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Nickelodeon Developing Original Japanese Cartoon Series

C21Media is reporting that Nickelodeon is developing two original Japanese cartoon series. The first is Domo-Kun, named for Japanese broadcaster NHK’s mascot, which will be a co-production between Nickelodeon and NHK affiliate Domo Production Company. The second is Akihabara@Deep, based on the graphic novel series, which is being developed with 3D animation house Polygon Pictures. […]

"Minoriteam" Creators Talk About Motivations and Influences

An article in the New York Times speaks to Adam de la Peña, Todd James and Peter Girardi about their new animated series Minoriteam, which debuted on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block last night (registration required). The trio talk about the use of ribald humor as social commentary, the potential of the show to offend, […]

Nickelodeon Announces New Series, Episodes, etc., at Upfront Presentation

Nickelodeon held its upfront presentation to advertisers on Thursday, March 9. During the presentation, Nickelodeon announced a slate that will include content developed from such platforms as feature films, video games, broadband and international production, as well as a multi-million dollar development slate for non-linear productions. Nickelodeon television will also premiere 254 new episodes during […]

Nickelodeon Ups Execs

Nickelodeon has promoted Marsha E. Williams to Senior Vice President of Research and Planning at Nickelodeon Networks. In her new position, Williams is responsible for Consumer Insights for Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., including all brand, programming and production, merchandising, public affairs, online and other corporate consumer research for Nickelodeon. Williams will report to Pam Kaufman, […]

NY Daily News: "Avatar" to Go to iTunes

An article in the New York Daily News on the success of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender states that the first season of the show will be available on Apple’s iTunes Music Store, along with the second season premiere. According to comments made in the article by series creators Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the […]

Nick Jr. Commemorates 10 Years of "Blue's Clues"

Nick Jr. is inviting preschoolers, parents, and educators alike to join in commemorating the 10th anniversary of Blue’s Clues. Nick Jr. will kick off a special celebration of the series by introducing the audience to a new character–Blue’s brother–on the hour-long primetime movie Meet Blue’s Baby Brother on Sunday, September 10, 2006, from 7:00pm – […]

Tony Millionaire's "Drinky Crow" to Adult Swim

A report on Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog states that cartoonist Tony Millionaire is working on a pilot for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim based on his Maakies comic strip. The pilot will be titled Drinky Crow, and Millionaire is working on it with writer and producer Bruce Kaplan. MacDonald has an exclusive Drinky Crow image […]

Wayans Brothers Produce Cartoon for Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon will premiere a new series of cartoon specials produced by Shawn, Marlon and Keenan Ivory Wayans (In Living Color, Scary Movie 1 & 2). The cartoon is called Thugaboo, and it deals with nine very different kids growing up in the inner city. The series will consist of three specials; one will be a […]

"Minoriteam" Comes to Adult Swim Sunday, March 19

The new Adult Swim series Minoriteam, created by Adam de la Peña, Todd James and Peter Girardi, will debut on Sunday, March 19, at 12:00am (ET/PT). [Source: Cartoon Network]

"Robot Chicken" Season 2 Premieres April 2

The second season of Robot Chicken — the animated series that parodies politics, celebrity culture, and everything else by animating customized toys and action figures — arrives on Adult Swim on Sunday, April 2, at 11:30pm (ET/PT). Season two of Robot Chicken, created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, will air weekly and will include […]

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