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Hasbro Wins Nick License for Games, Toys

Hasbro has picked up US licensing rights to all Nickelodeon TV and movie properties under a deal between the toymaker and the network, the companies announced yesterday. Toys announced under the agreement include two games based on SpongeBob SquarePants (Ants in the Square Pants and The Game of Life in Bikini Bottom); versions of Candy […]

"Naruto," "IGPX," "One Piece" to Toonami in '05

Cartoon Network today announced several major acquisitions for their venerable Toonami action-animation block. Fan-favorite Naruto will join the block in the third quarter of 2005, while One Piece will move to Toonami in May. Toonami original IGPX will expand into a full series from Production IG. The Batman will see a Toonami airing beginning April […]

Telewest and Nickelodeon Make Amends

Nickelodeon has now returned to the Telewest Broadband cable platform, two months after it was dropped when the two parties failed to agree on a new carriage contract. Telewest’s 1.3 million subscribers saw Nickelodeon’s four channels, Nickelodeon, Nick Replay, Nicktoons, and Nick Jr., removed from the lineup just before Christmas. While both parties declined to […]

"All Grown Up" But I Ain't "Loving It"

Way back when Nickelodeon was actually watchable, I used to love Rugrats. The adventures of Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Angelica, and Susie were all great fun. When Nick started its descent into what its current state, the Rugrats reruns were often the only thing I would watch. Heck, if Nick were to release a boxset […]

Universal Ratings Report for Saturday 2/5

Kids 6-11 Ratings for Saturday, February 5, 2005 Notes: All Times Eastern An (S) Denotes Special Presentation Broadcast Networks: Kids WB (8 am – 12 pm): (2.9/13 Average) 8:00 am – What’s New Scooby-Doo? (1.2/8) 8:30 am – ¡Mucha Lucha! Gigante (1.9/9) 9:00 am – Teen Titans (2.5/11) 9:30 am – Xiaolin Showdown (3.4/14) 10:00 […]

G4techTV Adds "Abenobashi" to Anime Unleashed!

G4techTV has added Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi to its Anime Unleashed! bloc of programming. [Source: ADV Films]

New "AcceleRacers" Coming to Cartoon Network

A new four-part AcceleRacers animated special will run quarterly on Cartoon Network as part of a deal with Mattel, the companies announced today. The first part aired in January, and the remaining parts are scheduled to air in March, June and October. In addition, sixteen micro-episodes can be viewed at Business Wire. [Source:Business Wire]

Toyfare Interviews Seth Green on "Robot Chicken"

Toyfare Magazine has interviewed Seth Green, co-creator of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken. Green describes the show as “a stop-motion variety show. It’s like Saturday Night Live with stop motion. Only it’s funnier.” What viewers can expect to see in the show: A “shot-by-shot re-creation” of the Kill Bill movie trailer. Spoofs of American Idol (guest-starring […]

Cartoon Network Ratings Report for 1/31 to 2/6

Maintaining its six-week streak of across-the-board growth in prime time and kids total day, Cartoon Network also set a new February weekly record for kids total day delivery and ratings among kids 6-11, kids 2-11, boys 6-11 and boys 2-11, according to Nielsen Media Research. Highlights of the record-setting performance vs. the same time period […]

Universal Ratings Report for Saturday 1/29

Kids 6-11 Ratings for Saturday, January 29, 2005 Note: All Times Eastern Broadcast Networks: Kids WB (8 am -12 pm): (2.6/12 Average) 8:00 am – What’s New Scooby-Doo? (1.4/10) 8:30 am – ¡Mucha Lucha! Gigante (1.7/9) 9:00 am – Teen Titans (2.4/10) 9:30 am – Xiaolin Showdown (2.6/10) 10:00 am – Pokemon Advanced Challenge (2.7/10) […]

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