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Briefly: Argentina's 2nd Annual Animation Fest; Don't Try This at Home, Kids

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2008
* Argentina will hold its second annual animation festival from October 27-28, 2008, in an effort to drum up business and funding for co-productions and increased domestic output. [Variety] * Three teenagers were pulled from the sewers of Queens, NY, after getting lost while playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. [Daily News, via The Beat]

"WhoBob WhatPants?" Draws Top Ratings; Launches "Find SpongeBob" Game

by Ed Liuon October 16, 2008
The Hollywood Reporter states that the latest SpongeBob SquarePants special WhoBob WhatPants? drew top ratings on its premiere this past Monday night, drawing 7.7 million total viewers and coming in second only to ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Nickelodeon has also launched a special SpongeBob Square Pants’ Lost & Found My Prizes Game in conjunction with […]

"Wonder Pets! Save the Nutcracker!": Saving A Nutcracker Is Sewious

by 90'sCartoonManon October 16, 2008
Save The Nutcracker! is the latest in a series of DVD releases from Nickelodeon chronicling the adventures of the Wonder Pets. The Wonder Pets, which airs on Nick Jr., is about a trio of classroom pets who have adventures after the school children have all gone home. When they get a call from an animal […]

High Fives for "Yo Gabba Gabba! The Dancey Dance Bunch!"

by Ed Liuon October 15, 2008
For an adult, watching any new children’s title can trigger an involuntary twinge of fear. In the best cases the show is enjoyable for viewers of all ages, even if the older viewers are enjoying the show for entirely different reasons than the younger ones. Most people who can count past 10 and tie their […]

"Whatever Happened to SpongeBob?": Good Question!

by Maxie Zeuson October 12, 2008
I’ve been a fan of SpongeBob SquarePants for a long time, and consider it one of the best cartoons of the past ten years. But I also have to confess that the cheerful sponge and I parted company some time ago. I’m not sure I can peg the exact moment I stopped paying close attention […]

PR: Nickelodeon's "Shocktober" Treats Kids to Spooky New Thrills On-Air and Online

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2008
NICKELODEON’S “SHOCKTOBER” TREATS KIDS TO SPOOKY NEW THRILLS AND FRIGHTFUL FAVES ON-AIR AND ONLINE Nick’s “Shocktober” to Feature Chill-Filled Programming Marathons and Premiere of a Brand-New The Mighty B! Nick Jr. to Premiere New Halloween-Themed Episodes of Preschool Favorites Go, Diego, Go!, Ni Hao, Kai-lan, And Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! **Art and Screeners Available Upon Request […]

YTV Announces Halloween-Themed Programming for October 2008

by Ed Liuon October 7, 2008
Canada’s YTV has announced its slate of Halloween-themed programming for October 2008. Included are It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, SpongeBob SquarePants: Ghost House, and Edgar & Ellen: Trick or Twins. For full scheduling information, read the press release here.

PR: Boo! YTV has Ghostly Favourites this Halloween

by Ed Liuon October 6, 2008
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 Ed Liuon October 6, 2008
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

by Dr. Daedaluson October 6, 2008
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 ]