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"Wonder Pets" Season 3 Begins May 18 with One of Eartha Kitt's Final Performances

TVGuide.com is reporting that the third season of Nickelodeon’s Wonder Pets! will begin on May 18, 2009, and that one of the episodes will contain one of performer Eartha Kitt’s final performances before her passing last year from colon cancer. Kitt will voice Cool Cat who wants to scat, alongside Hip Hippo (voiced by jazz […]

"Fairly OddParents: Wishology" Premieres May 1-3, 2009

Nickelodeon has announced a change in scheduling for the three-part episode The Fairly OddParents: Wishology, which promises to take young Timmy Turner on a galactic odyssey to “search for a magical wand to prevent a deadly galactic force known as The Darkness from destroying Earth.” The three one-hour specials will premiere over the weekend of […]

Good Ratings News for Nickelodeon with "Penguins" and "SpongeBob"

The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at the ratings success of The Penguins of Madagascar on Nickelodeon (free registration required), which was the most-watched premiere in Nickelodeon history and has held on to a substantial portion of its audience since then. The article contains quotes from Nickelodeon’s president of animation Brown Johnson, discussing […]

"Iron Man: Armored Adventures" Survives the Move to High-School

With super-powers derived from his high-tech exoskeleton, Marvel Comics’ Iron Man is one of the ultimate wish-fulfillment superheroes. It might require Tony Stark’s technical brilliance and multi-billion dollar war chest to build the suit of armor, but if you accept that the armor exists, anybody who puts it on can be Iron Man. It almost […]

SpongeBob's "To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants" Coming to DVD and Marathon

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Paramount and Nickelodeon will distribute “To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants,” in which SpongeBob goes in search for a new pair of pants. The new episode will air on Nickelodeon as part of a 100 episode marathon airing July 17th-19th, 2009. The DVD will feature the episode as well as 7 new-to-DVD […]

"Ni Hao, Kai-lan" Renewed for Second Season to Debut on May 11, 2009

Nickelodeon has renewed its pre-school series Ni Hao, Kai-lan for a second season of 20 half-hour episodes, which will begin on May 11, 2009. The series is a variation on the Dora the Explorer formula, centering on a young girl Kai-lan and her adventures with her animal friends and grandfather, teaching life-lessons for pre-schoolers and […]

SpongeBob "Square Butts" Burger King Ad Sparks Controversy

A Burger King ad that mixes SpongeBob SquarePants and Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” song is generating controversy for pushing obesity and inappropriate sexuality to children. The ad changes the original song’s lyrics to say, “I like square butts and I cannot lie,” and features several dancers gyrating suggestively with big square boxes stuffed down […]

"Baccano!" Vols. 1 & 2: One Noisy, Bloody, Confusing, and Entertaining Ruckus

The new anime series Baccano! feels like the bizarre love child of Miller’s Crossing and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with an added touch of seriously weird humor. Set in 1930′s-era America at the height of the Great Depression and supposedly inspired by the feature film version of The Untouchables, Baccano! is a gangster story with […]

Nickelodeon Creates Scholarship at CalArts School of Film/Video

Nickelodeon has announced the creation of the Nickelodeon Endowed Scholarship in Animation in Honor of Jules Engel at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) School of Film/Video. The scholarship will be open to students in the Character and Experimental Animation Programs, and is the first corporate-endowed scholarship at the institution. The scholarship is named […]

"Snake'N'Bacon" Pilot Coming to Adult Swim on May 10, 2009

Indie comic book creator Michael Kupperman is reporting that a pilot for his show Snake’N’Bacon will be broadcast on Adult Swim on May 10, 2009, at 12:45 AM (Eastern). The live-action/animated hybrid pilot will feature Kristin Schaal, Dan Bakkedahl, Bill Hader, Peter Serafinowicz, James Urbaniak, Brian Stack, and David Rakoff. The weblog entry where Kupperman […]

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