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SDCC2008: "Avatar" Panel Report

by Eileen Cruzon July 26, 2008
Toon Zone sat in on the panel for Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender, which was dominated by a screening of parts 3 and 4 of the “Sozin’s Comet” season finale. In attendance were show co-creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, and director Joaquim Dos Santos. The panel was moderated by Roland Poindexter, VP Original Programming, […]

Toon Zone Interviews Joaquim Dos Santos on Directing "Avatar"

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2008
Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender built its reputation at least partially through its dazzling displays of animated martial-arts. However, fans of the show may have noticed that the action sequences started getting larger, more intricate, and more creative somewhere around the middle of Book 2. The exceptionally sharp-eyed may have also noticed that Joaquim Dos […]

Toon Zone Interviews Larry Schwarz on "Three Delivery"

by Ed Liuon June 27, 2008
Over the span of his career, Larry Schwarz has worn many hats. He began his career in show business as a child actor and stand-up comic. Later, he moved on to publishing with the seasonal H Magazine aimed at the Hamptons and as the CEO of VIAM Communications, which published the Vietnam Business Journal and […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" The Complete Book 3 Announced

by Classic Speedyon May 28, 2008
The third season (aka Book 3: Fire) of Avatar: The Last Airbender will be released on 9/16/08. It has a running time of 8 hours 20 minutes, and will most likely be five DVDs. No other info is yet available. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com ]

"SpongeBob" Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

by Ed Liuon May 15, 2008
A lawsuit brought by Fairfield artist claiming he invented SpongeBob SquarePants has been dismissed (read Toon Zone News’ original coverage here). U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston wrote that artist Troy Walker had not proven that his comic strip, “Mr. Bob Spongee, The Unemployeed Sponge,” was the basis of Stephen Hillenburg’s animated character, noting that […]

Manhattan, Pittsburgh Museums to Host Kid-Themed Exhibits

by Maxie Zeuson May 14, 2008
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan will open “Adventures of Dora and Diego,” a new exhibit inspired by the two TV series, on May 20, Nickelodeon said today. The exhibit will include two environments: a Diego-themed set focusing on animal habitats and wildlife, and a Dora-themed set focusing on problem-solving and Hispanic culture. The opening will […]

Newsarama on Nicktoons' "Speed Racer: The Next Generation"

by Ed Liuon May 4, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has taken a look at the new Speed Racer: The Next Generation series that debuted this past weekend on the Nicktoons Network. The article mentions how strong DVD sales of the original series led to the new series and also goes into how the Animation Collective got the assignment to revive Speed […]

Nick Jr. Gets Buggy with New "Diego," "Backyardigan" Episodes in May

by Maxie Zeuson April 23, 2008
Nick Jr. will premiere new episodes of Go, Diego, Go! and The Backyardigans during a special week of bug-themed episodes beginning Monday, May 12, the network said today. The event will kick off with “What’s Bugging You?” on The Backyardigans and “It’s a Bug’s World” on Go, Diego, Go! on Monday at 9:00am and 9:30am […]

Toon Zone News Interviews Bryan Konietzko & Mike DiMartino on "Avatar the Last Airbender"

by Ed Liuon April 22, 2008
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

by Ed Liuon April 20, 2008
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 […]