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BBC Learning and Aardman Animations Launch Competition for Schoolchildren to Score Wallace & Gromit Clips

by Ed Liuon September 19, 2012
BBC Learning and Aardman Animations have launched a new competition for small groups of primary school children to compose mini film scores to accompany a Wallace & Gromit animated clip. All shortlisted teams will win a trip to visit Aardman’s studios, and the winning entry will be recorded and broadcast on CBBC’s Blue Peter. The […]
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PR: "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Season 2 Part 1: Danger in the Deep" Coming to DVD November 13, 2012

by Ed Liuon September 19, 2012
THOSE MEDDLING KIDS AND THEIR LOVABLE DOG ARE BACK!   SCOOBY-DOO! MYSTERY INCORPORATED SEASON 2 PART 1: DANGER IN THE DEEP IS AVAILABLE ON DVD NOVEMBER 13, 2012 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO   Release Features 13 Episodes from the Hit Cartoon Network TV Series   BURBANK, CA (September 18, 2012) – Captivating new mysteries and intriguing […]

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PR: Nintendo Teams Up with Famous Females for New "Play As You Are" Campaign

by Grant Whiteon September 18, 2012
Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas Kicks Off Star-Studded Campaign Featuring Glee’s Dianna Agron and Modern Family’s  to Show How You Don’t Have to Be a Gamer to Enjoy Games on Nintendo 3DS Hand-Held REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Consumers in the United States will soon see some famous faces talking about their love for the wide array of games […]
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PR: Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition for Wii Celebrates Two Decades of Pink and Powerful Fun

by Grant Whiteon September 17, 2012
Nintendo Marks 20th Anniversary of Iconic Kirby Character with Special Wii Release Featuring Many Classic Games and a Wealth of Commemorative Content REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Twenty years ago, video game fans were introduced for the first time to Nintendo’s iconic Kirby™ character. Now fans can celebrate the 20th anniversary of the pink and powerful hero with Kirby’s Dream Collection: […]

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Review: "Chuck and Friends: Monster Rally" and "Dinosaur Train: Big, Big, Big" == Big Family Fun

by Ed Liuon September 17, 2012
The Adventures of Chuck and Friends: Monster Rally provides another 10 episodes of fun with the Hub’s anthropomorphic dump truck and his assorted automotive friends. While I wasn’t quite as impressed with this disc as I was with the first one, Chuck and Friends is still consistently fun, gentle, and family-friendly for everyone in the […]
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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 Grant Whiteon 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 […]