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Nickelodeon Announces New Toy Lines Based on Nick Series

Nickelodeon has announced new toy lines based on The Backyardigans, Go, Diego, Go!, and Avatar, The Last Airbender. PR Newswire has details.

Drawn Together's Bill Freiberger: Hate Mail Free Since 2004!

Bill Freiberger has been executive producer for Comedy Central’s hit animated series Drawn Together for two seasons now. Toon Zone News reporter Matt Hazuda recently sat down with one of the masterminds behind this show of debauchery, blood, and the occasional penis. Warning: Adult Content Below. (That’s what she said!) Do you have no morals, […]

Upper Deck & Nickelodeon Team Up for "Avatar: The Last Airbender"

Upper Deck Entertainment (UDE) — in association with Nickelodeon — has announced plans to create and distribute a new trading card game (TCG) based on the cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The trading card game will be the first collectible card game to use UDE’s new QuickStrike game engine, which features lightning-fast one-on-one card […]

Timm and Tucker Talk "Justice League Unlimited"

Newsarama.com’s latest “Animated Shorts” column has spoken to Justice League Unlimited producers Bruce Timm and James Tucker about the upcoming episodes of the show and the “Legion of Doom” story arc. Columnist Steve Fritz also engages in some speculation on the future of Justice League Unlimited and Teen Titans, and also reports that Warner will […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Cover Art Released

TVShowsOnDVD has cover art for Avatar: The Last Airbender – Book 1: Water, Volume 2, scheduled for release on March 28, 2006, and retailing for $16.99 SRP.

"Incredibles," "Polar Express" Pick Up Grammy Nominations

The 48th Annual Grammy Awards nominees have been released, and two animated feature films have picked up nominations in the Film/TV/Visual Media category. The Incredibles picked up a nomination for Best Score Soundtrack Album and “Believe” by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri from The Polar Express picked up a nomination for Best Song.

Leonard Maltin Interviewed on Disney and Animation

Film critic and historian Leonard Maltin has been interviewed by DVD Talk Radio about the latest releases in the Walt Disney Treasures Collection. Maltin also talks about the state of animation and the relationship between Hayao Miyazaki and Walt Disney. A 7MB MP3 file of the 10-minute interview is available for downloading.

"Chicken Little" May Herald More 3-D Digital Projection

An article in the Los Angeles Times states that Chicken Little‘s digital 3-D version has been a real winner at the box-office (free registration required). The 3-D version of the movie earned more than double the amount of the normal version per screen on its opening weekend despite (or perhaps because of) an additional cost […]

"Are You Laughing?" Aaron McGruder and "The Boondocks"

The Hippocratic oath is, “First, do no harm.” Aaron McGruder isn’t a doctor, but if he has an oath when it comes to his comic strip The Boondocks, it’s probably “First, make sure it’s funny.” A genial McGruder participated in a teleconference with the news media on Tuesday to promote the new Boondocks animated show. […]

LEGO Acquires "Batman," Nickelodeon Licenses

Warner Bros. Consumer Products today announced that they have C21Media the LEGO Group the construction toy license for DC Comics’ Batman. The agreement includes the rights to develop and market construction toys based on the Batman brand, inspired by DC Comics’ comic books; Warner Bros. Animation’s television series, The Batman; Warner Bros. Pictures’ feature film, […]

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