As part of larger cutbacks at parent company Viacom, the Nickelodeon Animation Digital Studio in New York City will be shutting down. The studio currently hosts 4 production units for Dora the Explorer/Go, Diego, Go!, The Backyardigans, and as-yet unpremiered shows Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi. According to a post at the ASIFA-East weblog, the […]
Marvel Animation and Toonz Entertainment have greenlit a second season of the animated series Wolverine and the X-Men, which has been airing in Canada, Latin America, and Italy, and will debut on the Nicktoons Network and the BBC in January 2009. The Marvel Animation Age has also been informed by YTV that the series will […]
To help fill the gap between seasons of the animated series, Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder has announced BoondocksBootleg, the “Offiical Unofficial YouTube channel of Aaron McGruder” that will contain online video sketches starring characters like Granddad Witherspoon, Uncle Ruckus, and Carl “Thugnificent” Jones. (via HipHopDX.com)
To many in the United States, anime consists of giant fighting robots, ninjas, game adaptations, and the occasional bit of tentacle porn. Even true fans of anime should admit that non-Japanese audiences are exposed to relatively few of its many genres. In more ways than one, then, Emma: A Victorian Romance represents a quirky offering […]
Nickelodeon has released highlights of their December 2008 programming schedule, focusing on the Christmas and holiday-themed specials. Animated premieres include the Christmas episodes of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, The Wonder Pets!, and The Fairly Odd Parents. Other seasonal episodes of The Backyardigans, Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, and Yo Gabba Gabba! will also be running […]
James Urbaniak (voice of Venture Bros. Dr. Thaddeus “Rusty” Venture and Phantom Limb) has been interviewed by Atlanta Supercon. Urbaniak will guest star in an episode of CSI: Miami on Monday, 11.24.08 and will also be a featured in-person guest at this weekend’s Atlanta Supercon for a Venture Bros. panel, along with co-star Doc Hammer.
When I think of pirates and smugglers, I conjure up visions of Han Solo types: slightly abrasive, silver-tongued men who lurk in cantinas trying to make an honest living quite dishonestly. I have no idea what real smugglers are like—probably a little less partial to waist-coats I guess. Pirates even less so. I somewhat doubt […]