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Nextoons Names Judges for Panel

Mark Hamill, Michael DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Mike Gabriel, and Elizabeth Ito will be the judges for this year’s Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival, organizers said today. The panel will review selected films and choose a $10,000 Grand Prize winner. Hamill is best known for creating the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars and the […]

Konami Announces TMNT 3 Game

Konami Digital Entertainment-America will produce Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare for the Playstation, Xbox, GameCube, and Nintendo DS platforms, GamesIndustry reports. A bonus feature on the game will let players unlock one of the original TMNT arcade games. The game will be available this fall.

Scott Cohn on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics

Artist Scott Cohn has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his work with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics from Mirage Studios. Cohn worked on the second season of the new cartoon and has done art for several other Turtles comics over time.

"Full Metal Panic FUMOFFU" Vol. 1: Jokes That Blow Up Real Good

Many people imagine the Japanese to be quiet, unassuming, and earnest, hardly words to describe the life of the party. Those assumed traits are accurate often enough, but not in the case of Japan’s rich comic tradition. Largely unknown to the rest of the world, Japanese TV is full of goofball comedians who ham it […]

Nickelodeon Secures Multi-Million Dollar Advertising Deal with Chevrolet

Nickelodeon has partnered with Chevrolet in a multi-million dollar advertising and promotional multiplatform deal, the companies jointly announced today. The advertising buy will be divided between several Nick platforms including Nickelodeon Television — specifically the Nick Jr. block — Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. Magazines, and Nickjr.com. The deal includes dedicated 30-second spots on Nick Jr. […]

Media Companies Report Higher Earnings

Major media conglomerates are reporting stronger financial performance in the first quarter of 2005. Time Warner, parent company of Warner Bros. Pictures and Cartoon Network, had operating income of $1.8 billion in the first quarter of 2005, up from $1.6 billion in the same quarter a year ago, the company said yesterday. Revenues rose 3% […]

YTV Inks Deal with 4Kids

One Piece will join the YTV lineup in late spring under a deal between the Canadian broadcaster and 4Kids Entertainment, World Screen reports. YTV has licensed more than 300 episodes of 4Kids programming, including Shaman King, Sonic X, and Pokemon Chronicles.

The Complete Peanuts 1955-1956 Now Available

The third volume of the Peanuts comic strips collection released by Fantagraphics is now available for ordering. Highlights of this volume include many strips that have never been reprinted since their original publishing during the 1955-1956 period, as well as an introduction by Simpsons creator Matt Groening. More details and ordering info at the Official […]

Florida Man Wins Pokemon Contest

Chris Darling of Orlando, Florida, has won the title of Pokemon Emerald Ultimate Frontier Battle Brain, Nintendo said today. Darling defeated twelve other finalists to win a trip for two to the new Pokemon The Park 2005 in Nagoya, Japan. [Source: Business Wire]

SpongeBob Starts Fourth Season This Friday

After many months of reruns, Nickelodeon’s cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants returns with new episodes starting May 6 at 8:00pm (ET). This new season will consist of 20 half-hour episodes, as reported by Yahoo! News.

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