"Olivia" on Nickelodeon January 26

by MonkeyFunkon January 6, 2009
Olivia, a preschool CGI series based on the children’s books by Ian Falconer, is set to premier on Nickelodeon at 11:30 am (ET/PT) on January 26. The series tells the story of a pig who uses her imagination to go on incredible adventures. (click to enlarge) For full details, read the press release here.

"Wolverine and the X-Men" Premieres on Nicktoons January 23, 2009

by Ed Liuon January 5, 2009
Nicktoons Network will premiere Wolverine and the X-Men in the United States on Friday, January 23, 2009, with two back-to-back episodes starting at 8:00 PM (Eastern). The new series starts with the X-Men disbanded after a mysterious explosion destroyed the Xavier Institute, with fan-favorite character Wolverine trying to reunite the X-Men to avert a future […]

"Angel Wars: The Messengers" DVD Alights on March 17, 2009

by Ed Liuon January 5, 2009
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will be releasing Angel Wars: The Messengers, a direct-to-DVD CGI animated movie on March 17, 2009. The movie centers on the “Guardian Force,” a team of “battle-trained, powers-class angels” led by the archangel Michael and dedicated to “fight fallen spirits who seek to corrupt all of humanity.” The DVD will […]

Head Writer for Noggin’s "Toot & Puddle" Profiled

by Ed Liuon January 5, 2009
The Press-Enterprise has profiled Stu Krieger, an assistant professor at UC Riverside and the head writer for Toot & Puddle, an animated series on Noggin based on the children’s books by Holly and Douglas Hobie. The article discusses Krieger’s long history in television writing stretching back to Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories and the original Land […]

PR: "Wolverine and the X-Men" Premiering January 23, 2009, on Nicktoons Network

by Ed Liuon January 5, 2009
Wolverine and X-Men Join Forces to Prevent World Destruction In New Animated Series Wolverine and the X-Men Premiering Jan. 23 on Nicktoons Network NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2008 – Nicktoons Network, the fastest growing kids’ network, introduces Wolverine and the X-Men, the new action-packed animated series based on Marvel’s ever popular Super Heroes. Produced by […]

PR: "Angel Wars: The Messengers" Arrives on DVD March 17, 2009

by Ed Liuon January 5, 2009
IN THE SHADOWS…THERE IS EVIL IN THE LIGHT…THERE IS HOPE New Family-Friendly, Animated Action-Adventure Series Soars Onto DVD March 17th From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment CENTURY CITY, Calif. – As long as the forces of evil roam the Earth…they must fight to protect its people. In a city where darkness has fallen into the […]

"Transformers Animated" Season Two: Still Kicking Skid Plate, but Slipping Gears

by Ed Liuon January 5, 2009
The premiere to Transformers Animated was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2008—a fast, fun, and fascinating bit of lightweight fluff that updated the venerable robot toys for a new generation of kids. The first 13-episodes of the show kept up the pace, slipping only a bit with a few weaker plots and characters. […]

Vancouver Critics Nominate "Wall-E" Best of 2008

by MonkeyFunkon January 5, 2009
Pixar’s Wall-E has been nominated alongside the live action films Milk and Slumdog Millionaire as best film of 2008 by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle. [ Source: In Contention ]

PULSE News Speaks with David McCallum on Being "Batman: The Brave & the Bold" Merlin

by Ed Liuon January 5, 2009’s PULSE News has spoken with actor David McCallum (NCIS) about his role as Merlin in Batman: The Brave and the Bold and as Zeus in the upcoming direct-to-video movie Wonder Woman. McCallum discusses how his first regular cartoon voice-over job as the car in Disney’s The Replacements has led to more voice work, what […]

Briefly: Superheroes & Cartoons Save ’08 Box Office; "Ponyo" in Summer 2009

by Ed Liuon January 5, 2009
* Superhero movies and cartoons dominated the domestic box office in 2008, with The Dark Knight, Iron Man, WALL-E, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and Horton Hears a Who all landing in the top 10 moneymakers for the year. [The New York Times, free registration required] * Disney will release Ponyo on the […]