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"Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode 2" Coming to DVD

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner Brothers is releasing Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode 2 on DVD July 21st. The DVD will not only contain the special, but also a special extended edition with 15 minutes of never-before-seen footage. Also includes video commentary, deleted scenes, an animation meeting, and behind the scenes footage.

"Variety" on Nickelodeon Rebranding; Animation Insider on the Upfront (UPDATED)

Variety has taken a look at the long-expected rebranding of the Nickelodeon networks, where Noggin will be renamed Nick Jr. and the N will become TeeNick. The announcement was made officially at last Thursday’s Nickelodeon upfront, which also hosted a preview of Michael Eisner’s new stop-motion animated series Glenn Martin, DDS. UPDATED March 17, 2009: […]

Nick and Mattel Release "Tween Dora" Image to Soothe Negative Reactions

In the wake of an overwhelmingly negative reaction to a teaser image of a “tween Dora the Explorer,” Nickelodeon and Mattel have released a newer image and more information about the planned changes to the character (left, click to enlarge). The older, silhouetted image has been replaced with a true photo of Dora, which reveals […]

Marvel Animation Age & TZ News Present: Josh Keaton on "The Spectacular Spider-Man"

Josh Keaton is no stranger to being a hero. His voice acting career has stretched for the majority of his life, with roles as Jules Brown in Back to the Future: The Animated Series, the young Hercules in Disney’s Hercules feature film, and Ocelot in the Metal Gear Solid series of video games. He is […]

"South Park" Season 12: More Messages, Fewer Laughs

As South Park rumbles into its thirteenth season, Season 12 has been released on DVD: 14 episodes on three discs. South Park shows few signs of stopping any time soon and, admirably, steadfastly even, it refuses to succumb to the lures of lazy formula. If Seasons 10 and 11 showed Matt Stone and Trey Parker […]

"Dora the Explorer" Teen Look Previewed, Causes Uproar

Nickelodeon and Mattel have released a teaser silhouette of a revamped Dora the Explorer line of toys that will debut in the fall, which will turn the character into a teenager who has abandoned her shorts and sneakers for longer hair, what seems to be a short skirt, and pointed ballet pumps. In the new […]

"Penguins of Madagascar" Premieres on Nickelodeon on March 28, 2009

Nickelodeon has announced that The Penguins of Madagascar will debut on Saturday, March 28, 2009, immediately following the 22nd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards at 9:30 PM. The new series will follow the misadventures of the penguins from the Madagascar franchise, with Andy Richter and Tom McGrath reprising their roles from the movies for the television […]

"Wonder Pets! Join the Circus" & "Backyardigans: Robin Hood the Clean" Good Clean Fun

Music and kids’ television have gone together for decades, so it’s no surprise that two of Nickelodeon’s most popular pre-school shows—The Wonder Pets! and The Backyardigans—make clever use of music in their animated adventures. Both shows have gotten new DVD releases recently, and both are sure to please the tots they’re targeting while also charming […]

"Transformers Animated" Season 3 to Premiere on March 14, 2009

According to Zap2it.com, the third season of Transformers Animated will premiere on Cartoon Network on Saturday, March 14, 2009, at 8:00 AM (Eastern/Pacific) in a 90-minute movie special event: “TransWarped.” Zap2it’s schedule also includes episode synopses for three new episodes that will debut in the weeks following the premiere: “Where Is Thy Sting?”, “Five Servos […]

NY Times on Cyma Zarghami's Leadership of Nickelodeon

The New York Times has taken a look at Cyma Zarghami’s long tenure as the President of Nickelodeon (free registration required), and the network’s general philosophy of capturing viewers from “cradle to grave.” Among other things, the article investigates how Nickelodeon has reacted to the success of Disney’s High School Musical and Hannah Montana franchises […]

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