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NY Times on Nickelodeon vs. Disney

The New York Times looks at the ratings race for children and teen programming, focusing on current front-runner Nickelodeon and rising challenger the Disney Channel (registration required). The article notes that none of Nickelodeon’s new programming has achieved superstar status on the order of Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, or Rugrats, while also […]

Bowie goes to Bikini Bottom

The Sci-Fi Wire reports that Rock Star David Bowie will appear in a future episode of Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants. Bowie said that his 6-year-old daughter loves the show, and she’s a huge fan. Bowie will play a character called Lord Royal Highness. The episode will be out next year.

VIZ Media Announces New Pokémon DVDs, Manga, and Activity Books

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VIZ Media has announced a flood of new Pokémon material coming to store shelves this holiday season. Top on the list is the Pokémon Season One Boxed Set, containing all 26 episodes of the first season that introduced fans to Ash and Pikachu. The boxed set will be available in November 2006 with a suggested […]

Press Release: VIZ Media Announces a Variety of New Pokémon Materials

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VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES A VARIETY OF NEW POKÉMON ANIMATED SERIES AND MANGA TITLES TO DELIGHT FANS THIS FALL New Releases Make Fun Gift Selections For The 2006 Holiday Season San Francisco, CA, October 12, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, […]

"Darkwing Duck Vol. 1": Let's Get Nostalgic!

Let’s face it, much like many other cartoons from the late ’80s and early ’90s released on DVD, for many folks the main reason to watch them is nostalgia. If you really examine many of those shows with a critical eye, the faults become easily evident. While Darkwing Duck does hold up better than most […]

Dark Horse Announces "Akira Club," "Usagi Yojimbo" #100

Dark Horse Comics has released their advance January 2007 comic book solicitations, which includes Akira Club, a companion to the famous manga by Katsuhiro Otomo that will be available for the first time in English. The 256-page book will be available for pre-order next month, with an estimated street date of March 7, 2007. More […]

Pokemon USA Launches "Pokemon Learning League"

Pokemon USA announced the launch of the Pokemon Learning League, a Web-based program that uses Adobe Flash to deliver a series of lessons on language arts, math, science, and life-skills for kids aged 8-12.

Press Release: Ad Council Joins 3 Leading Environmental Groups to Promote Ocean Aware

AD COUNCIL JOINS THREE LEADING ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS IN UNPRECEDENTED PARTNERSHIP TO PROMOTE OCEAN AWARENESS Massive PSA campaign to feature Disney’s The Little Mermaid Characters WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 4, 2006 – The Advertising Council announces today in partnership with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Environmental Defense and […]

"Pokémon": Lucario is No Mirage

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The time has finally come. After showcasing the lazy Munchlax in last year’s movie, the promotion for Pokémon Diamond/Pearl is about to reach full force with the first ever movie release featuring a Pokémon that’s NOT a Legendary. Yeah, you could say the Unown were featured in Movie 3, but it was really all about […]

"Saiyuki Reload Gunlock": They Made Another One!?

Wow. I knew Saiyuki had some pretty decent popularity, but I never thought it would be so popular as to get not one, but two sequel series. Too bad these sequel series seem to really suck, making me think that Saiyuki is simply the Weiss Kruz of this generation. Previously, Kougaiji was brainwashed by the […]

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