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"Chowder" Conquers Ratings

Cartoon Network has issued a press release announcing that their new series Chowder has grown in ratings with its second episode. According to preliminary numbers from Nielsen Media Research, the second episode of Chowder was the top-rated telecast in the key demographics of kids 6-11 and boys 6-11, outperforming the series premiere by 25% and […]

"Pixar Short Films Collection" Vol. 1: Fun, But Worth the Price?

They’re the appetizers before the main course or the desserts for the home-video audience. They’re trials for new techniques, new technology, and new filmmakers to stretch their muscles. They’re the often-imitated but never quite duplicated short films of Pixar Animation Studios, and now Walt Disney Home Entertainment has released their first collection of all of […]

"Atlantis SquarePantis" Lands Best Ratings Ever for SpongeBob

Nickelodeon has issued a press release announcing that Atlantis SquarePantis, the special SpongeBob SquarePants event that aired on Monday, has scored the best ratings that the series has ever received, landing 8.8 million viewers to be the number one cable program of the evening and leading to its highest rated total day of the year […]

Avatar TV Movie "Day of the Black Sun" Premieres November 30 on Nick

Nickelodeon has announced in a press release that the Avatar: The Last Airbender hourlong special event movie Day of the Black Sun will be premiering on the network on Friday, November 30 at 8PM (ET/PT). Tennis star Serena Williams and WWE wrestler Mick Foley will be providing their voices as special guests in the movie. […]

PR: Avatar's Hour-Long Movie "Day of Black Sun" Premieres on Nickelodeon Fri, Nov. 30

Burbank, CA, November 14, 2007 – Nickelodeon’s hit series Avatar: The Last Airbender invades television screens with a new one-hour TV movie “Day of Black Sun” on Friday, Nov. 30 from 8 to 9 p.m. (ET/PT). The epic third season of the series from creators Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko continues as Aang and his […]

PR: Nicktoons GM Keith Dawkins Promoted to Sr. Vice President

Nicktoons Network General Manager Keith Dawkins, Expands Role To Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Programming Partnerships Nicktoons Network Hits Distribution Milestone of 50 Million Households NEW YORK – Nov. 12, 2007 – Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group has expanded Nicktoons Network General Manager (GM) Keith Dawkins’ position to Senior Vice President (SVP), Nickelodeon Programming Partnerships. In […]

"Chowder" is Satisfying Comfort Food

2007 will be remembered as a vintage year for animation that centered on food. Ratatouille brought a French restaurant kitchen to vibrant life, celebrating the joys of great cuisine along with the usual mix of laughs and heart we’ve come to expect from Disney/Pixar. Now, Cartoon Network brings us C.H. Greenblatt’s Chowder, a charming new […]

Bryan Konietzko Talks "Avatar"

Bryan Konietzko, co-creator of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender, has given an interview to Animation World Magazine about the show. The article focuses on Konietzko’s path from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he met the other Avatar co-creator Michael DiMartino, all the way to today, with the show in its third season and […]

Michael DiMartino on "Avatar" Season 3

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has 10 questions and answers with Michael Dante DiMartino, co-creator of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender, about the show’s third season. Among the topics discussed are the live-action movie adaptations to be directed by M. Night Shyamalan, the common themes throughout the three seasons so far, and assorted questions about events in […]

"Persepolis" Wins People's Choice at Vancouver Fest; Creator Satrapi Interviewed

The Gold Derby weblog is noting that the animated feature film Persepolis has won the People’s Choice Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival. The same post speculates why the film was submitted as France’s candidate for the Best Foreign Film Acacemy Award over the live-action La Vie En Rose, which was the expected choice. […]

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