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4Kids Fall Season Debuts Sept. 10

4Kids TV will debut its new fall season of programming on September 10 at 8:00am with the series premiere of Magical DoReMi, the network says. Bratz and G.I. Joe Sigma 6 will also be making their series premieres. September 10 will also see the debut of new episodes of returning series Mew Mew Power, Winx […]

NY Times on "Avatar: The Last Airbender" Origins

The New York Times looks at Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, Nick’s belated entry into territory staked out by cartoons like Dragonball Z and Yu-Gi-Oh (free registration required).

Charles Schulz 9th Most Beloved Dead Celebrity

Marketing Evaluations has released its slightly morbid Most Beloved Dead Celebrities list, which places Peanuts creator Charles Schulz in slot #9. The rest of the top 10 included Lucille Ball, John Wayne, John Ritter, and Jackie Gleason.

Nick Arcade Generates Over 1.6 Million Downloads in First Month

Nickelodeon Online today announced that Nick Arcade distributed more than 1.6 million game downloads during July, its first month of operation. Nick Arcade features more than 60 family friendly games, including Nick content like “SpongeBob SquarePants Obstacle Odyssey” and “Dora’s Rapido River Rafting Adventure” as well as non-branded games like “Feeding Frenzy” and “Magic Ball […]

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 3.4" Comes to DVD

4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Productions LTD, will release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 3.4: Shredder’s Final Countdown on DVD August 30, 2005. This latest release includes five episodes — three from the third broadcast season on 4Kids TV and two never-before-seen episodes. A special in-pack promotion gives kids the chance […]

"DisneyWar," "Complete Peanuts," "1602" Nominated for Quill Awards

The Quills Literary Foundation has named their 2005 Quill Award nominees. James B. Stewart’s DisneyWar was nominated in the “Business” category, Fantagraphics’ Complete Peanuts 1953-1954 was nominated in the “Humor” category, and Marvel Comics’ 1602 by Neil Gaiman, Andy Kubert, and Richard Isanove was nominated in the “Graphic Novel” category.

Toy Play Features Cartoon Characters

Toy Play will release a new line of Color-In Cardboard Playhouses featuring SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Care Bears and a Generic Race Car, AWN reports. The playhouses allow kids to color in their favorite characters and build their own playhouse. The playhouses will be available in retail stores this fall for $12.99.

SpongeBob Comes to UK Phones

UK mobile phones will be able to carry episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants thanks to a deal between Nickelodeon and ROK Entertainment Group, the companies said today. The ROK Player’s first children’s edition DVC release will allow anyone with a memory card compatible handset to watch two hours of full-length, full-screen episodes of the Nickelodeon series. […]

4Kids Entertainment Announces "DVDouble Shot"

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. will unveil “DVDouble Shot,” a new line of value-priced DVDs, culled from such 4Kids Entertainment television series as Yu-Gi-Oh!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Winx Club, Sonic X, Cabbage Patch Kids, and Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. Each DVD will feature two of the most memorable episodes, hand-picked by the series’ original producers […]

How To Ruin TV Animation In Seven Easy Lessons

I’ve been watching cartoons for over twenty years now. The period that began fifteen years ago is universally referred to as a “renaissance” in the American animation industry. In the United States alone, there are six all-animation outlets (Cartoon Network, Toon Disney, Nicktoons, Boomerang, Anime Network, and Locomotion [a channel I can guarantee you've never […]

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