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PR: Boo! YTV has Ghostly Favourites this Halloween

BOO! YTV HAS GHOSTLY FAVOURITES THIS HALLOWEEN (October 6, 2008 – Toronto, Canada) This Halloween, YTV is giving viewers a trick-or-treat bagful of reasons to tune in each and every day, with non-stop programming including special movies, themed episodes and classics – great shows to make viewers go boo! Highlights include: Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride […]

"Dora Saves the Snow Princess" & "Celebrates 3 Kings Day," but Diego Has All the Fun

By now, the runaway success of Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer makes it all but critic-proof. I very much doubt that anything I write will be able to sway a pre-schooler who wants Mommy or Daddy to buy the new DVDs Dora Saves the Snow Princess or Dora Celebrates Three Kings Day!, or the newest DVD […]

"SpongeBob SquarePants" Spongicus Special Coming to DVD

A new 90-minute SpongeBob SquarePants episode, titled “Spongicus” (a parody of “Sparticus”) is coming to DVD on 1/27/09. No price or special material has yet been announced. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com ]

Walt Disney Presents "Sleeping Beauty" DVD Restoration Sample Images

In advance of the Sleeping Beauty 2-disc Platinum Edition DVD and Blu-ray disc release, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released eight sample images from the newly remastered DVD, which we’ve paired off with the comparable frame from the 2003 2-disc Special Edition DVD release for comparison purposes. Click on each thumbnail image to see […]

The Passions of Henry Selick: A "Coraline" Interview

The last stop in my tour of Laika Animation was to have a sitdown with Henry Selick himself, the great stop-motion animator and the writer/director of this project. Henry’s a guarded guy, but he was willing to be open with us and answer our questions with great insight and humor. In this roundtable interview, Henry […]

On Set with "Coraline": A Tour Through Laika Animation

The building that housed upwards of 57 active sets in tandem for a stop-motion animated film (a new record, by the way) is an inconspicuous-looking building several miles outside of Portland, Oregon. There’s nothing so ostentatious as the kind of studios you’d find in Hollywood, be it a Warner Bros water tower or a massive […]

"The Secret Saturdays": An Uncertain Finding

The Secret Saturdays, Cartoon Network’s newest action series, is about the adventures of the Saturdays —yes, the show is named after its protagonists—who are a family of cryptozoologists: the people who study legendary animals called cryptids. Like Indiana Jones, the family are also adventurers who often find themselves in sticky situations. When V. V. Argost […]

"The Clone Wars" Gets a Strong Start in Premiere

It was about a decade ago that I became a Star Wars fan. Ironically, it was because of the widely loathed Special Editions. I got pretty into it, eagerly savouring new information and merchandise. However, by the time of 2002′s Attack of the Clones, I was pretty burned out. Star Wars movies are brilliant fun […]

"Clone Wars": Not a Bad Copy

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is probably Cartoon Network’s most hyped series in quite some time. Toon Zone reviewed the feature film this past August, but while Maxie Zeus was largely iffy on the movie, I see no reason to be lightsaber blue over this Friday’s one-hour premiere. In ‘Rising Malevolence’ the Separatists have developed […]

PR: Nickelodeon Lands 54 Straight Quarters as Top Total Day Network for Kids

Nickelodeon IS Top Basic Cable Network in 3q, Scores 54 Straight Quarters at Number One Nickelodeon’s Kids and Family Portfolio Posts Solid Gains for the Quarter NEW YORK-Oct. 1, 2008-Nickelodeon’s 3Q 2008 performance marks its 54th consecutive quarter as basic cable’s top total day network for kids and total viewers –the longest run of its […]

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