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Nick Theme Park Coming to Mall of America

by on January 29, 2008
Nickelodeon and Mall of America will open Nickelodeon Universe, a new theme park, on Saturday, March 15, the network said today. The attraction, which is the first-ever Nickelodeon theme park in the world, will feature such Nick-themed rides as the SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge; Avatar Airbender; and Splat-O-Sphere. It will also have live shows, […]

Nick Airing Valentine’s Day Romance Marathon

by on January 29, 2008
Nickelodeon will air romance-themed episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, Go, Diego, Go and other series on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14, as part of its Crush Week programming schedule, the network says. The Valentine’s Day marathon will run from 6:30am to 9:00pm (EST/PST). [Source: Viacom]

PR: VIZ Media Announces Debut of Second Season of "Bleach" On Adult Swim

by on January 28, 2008
New Episodes Of Riveting Supernatural Action Series To Debut In March San Francisco, CA, January 28, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that the 52-episode second season of the hit supernatural action animated series BLEACH is expected to […]

Charter Communications Adds Anime Channel to SVOD Lineup

by on January 28, 2008
Charter Communications is offering Anime Network to its customers as a subscription-based video-on-demand (SVOD) service under a carriage agreement announced today by the two companies. The deal means Anime Network will now be available in over the 35 million VOD-enabled households. [Source: Anime Network] [Read the full press release]

PR: Anime Network Inks SVOD Deal with Charter Communications

by on January 28, 2008
Carriage Agreement Raises Network’s Growing VOD Distribution to 35 million Houston, TX – January 28, 2008 – Cementing its stronghold as the leading video-on-demand (VOD) offering in North America, Anime Network has signed a carriage agreement with Charter Communications. Beginning January 3, Charter Communications launched Anime Network as a subscription-based video-on-demand (SVOD) service. “Anime Network […]

Royal Caribbean, Nick Team for Nickelodeon Family Cruise

by on January 28, 2008
Nickelodeon and Royal Caribbean International will inaugurate a Nickelodeon Family Cruise on August 10 with a seven-day voyage out of Miami, the companies announced today. The cruise will be held on Royal Caribbean’s “Freedom of the Seas” and visit Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and Royal Caribbean’s private beach destination, Labadee. […]

PR: FUNimation.com Relaunch

by on January 28, 2008
Brings the Best of Anime to the Web Download-to-Own Video Feature Offers Exclusive Content and Titles from the Vast FUNimation Entertainment Library Flower Mound, Texas (January 28, 2008) — FUNimation Entertainment unveils a new, redesigned funimation.com today, introducing a broadband television experience that makes it easy to watch and share anime clips. The new website […]

PR: Nickelodeon takes to the Seas on First-Ever Cruise

by on January 28, 2008
NEW YORK – Jan. 28, 2008 – Nickelodeon, a unit of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International, Inc. (NYSE: VIA B), and Royal Caribbean International, a cruise line owned and operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.(NYSE/OSX: RCL), announced a new agreement where the two will introduce the “Nickelodeon Family Cruise with Royal Caribbean.” The […]

Nick Names New Toon Prez

by on January 28, 2008
Brown Johnson has been named president of animation for Nickelodeon and the MTVN Kids and Family Group, Variety reports. In addition to overseeing development and production of all Nick programming, she will continue to manage preschool programming at the network, including Nick Jr. and Noggin. Marjorie Cohen, who had formerly overseen all Nick programming, will […]

Solid Shōnen: "Beck" Sustains Its High Note

by on January 28, 2008
Since the mid twentieth century, rock and roll has been the obsession of youth. But the musical road is a tough one to follow—I know, having followed it myself during my vibrant years—and it leads to more failures than successes. As far as realism—or even a vague association to realism—goes, I’ve seen few stories that […]