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"Jyu-Oh-Sei" is Pret-Ty Good

You can compare FUNimation’s newly released boxed set Jyu-Oh-Sei to Fox’s 24, in that both are blood-soaked, highly addictive television series, even if characterization is thin and they grow more preposterous they go on. Jyu-Oh-Sei also turns out to have more recycled content than it would seem at first, although by the time this becomes […]

"Toot & Puddle" Premieres on NOGGIN in Prime-Time November 16, 2008

Nickelodeon has announced their newest pre-school series Toot & Puddle, which will debut on NOGGIN on Sunday, November 16, 2008, at 7:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). The series is based on the award-winning book series by author and illustrator Holly Hobbie, and centers on a pair of pigs who “travel the world and find adventure wherever they […]

"WhoBob WhatPants?" Draws Top Ratings; Launches "Find SpongeBob" Game

The Hollywood Reporter states that the latest SpongeBob SquarePants special WhoBob WhatPants? drew top ratings on its premiere this past Monday night, drawing 7.7 million total viewers and coming in second only to ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Nickelodeon has also launched a special SpongeBob Square Pants’ Lost & Found My Prizes Game in conjunction with […]

"Dora Saves the Snow Princess" to Debut on Nickelodeon on November 3, 2008

Nickelodeon has announced the broadcast debut the hour-long Dora the Explorer movie Dora Saves the Snow Princess on November 3, 2008, at 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). The story involves Dora and her friends helping La Princesa Sabrina, the Snow Princess, from a wicked witch who wants to melt the Snow Princess’ forest. Sneak peeks will be […]

High Fives for "Yo Gabba Gabba! The Dancey Dance Bunch!"

For an adult, watching any new children’s title can trigger an involuntary twinge of fear. In the best cases the show is enjoyable for viewers of all ages, even if the older viewers are enjoying the show for entirely different reasons than the younger ones. Most people who can count past 10 and tie their […]

Nickelodeon Announces Halloween Themed "Shocktober" for October 2008

Nickelodeon has announced a series of specials and Halloween-themed episodes to run on Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nicktoons Network, and NOGGIN from October 25-31, 2008. Shows getting new episode premieres include Go, Diego, Go!, Ni Hao, Kai-lan, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, Three Delivery, The Mighty B!, and El Tigre. For full details on programming and scheduling, read […]

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Leads Ratings Growth for Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network has issued a press release to announce that the premiere of Star Wars: The Clone Wars was “the most-watched series premiere in network history,” according to preliminary ratings data from Nielsen Media Research. The one-hour premiere on October 3, 2008, was the #1 program in its timeslot for kids 6-11, kids 2-11, tweens […]

"Dora Saves the Snow Princess" & "Celebrates 3 Kings Day," but Diego Has All the Fun

By now, the runaway success of Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer makes it all but critic-proof. I very much doubt that anything I write will be able to sway a pre-schooler who wants Mommy or Daddy to buy the new DVDs Dora Saves the Snow Princess or Dora Celebrates Three Kings Day!, or the newest DVD […]

"SpongeBob SquarePants" Spongicus Special Coming to DVD

A new 90-minute SpongeBob SquarePants episode, titled “Spongicus” (a parody of “Sparticus”) is coming to DVD on 1/27/09. No price or special material has yet been announced. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com ]

"Avatar the Last Airbender" The Complete Book 3's Flawed Triumph

Let’s get the easy stuff out of the way first. If you already own the first two boxed sets of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender, you don’t really need me to tell you that the Avatar the Last Airbender Complete Book 3 Collection is an obligatory purchase. If nothing else, you need to know how […]

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