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NY Times on Nickelodeon's Push Into Licensed Electronics

The New York Times takes a look at Nickelodeon’s push for higher-end electronics that feature the network’s most popular animated characters (free registration required). Items such as SpongeBob DVD players and digital photo frames will be on sale at retailers this month, and are meant to compete with similar products coming from competitors like the […]

"Ape Escape" animated shorts coming soon to Nicktoons Network

Frederator Productions is teaming with Project 51, Hawaii Film Partners and Showcase Entertainment to bring a series of 38, 2-minute shorts based on the Sony Playstation game series Ape Escape to the Nicktoons Network in early 2008. Frederator has a production blog up for the series with more production art on their Flickr page.

"Avatar the Last Airbender" Complete Book 2 Collection: This Box Rocks

“Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the Four Nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed, and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar: an […]

Little Airplane's Jennifer Oxley on "Wonder Pets"

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Jennifer Oxley of the Little Airplane studio on Nickelodeon’s Wonder Pets. Oxley discusses her high standards for the show and how she meets her own goals by producing the entire show in-house domestically. She also discusses her past, working for indie animators John Canemaker and Bill Plympton, as well as […]

"Lucy, Daughter of the Devil" Creator Interviewed

Loren Bouchard has been interviewed by Newsarama’s Animated Shorts about Lucy, Daughter of the Devil, a new series on Adult Swim that debuts this Sunday, September 9. Bouchard talks about the highly irreverent plot to the show, the nature of the title character, and the animation style for the show.

Avatar: The Last Airbender third season premiere airdate announced

Nickelodeon has confirmed that Avatar: The Last Airbender will be returning to the network for it’s third season on Friday, September 21, 2007 at at 8:30PM (EST/PST). For full information about the upcoming premiere along with a little information about the previously announced season 2 DVD set check out the press release.

M. Night Shyamalan on "Avatar" Live-Action Movie

IGN.com has revealed some of the contents of the upcoming Avatar the Last Airbender Season 2 DVD set, which is currently scheduled for release on September 11, 2007. Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan is interviewed on one featurette with co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino about the live-action adaptation of Avatar and how the show’s […]

Backyardigan "Super Secret Super Spy" Movie Comes to Prime-Time on Sept 17, 2007

Nickelodeon’s Backyardigans will be getting their first prime-time hour-long movie on September 17, 2007. Titled Super Secret Super Spy, the movie will let the Backyardigans take on roles in international espionage as they jaunt across the globe to a hip jazz soundtrack. Cyndi Lauper will be providing the theme song, “The Lady in Pink.” The […]

"12 Oz. Mouse" Coming to DVD

While no release date has yet been set, Adult Swim’s 12 Oz. Mouse is coming to DVD, according to an interview with series co-creator Matt Maiellaro at Shrieking Tree: http://www.shriekingtree.com/12_oz_Mouse/ . Among the special features most likely to appear on the DVD are a fan art gallery, and the option to watch the entire series […]

Mitch Watson Talks "Tak and the Power of Juju"

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed co-producer Rich Watson about Tak and the Power of Juju, which debuts on Nickelodeon on Friday, August 31. Based on the video game of the same name, the show focuses on the life of Tak and his quirky friends living on the mythical island paradise of Pupununu. Watson discusses the […]

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