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Sydney Car Wash in Legal Hot Water with Nick for SpongeBob Infringement

The owner of a car wash in Sydney, Australia has attracted the attention of Nickelodeon’s legal team, which is claiming that the car wash’s company logo too closely resembles SpongeBob SquarePants. The owner is claiming that his logo looks “totally different” from Nickelodeon’s famous character.

Marshall and Kennedy Update "Tintin" and "The Last Airbender" Status

Producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy took some time during promotions for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to talk about some of the other projects they’re working on. Kennedy confirmed that the Tintin movies to be directed by Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg are still in progress and still planned to be a trilogy, […]

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Season 7 DVD Coming Soon

(Last Updated 12/5/08) An unofficial date for the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘s seventh season has been given: 4/21/09. This date is still subject to change, and pricing, included episodes, and special features haven’t yet been announced. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com ; Link 2 ]

The Gift of "Knishmas": At Least It's Better Than Socks

After fifty years of Christmas specials (and forty years after the “Peanuts” gang gave them a definitive form), is it possible to make a holiday special that is fresh, unpredictable, and yet as inevitable in its meaning as the unavoidable fruitcake? More to the point—because I’m egocentric this way—is it possible to review the modestly […]

"SpongeBob" Season 5, Vol. 2: You Can't Jump the Shark When You Live Under the Sea

If you’ve listened to what a lot of other websites have said about this set of SpongeBob SquarePants episodes, you will have heard a chorus describing a show in gradual decline. The standard line is that, while SpongeBob is still good, it’s not what it once was; the magic has gone. Some of the more […]

"Kung Fu Panda" Dominates 36th Annual Annie Award Nominations

ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominees for the 36th annual Annie Awards, “recognizing the year’s best animated features, television productions, commercials, video games and short subjects.” DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda racked up 17 nominations, including Best Animated Feature and the awards for directing, character animation, character design, and writing. Disney’s Bolt earned 9 nominations, with […]

PR: 36th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

36th ANNUAL ANNIE AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED “Kung Fu Panda” Leads Nominations – 27 for DreamWorks Animation BURBANK, CA (December 1, 2008) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 36th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best animated features, television productions, commercials, video games and short subjects. DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu […]

PR: Nickelodeon Unwraps Holiday Specials from Tots to Tweens in December

NICKELODEON UNWRAPS A JOYFUL SLATE OF HOLIDAY SPECIALS FOR KIDS FROM TOTS TO TWEENS IN DECEMBER Festive Fare Includes the All-New, Two-Hour TV Movie Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh Toonful Yuletide Premieres of The Wonder Pets!, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! and The Fairly OddParents; Plus Tween-Pleasing Hits iCarly, True Jackson, VP and The Naked Brothers Band […]

USA Today on "Coraline;" Film Clips on Movie Official Site

Director Coraline.com, the upcoming stop-motion animated movie from Laika Animation Studios which adapts Neil Gaiman’s novella into a feature film, coming in February 2009. Selick his views of the movie, describing it as “like Alice in Wonderland meets Hansel and Gretel,” and also digs into his affinity for stop-motion animation over CGI. Elsewhere, author Neil […]

Atlanta SuperCon Features Animation Guests Galore

Coming to downtown Atlanta, GA on November 21-23, 2008, the Atlanta SuperCon boasts an impressive guest list from current and vintage animated fan favorites, including: Aqua Teen Hunger Force/Squidbillies cast and crew members Dana Snyder, Carey Means, and Jay Edwards. 70-30 Productions: the artists and animators who helped produce Sealab 2021 and Frisky Dingo. Voice […]

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