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Nickelodeon Announces December 2008 Programming Highlights

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 […]

"Freedom" Blu-ray Boxed Set: It's Not Always Nice. But It's Awesome.

I am sure it caused no small amount of anguish at Bandai Visual when Toshiba threw in the towel on HD DVD, since they had placed an early bet on the format with Freedom, a hard-science-fiction story about a futuristic city on the moon that was released in six hybrid DVD/HD DVD volumes (read my […]

'Venture Bros.' James Urbaniak Interviewed

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.

Choppy Waters: The Highs and Lows of "Black Lagoon: Second Barrage" Vol. 1

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 […]

Cartoon Network's Christmas '08 Programming: Chowder, 6Teen, and More

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"Wonder Pets! - Save the Nutcracker!" Debuts on Nickelodeon on Dec 8, 2008

The Wonder Pets! special episode Save the Nutcracker will be debuting on Nickelodeon on December 8, 2008, at 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). The special episode of the Emmy-winning show sends Linny the Guinea Pig, Turtle Tuck, and Ming-Ming Duckling into a version of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker ballet, as the Mouse King emerges from a picture book […]

"Venture Bros" Creators Three-peat at NY Comic Con

Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick, co-creators of Adult Swim’s The Venture Bros., will be returning for their third panel appearance at New York Comic Con this coming February. Mayhem will almost certainly ensue. The con will be held on February 6-8, 2009, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. For full […]

SpongeBob Becomes a Sponge

The Connecticut-based SpongeTech Delivery Systems has landed the obvious license to turn Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants into an actual sponge. Licensed sponges will also be produced in the shape of Dora the Explorer and Diego of Go, Diego, Go! Company owner Michael Metter stated that he decided to go for the license after the success of […]

Adult Swim to Start at 10 PM in '09, Adds "King of the Hill"

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Nickelodeon's "Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend" Cartoon Marathon Starts Nov 26, 2008

Nickelodeon has announced details of this year’s “Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend” marathon of cartoons to celebrate the American Thanksgiving holiday. The marathon will start on Wednesday, November 26, 2008, and run through Sunday, November 30. Highlights include sneak previews of The Penguins of Madagascar, the debut of the Naked Brothers Band animated special The Supetastic 6, […]

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