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July 4th Special: Shout! Havoc and Let Slip the Joes of War!

What better way to celebrate the July 4th holiday than with some Real American Heroes: the men and women of G.I. Joe, coming to DVD on July 14, 2009, courtesy of those mad geniuses at the Shout! Factory (read more here). Some of the cartoons on the Season 1.1 set have already been released in […]

Nickelodeon Animation Festival Extends Call for Entries from July 1 - Sept 8, 2009

Nickelodeon has announced that the 6th annual Nickelodeon Animation Festival (formerly titled the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival) will have an extended call for entries running from July 1 to September 8, 2009. This year’s event adds a new “15 Seconds to Fame” award, calling for a 15 seconds of animation for a funny character, with […]

The Spectacular Spider-Man's Sophomore Season Swings In

After far too many months of holding our collective breaths regarding the fate of Marvel’s latest animated hit series, fans of The Spectacular Spider-Man can finally breathe easy. The show premiered early in 2008 on Kids WB, which morphed into the untested animation block, the CW 4 Kids. They aired a full season, but the […]

Nickelodeon Announces Special Programming for SpongeBob SquarePants 10th Anniversary

Nickelodeon has issued a press release detailing their plans for celebrating the 10th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants, which debuted on July 17, 1999, and has gone on to conquer the airwaves in his distinctive poriferic way. Anchoring the celebration will be the “Ultimate SpongeBob SpongeBash Weekend” on July 17-19, 2009, starting at 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). […]

FUNimation Announces New September Titles Including "Heat Guy J"

Updated on 6/23/09 September’s FUNimation DVD titles include: * 009-1 Complete Series (Re-issue): 9/15/09 – $29.98 * Big Windup! Oofuri Season 1 Part 2: 9/29/09 – $59.98 * Black Lagoon Complete Collection (Seasons 1 and 2): 9/29/09 – $69.99 * Case Closed Season 2 Box Set (Viridian Collection): 9/15/09 – $34.98 * Dragon Ball Season […]

Nickelodeon Launches "ChinaToon" Block on Nick Asia

Variety is reporting that Nickelodeon will be launching an hour-long “ChinaToon” programming block on Nickelodeon Asia, which will be dedicated to the animation of the People’s Republic of China. The block is intended to assist in stimulating China’s indigenous animation industry, and will begin with the kids’ comedy series Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf […]

"The Transformers" Complete First Season: How Did a Show This Bad Launch a Franchise?

For fans of the Transformers, the famous robots in disguise, the newly released DVD set of the original TV show’s first season is a cause for celebration. The Transformers has been unavailable on home video since the original DVD release from Rhino went out of print, and knowing that the ever-reliable Shout! Factory had acquired […]

Cartoon Network Real: The Sky Is Not Falling

It is easy to see why so many people are upset over the sudden influx of live-action programming on Cartoon Network.  Once groundbreaking for airing animated content around the clock, the network appears to be forsaking its roots in a desperate attempt to catch up with its competitors.  This has sparked boundless fears that the […]

Nick Announces "Planet Sheen," "TUFF Puppy," 3 Pilots; Promotes Rawlings

Nickelodeon has ordered seasons for two new animated series: Planet Sheen, a spin-off from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius from Steve Oedekerk; and T.U.F.F. Puppy, the newest series from Butch Hartman. Planet Sheen has received an order for 26 half-hour episodes, while T.U.F.F. Puppy has an order for 13. Planet Sheen will follow the misadventures of […]

New Episodes of "Futurama" Coming to Comedy Central

Taking a play off Family Guy’s playbook, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Comedy Central is ordering 26 episodes of Futurama to be aired in mid-2010. The new episodes will pick up after the 4th DTV movie, Into the Wild Green Yonder left off. As with Family Guy, 20th Century Fox Television has the right to […]

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