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"Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II" Premieres November 16, 2008

by Ed Liuon July 23, 2008
Adult Swim has announced a sequel to the Robot Chicken: Star Wars episode. Set to debut on November 16, 2008, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II will explore the stories of the bounty hunters introduced in The Empire Strikes Back. Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams will reprise their roles as Princess Leia and Lando […]

PR: Adult Swim Announces "Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II"

by Ed Liuon July 23, 2008
Adult Swim Announces Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Follow-up to Emmy(r)-Nominated Fan Favorite Special Premieres November 16 Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken travels back to a galaxy far, far away to create a second, all-new Star Wars-themed special. Premiering November 16 at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT), Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II combines the satirical sensibilities […]

Briefly: Nick Bans Junk Food Licenses in UK; Signs Deal for Taiwan

by Ed Liuon July 23, 2008
* Nickelodeon UK has revised its licensing guidelines to ban SpongeBob SquarePants and their other iconic characters from appearing on food packaging or restaurant promotions for foods high in fat, salt, and sugar. Nickelodeon US declared the same ban approximately one year ago. * MTV Networks International and Taiwan’s YoYo TV have announced a new […]

PR: International Animators Battle It Out!

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2008
International Animators battle it out! Official Selections at Ottawa International Animation Festival Announced The largest event of its kind in North America – the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is pleased to announce the films that have been invited to compete in this year’s event happening September 17 – 21 in Ottawa, Ontario. From the […]

"Sozin’s Comet" Scores Best "Avatar" Ratings Ever

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2008
The season finale of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender was the top-rated telecast on broadcast and basic cable TV for the week of July 14-22, 2008. The two-hour finale, “Sozin’s Comet,” averaged 5.6 million viewers, delivering the highest ratings the show has ever received in total and in the kids 6-11 and teens 9-14 demographic. […]

"Batman" Actor Arrested

by Dan Collinson July 22, 2008
“Holy felony charges, Batman!” E! Online reports that The Dark Knight actor Christian Bale has been in jail for allegedly assaulting his mother and sister at a London hotel on Sunday night. Bale stayed in jail for four hours and was released on bail. He is due to return to London in September, pending further […]

AWN Talks to Kirk De Micco and John H. Williams about "Space Chimps"

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2008
Animation World Network has spoken with writer/director Kirk De Micco and producer John H. Williams about Space Chimps, their new feature film which opened last Friday. De Micco and Williams discuss what inspired the movie, how they aspire to be the Airplane! of sci-fi movies, and the benefits and limitations of feature film production for […]

"Family Guy" Vol. 6 Announced

by SB20xxon July 22, 2008
The sixth volume of the Fox animated series Family Guy has a release date. The 3-disc set will be released on 10/21/08 for $39.98. 7/22/08 Update: The episodes included are the following: – No Meals on Wheels – Boys Do Cry – No Chris Left Behind – It Takes a Village Idiot, And I Married […]

Time-Life to Issue The Real Ghostbusters to DVD (UPDATED)

by Dan Collinson July 22, 2008
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Time-Life is going to distribute a massive 26-disc DVD collection of the 1986 cartoon series The Real Ghostbusters. Based on the hit 1984 movie, the show follows the continuing adventures of Peter, Ray, Egon, and Winston as they rid every paranormal spook in New York City. The Real Ghostbusters was produced by […]

Toon Zone Interviews Joaquim Dos Santos on Directing "Avatar"

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2008
Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender built its reputation at least partially through its dazzling displays of animated martial-arts. However, fans of the show may have noticed that the action sequences started getting larger, more intricate, and more creative somewhere around the middle of Book 2. The exceptionally sharp-eyed may have also noticed that Joaquim Dos […]