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"Persepolis" Nominated for Cesar; Toons Jostle for Sound Editing Prizes

Prize season continues to unfold, with Persepolis gaining multiple nominations for France’s Cesar Awards, Variety reports. The animated feature was nominated in the Picture, First Film, Adapted Screenplay, Song, Score, and Editor categories. For Best Picture it will compete with The Secret of the Grain, La Vie en rose, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Book 3 Vol. 3 Announced

The third volume of Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s third season has been announced by Nick and Paramount. It will contain these five episodes: -The Day of the Black Sun Part 2: The Eclipse -The Western Air Temple -The Firebending Masters -The Boiling Rock: Part 1 -The Boiling Rock: Part 2 The DVD will be released […]

PR: TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED Premieres #1 on All Television Among Boys

Cartoon Network launched into 2008 with the half-hour original series premiere of TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED (Saturday, Jan. 5, 10:30 a.m.), charting impressive double-digit delivery and ratings gains among key kid demos and ranking #1 in its time period versus all broadcast and cable competition with boys 6-11 and boys 2-11, according to preliminary data from Nielsen […]

"Thundercats": A Critical Retrospective

Looking back, I see growing up in the UK in the 1980s as a uniquely soulless experience. When I was eight, my favourite drink was Coca-Cola, my favourite treat on a day out was a visit to McDonalds, and my favourite cartoon action hero was a guy designed solely to sell plastic action figures. (If […]

Corus Kids Television Announces February 2008 Schedule

Canada’s Corus Kids Television has announced scheduling details for the YTV and Treehouse networks for the month of February, which will highlight “Ghostly Encounters, Time Travel, Love, and Oscar®.” Special programming highlights include two Peanuts cartoons on February 14, 2008; special “time travel” themed episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, Jimmy Neutron, The Fairly OddParents, and Danny […]

PR: In February, Corus Kids Television has Ghostly Encounters, Time Travel, and More

THIS FEBRUARY, CORUS KIDS TELEVISION HAS GHOSTLY ENCOUNTERS, TIME TRAVEL, LOVE AND OSCAR® Treehouse Welcomes Two New Animated Series to the Schedule (January 9, 2008 – Toronto , Canada ) This February, viewers get comfortable at home as YTV and Treehouse bring more new programming, events and specials, including an all-new season of the Canadian […]

Animation Insider on "Avatar" Animator Oh Seung-hyun

Animation Insider has posted a summary of a profile of Avatar the Last Airbender animator Oh Seung-hyun, based on an article from Korea.net. The article covers Oh’s start in animation, working in an animation production office in Seoul for $95 a month, and follows his rise through the Korean animation industry and eventually to a […]

PR: Nicktoons Network Introduces "Ricky Sprocket - Showbiz Boy" Jan. 21

NEW YORK, January 2, 2008 – Nicktoons Network is set to premiere the U.S. debut of Ricky Sprocket – Showbiz Boy, a new animated series about the world’s biggest child star, on Monday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. (ET). Despite his extraordinary fame and fortune, Ricky still has to deal with ordinary problems just like […]

Mental Floss Weblog on "A Charlie Brown Christmas" History

The mental_floss weblog has posted a summary of historical factoids about A Charlie Brown Christmas, the perennial animated holiday special starring the characters of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip. The post notes the origins of the special in a documentary about Charles Schulz, the reason why Snoopy gets all the action scenes, and the initial […]

PR: Cartoon Network and Hasbro Roll Out New Series TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED

There’s MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE when Cartoon Network premieres a 90-minute feature presentation of Transformers Animated Special: “Transform and Roll Out”on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 at 8 p.m. (ET, PT). The adventure begins when OPTIMUS PRIME and his small crew of AUTOBOTS come into possession of the ALLSPARK, a powerful Cybertronian artifact that attracts […]

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