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Those Dollar DVDs; Or, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Walk into Wal-Mart (or any other large discount retailer), and you can’t miss them: rack upon rack of what can only be called “bulk entertainment.” DVDs-for-a-dollar—grade-Z movies; old episodes of almost-forgotten 50s sitcoms; public domain cartoons—seemingly any kind of entertainment that a bottom-feeding home video distributor thinks it can buy for a penny and sell […]

"Ratatouille," "Avatar" Win Nick Kids' Choice Awards

The slime-filled Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards were handed out on Saturday, March 29, 2008, with top animation awards going to Ratatouille for Favorite Animated Movie and Avatar the Last Airbender for Favorite Cartoon. In addition, Eddie Murphy won the award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for his role as Donkey in Shrek the […]

"Pest of West" to Air April 11; Coming to DVD April 15

Nickelodeon will air the SpongBob SquarePants half-hour special “Pest of the West” on Friday, April 11, at 8:00pm (ET/PT), the network said today. The special tells of SpongeBob’s ancestor, SpongeBuck, who fought off Dead Eye Plankton when the latter took control of Bikini Gulch. TurboNick, the network’s broadband video service at nick.com, will air song […]

PR: Nicktoons Network and Marvel Entertainment Bring Animated Iron Man, X-Men to TV

NEW YORK, March 18, 2008 – Nicktoons Network, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour animation channel, has joined forces with Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: MVL), to bring iconic heroes Wolverine and Iron Man from the page and big screen to television in two brand-new animated series, “Iron Man: The Animated Series” (a co-production with French based Method Films) and […]

Toon Zone Interviews Steve Purcell About "Sam & Max the Animated Series"

Cartoonist Steve Purcell’s resume reads like a cult nerd hit-list. When he was a boy, he would parody his younger brother’s comic strips, eventually creating Sam and Max, a duo of freelance detectives. Sam is a man-sized dog shamus in a shabby suit and Max was…well, you’ll see what Max is. During the 1980’s black-and-white […]

PR: "The Spectacular Spider-Man" Scores Big in Nielsen Ratings

BURBANK – MARCH 13, 2008 – “The Spectacular Spider-Man” swung to new heights for Kids’ WB! on The CW for Saturday, March 8, scoring season high household numbers in its timeslots and raising ratings by significant percentages during the series’ premiere weekend for the No. 1 rated broadcast network kids lineup, according to Nielsen Research […]

Nick Orders New Eps of "SpongeBob," "OddParents" and Other Series

Nickelodeon has ordered 26 new episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants and 20 new episodes of The Fairly OddParents, the network said today. In addition, the network has picked up another 20 episodes of Back at the Barnyard, the TV spinoff of the animated movie that is currently the channel’s number-two animated series with kids 2-11. Nick […]

Nick Theme Park Opening March 15 at Mall of America

Nickelodeon Universe, a seven-acre theme park devoted to Nick-themed rides and attractions, will hold its grand opening at the Mall of America on Saturday, March 15, at 9:00am, it was announced earlier this week. The opening will feature special appearances by such TEENick talent as Miranda Cosgrove, Nat Wolff and Alex Wolff, Lil’ J.J. and […]

"Tak," "SpongeBob" and "Pinocchio 3000" Highlight YTV Schedule in April

Yellow and green will color the YTV schedule in April as the channel marks Earth Day and premieres a SpongeBob SquarePants special. First, though, the channel will premiere the new Nickelodeon series Tak and the Power of Juju on Saturday, April 5, at 10:00am. The series is about a fourteen-year-old boy who discovers he has […]

PR: Premieres, Pranks and Planetary Specials This April on Corus Kids Television

(March 6, 2008 – Toronto, Canada) This April, Corus Kids Television is booked solid with fun-filled spring adventures as it brings kids and families a heap of Earth Day programming, a premiere episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, a new Nickelodeon series Tak and the Power of Juju and an all-new season of The Naked Brothers Band. […]

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