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LA Times Goes Behind the Scenes of "Avatar: The Last Airbender"

The Los Angeles Times‘ Kids Reading Room has posted a five-part series going behind the scenes of Nickelodeon’s hit show Avatar: The Last Airbender (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5). The series covers the basics behind creating an animated show from the script process all the way to final post-production. […]

"Mobile Suit Gundam 0083-The Afterglow of Zeon": Turn Out That Light!!

When you create a smash hit, it’s natural to want to spread the hype as far as you can. As Pokemon became a world wide phenomenon, Bandai/Sunrise hoped for similar success with the Gundam franchise…..so far, Haro plushies aren’t quite outselling Pikachus. Whilst the focus of this campaign has been America, other parts of the […]

"Squirrel Boy": TV to Hibernate to

One might question the creativity of the mastermind of a show called Duckman, but since many iconic and complex characters such Batman, Spider-man, and Hamlet-man share the same nomenclature I’m inclined to give the benefit of the doubt. However, when that person’s next magnum opus turns out to be Squirrel Boy, well, one begins to […]

"Animated Shorts" on "Squirrel Boy," Lou Scheimer Pt. 3, Nicktoons Tour

Steve Fritz’s “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama.com has an interview with Duckman creator Everett Peck about his new show Squirrel Boy, as well as part 3 chronicling the career of Lou Scheimer and Filmation Productions. Other news in the column includes an award for veteran voice actor Stan Freberg, the Nicktoons Network Mobile Tour, and […]

"Tactics Vol. 1": Spirits and Demons and Goblins, Oh My!

Fantasy anime are becoming rarer and rarer over here in the States nowadays. Sure, you’ve got InuYasha and some other Rumiko Takahashi works, but the majority of the anime has a sci-fi twist (like Saiyuki or Steel Angel Kurumi). It’s been far too long since we’ve had a good horror/adventure story set in Japan’s past. […]

"Squirrel Boy" It's Like a Good Cartoon, Only More Boring

I’ll admit it, I don’t watch as much of Cartoon Network as I did in the past. I used to watch the channel every day. Now, outside of Toonami, Adult Swim and the weekday runs of Pokémon Advanced Challenge and Naruto, I don’t watch Cartoon Network at all. The network’s newest show, Squirrel Boy, doesn’t […]

STAS 10th: Neil Vokes on "Superman Adventures"

To commemorate the impending 10th anniversary of Superman the Animated Series, Toon Zone News and the World’s Finest Online have teamed up for an interview series with an assortment of people associated with the show or the tie-in Superman Adventures comic book series. Comic book artist Neil Vokes is a seasoned veteran of the business, […]

Jakks Acquires "Pokémon" Toy License, 8th Movie to Come This Fall

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Jakks Pacific announced that it has acquired the master toy license for the Pokémon franchise, which previously belonged to Hasbro. While the article doesn’t say what toys will hit store shelves, the first wave is expected in the spring of 2007. The article also states that the 8th Movie, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, […]

Press Release: JAKKS Pacific Signs Master Toy Deal for Pokémon Brand

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JAKKS Pacific and Pokemon USA Sign Master Toy Deal for Hugely Popular Pokemon Brand; Companies Jointly Announce the Expansive New License at Press Conference Before the Opening of Licensing 2006 International MALIBU, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 20, 2006–JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq:JAKK) and Pokemon USA, Inc. announced today that the two companies have signed a Master Toy licensing […]

Nickelodeon Orders 20 More Episodes of "Avatar"

Nickelodeon has ordered a third season of 20 episodes for the hit show Avatar: the Last Airbender. The new episodes will premiere in 2007. In the meantime, an hour-long animated movie titled The Fury of Aang is scheduled to debut on July 14, 2006. (via TZ Forum Member RBryanA)

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