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"Transformers Animated" Season 3 to Premiere on March 14, 2009

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2009
According to Zap2it.com, the third season of Transformers Animated will premiere on Cartoon Network on Saturday, March 14, 2009, at 8:00 AM (Eastern/Pacific) in a 90-minute movie special event: “TransWarped.” Zap2it’s schedule also includes episode synopses for three new episodes that will debut in the weeks following the premiere: “Where Is Thy Sting?”, “Five Servos […]

NY Times on Cyma Zarghami's Leadership of Nickelodeon

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2009
The New York Times has taken a look at Cyma Zarghami’s long tenure as the President of Nickelodeon (free registration required), and the network’s general philosophy of capturing viewers from “cradle to grave.” Among other things, the article investigates how Nickelodeon has reacted to the success of Disney’s High School Musical and Hannah Montana franchises […]

Cartoon Network Champions National Recess Week from March 2-6, 2009

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2009
Cartoon Network has issued a press release announcing their involvement in National Recess Week 2009 from March 2-6, 2009, as part of the network’s Get Animated initiative to “recognize unstructured break time as an essential element of the school day and to connect educators, parents and kids as advocates to either keep and enhance existing […]

"The Mighty B!" Comes to DVD on February 24, 2009

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2009
Nickelodeon will be releasing the first DVD of The Mighty B! on February 24, 2009. The Mighty B! We Got the Bee will contain 8 episodes of the show, plus a behind-the-scenes featurette, an original animatic from the episode “Bat Mitzvah Crashers,” and a karaoke music video for “Running with the Rainbow Unicorn.” Created by […]

New "Wonder Pets!" Premieres on March 9, 2009 Starting with "Join the Circus!"

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2009
Nickelodeon will be debuting a week’s worth of Wonder Pets! episodes starting on March 9, 2009, with the first being the half-hour special The Wonder Pets! “Join the Circus,” which guest-stars Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller, and Ben Vereen. All new debuts will premiere at 10:30 AM. The DVD of Wonder Pets! Join the Circus will […]

NY Times on "Sita Sings the Blues;" Airing on NY PBS Station on March 7, 2009

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2009
The New York Times has taken a look at Nina Paley’s film Sita Sings the Blues (free registration required), her animated movie that adapts the Hindu epic The Ramayana with events in her own life set to the music of 1930’s blues singer Annette Hanshaw. The article follows the painful divorce from her husband that […]

"Dora the Explorer" receives NAACP Image Award

by MonkeyFunkon February 13, 2009
The 40th NAACP Image Awards, held in Los Angeles on the twelfth of February, presented the award for Outstanding Children’s Program to Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer. The full press release follows. NICKELODEON’S DORA THE EXPLORER AND TRUE JACKSON, VP‘S KEKE PALMER HONORED WITH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS NEW YORK- Feb. 13, 2009 –Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer […]

Nickelodeon Kids' Premieres on "Filthy Friday," February 27, 2009

by Ed Liuon February 12, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced a “Filthy Friday” Playdate for February 27, 2009, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific), showcasting cartoons featuring filth fighting fun, including three premieres of The Backyardigans (“Robin Hood the Clean”), Olivia (“Olivia Paints a Mural/Olivia’s Day at the Office”), and Yo Gabba Gabba! (Guest Stars: Rachel Dratch, Chromeo, Biz Markie). The […]

NYCC2009: "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" Hits the Big Apple!

by Ed Liuon February 8, 2009
On Friday afternoon, New York Comic Con attendees were treated to a panel discussion with some of the top talent behind Cartoon Network’s Batman: The Brave and the Bold. In attendance were story editor Michael Jelenic, producer James Tucker, Creative Executive for DC Comics Creative Affairs Ivan Cohen, actor Phil Morris (who will be voicing […]

NYCC2009: W!LDBRAIN on "Team Smithereen" and "Yo Gabba Gabba!"

by Ed Liuon February 8, 2009
The W!LDBRAIN panel at the 2009 New York Comic Con was hosted by Chief Marketing Officer Mike Polis; Marge Dean, head of W!LDBRAIN’s animation studio in San Francisco; and Bob Higgins, head of creative in New York City. Higgins began with a quick rundown of his career from his start at Warner Bros. Entertainment to […]