inaccurate. There is still no information on when new episodes of Avatar will air, and no new information about future Avatar projects yet. (Original story follows, with link to flyer removed) Avatar: […]

"The Mighty B!" Premiering April 26

The Mighty B!, a new animated series starring Saturday Night Live‘s Amy Poehler, will premiere on Nickelodeon on Saturday, April 26, at 10:30am (ET/PT), the network said today. The series centers on the adventures of the ambitious Bessie Higgenbottom, a member of the Honeybee scout troop determined to win every Honeybee badge. Andy Richter plays […]

New "Wonder Pets" Episodes, DVD Due Week of April 21

The Wonder Pets! will travel to Liverpool in “Save the Beetles!”, a primetime musical special that will premiere on Monday, April 21, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, the network said today. The mini-operetta by Spamalot‘s Larry Hochman will have the team rescuing the bug band The Beetles after their yellowish submarine becomes tangled in […]

Nickelodeon Finishes First in Quarter Among Kid Viewers

Nickelodeon finished first among all kid demographics in the first quarter of 2008, the network said today. The network had the top five kid programs and increased its ratings across the board. Among kids 2-11 the network had 1.3 million viewers, beating the Disney Channel’s 923,000 and Cartoon Network’s 566,000. In the 6-11 demographic, Nickelodeon […]

CG Puppets to Battle in "Stitch-Up Showdown"

Nickelodeon International has commissioned Stitch-Up Showdown, a CG-animated series about daredevil sock-puppet warriors, from Blue-Zoo Productions, World Screen reports. The series, to be directed and produced by Adam Shaw and Oli Hyatt, will premiere in May.

"Pest of West" to Air April 11; Coming to DVD April 15

Nickelodeon will air the SpongBob SquarePants half-hour special “Pest of the West” on Friday, April 11, at 8:00pm (ET/PT), the network said today. The special tells of SpongeBob’s ancestor, SpongeBuck, who fought off Dead Eye Plankton when the latter took control of Bikini Gulch. TurboNick, the network’s broadband video service at nick.com, will air song […]

Nick Orders New Eps of "SpongeBob," "OddParents" and Other Series

Nickelodeon has ordered 26 new episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants and 20 new episodes of The Fairly OddParents, the network said today. In addition, the network has picked up another 20 episodes of Back at the Barnyard, the TV spinoff of the animated movie that is currently the channel’s number-two animated series with kids 2-11. Nick […]

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