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AvatarSpirit.net Interviews Voice Actor Crawford Wilson (UPDATED Nov 27)

The AvatarSpirit.net fan site has posted part 1 of an interview with Crawford Wilson, the voice actor who plays “Jet” on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. Wilson discusses his character and how his one-episode role turned into something more substantial in the second season. (UPDATED Nov 27, 2006): AvatarSpirit.net has posted part 2 of the […]

Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy on Revising "The Anime Encyclopedia"

Helen McCarthy has been a fan of anime for over 20 years, starting with the first British anime fanzine in the 1980′s and the first continuing UK anime newsletter in 1990. Since then, she has been a pivotal figure on the British anime scene, running the first anime conventions in the United Kingdom, producing several […]

Cartoon Network and Adult Swim Holiday Programming Announcements

Cartoon Network and Adult Swim have announced their holiday programming plans. Cartoon Network will be premiering Bah, Humduck, a new Looney Tunes holiday special; a Ben 10 Christmas episode; and a Christmas episode of Pokémon Chronicles. In addition, Cartoon Network will be airing older holiday programming starring the Powerpuff Girls, Ed, Edd, n Eddy, and […]

Press Release: Cartoon Network Announces Holiday Programming

Cartoon Network Has Plenty of Programming Hand-Outs for the Holidays Christmas Classics Return and New Specials Make Their Merry Debut Beginning Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. It’s time to cuddle up in a blanket and enjoy that warm, fuzzy holiday feeling when Cartoon Network kicks off its Christmas programming on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 […]

"Saturday Morning" at MoCCA: A Stroll Through Television History Worth the Trip

The title of the latest exhibition at the Museum of Comic Book and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) is inaccurate. Even though “Saturday Morning: Art and Artifacts from a Golden Age of Television” would seem to be about the art and artistry of Saturday morning animation, it includes a number of animated TV shows that were never […]

Press Release: Disney Channel Celebrates The Season With December Programming

DISNEY CHANNEL CELEBRATES THE SEASON WITH DECEMBER PROGRAMMING BURBANK, November 14, 2006. . . Exclusive holiday programming from Disney Channel’s most popular primetime and Playhouse Disney programs to air throughout the month of December. Holiday programming highlights include: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 PLAYHOUSE DISNEY “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” – “Mickey Saves Santa” (9:00 a.m., ET/PT) – Santa’s […]

"Skyland": Beautiful Clichés With a Glint of Potential

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: two teenage siblings discover that they have the power between them to end the tyranny of their totalitarian overlords, who… OK, that didn’t take long. Welcome to Skyland, a new series created by Alexandre de la Patellière, Matthieu Delaporte, and Emmanuel Gorinstein and debuting on the Nicktoons […]

"Cars" on DVD: Built for Comfort, Not for Speed

Pixar has a lot to live up to. This would be true if their only contributions to film were technological, considering the many breakthroughs they made in the field of computer animation. However, when one considers an unbroken streak of critical and box-office successes, a series of disappointing CGI-animated movies from other studios, and the […]

"Cars" DVD Provides Great Flick But Is Light On Extras

Conventional wisdom would be that the film comes first and the DVD second in the review. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I’m going to switch it up. That way, I don’t have to blunt the criticisms of the DVD with retroactive apologetic tone nor end it on a downer note at all. (Our fellow […]

Press Release: ABC Adds "Shrek the Halls" Holiday Special Dec 2007

ABC ENTERTAINMENT ADDS “SHREK THE HALLS” A DREAMWORKS ANIMATION SKG ORIGINAL ANIMATED SPECIAL TO ITS IMPRESSIVE LIBRARY OF HOLIDAY CLASSICS “Shrek The Halls” To Premiere December 2007 Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas Reprise Original Roles ABC Entertainment adds “Shrek The Halls,” an original animated special from DreamWorks Animation SKG, to its […]

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