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3-D Roundup: LA Times on Future of 3-D; BBC on "Monsters vs. Aliens" & "Coraline"

The Los Angeles Times has taken a long, hard look at the future of 3-D movies in theaters (free registration required), stating that the success of the 3-D version of DreamWorks Animation’s Monsters vs. Aliens “has directors and studio executives quickly reconsidering which, and how many, of their future film projects can be reworked into […]

"Coraline"'s Henry Selick Gets Tex Avery Animation Award from AFI

The American Film Institute has awarded its Tex Avery Animation Award to Henry Selick, director of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline, at the AFI’s Dallas International Film Festival. Local station WXII spoke with Selick briefly about the award and the legacy of Tex Avery, the labor of love in making Coraline, and the challenges […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Wins Peabody Award

The Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia announced the list of winners of the 2008 George Foster Peabody Awards, a prestigious award celebrating the best of electronic media. Among the eclectic list of winners is Nickelodeon’s anime-influenced action cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. The ceremony, hosted by […]

YTV and Treehouse Announce Highlights for May 2009

Corus Kids has announced programming highlights for May 2009 on YTV and Treehouse. YTV will be hosting “SpongeOdd Day” on May 18, 2009, with back-to-back episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants and The Fairly OddParents, leading up to the premiere of The Fairly OddParents episode “BIRTHDAY BASHED/MOMNIPRESENT.” Meanwhile, Treehouse will be airing a selection of Mother’s Day-themed […]

"SpongeBob vs. the Big One" Premieres April 17, 2009 on Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon will debut the new episode “SpongeBob vs. the Big One” on Friday, April 17, 2009, at 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). Johnny Depp guest-stars as “Jack Kahuna Laguna,” a surfing expert who must teach the marooned SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward to surf the infamous “Big One” back to Bikini Bottom. “SpongeBob vs. the Big One” is […]

'SpongeBob' and 'Madagascar 2' Winners at Nick's Kids Choice Awards

The winners of the animation-related categories of Nick’s 2009 Kids Choice Awards are as follows: Favorite Cartoon Phineas and Ferb Winner: SpongeBob SquarePants The Fairly OddParents The Simpsons Favorite Animated Movie Bolt Kung Fu Panda Winner: Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa Wall-E Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Ben Stiller Winner: Jack Black Jim Carrey […]

Animation News from the 2009 Cartoon Network Upfront (UPDATED 12:57 PM with images)

The Cartoon Network 2009 Upfront is finished! Check below for news about all the new and returning shows, with images (click any image to enlarge), or click here to read the Cartoon Network press release for this year’s upfront. UPDATE 11:45 AM Returning series include Star Wars: Clone Wars, Chowder, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, […]

VIZ Media Announces May/June '09 Releases: Bleach, Pokémon, Naruto

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VIZ Media has announced their upcoming DVD release schedule for May and June 2009, which will include new volumes of Bleach, the first volume of Death Note Re-Light, and new boxed sets for Naruto and Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. The full press release follows. VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES DIVERSE COLLECTION OF NEW DVD RELEASES FOR MAY […]

"Variety" on Nickelodeon Rebranding; Animation Insider on the Upfront (UPDATED)

Variety has taken a look at the long-expected rebranding of the Nickelodeon networks, where Noggin will be renamed Nick Jr. and the N will become TeeNick. The announcement was made officially at last Thursday’s Nickelodeon upfront, which also hosted a preview of Michael Eisner’s new stop-motion animated series Glenn Martin, DDS. UPDATED March 17, 2009: […]

Tom Kenny To Host 2009 ELAN Awards

Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob SquarePants) will be hosting the 3rd Annual ELAN Awards, an international event “honoring the talent behind video games, animation, and visual effects.” Kenny, who has already been declared an ELAN winner for “Best Voice Over in an Animated Production,” says of hosting the event, “Since my kids are far too […]

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