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"Shrek" Leads Toon Nominees at Kids Choice Awards

Ratatouille, Bee Movie, Shrek the Third, and The Simpsons Movie will battle it out for Favorite Animated Movie at Nickelodeon’s 21st Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, the network announced on Thursday. Alvin and the Chipmunks and Transformers are competing with each other and with Are We Done Yet? and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End […]

Nickelodeon's "Ni Hao, Kai-lan" is "Hen Bucùo"! (Not Bad!)

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One of the biggest beneficiaries of globalization has been China. Its growing financial, political, and military power are triggering reactions ranging from anxiety and open hostility to good old fashioned economic opportunism. However, assuming current trends continue, it is more than likely that this generation of American children will enter a world where understanding Chinese […]

"Oswald": Now We're All "Lucky"

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, surely, must have been one of the more challenging projects to cross the desks of Disney’s renowned marketing department. True, the company has in its “Walt Disney Treasures” format a product line designed to carry this kind of specialty content. But in Oswald we’re not talking about a famous, world-beloved character […]

Toon Zone Interviews Evan Baily on Digging Into "Turok Son of Stone"

In 1954, Dell Comics introduced Turok, Son of Stone. Who created him exactly is in dispute, with different sources giving Matthew H. Manning or Gaylord Du Bois the honor. What isn’t in dispute is the popularity of the pre-Colombian Indian and his companion, the young Andar, in their battles with dinosaurs and monstrous beasts in […]

"Phineas and Ferb": Spawn of Frankenstein

I am the seventh son of a seventh son of a seventh son. The blood of a dozen gypsy fortunetellers flows through my veins. Criswell was my uncle’s cousin’s third husband. I have second sight so bad I need a special prescription, and the DMV won’t let me drive 48 hours before an election, a […]

Newsarama Interviews "Phineas & Ferb" Co-Creators and "Mr. Men Show"'s Kurt Mueller

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has posted a double-set of interviews: one with Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, co-creators of Disney’s Phineas & Ferb; and the other with Kurt Mueller, one of three creators of Cartoon Network’s The Mr. Men Show. Povenmire and Marsh talk about how the pair have come through the industry together, […]

Nick Theme Park Coming to Mall of America

Nickelodeon and Mall of America will open Nickelodeon Universe, a new theme park, on Saturday, March 15, the network said today. The attraction, which is the first-ever Nickelodeon theme park in the world, will feature such Nick-themed rides as the SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge; Avatar Airbender; and Splat-O-Sphere. It will also have live shows, […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Book 3 Vol. 3 Announced

The third volume of Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s third season has been announced by Nick and Paramount. It will contain these five episodes: -The Day of the Black Sun Part 2: The Eclipse -The Western Air Temple -The Firebending Masters -The Boiling Rock: Part 1 -The Boiling Rock: Part 2 The DVD will be released […]

"Aqua Teen Hunger Force": Still Gross, Still Great

It’s been awhile since I watched Aqua Teen Hunger Force regularly. That’s not a knock against the show and I never lost my taste for it—I just spent most of the last year living outside the US without cable or a regular internet connection. I also missed the feature film, and don’t remember the last […]

PULSE News Talks to Alan Burnett About Justice League in Comics and "The Batman"

Comicon.com’s PULSE News has interviewed writer Alan Burnett about his brief stint writing DC Comics’ Justice League of America, comparing the experience to his job writing for animated shows like Static Shock and The Batman. Burnett notes how his animation writing got him the job writing the comic, how he and regular series writer Dwayne […]

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