UPDATED: Wayans’ "Thugaboo" Coming to Nick, DVD in August

by Maxie Zeuson May 15, 2006
Thugaboo, a series of animated kids specials produced by the Wayans brothers, will debut on Nickelodeon in mid-August and then be released to DVD on August 29, Animation Magazine reports. Voice cast on the first special, Thugaboo Sneaker Madness, will include Kim Wayans, Michael Rapaport, Aries Spears, David Alan Grier, George Gore II, and Charlie […]

"Arthur" Looks at Healthy Eating

by Maxie Zeuson May 15, 2006
The PBS Kids show Arthur will address healthy eating habits for kids in a new episode featuring a sufferer of type I diabetes, the network said today. The live-action segment with the eleven-year-old Corinne will follow the premiere of “Desert Island Dish” on May 17 and receive an encore on June 7. [Source: PR Newswire]

Latin Networks Get "King Arthur," "Dougie in Disguise"

by Maxie Zeuson May 15, 2006
Cartoon Network Latin America has picked up the first two seasons of King Arthur’s Disasters, and Nickelodeon Latin America has acquired episodes of Dougie in Disguise, World Screen reports.

"South Park" Season 8 Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson May 15, 2006 reports that Season 8 of South Park will be available on DVD on August 29. The 3-disc set contains 14 episodes including “Good Times with Weapons,” “AWESOME-O,” and “The Passion of the Jew.”

"Brother Bear" Getting Direct-to-DVD Sequel

by Maxie Zeuson May 15, 2006
Walt Disney is set to release a direct-to-video sequel to Brother Bear, Reuters reports. Jeremy Suarez, who voiced Koda in the first film, will join Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Patrick Dempsey, Mandy Moore, Wanda Sykes, Andrea Martin, and Catherine O’Hara in Brother Bear 2. The film will also feature three original songs by Melissa Etheridge. […]

"Curious George" Coming to PBS

by Maxie Zeuson May 15, 2006
PBS Kids will begin airing Curious George, a preschool educational show based on the books by Margret and H. A. Rey, on September 4, the network says. Each episode of the series will include two animated stories and several live-action sequences that explore science, math, and engineering. The show is a co-production of WGBH Boston, […]

Corus, PBS Expand Digital Distribution of Shows

by Maxie Zeuson May 15, 2006
Corus Entertainment will launch TreehouseDirect, a new direct-to-family digital download service, in the fall of 2006, the company says. The new service will allow users to download episodes of such Nelvana preschool shows as Max & Ruby, Franklin, Miss Spider, Timothy Goes to School, Little Bear, Babar, The Berenstain Bears and Rolie Polie Olie, either […]

Bonnie Arnold: Pushing the State of the Heart "Over the Hedge"

by Ed Liuon May 14, 2006
Bonnie Arnold’s resume may not look very long, but it includes an impressive array of top films, from Dances with Wolves to Pixar’s Toy Story to Disney’s Tarzan. Her latest credit is as the producer for DreamWorks’ Over the Hedge, based on the comic strip by Michael Fry and T. Lewis. Arnold spoke to Toon […]

Press Release: Tom Goes to The Mayor Makes Victorious Adult Swim Return June 4

by Benon May 14, 2006
Tom Goes to The Mayor Makes Victorious Adult Swim Return June 4 “Little Show That Could” Does in New Season with Guest Stars Bob Odenkirk, Gary Busey, Judd Hirsch, Sean Hayes, Janeane Garofalo, Robert Loggia and Sir Mix-a-Lot Like Julius Caesar returning from Waterloo in triumph, Tom Goes to The Mayor makes its basic cable […]

4Kids Profits Fall in First Quarter

by Maxie Zeuson May 13, 2006
4Kids Entertainment earned $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2006, down from $2.0 million in the same period last year, the company reported earlier this week. Revenues fell to $19.8 million from $20.3 million in the same period last year. The company said that declining licensing revenues from Yu-Gi-Oh! and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles […]