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Nickelodeon Creates Scholarship at CalArts School of Film/Video

by Ed Liuon April 18, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced the creation of the Nickelodeon Endowed Scholarship in Animation in Honor of Jules Engel at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) School of Film/Video. The scholarship will be open to students in the Character and Experimental Animation Programs, and is the first corporate-endowed scholarship at the institution. The scholarship is named […]

"Yo Gabba Gabba! New Friends" Keeps on Rocking in the Gabba World

by Ed Liuon April 16, 2009
One of the greatest gifts Nickelodeon has given to parents is Yo Gabba Gabba!, a show that many adults seem to enjoy just as much or more than the kids who are supposed to be its target audience. Its wonderful combination of music, dancing, animation, life-size puppets, and hip attitude all combine to produce a […]

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Season 7 DVD Trailer and Stills

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2009
Lionsgate Entertainment has provided Toon Zone News with the trailer, stills, and box artwork for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 25th Anniversary Season 7 DVDs, which will go on sale on May 12, 2009. Click the image below to play the trailer (requires QuickTime): <!– Click on any of the screenshots below for a larger […]

Victoria Beckham to Guest Star on "SpongeBob SquarePants"

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2009
Victoria Beckham (a.k.a. Posh Spice of the Spice Girls) will be providing a guest voice in an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. E! Online reports that she will be providing the voice of Queen Amphitrite, “a Brit-accented goddess of the sea.” The episode is scheduled to air in the summer of 2010.

"Iron Man: Armored Adventures" Blasts Off on Nicktoons Network on April 24, 2009

by Ed Liuon April 8, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced the April 24, 2009, premiere of Iron Man: Armored Adventures on the Nicktoons network. The first two episodes will be shown back-to-back starting at 7:00 PM, with subsequent episodes airing on Fridays at 7:00 PM (all times Eastern). The new half-hour animated series will follow a teenaged Tony Stark trying to balance […]

"South Park," "SpongeBob," "Dora" Now Available via Netflix Streaming Video

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2009
Netflix and MTV Networks has announced a deal that will make South Park and several Nickelodeon shows, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Blue’s Clues, and Dora the Explorer, available on Netflix.com and on TVs via Netflix Ready Devices. The shows will be available for all Netflix subscribers with compatible equipment. The full press release follows: Netflix and […]

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

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2009
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

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2009
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

by Jeff Harrison April 2, 2009
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

by Ed Liuon April 2, 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 […]