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.
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 […]
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 […]
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)
Adult Swim has announced the final schedule for its Christmas Eve holiday marathon, running from 10 PM to 2 AM (Eastern and Pacific) on December 24. Scheduled programming includes holiday episodes of Futurama, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Family Guy, Morel Orel, and the Venture Brothers, plus an episode of Assy McGee that has nothing to […]
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Season 9 of South Park will be out on DVD on March 6, 2007. The ninth season will contain the Emmy award winning episode “Best Friends Forever,” as well as the controversial Emmy nominated episode “Trapped in the Closet.” No word yet on bonus features. Stay tuned for further announcements. Update 12/14: […]
The Associated Press reports that Saturday Night Live star Amy Poehler is creating and starring in a new toon for Nickelodeon. The toon Mighty B will feature Poehler as the voice of Bessie Higgenbottom. Production will begin in 2008. (UPDATED: Other news reports go into the other Nickelodeon premiere and renewal announcements, including a 6th […]
The Hollywood Reporter (via Reuters) reports that Larry the Cable Guy will work on an animated pilot for Comedy Central. The “Blue Collar” comedian will star as a misguided but well-intentioned co-owner of a cable TV station whose other owner is a woman of class and taste who does not share his vision for programming […]