For Kids

Cable TV Ratings: "SpongeBob" & "Family Guy" Still on Top, "Scooby" Movie Scores

by on July 14, 2010
For the second week in a row, both SpongeBob SquarePants and Family Guy were the two most watched animated programs on cable in total viewers for the week of July 5-11. SpongeBob placed 10 out of the top 25 spots for the week, while Family Guy placed two. SpongeBob‘s highest ranking was #6 for the […]

SpongeBob, Total Drama Offering Apps

by on July 13, 2010
Nickelodeon UK is offering SpongeBob iSponge as its first iPhone app, Marketing reports. The app features the first SpongeBob episode (“Help Wanted/Reef Blower”) and 12 clips from other episodes. It also gives a schedule for the show and comes with a game. Separately, Cartoon Network has launched a Fart Blaster app on Facebook to promote […]

"The Super Hero Squad Show" Vol. 1: Prime Grade Super Hero Silliness

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2010
The Super Hero Squad Show is the demented radioactive mutant love child of Marvel Comics superheroes and Looney Tunes, and the miracle isn’t that it works as well as it does but that it works at all. This show and Batman: The Brave and the Bold came along at just the right time, with both […]

ToonSeum Spotlights Cartoon Canines for "Dog Days of Summer" Show

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2010
On July 24, 2010, Pittsburgh’s ToonSeum will open its latest exhibition “The Dog Days of Summer: Cartoon Canines,” spotlighting over 50 pieces of original comic strip, animation, and cartoon artwork about Man’s Best Friend. Some of the work represented includes an original Peanuts strip by Charles M. Schulz, comic strips from the turn of the […]

Box Office: It Pays to Be "Despicable"

by on July 12, 2010
Despicable Me put The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in the shade during its premiere weekend, besting the vampire-werewolf flick by almost two-to-one. The CG-animated comedy about a supervillain wannabe collected $60.1 million in its inaugural weekend to top the box office charts. Fellow newcomer Predators came in third. Among returning animated and animated-related fare, Toy Story […]

"SpongeBob and the Clash of Triton" Scores 5.2 Million Viewers

by on July 8, 2010
The Monday night premiere of the new SpongeBob SquarePants special, “The Clash of Triton,” scored 2.8 million kids 2-11, 2.0 million kids 6-11, 1.5 million tweens 9-14 and 5.2 million total viewers age 2+ for Nickelodeon. In addition, had its most trafficked week this year with 1.4 million unique visitors, 15.1 million page views, […]

Cable TV Ratings: "SpongeBob" and "Family Guy" Score With Viewers, "Futurama" Down

by on July 7, 2010
SpongeBob SquarePants and Family Guy both made an appearance in the cable ratings for the week of June 28 – July 4. SpongeBob took six of the top 25 spots, with the highest coming in at #14 with 3.881 million viewers for a Thursday morning (10:30AM) airing. Family Guy made a rare appearance in the […]

Starz To Sell Film Roman And Starz Animation

by on July 7, 2010
Variety reports John Malone’s Starz wants out of the movie financing business. Starz is trying to sell it’s Starz Media division that houses Overture, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Film Roman and Starz Animation. There’s a possibility that the companies would be sold off individually if they can’t get much traction with the sale as a group. […]

Briefly: New "Tangled" Art; New Exec at Teletoon; New Market for "Dora"

by on July 6, 2010
* has posted new concept artwork from Disney’s upcoming Tangled animated feature. * Teletoon Canada has named Matthew Waddell, formerly of Astral Television Networks, as its new creative director. [c21 Media] * Nigeria’s STV channel has picked up Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants for broadcast beginning July 16. [c21 Media]

"Twilight" Can’t Eclipse "Toy Story 3", "Airbender"

by on July 5, 2010
Toy Story 3 grossed $30.2 million during its third weekend in release, which was good enough for the Pixar-Disney hit to claim third place during a highly competitive holiday weekend. To date, the threequel has grossed $289.0 million. The Last Airbender, M. Night Shyamalan’s live-action adaptation of the hit animated series, came in second with […]