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Time To Get Mushi: Goodbye to Ginko as "Mushi-Shi" Ends

As with everything great in life, it’s all about timing. In television, it’s about finding the balance between “too little” and “too much,” between bowing out too soon and going on too long. It seems like a lost art these days, but on rare occasions a show will get it right. And after 26 episodes, […]

"Freedom" Vols. 1-5: Freedom Isn't Free. In Fact, It's Pretty Damn Expensive

If you were to ask me for the best places to find a solid, entertaining, and intelligently written hard science fiction series, an extended advertisement for the 35th anniversary of Nissin’s Cup Noodles would not end up anywhere on the list. However, the fact remains that Freedom, an animated mini-series from Japan, had its origins […]

"The Mighty B": Needs More Honey

Whether The Mighty B!, Nickelodeon’s newest animated series, entertains or irritates you will probably depend on far you can identify with—or even stomach—its main character. That shouldn’t be a surprise, really: it is, after all, a star vehicle, of a sort. The series is executive produced by Amy Poehler, who also voices Bessie Higgenbottom, the […]

TV Guide Talks With Amy Poehler on "The Mighty B!"

TVGuide.com has posted a brief interview with comedian Amy Poehler about her upcoming Nickelodeon cartoon The Mighty B!. Poehler, a co-creator of the show along with Cynthia True and Erik Wiese, plays Bessie Higgenbottom, described as, “like Animal meets Gilda Radner meets Daffy Duck meets Jimmy Stewart: energetically optimistic.” The interview digs into how Poehler’s […]

Toon Zone News Interviews Bryan Konietzko & Mike DiMartino on "Avatar the Last Airbender"

Since meeting as students at the Rhode Island School of Design, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko’s professional careers intersected several times when they finally got a chance to pitch their own action-adventure TV series to Nickelodeon. According to the Not Just Cartoons, Nicktoons! volume, the pair broke all the rules on how you’re supposed […]

NYCC 2008: "Avatar" Full Panel Report

(NOTE: This panel report will present the events out of order to move spoilers for the end of season 3 to the bottom.) The frighteningly large audience for the Avatar panel A completely packed conference room at the New York Comic Con welcomed Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, co-creators of Nickeloden’s hit show Avatar the […]

"Simpsons" Swept Up in More Controversy

The Simpsons is caught up in more controversy in South America, with Argentine politicians criticizing a recent episode that refers to former dictatorships, Variety reports. In a recent episode, a character refers to “disappearances” under the government of Juan Peron: “When he disappeared you, you stayed disappeared.” Variety notes that “disappearances” of that nature were […]

Word Balloon Podcast Interviews Andrea Romano on Voice Directing the DC Universe

The Word Balloon podcast has interviewed voice director Andrea Romano, veteran casting and voice director who has directed dialog sessions for shows such as Batman the Animated Series, Justice League: The New Frontier, The Boondocks, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Avatar the Last Airbender. Romano provides some details about her work on the upcoming Batman: Gotham Knight […]

"Avatar the Last Airbender" Live-Action Movie in 2010; Shyamalan Interviewed

Variety is reporting a July 2, 2010 release date for the first movie in a planned live-action feature film trilogy based on Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender. The movies will be directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and will drop “Avatar” and merely go by “The Last Airbender” to avoid confusion with the James Cameron movie […]

"Hell Girl" Vol. 5 Takes Baby Steps Away From Its Formula

The first four volumes of Hell Girl felt like an exercise in unrealized potential. There were spooks and chills in abundance, but also incredibly repetitive plots, paper-thin characters, and seemingly no interest in examining the moral and ethical implications of the show’s premise. With the release of Hell Girl volume 5 (“Carp”), the series finally […]

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