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DTemplar's 25 Toons That Should Be On DVD, And Soon Part I

At long last, She-Ra, Animaniacs, Pinky & the Brain and Voltron are coming out to DVD in a few months. But there are still some toons that have been gathering dust in the vaults and deserve to be released. The question is: Which ones? Here’s my personal opinion. 25. The Brady Kids: Three years after […]

Nick Renews "Backyardigans" and "Kappa Mikey"

The latest “Animated Shorts” column by Steve Fritz reports that Nickelodeon has renewed The Backyardigans and Kappa Mikey, with orders for 20 and 26 additional episodes, respectively. Other news in the column includes coverage of the Adult Swim upfront (which mentions Dexter’s Laboratory/Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky’s involvement in Korgoth of Barbaria), a screening of […]

"The Boondocks" Coming to DVD (Updated 4/4)

Tvshowsondvd has announced that Season 1 of The Boondocks is coming to DVD on June 13. The box set contains the first 15 episodes uncut and uncensored on 3 DVDs and features 7 episode commentaries and songs by hip-hop superstars like Kanye West. Updated 4/4: Tvshowsondvd.com has posted art of the final cover.

Evan Dorkin Working on Pilot for Adult Swim

Evan Dorkin, creator of the Milk & Cheese comic book and the animated Welcome to Eltingville, has confirmed that he and his wife Sarah Dyer are working on Tyrone’s Inferno, a pilot episode for Adult Swim. The same blog entry provided some details on upcoming comic book work and more anime rewrites for FUNimation. (via […]

Adult Swim Announces New Shows and Renewals at 2006 Upfront

Adult Swim today rolled out plans for 2006 at their annual Upfront event in New York, announcing several new shows, acquisitions, and series renewals. Brendan Small makes his return to the Adult Swim block with Death Clock Metalocalypse. CO-created and CO-produced by TV Funhouse alum Tommy Blacha, the series follows the world’s most popular heavy […]

Nickelodeon UK Acquires "King"

Nickelodeon UK has picked up the animated series King from Canadian studio Decode Entertainment, C21Media reports. The show targets six- to twelve-year-olds and focuses on 12-year-old Russel, who is crowned king of a fantasy world of monsters he discovers.

NY Times on Nick's "Wonder Pets"

The New York Times has a profile article on Nickelodeon’s Wonder Pets, a new animated series in the Nick Jr. programming block (registration required). The show was created by Josh Selig, an alumnus of Sesame Street and Little Bill, and makes novel use of “photo-puppetry” animation and musical accompaniment to tell stories of a trio […]

Nickelodeon Developing Original Japanese Cartoon Series

C21Media is reporting that Nickelodeon is developing two original Japanese cartoon series. The first is Domo-Kun, named for Japanese broadcaster NHK’s mascot, which will be a co-production between Nickelodeon and NHK affiliate Domo Production Company. The second is Akihabara@Deep, based on the graphic novel series, which is being developed with 3D animation house Polygon Pictures. […]

"Minoriteam" Creators Talk About Motivations and Influences

An article in the New York Times speaks to Adam de la Peña, Todd James and Peter Girardi about their new animated series Minoriteam, which debuted on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block last night (registration required). The trio talk about the use of ribald humor as social commentary, the potential of the show to offend, […]

Nickelodeon Announces New Series, Episodes, etc., at Upfront Presentation

Nickelodeon held its upfront presentation to advertisers on Thursday, March 9. During the presentation, Nickelodeon announced a slate that will include content developed from such platforms as feature films, video games, broadband and international production, as well as a multi-million dollar development slate for non-linear productions. Nickelodeon television will also premiere 254 new episodes during […]

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