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"Voltron: Volumes 7 & 8" Dates Announced

by Dan Collinson January 12, 2009
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Media Blasters have the correct release dates for Voltron: Defender of the Universe – Collection 7: Land Team, and Voltron: Defender of the Universe – Collection 8: Sea Team. Both collections will contain 3 discs each as well as exclusive features. The Land Team set will hit stores on January 27, 2009, […]

"T28" Animation Test Resurrects "Tetsujin/Gigantor"

by Ed Liuon January 12, 2009
Japan’s Hikari Productions and Hong Kong’s Imagi Animation Studios have unveiled a website for T28 that contains a CGI animation test based on the seminal manga and anime series Tetsujin 28, which aired in the United States in the 1960’s as Gigantor. According to a weblog posting by Imagi’s Creative Director Felix Ip, he worked […]

"WALL-E," "Waltz with Bashir" Take Home Golden Globes

by Ed Liuon January 12, 2009
The Golden Globe Awards were handed out last night, with Disney/Pixar’s WALL-E winning for Best Animated Film and the animated documentary Waltz with Bashir winning for Best Foreign Language Film. Elsewhere, Waltz with Bashir director Ari Folman was interviewed briefly in the New York Times magazine (free registration required).

"Celebrate with Kai-lan:" Dora in Chinese, Minus Some of the Formula

by Ed Liuon January 11, 2009
Dora the Explorer is a genuine phenomenon among the kid-vid set, and its runaway success virtually guaranteed imitators and spin-offs. The first of Nickelodeon’s spin-offs, Go Diego Go!, kept Dora’s bilingual English-Spanish vocabulary, but moved the setting from a fairy-tale world to real-world jungles, deserts, and other wild environments. The second spin-off, Ni Hao, Kai-lan, […]

Nick Greenlights 26 More Episodes of "The Penguins of Madagascar"

by Ed Liuon January 9, 2009
Nickelodeon has greenlit another 26 episodes of The Penguins of Madagascar, the CGI animated comedy series based on Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private — the four penguins from the Central Park Zoo from the DreamWorks Animation Studios movie Madagascar. The series will be executive produced by Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley (Kim Possible, Hercules, Sky […]

Nickelodeon Announces Plans for SpongeBob SquarePants’ 10th Anniversary

by Ed Liuon January 9, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced their plans for a year-long celebration of SpongeBob SquarePants’ 10th anniversary. Special events throughout the year will include: A live cast performance at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2009 A newly relaunched SpongeBob website, now available in beta testing A new SpongeBob documentary New episodes starting with a week of […]

Music Copyrights Threaten Nina Paley’s "Sita Sings the Blues"

by Ed Liuon January 9, 2009
Nina Paley’s critically acclaimed feature film Sita Sings the Blues cannot be distributed due to music licensing issues over the 1920’s recordings of singer Annette Hanshaw, according to an interview with Paley at QuestionCopyright.org and on Paley’s weblog. The music label that holds the copyright on the compositions is currently demanding $50,000 (down from $220,000 […]

PR: Nickelodeon Greenlights 26 More Episodes of "The Penguins of Madagascar"

by Ed Liuon January 9, 2009
Nickelodeon Greenlights 26 Additional Episodes of New CG Animated Comedy Series The Penguins of Madagascar Based on Penguin Brothers from DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar Franchise New Comedy to Premiere on Nickelodeon, Saturday, March 28 Following Nickelodeon’s 22nd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards (click to enlarge) Universal City, Calif. – Jan. 9, 2009 -Nickelodeon has greenlit 26 additional […]

PR: 2009 is the Year to Get "Happy Squared" as Nick Celebrates 10 Years of SpongeBob

by Ed Liuon January 9, 2009
2009 Is The Year To Get ‘Happy Squared’ As Nickelodeon Celebrates 10 Years Of SpongeBob SquarePants Year-long Celebration of Pop Culture Icon will Include Production of SpongeBob SquarePants Documentary; First-Ever Live Cast Performance; New SpongeBob Vertical Online Site; Episode Premieres; and “Seinfeld-esque” TV Movie in November (click to enlarge) UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Jan. 9, […]

New "Batman: Brave and Bold" Interviews with Tom Kenny and Diedrich Bader

by Ed Liuon January 9, 2009
The World’s Finest Online has interviewed voice actor Tom Kenny on his role as Plastic Man on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, as well as his other roles as the Penguin in The Batman, Superman’s robot servant in Superman Doomsday, and a bright yellow sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea. Meanwhile, […]