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An Animation Fan's Guide to New York Comic Con 2008

The New York Comic Con website has been updated with the full list of programming scheduled for this year’s convention in HTML format (organized chronologically) and in a PDF grid. Animation fans will probably be most interested in the following content: FRIDAY, APRIL 18 1:00 – 2:00 PM What’s Next After Naruto? (1E16), discussing emerging […]

Third "Avatar" Video Game Coming in October

IGN.com is reporting that Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender will get a third video game in October 2008. Subtitled Into the Inferno, the video game will follow events in the third season of the show as Aang and his friends travel through the Fire Nation. The game will be developed by THQ Australia and will […]

CN Upfront 2008: Toon and Live-Action Movies Slated for Sunday Nights

Cartoon Network is launching a Sunday night movie franchise this June, the network said today. The as-yet-unnamed programming bloc will feature a mix of animated and live-action films. Movies already on tap include Ant Bully, Hoodwinked, Monster House, Open Season, Kicking and Screaming and Cheaper by the Dozen. [Source: Cartoon Network]

CN Upfront 2008: Thursday Nights to Get Comedy Bloc

Chowder will anchor a new bloc of Thursday night comedies on Cartoon Network, the network announced at its Upfront presentation today. The series, which is getting new episodes, will be joined by the returning Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Camp Lazlo, and George of the Jungle, and by a newbie series, The Marvelous Misadventures of […]

CN Upfront 2008: More "Chowder" Ordered for 2008

Cartoon Network has ordered a second season of Chowder for the new year, the network announced today at its upfront presentation this morning. The network has now ordered a total of 40 episodes of the show, which was its highest-rated original series of 2007. [Source: Cartoon Network]

CN Upfront 2008: "Misadventures of Flapjack" Coming This Summer

Thurop Van Orman, Brian Doyle-Murray, and Roz Ryan will headline The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, a new Cartoon Network series slated to premiere this summer, the network announced at its Upfront presentation today. Van Orman plays Flapjack, whose life is upended when he meets Captain K’nuckles (Doyle-Murray), an old pirate whose tales inspire a sense […]

CN Upfront 2008: "Clone Wars" to Anchor Friday Action Bloc

George Lucas, accompanied by a squad of stormtroopers, was on hand to help introduce Star Wars: Clone Wars to the Cartoon Network fall schedule at the network’s upfront presentation today. The new series will be one of a battery of fantasy/adventure programs the network plans to introduce. The series will anchor a bloc of such […]

CN Upfront 2008: McCracken and Renzetti to Head Cartoonstitute Programming Project

Craig McCracken and Rob Renzetti will spearhead the Cartoonstitute, an artist-led initiative to create new programming for Cartoon Network, the company announced at its 2008 Upfront Presentation today. The project aims to produce 150 pieces of programming of varying length, suitable for distribution across a number of platforms, over the next 20 months. McCracken, who […]

"xxxHOLIC" Vol. 1: Spirits Distilled and Diluted

When starting a new series, checking out a new movie, or even just stopping on a random TV show, I will often give it what I think of as a “three strikes” test: I’ll track the number of times it “hits” or “misses” with a scene, a joke, or a bit of business, until either […]

"Ratatouille," "Avatar" Win Nick Kids' Choice Awards

The slime-filled Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards were handed out on Saturday, March 29, 2008, with top animation awards going to Ratatouille for Favorite Animated Movie and Avatar the Last Airbender for Favorite Cartoon. In addition, Eddie Murphy won the award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for his role as Donkey in Shrek the […]

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