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Adult Swim Ends 2007 With Its Highest Ratings Ever for Young Adults

by Weathermanon December 13, 2007
Adult Swim has finished the 2007 ratings season with its highest ratings ever for young adults aged 18-34. ADULT SWIM (Monday-Saturday, 11 p.m.-6 a.m.; Sunday, 10 p.m.-6 a.m.) Year-End 2007 vs. 2006: Adults 18-34 delivery (433,000—new cable record) increased by 8%, and ratings (0.8) by 4% Adults 18-24 delivery (259,000—new Adult Swim record) improved by […]

"Kappa Mikey" Added to iTunes, TV Movie Premieres on Feb 16, 2008

by Ed Liuon December 13, 2007
Nickelodeon has just added Kappa Mikey to the list of shows available for purchase on Apple’s iTunes Store. As with all TV shows, individual episodes are $1.99 each and can be viewed on a Mac, PC, or video-enabled iPod. The same announcement also mentioned “The Karaoke Episode,” the first Kappa Mikey TV movie which will […]

World Roundup: Pokemon USA Chief Quits; Helen Hill Award Winner Named

by Maxie Zeuson December 13, 2007
* Kenji Okubo will replace Akira Chiba as president of Pokemon USA on January 1. [World Screen] * Heather Harkins has received the 2007 Helen Hill Animated Award for her film “She’s a Lady Animator.” [AWN] * S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens will lend her voice to Glendogie Bogey, a new claymation-animated series from […]

"Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist": Therapy Was Never So Funny

by Classic Speedyon December 12, 2007
Being a Dr. Katz fan since I first caught the show in 1996, I was delighted when Comedy Central/Paramount announced the first season last year. After the second season came out, there was a long wait without any news on season three, so I was worried that the sales were poor and Paramount was just […]

Newsarama Interviews C.H. Greenblatt About "Chowder"

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed C.H. Greenblatt about his new show Chowder on Cartoon Network. Greenblatt discusses the genesis of the show, casting choices, the show’s mixed-medium animation and animation tricks, hints about upcoming episodes, and what he’d cook from the show if he could.

Newsarama Talks to Frederick Schodt about Osamu Tezuka and the "Astro Boy Essays"

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2007
Newsarama has interviewed author Fredrick Schodt about his book The Astro Boy Essays, which examines the tremendous impact that Osamu Tezuka has had on the manga and anime industries and on Japanese culture as a whole. Schodt discusses how he became connected with Tezuka and Tezuka Productions, what it was like to work with Tezuka, […]

"Pup Named Scooby Doo" Coming to DVD in March

by Maxie Zeuson December 12, 2007
Warner Home Video will release A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: The Complete First Season to DVD on March 18, the company announced yesterday. The 13-episode release will come on a two-disc set and retail for $19.98. Bonus features will include an interactive map of Coolsville, USA; character dissections of Shaggy, Daphne, Freddy, Velma, and Scooby Doo; […]

Nick Number One in 2007

by Maxie Zeuson December 12, 2007
Nickelodeon was the number one basic cable network among kids for the fourteenth year in a row in 2007, the network announced today. Citing Nielsen Media data, the company said that it delivered 2.1 million total viewers, averaged 1.2 million viewers among kids 2 to 11 and 674,000 viewers among kids six to 11. These […]

PR: Warner Home Video Brings Entire Season of "Pup Named Scooby Doo" to DVD

by Maxie Zeuson December 12, 2007
Two-Disc DVD Set Includes 13 Episodes and Bonus Content BURBANK, CA (December 10, 2007)- The littlest detectives solve the biggest mysteries on the hit animated series Pup Named Scooby-Doo, whose entire first season comes to DVD March 18, 2008 from Warner Home Video (WHV). Titled Pup Named Scooby-Doo: The Complete First Season, the DVD will […]

"Tokyo Majin" Vol. 1: 110% of Your Daily Dose of Monster Killing

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2007
Anime fans will often tell others that there’s so much more to the medium than the stereotypes of giant robots, pocket monsters, and samurai drama. There are works that evoke incredibly deep feelings, plunging deep into the universals of the human condition with sensitivity and grace. They work their magic on us and transcend traditional […]