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"Boondocks" Triggers Controversy Before Premiere

An article in the Los Angeles Times covers the premiere of The Boondocks on Cartoon Network (free registration required). Both Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder and Cartoon Network vice president Mike Lazzo were interviewed for the article. It also notes a long line of prominent African-Americans, including the Rev. Al Sharpton and Bill Cosby, who are […]

"The Batman Vs. Dracula": Fang-Smackingly Delicious

The Batman has been a love/hate show for franchise fans since the very moment it was announced. A feeling that it could never top Batman: The Animated Series didn’t help, but some remained cautiously optimistic that it could prove a refreshing take on the Caped Crusader. Now I watch and enjoy the series, but it’s […]

"Justice League Unlimited" Vol. 2: The DC Entry Drug

The original Justice League was a little on the bland side. Sure, the occasional episode was magnificent, but too many generic alien baddies decreased enjoyment of the show. Batman: The Animated Series, most of Superman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond raised the bar so high that Justice League seemed like a pale attempt to […]

Multiple Aardman Animations Planned

Aardman Animations has several animated TV series in the works for both the U.S. and the U.K., ICv2 reports. Among them: * Chop Socky Chooks — a computer-animated series about kung-fu chickens (U.S.) * An American hybrid version of U.K. series Creature Comforts, editing together interviews with real people and animation (U.S.) * Forty episodes […]

Olijnyk Promoted at Buena Vista

Buena Vista International Television has promoted Orest Olijnyk to senior VP and MD, Canada, according to C21Media. Olijnyk will continue to report to Laurie Younger, president of BVITV, and will oversee sales, marketing, and operations for the company’s distribution business across Canada.

Nick Australia Acquires "Faireez"

As part of a slew of deals announced at Mipcom by Southern Star, Nickelodeon Australia has acquired the animated series Faireez, World Screen reports.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Attend Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

4Kids Entertainment will kick off the Thanksgiving holiday season with a special appearance from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles will appear for the first time before more than 2.5 million spectators and 50 million television viewers at the 79th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, walking the Parade route and greeting their fans as […]

Warner Bros. Launches Official Websites for "Yogi Bear," "Flintstones," & "Huck..."

Warner Bros. Online has launched official websites for the following three DVD releases: Yogi Bear: The Complete Series, The Flintstones Complete Fourth Season, and Huckleberry Hound Volume 1. (hat tip: Dan Collins)

NY Times on "Cinderella" Mania

The New York Times Styles section has an article about the popularity of Disney’s Cinderella merchandise across the nation (registration required). The deluxe DVD of the movie and Cinderella costumes and paraphenalia have been consistely hot sellers, with the trend seeming to continue past Halloween and into the Christmas shopping season. Some concern is raised […]

"G.I. Joe" Comics News: Snake Eyes Declassified and Sigma 6

Two separate news articles at Comicon.com’s PULSE News cover G.I. Joe comic book news. The first talks to colorist John Rauch about the G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes Declassified mini-series. Several preview pages from the comic are included with the article. The second is a press release from Devil’s Due Publishing about the G.I. Joe: Sigma […]

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