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Nickelodeon Orders Third Season of "Yo Gabba Gabba!"

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2009
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Nickelodeon has signed up for a third season of Yo Gabba Gabba! No word was given on how many episodes will be included in the order or when they will come on the air.

"Venture Bros" Season 3 DVD: Third Time Around with Those Seexxxxy Children

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2009
It’s understandable if a TV show starts getting more insular by the time it hits its third season. So, it’s not intended as a criticism to say that the new DVD or Blu-ray set of The Venture Bros.‘ third season is not a very good introduction to the show’s wonderfully demented world. You should probably […]

Bandai Delays "Gurren Lagann," "Ghost Slayers Ayashi," "Freedom" DVDs

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2009
New information from a variety of vendors reveal that Bandai Entertainment has pushed back the release dates of several DVDs: Gurren Lagann Part 3 (original release date March 17, 2009, new release date May 5, 2009) Ghost Slayers Ayashi Part 2 (original release date April 7, 2009, new release date May 5, 2009) Freedom DVD […]

EA and Starz Go to Hell for Animated "Dante’s Inferno"

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2009
Electronic Arts and Starz Media’s Film Roman announced production of an animated movie based on Dante’s Inferno, expanding on the previously announced video games for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. To retell the epic poem’s journey through the nine circles of Hell, the producers will commission “unique visions from multiple studios with experience creating […]

"Penguins of Madagascar" Becomes Nick’s Most-Watched Season Premiere

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2009
The debut episode of The Penguins of Madagascar on Nickelodeon this past weekend drew 6.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched season premiere in the network’s history. The show, spotlighting the misadventures of the supporting characters of the Madagascar franchise, will be running new episodes at 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific) on weeknights until April 10, 2009.

"Shigurui": Killing Time

by Radical Ravenon March 30, 2009
Shigurui has a rather interesting tag-line: “The Beauty is in the Kill.” That should be sufficient warning to anyone curious about the show: it is excessively violent. It goes far beyond average cartoon violence, even by anime’s more lax standards. Faces are cut off of heads, fingers are forced into unnatural positions, intestines are yanked […]

"Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter & Under the Hood": Needs More Booty

by Eileen Cruzon March 30, 2009
Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter & Under the Hood preserves a place for content from the graphic novel that could not be worked directly into the recent movie release. The main content of the DVD clocks in at a little less than an hour, and despite its virtues it simply doesn’t offer enough to […]

Warner Bros. Animation Hosts Animation Celebration on April 7, 2009

by Ed Liuon March 29, 2009
Warner Bros. Animation will be hosting a special “Animation Celebration” on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, starting at 6:00 PM at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA. The celebration will reveal the first update of the Warner Bros. Animation billboard in nearly 15 years. The event is free and open to the public, and will […]

‘SpongeBob’ and ‘Madagascar 2’ Winners at Nick’s Kids Choice Awards

by Craig Crumptonon March 29, 2009
The winners of the animation-related categories of Nick’s 2009 Kids Choice Awards are as follows: Favorite Cartoon Phineas and Ferb Winner: SpongeBob SquarePants The Fairly OddParents The Simpsons Favorite Animated Movie Bolt Kung Fu Panda Winner: Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa Wall-E Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Ben Stiller Winner: Jack Black Jim Carrey […]

Wizard Shuts Down Anime Insider Magazine

by Ed Liuon March 27, 2009
The Robot6 weblog at Comic Book Resources reports that Anime Insider magazine has been canceled, with issue 67 (April 2009) being its last. The move is the latest of a series of cutbacks and reductions at the company.