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NHK's Domo-kun to Invade Nickelodeon in Early 2008

by Weathermanon December 29, 2007
The ICv2 retail news source is reporting that Nickelodeon will air the Domo series of animated shorts in America in the first quarter of 2008. The stop-motion anime, which is based on the Domo-kun mascot of the Japanese public broadcaster NHK, consists of 26 two-minute episodes. Nickelodeon first announced its involvement in the anime in […]

"Aqua Teen" Bomb Scare Makes #21 on "Fortune's" 101 Dumbest Business Moments of 2007

by Ed Liuon December 24, 2007
Cartoon Network has landed at #21 on Fortune magazine’s 101 Dumbest Moments in Business list for 2007 for the attempt to publicize the Adult Swim show Aqua Teen Hunger Force using electronic lightboards placed in urban areas, which triggered a massive bomb scare in the city of Boston, MA. The negative impact of the stunt […]

"Futurama" Coming to Comedy Central

by Maxie Zeuson December 18, 2007
Comedy Central will add Futurama repeats to its schedule beginning Wednesday, January 2, at 8:00pm, with a broadcast of two back-to-back episodes, the network announced yesterday. Back-to-back episodes will also air on Thursday and Friday beginning at 8:00pm. Afterward, the series will settle into its regular broadcast slot: 9:00pm on Mondays through Thursdays, and 9:00pm […]

"Anime: Drawing a Revolution" is Garbage

by Ed Liuon December 16, 2007
Not too long ago, lots of mainstream news outlets were running articles that had headlines like, “Biff! Bam! Pow! Comic Books Aren’t Just for Kids Any More!” These articles were often poorly researched, superficial fluff pieces that expressed great surprise that modern comic books had four-letter words, graphic violence, and provocative themes. The idea that […]

"TV Funhouse" DVD Cancelled

by Dan Collinson December 13, 2007
In a follow up to a previous article. TVshowsondvd reports that Comedy Central’s TV Funhouse has been pulled from the release schedule. No reason was made about the cancellation, or when it’ll return to the schedule.

Adult Swim Ends 2007 With Its Highest Ratings Ever for Young Adults

by Weathermanon December 13, 2007
Adult Swim has finished the 2007 ratings season with its highest ratings ever for young adults aged 18-34. ADULT SWIM (Monday-Saturday, 11 p.m.-6 a.m.; Sunday, 10 p.m.-6 a.m.) Year-End 2007 vs. 2006: Adults 18-34 delivery (433,000—new cable record) increased by 8%, and ratings (0.8) by 4% Adults 18-24 delivery (259,000—new Adult Swim record) improved by […]

"Kappa Mikey" Added to iTunes, TV Movie Premieres on Feb 16, 2008

by Ed Liuon December 13, 2007
Nickelodeon has just added Kappa Mikey to the list of shows available for purchase on Apple’s iTunes Store. As with all TV shows, individual episodes are $1.99 each and can be viewed on a Mac, PC, or video-enabled iPod. The same announcement also mentioned “The Karaoke Episode,” the first Kappa Mikey TV movie which will […]

Nick Number One in 2007

by Maxie Zeuson December 12, 2007
Nickelodeon was the number one basic cable network among kids for the fourteenth year in a row in 2007, the network announced today. Citing Nielsen Media data, the company said that it delivered 2.1 million total viewers, averaged 1.2 million viewers among kids 2 to 11 and 674,000 viewers among kids six to 11. These […]

"Tokyo Majin" Vol. 1: 110% of Your Daily Dose of Monster Killing

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2007
Anime fans will often tell others that there’s so much more to the medium than the stereotypes of giant robots, pocket monsters, and samurai drama. There are works that evoke incredibly deep feelings, plunging deep into the universals of the human condition with sensitivity and grace. They work their magic on us and transcend traditional […]

"The Penguins of Madagascar" Series Coming to Nick in Early 2009

by Classic Speedyon December 10, 2007
The Penguins of Madagascar, a tentatively titled series based on the 2005 Dreamworks Animation’s CG film Madagascar, is coming to Nickelodeon in early 2009. The studio will be produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, CA. Its executive producers are Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley (Kim Possible, Hercules), and features the voices of Danny […]