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Nickelodeon Latin America Announces New Animated Works

Nickelodeon LA has announced a number of new animated series/licenses, World Screen reports. Included are Mr. Meaty, Barnyard (a spin off of the recent animated film), and Mexican inspired El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera–which focuses on a teenage boy deciding on following the path to superhero or supervillain.

James Cameron's "Avatar" to Break New Ground in CGI Animation

An article in the New York Times details the innovations behind James Cameron’s upcoming movie Avatar (registration required), an ambitious project that will use a variety of new technologies and techniques to integrate computer-generated animation and live-action footage. The work will involve both motion-capture and traditional CGI effects work with innovations like a camera that […]

A Farewell to Harms

It’s easy enough to call the passing of Joseph Barbera the end of an era. You might even say it marks the end of two eras, for the careers of Barbera and his late partner William Hanna straddled both the golden age of American studio animation and the altogether more dire era of TV animation. […]

M. Night Shyamalan to Helm "Avatar" Film Trilogy

Variety reports that Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan has signed on with Paramount to write, produce, and direct three live action films based on Nickelodeon’s popular Avatar animated series. A potential conflict looms with Fox’s just greenlighted James Cameron sci-fi project of the same title. According to Fox, “We own the movie title ‘Avatar.’ […]

AvatarSpirit.net Interviews Voice Actor Jessie Flower (UPDATED)

AvatarSpirit.net has posted part 1 of an interview with voice actor Jessie Flower on her roles on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. This section includes answers on how her earlier role as Meng is related to her current recurring role as Earthbending master Toph and how she gets into character as Toph. UPDATED 05-Jan-2007: Part […]

Jerry Beck Previews Nicktoons on Jan 10

Animation historian Jerry Beck will be hosting a preview screening of six new short films at the Nicktoons Studios in Burbank, CA, on January 10, 2007. The screenings will be from Random Cartoons, a new series for Nickelodeon from Studio Frederator, and will include Beck’s own “Hornswiggle.” The event is open to members of ASIFA-Hollywood.

'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' Movie Gets March Theatrical Debut

Daily Variety reports the “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” movie has been set for a March release by First Look Pictures. The 86-minute feature marks First Look’s initial theatrical foray into animation as well as Adult Swim’s first feature under the Williams Street banner. The film centers on the origins of “Hunger Force” characters Meatwad, Frylock […]

"A Charlie Brown Christmas:" The Finest Christmas Cartoon of All Time

According to producer Lee Mendelson, the two top executives at CBS reacted negatively when they watched A Charlie Brown Christmas for the first time in 1965. “It seems a little flat…a little slow,” said one of them. The other said they would still air it since it was finished and paid for, but wouldn’t order […]

"Avatar" Season 2 Disc 2 Coming April 10, 2007

TVShowsOnDVD is reporting that the second DVD of the second season of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender will be shipping on April 10, 2007. The article also includes a photo of the disc case artwork. The disc will include episodes 6-10 from season 2 and special features to be announced. (via TZ member Ayaka)

"Tom Goes to the Mayor" Coming to DVD

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that the Adult Swim cartoon Tom Goes to the Mayor will be on DVD in a 3 disc set containing all 30 episodes. Special features include a mock-umentary, celebrity voice sessions, and behind the scenes material. The DVD will arrive in stores on April 3, 2007.

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