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"Whatever Happened to SpongeBob?": Good Question!

I’ve been a fan of SpongeBob SquarePants for a long time, and consider it one of the best cartoons of the past ten years. But I also have to confess that the cheerful sponge and I parted company some time ago. I’m not sure I can peg the exact moment I stopped paying close attention […]

PR: Nickelodeon's "Shocktober" Treats Kids to Spooky New Thrills On-Air and Online

NICKELODEON’S “SHOCKTOBER” TREATS KIDS TO SPOOKY NEW THRILLS AND FRIGHTFUL FAVES ON-AIR AND ONLINE Nick’s “Shocktober” to Feature Chill-Filled Programming Marathons and Premiere of a Brand-New The Mighty B! Nick Jr. to Premiere New Halloween-Themed Episodes of Preschool Favorites Go, Diego, Go!, Ni Hao, Kai-lan, And Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! **Art and Screeners Available Upon Request […]

YTV Announces Halloween-Themed Programming for October 2008

Canada’s YTV has announced its slate of Halloween-themed programming for October 2008. Included are It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, SpongeBob SquarePants: Ghost House, and Edgar & Ellen: Trick or Twins. For full scheduling information, read the press release here.

PR: Boo! YTV has Ghostly Favourites this Halloween

BOO! YTV HAS GHOSTLY FAVOURITES THIS HALLOWEEN (October 6, 2008 – Toronto, Canada) This Halloween, YTV is giving viewers a trick-or-treat bagful of reasons to tune in each and every day, with non-stop programming including special movies, themed episodes and classics – great shows to make viewers go boo! Highlights include: Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride […]

"Dora Saves the Snow Princess" & "Celebrates 3 Kings Day," but Diego Has All the Fun

By now, the runaway success of Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer makes it all but critic-proof. I very much doubt that anything I write will be able to sway a pre-schooler who wants Mommy or Daddy to buy the new DVDs Dora Saves the Snow Princess or Dora Celebrates Three Kings Day!, or the newest DVD […]

"SpongeBob SquarePants" Spongicus Special Coming to DVD

A new 90-minute SpongeBob SquarePants episode, titled “Spongicus” (a parody of “Sparticus”) is coming to DVD on 1/27/09. No price or special material has yet been announced. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com ]

Walt Disney Presents "Sleeping Beauty" DVD Restoration Sample Images

In advance of the Sleeping Beauty 2-disc Platinum Edition DVD and Blu-ray disc release, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released eight sample images from the newly remastered DVD, which we’ve paired off with the comparable frame from the 2003 2-disc Special Edition DVD release for comparison purposes. Click on each thumbnail image to see […]

The Passions of Henry Selick: A "Coraline" Interview

The last stop in my tour of Laika Animation was to have a sitdown with Henry Selick himself, the great stop-motion animator and the writer/director of this project. Henry’s a guarded guy, but he was willing to be open with us and answer our questions with great insight and humor. In this roundtable interview, Henry […]

On Set with "Coraline": A Tour Through Laika Animation

The building that housed upwards of 57 active sets in tandem for a stop-motion animated film (a new record, by the way) is an inconspicuous-looking building several miles outside of Portland, Oregon. There’s nothing so ostentatious as the kind of studios you’d find in Hollywood, be it a Warner Bros water tower or a massive […]

"The Secret Saturdays": An Uncertain Finding

The Secret Saturdays, Cartoon Network’s newest action series, is about the adventures of the Saturdays —yes, the show is named after its protagonists—who are a family of cryptozoologists: the people who study legendary animals called cryptids. Like Indiana Jones, the family are also adventurers who often find themselves in sticky situations. When V. V. Argost […]

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