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Nick Number One in 2007

Nickelodeon was the number one basic cable network among kids for the fourteenth year in a row in 2007, the network announced today. Citing Nielsen Media data, the company said that it delivered 2.1 million total viewers, averaged 1.2 million viewers among kids 2 to 11 and 674,000 viewers among kids six to 11. These […]

"Tokyo Majin" Vol. 1: 110% of Your Daily Dose of Monster Killing

Anime fans will often tell others that there’s so much more to the medium than the stereotypes of giant robots, pocket monsters, and samurai drama. There are works that evoke incredibly deep feelings, plunging deep into the universals of the human condition with sensitivity and grace. They work their magic on us and transcend traditional […]

"The Penguins of Madagascar" Series Coming to Nick in Early 2009

The Penguins of Madagascar, a tentatively titled series based on the 2005 Dreamworks Animation’s CG film Madagascar, is coming to Nickelodeon in early 2009. The studio will be produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, CA. Its executive producers are Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley (Kim Possible, Hercules), and features the voices of Danny […]

Color Coding: How "Avatar the Last Airbender" Uses Color (Part 2)

The first half of this article examined the basic color schemes of each of the four nations of Avatar the Last Airbender. In this half, we take a look at the exceptions to the rule, some of which may send subtle clues about character traits or true motivations. As with the first half, this article […]

Aqua Teen Hunger Force to Take Over XM Radio channel the Boneyard on December 7th

On December 7, 2007, the characters of Adult Swim-series Aqua Teen Hunger Force will be taking over XM Radio channel 41, The Boneyard, starting at 8PM ET. An encore of the show will air the following day at 12PM ET. XM Radio can be listened to online for free for current subscribers and they also […]

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 […]

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