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Kings Island Adds Nick-Themed Attractions

Paramount’s Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, is premiering six new Nickelodeon-inspired rides and attractions, the company says. The additions include features based on Avatar: The Last Airbender, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and Danny Phantom. [Source: PR Newswire]

"Pokemon Chronicles" Debuting June 3

Cartoon Network has acquired twenty-two episodes of Pokémon Chronicles, an all-new series that the network will debut on Saturday, June 3, at 7:00pm. The new show is described as a collection of mini-stories showing what favorite characters are doing when they’re not accompanying Ash on his journeys. [Source: Cartoon Network] [Complete Press Release]

Cartoon Network Acquires "Pokemon" Series for June 3 Premiere

Pokémon Chronicles Reveals New Characters and Adventures U.S. Debut on Saturday, June 3, at 7 p.m. (ET, PT) on Toonami Never before seen in the U.S., Pokémon Chronicles will bring Pokémon fans the stories of the unsung heroes and villains of the hit animated series. The new series debuts on Saturday, June 3, at 7 […]

Bonnie Arnold: Pushing the State of the Heart "Over the Hedge"

Bonnie Arnold’s resume may not look very long, but it includes an impressive array of top films, from Dances with Wolves to Pixar’s Toy Story to Disney’s Tarzan. Her latest credit is as the producer for DreamWorks’ Over the Hedge, based on the comic strip by Michael Fry and T. Lewis. Arnold spoke to Toon […]

4Kids Profits Fall in First Quarter

4Kids Entertainment earned $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2006, down from $2.0 million in the same period last year, the company reported earlier this week. Revenues fell to $19.8 million from $20.3 million in the same period last year. The company said that declining licensing revenues from Yu-Gi-Oh! and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles […]

"Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?" She's Coming to DVD.

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that the animated toon Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? is coming to DVD on June 13 from Shout! Factory. The toon is loosely based on the popular series of computer games and features the voices of Oscar winner Rita Moreno (The Electric Company, West Side Story, and OZ), Scott Menville (Robin from […]

Support Your Country! Buy American Dad on DVD!

Part of what happens when a person creates a TV show that turns out to be a big hit is that the viewing audience will unfairly compare that person’s newest creation to their old one, at least at first. It happened with Matt Groening when he went on to create Futurama, and it happened with […]

"Digimon" Such Humble Beginnings

It’s hard to imagine why the Digimon franchise never got to be as big as Pokémon did. It came out first, there’s a larger number of monsters, and it has all the things Pokémon haters wanted (a serial storyline, the monsters to speak English, etc.). Maybe it’s because it languished on Fox Kids instead of […]

"The Wild": Mild Kingdom

Once upon a time it was easy to tell the difference between a live-action movie and a cartoon. Back in the 1940s, the movies were populated by guys like John Wayne and Humphrey Bogart, stolid types who barely moved even when pistol-whipping the Nazis. Meanwhile, in the short subjects, Daffy Duck was turning himself into […]

2006 Eisner Award Nominations Announced

The 2006 Eisner Award nominees have been announced by the organizers of Comic-Con International, San Diego. Nominees of interest to animation fans include the following: Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): The Bakers by Kyle Baker and Solo #5 by Darwyn Cooke Best Continuing Series: Rocketo by Frank Espinosa Best Limited Series: Nat Turner by Kyle […]

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