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PR: Nickelodeon Premieres Brand-New Animated series "Robot & Monster" August 4, 2012; New Video Clip Released

by Ed Liuon August 4, 2012
NICKELODEON PREMIERES BRAND-NEW ANIMATED SERIES ROBOT & MONSTER SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, AT 11:00 AM (ET/PT) Nickelodeon’s brand-new CG-animated buddy comedy, Robot & Monster, premieres on Saturday, August 4 at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT) and follows the friendship and adventures of the most unlikely best-friend duo, Robot, a mechanical and self-proclaimed genius, and Monster, a happy-go-lucky organic.  […]

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PR: Nickelodeon Greenlights 14 New Live-Action and Animated Series, TV Movies, and Pilots

by Ed Liuon August 3, 2012
NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS 14 NEW LIVE-ACTION AND ANIMATED SERIES, TV MOVIES AND PILOTS NEW YORK (August 3, 2012) – Nickelodeon announced today that it has greenlit over a dozen new live-action, animation and TV movie projects – featuring top creative talent in front of and behind the camera, iconic characters from its most popular series and […]
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NY Times on Disney's "Doc McStuffins" and Diversity

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2012
Facebook, a new animated series which premiered on the Disney Channel in March and has gone on to ratings and merchandising success, defying conventional wisdom that non-white lead characters in animated series are not as successful in either. The show and its young African-American female lead character has made an extremely positive impression on many […]

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Review: "Twinkle Toes" Movie Has Little Flash, Less Substance

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2012
I can’t say I was optimistic on hearing that Skechers shoes were going to be expanding their animated TV ads into feature-length direct-to-video movies. I’m not reflexively against merchandise-based cartoons, but shoes just don’t seem to spark the imagination in the same way that dolls, action figures, or even board games can. Consequently, it’s not […]
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PR: "Tom & Jerry: Tricks and Treats" Available on DVD on September 4, 2012

by Ed Liuon July 31, 2012
IT’S CHILLS AND THRILLS THIS HALLOWEEN WITH EVERYONE’S FAVORITE ANIMATED CAT AND MOUSE DUO IN TOM & JERRY: TRICKS AND TREATS AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO  Collection Features 20 High-Spirited Animated Cartoons Plus Two Bonus Cartoons BURBANK, CA (July 30, 2012) – Get set for a ghoulishly good time with that tussling twosome, Tom […]

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Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance Fun in NYC

by Eileen Cruzon July 31, 2012
Square-Enix held the Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance launch event at the Nintendo store in New York City on Saturday to celebrate the release of  the game to the Nintendo 3DS on July 31, 2012. Approximately 2,000 fans showed up for a chance to purchase the game, receive special gifts only available at the event (t-shirts, […]
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PR: "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Jake Saves Bucky" Primetime Special to Premiere on Sept 19, 2012

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2012
“JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES: JAKE SAVES BUCKY” PRIMETIME SPECIAL FEATURING PETER PAN TO PREMIERE ON INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 ON DISNEY CHANNEL   “Playing with Skully” Short-Form Series Starring the Voice of David Arquette To Debut Disney Junior will debut the primetime special “Jake and the Never Land […]

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PR: "Transformers Rescue Bots: Roll to the Rescue" Coming to DVD on October 2, 2012

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2012
When you’re in need, they’re the first to be on the scene… Kids, get ready to roll out with the TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS! TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: ROLL TO THE RESCUE OWN IT ON DVD THIS OCTOBER 2, 2012 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY KIDS From the creators of TRANSFORMERS PRIME comes an all-new animated series TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS, created specifically […]
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Review: "Hey Arnold" Season 2 Part 2: Diary of a Wimpish Kid

by Maxie Zeuson July 30, 2012
Hey Arnold Season 2, Part 2, released just last week, collects ten more episodes of the classic Nickelodeon series. Whatever else one might say about the show, it is remarkably consistent in both tone and quality. The merits of any of the show’s particular compilation sets depend upon the episodes collected. Hey Arnold is a […]