Nickelodeon Reaches 198m, Becoming Most Widely Distributed Kids Channel Worldwide

by Zeddon September 14, 2005
Nickelodeon has now become the most widely distributed children’s TV network in Europe and the world, with 28 channels reaching 198 million TV households in 81 territories. Nickelodeon program blocks in 21 key markets such as China, Russia and Indonesia reach an additional 122 million TV households and extend Nickelodeon to a total of 169 […]

Disney’s "Little Einsteins" Arrives in UK

by Zeddon September 14, 2005
Playhouse Disney in the UK will launch its new animated interactive preschool series Little Einsteins on October 3, 2005, C21Media reports.

Hong Kong Disneyland Opening Smooth

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2005
The Los Angeles Times reports that the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park experienced a smooth opening on Monday, September 12 (free registration required). Trial runs of the park running at or near capacity resulted in reports of excessively long lines and other problems.

Tim Burton Talks "Corpse Bride" at Toronto Film Festival

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2005
From its debut at the Toronto Film Festival, director Tim Burton spoke to the San Jose Mercury News about Corpse Bride, his new stop-motion animated feature film, which opens in the United States on September 23. The film is one of the festival’s early successes, and many critics are predicting that it will be Burton’s […]

"Loonatics Unleashed": No Cheers from the Kiddies

by on September 14, 2005
“I feel like I’ve seen something like that before” -Gabriel, age 11 Gotta love kids for their brutal honesty. I had the chance to get an early look at KidsWB’s new Loonatics Unleashed and took advantage of the situation by watching it with my younger brothers: Gabriel, who’s 11, and Daniel, who’s 8. That way […]

"Loonatics": Bring Me The Head of Ron Myrick

by on September 14, 2005
Loonatics is just as bad as you’ve probably feared, a shameless whoring of the classic characters that transports whole bits from the classic cartoons yet manages to deprive them completely of anything resembling wit, charm, or humor. When it is not trying to embarrassingly emulate the classic cartoons in an anime style, it trudges out […]

"Loonatics Unleashed": Average Looney, Sort of Tooney

by on September 14, 2005
Warner Bros.’ new animated action-comedy Loonatics Unleashed brings us yet more clones of their most famous characters. Redesigned as superheroes in the year 2772 and given superpowers by a meteor that knocked the city planet of Acmetropolis’ axis off kilter, six “descendents” of the classic Looney Tunes characters protect the city from villainy. How do […]

"Zixx Level 2" Episode 2: Getting Down to Business

by on September 14, 2005
“Dwayne’s World,” the second episode of Zixx Level 2, picks up right where episode one left off. Zixx and her sidekick Flanngo are still fighting the alien conspiracy to take over the universe. Also helping out are Riley and Meghan, the two Earthling teens who accidentally got thrown into the Keep (that’s the virtual world). […]

"Loonatics Unleashed": As Bad as You Feared

by Javeon September 14, 2005
Don’t see it. That was the short review. Now to the real stuff. I just saw twenty and a half minutes of this new show called Loonatics Unleashed, and I am still scratching my head. Its premise has futuristic versions of classic Looney Tunes characters fighting evil in the year 2772. I suppose that if […]

"Loonatics Unleashed": A Fine Concept Marred by Poor Execution

by on September 14, 2005
You play with a universally loved property at your peril, since any fiddling will usually send fanboys into a frenzy. Loonatics Unleashed did just that when it was first announced six months ago. Now that the premiere is upon us, animation fans all over the Internet will be asking the same question: “Is it any […]