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CN Upfront 2008: McCracken and Renzetti to Head Cartoonstitute Programming Project

Craig McCracken and Rob Renzetti will spearhead the Cartoonstitute, an artist-led initiative to create new programming for Cartoon Network, the company announced at its 2008 Upfront Presentation today. The project aims to produce 150 pieces of programming of varying length, suitable for distribution across a number of platforms, over the next 20 months. McCracken, who […]

"xxxHOLIC" Vol. 1: Spirits Distilled and Diluted

When starting a new series, checking out a new movie, or even just stopping on a random TV show, I will often give it what I think of as a “three strikes” test: I’ll track the number of times it “hits” or “misses” with a scene, a joke, or a bit of business, until either […]

New "Wonder Pets" Episodes, DVD Due Week of April 21

The Wonder Pets! will travel to Liverpool in “Save the Beetles!”, a primetime musical special that will premiere on Monday, April 21, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, the network said today. The mini-operetta by Spamalot‘s Larry Hochman will have the team rescuing the bug band The Beetles after their yellowish submarine becomes tangled in […]

"Robot Chicken: Star Wars" Coming to DVD (Updated April 2)

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner will release Robot Chicken: Star Wars on May 20th. The special episode will also contain episode commentary (audio & video) as well as deleted scenes, trailers, and behind the scenes footage. The episode features the voices of Mark Hamill (Star Wars, Batman: The Animated Series), Star Wars creator George Lucas, Robot […]

Nickelodeon Finishes First in Quarter Among Kid Viewers

Nickelodeon finished first among all kid demographics in the first quarter of 2008, the network said today. The network had the top five kid programs and increased its ratings across the board. Among kids 2-11 the network had 1.3 million viewers, beating the Disney Channel’s 923,000 and Cartoon Network’s 566,000. In the 6-11 demographic, Nickelodeon […]

Canadians Strike in Newest "South Park"

The World Canadian Bureau will lead Canadians in a strike in the new South Park episode “Canada On Strike!” on Wednesday, April 2, Comedy Central said today. The episode will feature Danes flocking to the U.S. to take the place of striking Canadians, and the South Park boys working to broker a settlement. The episode […]

CG Puppets to Battle in "Stitch-Up Showdown"

Nickelodeon International has commissioned Stitch-Up Showdown, a CG-animated series about daredevil sock-puppet warriors, from Blue-Zoo Productions, World Screen reports. The series, to be directed and produced by Adam Shaw and Oli Hyatt, will premiere in May.

SouthParkStudios.com Opens for Business

SouthParkStudios.com has launched on the Internet, providing streaming video of the entire run of Comedy Central’s South Park available on-line for free. Adobe Flash is required to view all the video clips.

"Pest of West" to Air April 11; Coming to DVD April 15

Nickelodeon will air the SpongBob SquarePants half-hour special “Pest of the West” on Friday, April 11, at 8:00pm (ET/PT), the network said today. The special tells of SpongeBob’s ancestor, SpongeBuck, who fought off Dead Eye Plankton when the latter took control of Bikini Gulch. TurboNick, the network’s broadband video service at nick.com, will air song […]

New "South Park" Episode in Homage to "Heavy Metal"

South Park will pay homage to the 1981 animated feature Heavy Metal in “Major Boobage,” a new episode premiering on March 26, Comedy Central said today. In the episode, Kyle’s parents find contraband in his room, and Kenny begins to skip school, leading all concerned to worry that the boys are getting hooked on drugs. […]

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