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Hertz Adds Nick-Themed Media Players to Rental Lineup

Parents will be able to get media players pre-loaded with Nickelodeon shows when they rent cars from Hertz under a deal announced today by the two companies. Nick on the Go will be a fully portable, pre-loaded, touch-screen media player that comes with forty hours of programming from Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., including SpongeBob SquarePants, […]

"Samurai Horror Tales: Goblin Cat" is Spooky, Stylish, and Psychedelic

I’m a sucker for animation that mimics the style of an artist in another medium. The most common examples are cartoons based on comics, with the best known being the Peanuts animated adaptations, which vividly brought Charles Schulz’s children to the screen completely intact visually. Other, less well-known examples include the SciFi Channel’s adaptation of […]

"Avatar: The Day of Black Sun" Burns Bright and Hits Hard

Fans of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender have been a bit puzzled by the first half of the show’s third season. The end of the second season left Avatar Aang and his friends on their own after a crushing Fire Nation victory that nearly took Aang’s life. Their last remaining hope was the Day of […]

Complete "South Park" for Free Online in 2008

Next year, MTV Networks will be making every clip from every episode of South Park available for viewing on-line for free on the SouthParkStudios.com website. The move was made in the wake of the success of a similar initiative that put the complete Daily Show with Jon Stewart on-line for free, which has apparently resulted […]

"Teen Titans" Joins KidsWB! Lineup on December 1

The KidsWB! Saturday morning animation block on the CW network will be adding Teen Titans starting this Saturday, December 1, 2007. The show will be aired at 9:30 AM (Eastern/Pacific) with the first episode “Divide and Conquer.” Subsequent airings will not be in episodic order, and the New Year will bring a one-hour airing of […]

"Friendsgiving" Brings "Foster's" Marathon to Cartoon Network on Thanksgiving

Cartoon Network has announced a “Friendsgiving” marathon of episodes for Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2007. The marathon will run from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific) and will include an encore airing of the Emmy-nominated episode “Good Wilt Hunting” and will end with a new episode “The Little Peas.” […]

"Chowder" Conquers Ratings

Cartoon Network has issued a press release announcing that their new series Chowder has grown in ratings with its second episode. According to preliminary numbers from Nielsen Media Research, the second episode of Chowder was the top-rated telecast in the key demographics of kids 6-11 and boys 6-11, outperforming the series premiere by 25% and […]

"Atlantis SquarePantis" Lands Best Ratings Ever for SpongeBob

Nickelodeon has issued a press release announcing that Atlantis SquarePantis, the special SpongeBob SquarePants event that aired on Monday, has scored the best ratings that the series has ever received, landing 8.8 million viewers to be the number one cable program of the evening and leading to its highest rated total day of the year […]

Avatar TV Movie "Day of the Black Sun" Premieres November 30 on Nick

Nickelodeon has announced in a press release that the Avatar: The Last Airbender hourlong special event movie Day of the Black Sun will be premiering on the network on Friday, November 30 at 8PM (ET/PT). Tennis star Serena Williams and WWE wrestler Mick Foley will be providing their voices as special guests in the movie. […]

NY Times on SpongeBob's Yearlong Journey to Atlantis

The New York Times has examined the year-long process to bring the SpongeBob SquarePants special episode Atlantis SquarePantis from concept to screens (free registration required). The article examines the outline-driven writing of the show; the reasons, benefits, and added overhead for outsourcing animation to Korea; the continuing involvement of creator Stephen Hillenburg in SpongeBob; and […]

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