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64th Annual Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Award Winners: "Penguins of Madagascar," "Regular Show", "Futurama", & More

by Ed Liuon September 16, 2012
The 64th Annual Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Award winners have been announced, with the following animated TV shows winning awards: OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM: The Penguins of Madagascar: “The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole” (Nickelodeon) OUTSTANDING SHORT-FORMAT ANIMATED PROGRAM: Regular Show: “Eggscellent” (Cartoon Network) OUTSTANDING VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE: Maurice LaMarche as Clamps, Donbot, Hyperchicken, Calculon, […]
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PR: Nintendo Announces Nov. 18 Launch Date and Details for Revolutionary Wii U Console

by HellCaton September 13, 2012
Nintendo Announces Nov. 18 Launch Date and Details for Revolutionary Wii U Console More Than 50 Games Confirmed for Launch Window, Including Super Mario Bros., Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed Titles New Nintendo TVii Application to Change the Way Viewers Experience TV and Video Content Using Wii U GamePad Controller REDMOND, Wash.–(Wii U™)– Nintendo today revealed full details about […]

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Analyst States Nickelodeon is Underperforming, Needs to Improve Programming

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2012
Pivotal Research Group analyst Brian Wieser wrote that the Nickelodeon cable network is “dragging (parent company) Viacom down” by underperforming in ratings compared to many of its competitors. Wieser’s analysis states that TV viewership among kids 2-11 has been up in the past 10 months, but not at Nickelodeon, and added that, “Kids have not […]
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Variety on Cartoon Network's Offbeat New Shows

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2012
Variety has taken a look at Cartoon Network’s sponsoring of more offbeat animated fare, including Adventure Time and Regular Show, and the new newly announced series Uncle Grandpa and Steven Universe. The article credits Chief Content Officer Rob Sorcher for championing these new shows created by a generation of animators who grew up with Cartoon […]

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Tobey Maguire and Fox to Adapt "Cardboard" Graphic Novel

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2012
Variety reports that Fox’s WedgeWorks banner and Tobey Maguire’s production company Material Pictures have optioned the recently-published graphic novel Cardboard by writer/artist Doug TenNapel (Earthworm Jim). The graphic novel centers on an impoverished widower who gives his young son a disappointing birthday gift of a cardboard box. The pair turn the box into a boxer […]
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PR: "Kaijudo" Marathon, Premiere Episodes of "Transformers Prime" & "Care Bears" on the Hub on Sept 14-15, 2012

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2012
*TUNE-IN ALERT* KICK IT UP A NOTCH THIS SATURDAY FOR A SPECIAL KAIJUDO: RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS MARATHON AND ALL-NEW EPISODE ONLY ON THE HUB! ALSO TUNE-IN FOR ALL-NEW EPISODES OF TRANSFORMERS PRIME, FRIDAY AT 7 PM ET AND CARE BEARS: WELCOME TO CARE-A-LOT, SATURDAY AT 8 AM ET Saturday, September 15, 12-2:30 pm […]

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PR: "My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic: Adventures in the Crystal Empire" Coming to DVD on December 4, 2012

by Ed Liuon September 11, 2012
MY LITTLE PONY – FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: ADVENTURES IN THE CRYSTAL EMPIRE AVAILABLE DECEMBER 4 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Adventures in the Crystal Empire is coming to DVD December 4th from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios! Adventures in the Crystal Empire includes 5 episodes from the beloved Friendship Is Magic series. […]
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PR: Purchase Pokémon Black Version 2 or Pokémon White Version 2 Early To Take Part In Distribution For Mythical Pokémon Genesect

by HellCaton September 10, 2012
Sept. 10, 2012 REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 10, 2012 – The release of the Pokémon Black Version 2 andPokémon White Version 2 games for the Nintendo DS family of systems is quickly approaching, and Nintendo is giving fans yet another reason to be excited about their Oct. 7 launch. Consumers who purchase either of the new games early will have the opportunity to […]

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Disney Threatens Legal Action Over "Misleading" DVD Releases

by Ed Liuon September 10, 2012
The Guardian reports that Disney is threatening legal action against Brightspark Entertainment over what Disney terms “misleading” budget DVD releases that are packaged to look like animated films from Disney or Pixar. Disney specifically cited Braver, whose DVD cover shares a red-haired princess in a green dress with Disney/Pixar’s Brave movie posters. Other titles released […]
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DreamWorks Animation Unveils 12-Picture Slate to Run Through 2016; Fox Gives Dates for "Epic" and "Rio 2"

by Ed Liuon September 10, 2012
DreamWorks Animation, SKG, Inc. has announced an ambitious 12-film slate, scheduling the dozen films for release through 2016. The films include a number of sequels and new projects: The Croods (March 22, 2013) Turbo (July 19, 2013) Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Nov. 1, 2013) Me and My Shadow (March 14, 2014) How to Train Your Dragon 2 (June 20, 2014) […]