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"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 […]

Nick Franchises Strong in Recession; Hints at Blu-ray and "Avatar" Complete Set

Home Media Magazine has taken a look at how Nickelodeon’s strong franchises, such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer, have helped it weather the current economic downturn, with DVDs like SpongeBob vs. the Big One and Dora and the Three Little Pigs performing strongly in the market. The article notes new franchises and old […]

"Saturday Morning Cartoons, The 70s": Won't Someone Think of the Children?!

Are you a fan of Scooby Doo? Are you such fan of Scooby Doo that you’d delight in cheap, cynical, carbon-copy knock-offs of that famous mystery-solving mutt? If your answer to both questions is “Yes,” then boy do I have a DVD set for you! Otherwise, suffice it to say that Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1970s […]

Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. Magazines Shutting Down

Nickelodeon has announced that they are ceasing publication of Nickelodeon Magazine and Nick Jr. Magazine by the end of the year. The former, though intended for children, also attracted independent comic creators who contributed many strips including a monthly feature called The Comic Book.

"The Mighty B" Prime Time Special "Dragonflies" Premieres June 12, 2009

Nickelodeon has announced The Mighty B‘s primetime special “Dragonflies” will be premiering on Friday, June 12, 2009, at 8:00 PM (Eastern), and also released a still from the episode (right, click to enlarge). The official Nickelodeon episode synopsis is: “It’s summertime in San Francisco and the Honeybees are enjoying a day at the Rec Center […]

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Second Season Launches on TELETOON in Sept 2009

Canada’s TELETOON Network has announced that Star Wars: The Clone Wars will launch its second season starting in September. The new CGI animated series from Lucasfilm chronicles the adventures of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-wan Kenobi, Anakin’s padawan Ahsoka, and the rest of the prequel trilogy characters as they battle the Separatist forces during the legendary Clone […]

"Saturday Morning Cartoons: The '60s": Retro Toons in a Retro Wrapping

The cartoons collected on Saturday Morning Cartoons: The ’60s come from a simpler time, when Saturday morning truly was the best time to watch animation. You could veg out in front of the boob tube for hours without a break. Of course, that was before cable came along to say, “Hey, you don’t have to […]

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