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Rutgers Breaks World Record of People Dressed as Ninja Turtles on Apr 10 (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon April 11, 2008
Tonight, April 10, 2008, at 9:00 PM EDT, Rutgers University will be hosting an event to attempt to break the current world record for the largest number of people dressed as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (view PDF flyer for the event). The first 600 people to show up will break the record and receive […]

PR: Clancy Brown Voices Rhino in "The Spectacular Spider-Man"

by Maxie Zeuson April 10, 2008
Clancy Brown has crafted an impressive career within both the mainstream and the fanboy arenas. He has balanced acclaimed performances in the Academy Award nominated “The Shawshank Redemption” and HBO’s “Carnivale” with memorable roles in numerous fanboy classics, including “Highlander,” “Starship Troopers” and “The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension.” Brown’s lengthy list […]

PR: Mark Taylor Named Senior VP and General Manager, Nickelodeon Animation Studio

by Matt Hazudaon April 10, 2008
Burbank, Calif. – April 8, 2008 — Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group has promoted Mark Taylor to Senior Vice President and General Manager, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Nickelodeon’s Burbank Animation Studio, the largest producer of television animation in the US. He will report to Brown Johnson, President, Animation and […]

SoundtrackNet Interviews The Track Team About "Avatar"

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2008
The SoundtrackNet website has interviewed Jeremy Zuckerman and Benjamin Wynn, a.k.a. The Track Team, about their work on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. The thorough interview with the pair discusses their inspirations for the musical themes and sound design of Avatar, and provides behind-the-scenes information about how they work. Several MP3 files of the musical […]

Tom Kenny Talks "SpongeBob" and Voice Acting with the "Great Falls Tribune"

by Ed Liuon April 7, 2008
Voice actor Tom Kenny is the subject of a profile published on the Great Falls Tribune website, where he discusses his long career as a voice actor starting as Heffer in Rocko’s Modern Life and running all the way to being the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants and his upcoming turn as Nute Gunray in Star […]

An Animation Fan's Guide to New York Comic Con 2008

by Ed Liuon April 7, 2008
The New York Comic Con website has been updated with the full list of programming scheduled for this year’s convention in HTML format (organized chronologically) and in a PDF grid. Animation fans will probably be most interested in the following content: FRIDAY, APRIL 18 1:00 – 2:00 PM What’s Next After Naruto? (1E16), discussing emerging […]

Third "Avatar" Video Game Coming in October

by Ed Liuon April 7, 2008
IGN.com is reporting that Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender will get a third video game in October 2008. Subtitled Into the Inferno, the video game will follow events in the third season of the show as Aang and his friends travel through the Fire Nation. The game will be developed by THQ Australia and will […]

Nickelodeon Finishes First in Quarter Among Kid Viewers

by Maxie Zeuson April 2, 2008
Nickelodeon finished first among all kid demographics in the first quarter of 2008, the network said today. The network had the top five kid programs and increased its ratings across the board. Among kids 2-11 the network had 1.3 million viewers, beating the Disney Channel’s 923,000 and Cartoon Network’s 566,000. In the 6-11 demographic, Nickelodeon […]

Those Dollar DVDs; Or, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

by Maxie Zeuson April 1, 2008
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

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2008
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 […]