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"Go, Diego, Go!" Bedding and Room Decor Coming Soon

Children will soon be able to surround themselves with Diego, the hero of Nickelodeon’s Go, Diego, Go! animated series, with a line of bedsheets and room decor coming soon to Toys R’ Us and Wal-Mart stores, as well as several on-line retailers. Read the full press release for details.

ADV Films Licenses Season Two of "Ah! My Goddess TV"

During an interview with Anime News Network promoting the upcoming release of Coyote Ragtime Show, ADV Films Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mike Baliff let slip an announcement that the company had licensed the anime television show Ah! My Goddess: Sorezore no Tsubasa, the sequel series to last year’s Ah! My Goddess TV […]

"Coyote Ragtime Show" Episode 1 Available Online via IGN

The first episode of ADV Films’ upcoming anime Coyote Ragtime Show is available as a free preview exclusively at IGN.com, presented in English. Coyote Ragtime Show is the story of a space outlaw and his gang who help a young girl attempt to recover her dead father’s treasure before the planet it’s buried on is […]

"Trinity Blood Chapter 1": Up to its Neck in Thrills

I’m no great fan of horror films, but I confess a soft spot for vampires and zombies. Perhaps they are compelling because they are not quite as divorced from humanity as most horror monsters, and thus in a sense more tragic than beastly. Anime has of course had an intimate relationship with horror ever since […]

"TMNT" Trailer Available in Windows Media and on DVD

Comic Book Resources’ Comics Reel states that a high-resolution trailer for the new CGI-animated TMNT movie is available in Windows Media format at the Warner Brothers website. A slightly different trailer is also available on the ThunderCats Season 2 DVD boxed set. TMNT promises to restart the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The movie is […]

Poehler Creates New Nicktoon (UPDATED: Plus Other Nick Premieres and Renewals)

The Associated Press reports that Saturday Night Live star Amy Poehler is creating and starring in a new toon for Nickelodeon. The toon Mighty B will feature Poehler as the voice of Bessie Higgenbottom. Production will begin in 2008. (UPDATED: Other news reports go into the other Nickelodeon premiere and renewal announcements, including a 6th […]

Larry the Cable Guy Gets His Own Cartoon Show

The Hollywood Reporter (via Reuters) reports that Larry the Cable Guy will work on an animated pilot for Comedy Central. The “Blue Collar” comedian will star as a misguided but well-intentioned co-owner of a cable TV station whose other owner is a woman of class and taste who does not share his vision for programming […]

Nickelodeon: "Animation Really Is the Heart and Soul of Our Business"

The New York Times examines the continuing success of Nickelodeon (registration required), and makes note of the networks’ continued and unflagging committment to new and on-going animated programming, with Nickelodeon president Cyma Zarghami stating that “Animation really is the heart and soul of our business.” The article looks at the success of old favorites like […]

"Avatar" Season 2 DVDs to Include Exclusive Comic; S2 Box Confirmed

TVShowsOnDVD is reporting that Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender season 2 DVDs will be packaged with exclusive comic books and that a boxed set of all 4 DVDs will be coming towards the end of 2007. There was no word on whether the boxed set would include an exclusive bonus disc, as the season 1 […]

NBA's Shawn Marion == Toon Fan

The New York Times has outed the NBA’s Shawn Marion of the Phoenix Suns as an animation fan (registration required). The article states that he has a cartoons-on-DVD collection he “hopes to turn into a library someday,” and that his favorite cartoon is ThunderCats. (via Cartoon Brew)

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