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Review: "Chuck and Friends: Monster Rally" and "Dinosaur Train: Big, Big, Big" == Big Family Fun

by Ed Liuon September 17, 2012
The Adventures of Chuck and Friends: Monster Rally provides another 10 episodes of fun with the Hub’s anthropomorphic dump truck and his assorted automotive friends. While I wasn’t quite as impressed with this disc as I was with the first one, Chuck and Friends is still consistently fun, gentle, and family-friendly for everyone in the […]
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64th Annual Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Award Winners: "Penguins of Madagascar," "Regular Show", "Futurama", & More

by Ed Liuon September 16, 2012
The 64th Annual Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Award winners have been announced, with the following animated TV shows winning awards: OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM: The Penguins of Madagascar: “The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole” (Nickelodeon) OUTSTANDING SHORT-FORMAT ANIMATED PROGRAM: Regular Show: “Eggscellent” (Cartoon Network) OUTSTANDING VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE: Maurice LaMarche as Clamps, Donbot, Hyperchicken, Calculon, […]

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PR: Section 23 Films Announces December 2012 Slate

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2012
SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES DECEMBER SLATE NINJA SCROLL Available on December 4th HOUSTON, September 12, 2012 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its December slate of releases; including the classic anime masterpiece: Ninja Scroll.  The movie that’s been called a “gateway drug to anime” will be available for the first time ever on Blu-Ray, […]
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Clips for New "Gravity Falls" Episode "Fight Fighters," Premiering on Friday, September 14, 2012

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2012
Comics Alliance has posted two new video clips from “Fight Fighters,” the next new episode of Disney Channel’s new series Gravity Falls. In the episode, Dipper brings a video game character to life in an effort to best a romantic rival. The episode is slated to premiere on the Disney Channel on Friday, September 14, […]

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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. […]