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Movie-Based Animated Programs: Hope For The Future?

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I have long been a proponent of movie-based animated programs. Perhaps I am unusual in that regard, but if I like a movie, I would like to see as much of its world as possible. Sure, it might not be as excellently portrayed on a TV budget, but at least you get to see its […]

PR: Nickelodeon Premieres Brand-New Animated series "Robot & Monster" August 4, 2012; New Video Clip Released

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NICKELODEON PREMIERES BRAND-NEW ANIMATED SERIES ROBOT & MONSTER SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, AT 11:00 AM (ET/PT) Nickelodeon’s brand-new CG-animated buddy comedy, Robot & Monster, premieres on Saturday, August 4 at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT) and follows the friendship and adventures of the most unlikely best-friend duo, Robot, a mechanical and self-proclaimed genius, and Monster, a happy-go-lucky organic.  […]

PR: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Re-Emerge in Special One-Hour Event on Nickelodeon on Sept 29, 2012

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THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES RE-EMERGE TO BATTLE EVIL AND SAVE THE WORLD IN A SPECIAL ONE-HOUR EVENT ON NICKELODEON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, AT 11:00 A.M. (ET/PT) (click to enlarge) Beverly Hills, Calif. – August 3, 2012 – Nickelodeon launches an all-new, CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series onSaturday, Sept. 29, at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT)in […]

PR: Nickelodeon Greenlights 14 New Live-Action and Animated Series, TV Movies, and Pilots

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NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS 14 NEW LIVE-ACTION AND ANIMATED SERIES, TV MOVIES AND PILOTS NEW YORK (August 3, 2012) – Nickelodeon announced today that it has greenlit over a dozen new live-action, animation and TV movie projects – featuring top creative talent in front of and behind the camera, iconic characters from its most popular series and […]

Otakon 2012: Masao Maruyama on Founding MAPPA

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Honorary Otakon staffer Masao Maruyama came back to Otakon once again to share his stories about the founding of his new production company MAPPA, and their new production Kids on the Slope. Mr. Maruyama open the panel by showing the opening and closing animation for Kids on the Slope along with a commercial the company […]

PR: "Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 2" on Blu-ray October 16, 2012

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LOONEY TUNES PLATINUM COLLECTION VOLUME 2 FEATURING 50 LEGENDARY CARTOON CLASSICS AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™ FOR THE FIRST TIME WILL BE RELEASED OCTOBER 16, 2012 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO Title Includes Hours of Cartoon Content Featuring Digitally Remastered and Restored Shorts   Blu-ray Includes Hours of Bonus Material Blu-ray Includes a Cartoon Guide With Rare Images […]

SDCC2012: Panel Report - Filmation and Lou Scheimer: Celebrating a Generation of Animation and TV Heroes

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The Filmation panel at the San Diego Comic-Con 2012 focused on the discussion of Lou Scheimer’s career and his significant contributions to the industry. In attendance were Lou Scheimer (in his final convention appearance), Tom Tataranowicz, Darrell McNeil, Buzz Dickson and Sid Haig, with Andy Mangels moderating. The panelists spoke about their own Filmation memories […]

NY Times on Disney's "Doc McStuffins" and Diversity

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Facebook, a new animated series which premiered on the Disney Channel in March and has gone on to ratings and merchandising success, defying conventional wisdom that non-white lead characters in animated series are not as successful in either. The show and its young African-American female lead character has made an extremely positive impression on many […]

PR: "Tom & Jerry: Tricks and Treats" Available on DVD on September 4, 2012

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IT’S CHILLS AND THRILLS THIS HALLOWEEN WITH EVERYONE’S FAVORITE ANIMATED CAT AND MOUSE DUO IN TOM & JERRY: TRICKS AND TREATS AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO  Collection Features 20 High-Spirited Animated Cartoons Plus Two Bonus Cartoons BURBANK, CA (July 30, 2012) – Get set for a ghoulishly good time with that tussling twosome, Tom […]

SDCC2012: Panel Report for Racebending.com: Creating Spaces for Diverse Characters and Representations

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Racebending, just in case you’re unfamiliar with the term, is the act of casting a live-action actor of a different ethnicity or race than the character he or she is portraying. The act itself has been prevalent in media for many years, though the specific instance that gave life to the term was the live-action movie of Avatar: […]

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