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"Boondocks" Triggers Controversy Before Premiere

An article in the Los Angeles Times covers the premiere of The Boondocks on Cartoon Network (free registration required). Both Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder and Cartoon Network vice president Mike Lazzo were interviewed for the article. It also notes a long line of prominent African-Americans, including the Rev. Al Sharpton and Bill Cosby, who are […]

SpongeBob Takes a Trip, Kids Invited

In “Where’s Gary,” a half-hour SpongeBob SquarePants special premiering on Nickelodeon on Friday, November 11, at 8:00pm (ET/PT), SpongeBob’s pet snail Gary runs away from home after feeling neglected by SpongeBob. The snail is “adopted” by a new owner. After realizing the error of his ways, SpongeBob sets out with his best friend Patrick to […]

Nickelodeon Announces "Let's Just Play" Winners

Nickelodeon has announced the second round of winners of the “Let’s Just Play Giveaway,” an effort by the network to distribute more than $1 million in funds to help kids improve their schools’ or communities’ play facilities. PR Newswire has details.

Dora Explores Macy's Parade

On Thanksgiving Day, Dora the Explorer will make her debut as a giant helium balloon in the 79th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The balloon, filled with approximately 15,000 cubic feet of helium and measuring approximately 54 feet tall, will travel from Central Park to Herald Square on Thanksgiving Day. [Source: PR Newswire]

NY Times Profiles Aaron McGruder and "The Boondocks"

The New York Times has published an article about Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks, coming to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim on November 6 (registration required). The origins of the strip (and its ties to discredited Times reporter Jayson Blair), upcoming plots for the TV show, and McGruder’s use of racially charged themes and language are all discussed […]

LEGO Acquires "Batman," Nickelodeon Licenses

Warner Bros. Consumer Products today announced that they have C21Media the LEGO Group the construction toy license for DC Comics’ Batman. The agreement includes the rights to develop and market construction toys based on the Batman brand, inspired by DC Comics’ comic books; Warner Bros. Animation’s television series, The Batman; Warner Bros. Pictures’ feature film, […]

Nicktoons Network Announces Second Annual "Scare-A-Thon"

Nicktoons Network will celebrate Halloween with its second annual “Scare-A-Thon,” featuring 48 hours of Halloween-themed programming. The marathon will be hosted by Edgar and Ellen, the set of mischievous twins featured in the Edgar & Ellen book series from Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. The “Scare-A-Thon” will feature Halloween-themed episodes from several Nicktoons shows, as […]

Nicktoons Network to Preview "Skyland" November 25

Nicktoons Network will join France 2, Teletoon (Canada), and ABC (Australia) in a first-ever global sneak-peek of the new series Skyland. All networks will preview the series with either the hour-long pilot or a 75-second clip in November. Nicktoons Network (U.S.) will sneak-peek the hour-long pilot of the series Friday, November 25, at 8:00pm (ET), […]

Nickelodeon 'Spy Day Friday' Marathon Airs Friday

Nickelodeon will air a ‘Spy Day Friday’ marathon on Friday, October 21, from 11:30am – 2:00pm (ET/PT). The marathon will feature a never-before-seen episode of Nick Jr.’s comic/action series LazyTown, entitled “Secret Agent Zero,” where Robbie Rotten tricks the LazyTowners into believing that he has won the Mayoral race. PR Newswire has the full schedule.

"Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek" Comes to Adult Swim

Central Park Media’s award-winning short film Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek is scheduled to air on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block this month. The CG sci-fi horror anime will be broadcast on Saturday night/Sunday morning, October 30, at 12:00am. [Source: Adult Swim] Click here to read Toon Zone’s review of Kakurenbo. (via William C. Maune)

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