Nickelodeon Greenlights 26 Additional Episodes of New CG Animated Comedy Series The Penguins of Madagascar Based on Penguin Brothers from DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar Franchise New Comedy to Premiere on Nickelodeon, Saturday, March 28 Following Nickelodeon’s 22nd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards (click to enlarge) Universal City, Calif. – Jan. 9, 2009 -Nickelodeon has greenlit 26 additional […]
The idea of high school teenagers becoming superheroes to save the world isn’t exactly new. Spider-Man, the X-Men, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer have mined this territory for years, and even characters like the Scooby Doo gang and Kim Possible have used it for laughs along with the action. The parallels between struggling through that […]
The new Disney XD cable network will launch officially at 12:00 AM on Friday, February 13, 2009, replacing Toon Disney (read Toon Zone’s earlier coverage here). Programming will include carryovers from Toon Disney such as Phineas & Ferb, Yin Yang Yo, Batman the Animated Series, Superman the Animated Series, Iron Man, and Spider-Man. New animated […]
Olivia, a preschool CGI series based on the children’s books by Ian Falconer, is set to premier on Nickelodeon at 11:30 am (ET/PT) on January 26. The series tells the story of a pig who uses her imagination to go on incredible adventures. (click to enlarge) For full details, read the press release here.
The Press-Enterprise has profiled Stu Krieger, an assistant professor at UC Riverside and the head writer for Toot & Puddle, an animated series on Noggin based on the children’s books by Holly and Douglas Hobie. The article discusses Krieger’s long history in television writing stretching back to Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories and the original Land […]
The premiere to Transformers Animated was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2008—a fast, fun, and fascinating bit of lightweight fluff that updated the venerable robot toys for a new generation of kids. The first 13-episodes of the show kept up the pace, slipping only a bit with a few weaker plots and characters. […]
As Sasami Magical Girls Club returns for its second season, Sasami and her friends have returned from the world of the witches. They’re still in the same grade, still using their magic powers for good (and a certain amount of mischief), and still have their nurse Washu along to teach them how to use their […]
Robot Chicken co-creators Seth Green and Matt Senreich will be special guests at the 2009 New York Comic Con, which will be held from February 6-8, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The pair will host a dedicated Robot Chicken panel which will be followed by an autograph session. […]
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has spoken with Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis, co-creators of Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The pair discuss Carl, New Jersey, the live-action casting call for Carl, the well-known actors they think could play Carl, and the new DVD set which contains four bonus episodes of the show.