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Al Sharpton vs. "The Boondocks"

The Rev. Al Sharpton is demanding an apology from Cartoon Network over last week’s episode of The Boondocks, “The Return of the King,” where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., uses a racial epithet. Sharpton further demanded that the network “commit to pulling episodes that desecrate black historic figures.” A statement from Cartoon Network […]

Larry Schwartz Talks "Kappa Mikey"

The “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama.com has spoken to Larry Schwartz of the Animation Collective about Kappa Mikey, a new series debuting on Nicktoons later this month. The series focuses on an American animated actor sent to star in a Japanese anime show, and combines American and Japanese animation styles to send up the culture […]

Nickelodeon to Air President's Day "Go, Diego, Go!" Marathon (Updated 1/24)

Nickelodeon will present a three-hour marathon of Go, Diego, Go! on Monday, February 20, from 9:00am – 12:00pm. The marathon will conclude with an all-new episode entitled “Chito and Rita the Spectacled Bears” at 11:30am. PR Newswire has the revised schedule. Updated 1/24: Nickelodeon has updated their schedule. Please note the above changes in bold […]

Brenda Freeman Named Senior VP, Promotions Marketing, Nickelodeon

Brenda Freeman has been named Senior Vice President of Promotions Marketing for Nickelodeon. In her new position, Freeman will oversee the development and execution of all promotions marketing efforts for Nickelodeon and its related brands including Nick Jr., Noggin, The N, and Nick Digital assets including both on-air and off air promotions, client services, ad […]

Nickelodeon Unveils "New Game of the Week" Feature on Nick.com

Nickelodeon Online has unveiled a “New Game of the Week” feature on Nick.com. Games of the week are free, brand new Nick property-themed games available to Nick.com visitors on a weekly basis. One original Nick or third party published game will roll out every Friday throughout the course of 2006. The games will be based […]

Viacom and Kellogg Face Lawsuit over SpongeBob Marketing

Two consumer groups have announced their intention to sue Viacom, parent company of Nickelodeon, and the Kellogg Company over their use of SpongeBob SquarePants and other cartoon characters to sell food of “poor nutritional quality” to children under 8 (registration required). The Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, […]

Nick Picks Up "Yu-Gi-Oh! GX" for International Broadcast

4Kids Entertainment has licensed Yu-Gi-Oh! GX to Nickelodeon for broadcast in the U.K., Spain, Australia, and Latin America, World Screen reports.

Nickelodeon to Air Sneak Preview of "Hoodwinked"

Nickelodeon will air the first five minutes of the new CGI animated family film Hoodwinked on Thursday, January 12, at 8:00pm. Hoodwinked will be released in theaters nationwide the following day, Friday, January 13, 2006. [Source: PR Newswire]

Nick Jr. Begins Production on "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!"

Nick Jr. has commenced production on the new original animated series Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!. The 26-episode preschool series, produced by Bolder Media for Boys and Girls and created by Bob Boyle (producer on Nickelodeon’s The Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom), celebrates the spirit of teamwork and cooperation. The series is slated to premiere this fall […]

Herb Scannell Leaving MTVN and Nickelodeon; Restructuring Announced

Herb Scannell, Vice Chairman, MTVN; and President, Nickelodeon Networks, is leaving the company to pursue other business opportunities. Mr. Scannell began his career at Nickelodeon in 1988 as Director of Programming and rose through various positions before being named President of the network in 1996. During Mr. Scannell’s tenure, Nickelodeon opened a new animation studio […]

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