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"Black Lagoon" Vol. 2: All Aboard the Blooooood Boat!

I knew little about Black Lagoon, an action title from Madhouse, when it was first licensed. Its high quality completely took me by surprise when I watched volume 1, and volume 2 is even better. Black Lagoon is the story of a trio of pirate mercenaries—Revy, Dutch, and Benny—who on one of their missions kidnap […]

Tommy Blacha on Metalocalypse and "Dethalbum"

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Tommy Blacha about the new season of Metalocalypse and the upcoming Dethklok tour. Blacha discusses the reaction of heavy metal fans to the show, the plans for the new season, and the release of the Dethalbum CD. The same article also includes part 2 of the interview with Chris Ayres […]

"Death Note" debuts on Adult Swim October 20, 2007

Adult Swim has confirmed via its message board that anime series Death Note will begin airing on the block starting Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 12:00AM (ET/PT). The series will also be available online at Adult Swim Video according to the posting. Updated to add press release link. Read the press release here

"Go, Diego, Go!" Does a "Safari Rescue" on October 8, 2007

Nickelodeon will air a one-hour Go, Diego, Go! movie on Monday, October 8, 2007. Titled Safari Rescue, the movie will bring animal rescuer Diego to Africa, where he will team up with fellow animal adventurer Juma to save the elephants of the Serengeti plains from an evil spell. The movie will air at 9:30 – […]

"Edgar & Ellen" Prank Their Way onto Nicktoons Network Starting Oct 7, 2007

Edgar & Ellen will be debuting on the Nicktoons Network with two back-to-back episodes on Sunday, October 7, 2007, at 8:00 PM (Eastern). The title characters are a pair of twins who carry out a campaign of pranks on the residents of the town of Nod. Each episode also includes a two-minute segment inspired by […]

Nickelodeon Posts New "Back to the Barnyard" Preview Clip

A new video clip for Back to the Barnyard has been posted by Nickelodeon. It is available in both QuickTime and Windows Media formats. Back to the Barnyard will debut on Friday, September 29, 2007, at 9:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific).

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 […]

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