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Nick Franchises Strong in Recession; Hints at Blu-ray and "Avatar" Complete Set

Home Media Magazine has taken a look at how Nickelodeon’s strong franchises, such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer, have helped it weather the current economic downturn, with DVDs like SpongeBob vs. the Big One and Dora and the Three Little Pigs performing strongly in the market. The article notes new franchises and old […]

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Season 8 Coming in September

The eighth season of the original 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series comes to DVD on 9/1/09 for $14.98. It will include all eight episodes from the short season: * Get Shredder! * Wrath of the Rat King * Cyber-Turtles * State of Shock * Cry H.A.V.O.C.! (1) * H.A.V.O.C. in the Streets (2) * […]

"Saturday Morning Cartoons, The 70s": Won't Someone Think of the Children?!

Are you a fan of Scooby Doo? Are you such fan of Scooby Doo that you’d delight in cheap, cynical, carbon-copy knock-offs of that famous mystery-solving mutt? If your answer to both questions is “Yes,” then boy do I have a DVD set for you! Otherwise, suffice it to say that Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1970s […]

Corus Kids Releases July 2009 Programming Highlights

Canada’s Corus Kids has released July 2009 programming highlights for both the YTV and Treehouse networks. YTV will be participating in the 10th Anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants by airing the top 100 episodes of the show as voted by viewers, culminating in the premiere of “To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants” on July 31, 2009, […]

Briefly: TMNT Get Park Ride; Mr. Men Get New Networks; Pucca Heads North

* To mark the franchise’s twenty-fifth anniversary, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will get a themed ride at a South Korean park scheduled to open in 2011. [World Screen] * Canada’s CBC has picked up a third season of Animal Mechanicals, while Ireland’s TG4 has picked up the first two seasons of the action series. […]

"Black Belt Club" to Become Animated Series in 2010

Martial artist and author Dawn Barnes and animation producer John Drdek have signed a deal to turn Barnes’ The Black Belt Club book series into an animated series. Published by Scholastic, The Black Belt Club chronicles the adventures of four young black belts transported to a magical realm where they encounter mythical monsters and heroes. […]

"SpongeBob's Truth or Square" Due This Year

Gamemaker THQ will release SpongBob’s Truth or Square to mark the sponge’s tenth anniversary, AWN reports. The game, which is being developed for the Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, and PSP, will have players journeying through various SpongeBob locations in search of the missing Krabby Patty formula. It will feature a new morphing ability for […]

"Saturday Morning Cartoons: The '60s": Retro Toons in a Retro Wrapping

The cartoons collected on Saturday Morning Cartoons: The ’60s come from a simpler time, when Saturday morning truly was the best time to watch animation. You could veg out in front of the boob tube for hours without a break. Of course, that was before cable came along to say, “Hey, you don’t have to […]

Briefly: SpongeBob Tells Time; Eminem Co-Hosts with Stewie; Comcast Adds FUNimation

* Nooka will help mark the 10th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants with a line of limited-edition, high-end wristwatches inspired by the character. [Viacom] * An animated version of Eminem will co-host Animation Domination Sunday with Family Guy‘s Stewie Griffin. [AWN] * FUNimation Anime is now available on Comcast cable for digital cable customers. [PR Newswire]

Nicktoons Renews "Wolverine and the X-Men"; New S1 Eps Resume May 22, 2009

Nicktoons Network has renewed Wolverine and the X-Men, acquiring the next 26 episodes of the series after it helped garner the network’s highest April ratings in its history. New episodes of the first season of the show will resume on May 22, 2009, at 8:00 PM (Eastern). The second season of the show was greenlit […]

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