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Analyst States Nickelodeon is Underperforming, Needs to Improve Programming

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2012
Pivotal Research Group analyst Brian Wieser wrote that the Nickelodeon cable network is “dragging (parent company) Viacom down” by underperforming in ratings compared to many of its competitors. Wieser’s analysis states that TV viewership among kids 2-11 has been up in the past 10 months, but not at Nickelodeon, and added that, “Kids have not […]
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Nickelodeon Apologizes for Vulgar Twitter Posts About Wives of Republican Presidential Candidates by Jason Biggs

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2012
Actor Jason Biggs made several off-color jokes during the Republican National Convention about Ann Romney and Janna Ryan, the spouses of Republican Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. A public outcry from Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly led to calls for boycotts and firing of Biggs from his role as Leonardo on […]

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Variety on Cartoon Network's Offbeat New Shows

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2012
Variety has taken a look at Cartoon Network’s sponsoring of more offbeat animated fare, including Adventure Time and Regular Show, and the new newly announced series Uncle Grandpa and Steven Universe. The article credits Chief Content Officer Rob Sorcher for championing these new shows created by a generation of animators who grew up with Cartoon […]
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PR: Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee," "Ninja Scroll," and "Penguin Drum"

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2012
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “TEGAMI BACHI: LETTER BEE” HOUSTON, September 10, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks’ is pleased to announce their latest acquisition: Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee.  Directed by Akira Iwanaga with character designs by Minako Shiba (Black Butler, Noir) and music by Kunihiko Ryo (Emma: A Victorian Romance, Level E). In a dark land of near-perpetual […]

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PR: "Kaijudo" Marathon, Premiere Episodes of "Transformers Prime" & "Care Bears" on the Hub on Sept 14-15, 2012

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2012
*TUNE-IN ALERT* KICK IT UP A NOTCH THIS SATURDAY FOR A SPECIAL KAIJUDO: RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS MARATHON AND ALL-NEW EPISODE ONLY ON THE HUB! ALSO TUNE-IN FOR ALL-NEW EPISODES OF TRANSFORMERS PRIME, FRIDAY AT 7 PM ET AND CARE BEARS: WELCOME TO CARE-A-LOT, SATURDAY AT 8 AM ET Saturday, September 15, 12-2:30 pm […]
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PR: "My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic: Adventures in the Crystal Empire" Coming to DVD on December 4, 2012

by Ed Liuon September 11, 2012
MY LITTLE PONY – FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: ADVENTURES IN THE CRYSTAL EMPIRE AVAILABLE DECEMBER 4 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Adventures in the Crystal Empire is coming to DVD December 4th from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios! Adventures in the Crystal Empire includes 5 episodes from the beloved Friendship Is Magic series. […]

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PR: Cartoon Network Greenlights Two Animated Series from Homegrown Talent

by Ed Liuon September 11, 2012
Cartoon Network Greenlights Two Animated Series from Homegrown Talent   New Series Expands Cartoon Network Studios’ Thriving Original Comedy Slate Joining Genre Trailblazers Adventure Time and Regular Show   Having scored its most-watched summer in its 20-year history across early primetime, Cartoon Network has greenlit two animated series conceived as part of the shorts development initiative underway at Cartoon […]
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Toonzone Talks Toons and Turtles with Voice Actor Rob Paulsen

by Ed Liuon September 7, 2012
If you’re a fan of animation made within the last 20 years or so, it’s an almost sure bet that Rob Paulsen has been in something that you loved. While growing up, Paulsen aspired to be a hockey player, but after learning at age 18 that he “had neither the talent or the temperament to […]

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"Shakugan no Shana" Season 1: Why So Serious?

by Dr. Daedaluson September 5, 2012
Wow, 2012 hasn’t been a good year for me when it comes to anime.  Rosario+Vampire, Arakawa Under the Bridge X Bridge, Sekirei, Motto To Love Ru, Panty & Stocking, Infinite Stratos … I haven’t been crazy about very many of them.  And now we have Shana, which sadly doesn’t reverse the trend. Unlike the previous […]
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PR: Relive the Wedding of the Year with Encore "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" Episode on Sept 8, 2012

by Ed Liuon September 5, 2012
*TUNE-IN ALERT*  RELIVE THE WEDDING OF THE YEAR WITH SPECIAL ENCORE OF TWO-PART “MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC” EPISODE  THIS SATURDAY ON THE HUB! ALSO TUNE-IN FOR ALL-NEW EPISODES OF “TRANSFORMERS PRIME,” FRIDAY AT 7 PM ET AND “CARE BEARS: WELCOME TO CARE-A-LOT,” SATURDAY AT 8 AM ET Saturday, September 8, 10-11 am ET – “My […]