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Animated Criticism: An Orphaned Deer and a Pig in a Plane

Welcome to Animated Criticism, a column that will examine and summarize critical reactions to recent animated releases across the press and Internet world. The big American release of the week (coming out today): the Bambi Platinum Edition. The Washington Post loves the release, calling the remastered visuals “as lovely as a sunny, spring day.” If […]

Wolpert and Silverman Named Vice Presidents, Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products

Nancy Wolpert and Lisa Silverman Meyers have been named Vice President, Home Video/DVD, and Vice President, Strategic Planning and Marketing Services, respectively, of Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products, the company announced today. Wolpert will continue to manage the development of all titles, including consumer advertising, promotions and packaging, and will serve as the day-to-day contact […]

Kids WB Announces "MegaMan" & "Yu-Gi-Oh" Sweepstakes

In celebration of the addition of MegaMan NT Warrior: Axess to Kids WB’s AfterToons block, the network is joining forces with Capcom, Mattel, Viz, and Decipher for the “Kids’ WB! AfterToons All Axess Sweepstakes.” Each day this week, from Monday, February 28 through Friday, March 4, kids will need to tune in to MegaMan NT […]

"Kiddy Grade: Mirror Image": The Clone Wars All Over Again

After the destruction of the Galactic Organization of Trade and Tariffs, Éclair and Lumiere are appointed to lead the rebuilding. Something’s not right, though, as the two are much more serious than they ever used to be. With an army of new ES members alongside, can the two deal with two new rogues who may […]

Ultraman + Acid = "Dokkoida?!"

Dokkoida!? is one of those series you watch without thinking. Plot and character development are secondary to gags. And in an anime comedy, that means lots of sexual innuendo and puns. Now, there’s been a ton of anime comedies that sometimes spoof superheroes, but an entertaining 100% superhero spoof is a relative rarity. Is this […]

Brown Johnson of Nickelodeon Promoted and Profiled

The New York Times has published an article about Brown Johnson, an 18-year veteran of Nickelodeon who will be named executive creative director of preschool television today (free registration required). The article focuses on her contributions to shows like Blue’s Clues and Dora the Explorer and the challenge Nick’s programming presents to PBS.

Darwyn Cooke on "DC: The New Frontier"; Reveals Upcoming JLU Episode

Silver Bullet Comics has interviewed writer/artist Darwyn Cooke about his DC: The New Frontier graphic novel. At the end of the interview, Cooke reveals that he has written an upcoming episode of Justice League Unlimited starring the Suicide Squad. The interview also includes preview artwork for his Green Lantern Secret Files story. DC: The New […]

"Villains United" at DC via Gail Simone

Writer Gail Simone has been interviewed by Newsarama.com about Villains United, one of four mini-series spinoffs coming after March’s DC Countdown that unites six of DC’s top villains into a Justice League-styled organization. Simone is both the fan-favorite writer of the Birds of Prey comic book and the writer for an upcoming issue of Justice […]

Preview for Orson Scott Card's "Ultimate Iron Man' #1

Newsarama.com has released a six-page preview of Orson Scott Card’s Ultimate Iron Man #1, a six-issue mini-series that promises the origin story of the Iron Man of the Ultimate Marvel Universe.

Universal Ratings Report for Saturday 2/19

Kids 6-11 Ratings for Saturday, February 19, 2005 Note: All Times Eastern Broadcast Networks: Kids WB (8 am – 12 pm): (2.2/10 Average) 8:00 am – What’s New Scooby-Doo? (0.8/5) 8:30 am – ¡Mucha Lucha! Gigante (2.0/11) 9:00 am – Teen Titans (2.1/10) 9:30 am – Xiaolin Showdown (2.9/12) 10:00 am – Pokemon Advanced Challenge […]

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