Press Release: Foster’s Home Gives Thanks for Friends in First Feature Movie

by Ed Liuon October 26, 2006
Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends Gives Thanks for Friends in First Feature Movie Premiere of “Good Wilt Hunting” and a hearty helping of episodes on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23 Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends is full of thanks this Thanksgiving with the premiere of its first ever one-hour Cartoon Network Studios original movie, “Good Wilt […]

Matt Wayne Casts a "Storm" With Hellboy

by Stuon October 25, 2006
After you unleash an army of supervillains upon the Justice League, where do you go from there as a writer? Straight to Hell, apprantly. Toon Zone News managed to catch up with Hellboy: Swords Of Storms screenplay writer Matt Wayne via e-mail to talk about his work on the movie, which will air this Saturday. […]

"Persepolis" Animated Production Blog and Stills On-line

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2006
A production weblog has been started for Persepolis, an animated film based on the graphic novel memoirs of the same name by Marjane Satrapi. The weblog will track Satrapi’s progress as the days of her youth in post-revolution Iran are chronicled in animated form. Several still photos from the film are available on the official […]

DreamWorks and Nickelodeon to Produce "Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda" Toons

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2006
Animation World Network is reporting that Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation are teaming up to produce new shows based on the Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda CGI feature films. No details were given on debut dates.

Nicktoons Shows Now Available on iTunes

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2006
Animation World Network is stating that Nicktoons Network will be launching new content on the iTunes Store, including their new Skyland cartoon that debuts on November 18. All offerings will be $1.99, and presumably season discounts will be available.

Class of 3000, Nick’s Skyland, and King of the Hill Renewal at Animated Shorts

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2006
This week’s Animated Shorts column at covers three major news events in the animated world: the upcoming debut of Class of 3000 on Cartoon Network and of Skyland on the Nicktoons network, the renewal of Fox’s King of the Hill for an 11th season, and the addition of Basilisk and Gunslinger Girl to the […]

The Existential Angst of "Hello Kitty: Stump Village" Vol. 1

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2006
It could have been a recipe for disaster. In 2005, Sanrio began work on a new cartoon for their top-licensed character, the charming but aloof Hello Kitty. Following the current trend of “re-imagining” classic series, the producers chose to abandon all the prior continuity of her earlier animated incarnations, opting instead for a 3-D stop-motion […]

"Hello Kitty" Is Taking Over the World…Starting With Disney

by Dukeon October 25, 2006
When people think of Disney, they think of old childhood stories re-imagined into major motion pictures that the whole family can enjoy (the quality of said films will be saved for another time). When people think of Hello Kitty, they think of a mass-merchandised Japanese icon that’s so popular it even has its own store […]

Toon Disney to Present "Bambi II" and "Kronk’s New Groove" Next Month

by Zeddon October 25, 2006
This November, Toon Disney will present the world television premiere of Bambi II, as well as the basic cable premiere of Kronk’s New Groove. Times and descriptions follow: Friday, November 3 (5:00pm – 7:00pm, ET/PT): “Bambi II,” the return of one of the silver screen’s most cherished characters Bambi, makes its world television premiere on […]

"The Replacements" Scores Impressive Ratings for Disney Channel

by Zeddon October 25, 2006
Disney Channel’s original animated series The Replacements finished as TV’s most watched series (broadcast & basic cable) the week of October 9-15 in Kids 6-11 (1.39 million/5.7 rating) with the episode “Halloween Spirits” that aired on Saturday, October 14. Since its premiere, The Replacements is the #1 animated series on Disney Channel with the key […]