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"A Charlie Brown Christmas:" The Finest Christmas Cartoon of All Time

According to producer Lee Mendelson, the two top executives at CBS reacted negatively when they watched A Charlie Brown Christmas for the first time in 1965. “It seems a little flat…a little slow,” said one of them. The other said they would still air it since it was finished and paid for, but wouldn’t order […]

"Avatar" Season 2 Disc 2 Coming April 10, 2007

TVShowsOnDVD is reporting that the second DVD of the second season of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender will be shipping on April 10, 2007. The article also includes a photo of the disc case artwork. The disc will include episodes 6-10 from season 2 and special features to be announced. (via TZ member Ayaka)

"Avatar" Season 2 DVDs to Include Exclusive Comic; S2 Box Confirmed

TVShowsOnDVD is reporting that Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender season 2 DVDs will be packaged with exclusive comic books and that a boxed set of all 4 DVDs will be coming towards the end of 2007. There was no word on whether the boxed set would include an exclusive bonus disc, as the season 1 […]

AvatarSpirit.net Interviews Johanna Brady, "Princess Yue" (UPDATED with part 2)

AvatarSpirit.net has interviewed actress Johanna Brady, the voice actress who portrayed Princess Yue in the final 3 episodes of season 1 of Avatar the Last Airbender. The interview goes into how she got the role and how she differs from her character. Season 1 spoilers are in the interview. UPDATED December 8, 2006: AvatarSpirit.net has […]

"King of Fighters Another Day": Maximum Action, Minimum Plot

King of Fighters: Another Day is an original net animation (or ONA) that Production I.G. made to coincide with the release of King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2 (known as King of Fighters 2006 in the U.S.) While it’s not getting an official U.S. release, many R1 copies are being shipped with King of Fighters […]

AvatarSpirit.net Interviews Voice Actor Crawford Wilson (UPDATED Nov 27)

The AvatarSpirit.net fan site has posted part 1 of an interview with Crawford Wilson, the voice actor who plays “Jet” on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. Wilson discusses his character and how his one-episode role turned into something more substantial in the second season. (UPDATED Nov 27, 2006): AvatarSpirit.net has posted part 2 of the […]

"Skyland": Beautiful Clichés With a Glint of Potential

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: two teenage siblings discover that they have the power between them to end the tyranny of their totalitarian overlords, who… OK, that didn’t take long. Welcome to Skyland, a new series created by Alexandre de la Patellière, Matthieu Delaporte, and Emmanuel Gorinstein and debuting on the Nicktoons […]

Saving the World (of TV Animation): The "Avatar the Last Airbender" Complete Book 1 Collection

Water, Earth, Fire and Air are the four elements that the title character of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender must master as part of his quest to save the world. Similarly, the show’s success lies in its mastery of four different elements: Setting, Story, Characterization, and Technique. The first season, recently released on DVD, proves […]

"Persepolis" Animated Production Blog and Stills On-line

A production weblog has been started for Persepolis, an animated film based on the graphic novel memoirs of the same name by Marjane Satrapi. The weblog will track Satrapi’s progress as the days of her youth in post-revolution Iran are chronicled in animated form. Several still photos from the film are available on the official […]

The Existential Angst of "Hello Kitty: Stump Village" Vol. 1

It could have been a recipe for disaster. In 2005, Sanrio began work on a new cartoon for their top-licensed character, the charming but aloof Hello Kitty. Following the current trend of “re-imagining” classic series, the producers chose to abandon all the prior continuity of her earlier animated incarnations, opting instead for a 3-D stop-motion […]

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