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Paramount to Bring Wildbrain's Kidrobot to Feature Films

Variety is reporting a deal between Paramount Pictures and Wildbrain to turn its Kidrobot line of vinyl figures into a series of feature films that will combine animation and live-action. The films will be released through the Nickelodeon Movies label.

Russian Religious Groups Hate "South Park" Too

Reuters is reporting on an effort to get Comedy Central’s South Park banned from Russian television under a statue that seeks to ban extremism. The Russian Union of Christians of Evangelical Faith filed a complaint against an episode aired on the 2×2 network in January, with spokesperson Konstantin Bendas stating the show “insults the feelings […]

Wired on Adult Swim's "Superjail"

Wired magazine’s weblog has taken a brief look at Adult Swim’s Superjail, a new Flash animation series that debuts on September 28, 2008. The series is produced by MTV animation grads Christy Karacas, Stephen Warbrick and Ben Gruber, and pokes fun at detention centers ranging from the Village of The Prisoner, the island of Lost, […]

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Secret Saturdays" Debut on October 3, 2008

Cartoon Network has announced that Star Wars: The Clone Wars and The Secret Saturdays will debut on Friday, October 3, 2008, at 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific), alongside Ben 10: Alien Force. The debut Friday will feature an hour of The Secret Saturdays and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, with subsequent weeks filled by one episode of […]

Dragon*Con08 Day 2: Aqua Squid Venture Brothers

More news tidbits on [adult swim] programming, direct to you from Atlanta’s Dragon*Con 2008. (Truthfully, I’m typing this direct from my house which is 45 minutes from the con, but anyway…) And again I must caution that there be some minor dragon spoilers so please read at your own risk. The Aqua Teen Hunger Force […]

Dragon*Con08: [Adult Swim] Panel Highlights

In what was the most unashamedly satiric discussion panel [adult swim] has likely ever hosted at a convention, the [as] crew arrived for their first-ever “Dragon Panel” in dragon hats, kabuki makeup, and a leotard with a codpiece. And they each had fantasy dragon personas which included names such as Lyle Knightbreath (Dana Snyder), Mjorghen-Hammer, […]

Family Guy Event at LA's Paley Center in October

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and members of the show’s writing staff will be hosting an event at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles on October 16th, 2008 for a panel discussion of “what goes into the making of their brashly subversive and remarkably resilient hit.” For ticket info as well as an […]

"Transformers Animated" Season One is "Teen Titans" for the Giant Robot Set

Teen Titans changed all the rules. Before Teen Titans debuted in 2003, American superhero cartoons were either played completely straight or completely silly. Teen Titans rejected this dichotomy, keeping one foot firmly in each camp. As a result, the show could encompass villains as diverse as the ludicrous Mad Mod and the sinister Slade, and […]

Financial Times on Possible "Dora the Explorer" Makeover

The Financial Times discusses possibilities for additional Dora the Explorer projects and merchandise aimed at expanding the bilingual character’s audience to older children. While Nickelodeon did not comment on specific changes, they did acknowledge that they are “eager to find ways to retain Dora’s pre-school fans as they mature,” especially in the face of increased […]

Toon Zone Interviews Voice Actor Hynden Walch: Alien Girls and Killer Clowns

It was a very pleasant discovery to find that voice actor Hynden Walch is as delightfully energetic, outgoing, and endearing as many of the charcters she provides voices for. She may be best known as Starfire on Teen Titans, but in her 10 years in the voice acting business, she has provided voices for projects […]

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