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

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

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

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"

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

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"

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 […]

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