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680News on Tom Kenny as "The New Mel Blanc"

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2009
680News has dubbed Tom Kenny “the New Mel Blanc” in a profile article, where the voice actor for SpongeBob SquarePants discusses that role and his many others in the voice acting business, with roles in Rocco’s Modern Life, Camp Lazlo, The Powerpuff Girls, Transformers Animated, and Dilbert. The article discusses how Kenny got the gig […]

Nickelodeon Animation Festival Extends Call for Entries from July 1 – Sept 8, 2009

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced that the 6th annual Nickelodeon Animation Festival (formerly titled the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival) will have an extended call for entries running from July 1 to September 8, 2009. This year’s event adds a new “15 Seconds to Fame” award, calling for a 15 seconds of animation for a funny character, with […]

Nickelodeon Announces Special Programming for SpongeBob SquarePants 10th Anniversary

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2009
Nickelodeon has issued a press release detailing their plans for celebrating the 10th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants, which debuted on July 17, 1999, and has gone on to conquer the airwaves in his distinctive poriferic way. Anchoring the celebration will be the “Ultimate SpongeBob SpongeBash Weekend” on July 17-19, 2009, starting at 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). […]

Nickelodeon Launches "ChinaToon" Block on Nick Asia

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2009
Variety is reporting that Nickelodeon will be launching an hour-long “ChinaToon” programming block on Nickelodeon Asia, which will be dedicated to the animation of the People’s Republic of China. The block is intended to assist in stimulating China’s indigenous animation industry, and will begin with the kids’ comedy series Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf […]

Nick Announces "Planet Sheen," "TUFF Puppy," 3 Pilots; Promotes Rawlings

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2009
Nickelodeon has ordered seasons for two new animated series: Planet Sheen, a spin-off from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius from Steve Oedekerk; and T.U.F.F. Puppy, the newest series from Butch Hartman. Planet Sheen has received an order for 26 half-hour episodes, while T.U.F.F. Puppy has an order for 13. Planet Sheen will follow the misadventures of […]

Nick Franchises Strong in Recession; Hints at Blu-ray and "Avatar" Complete Set

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2009
Home Media Magazine has taken a look at how Nickelodeon’s strong franchises, such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer, have helped it weather the current economic downturn, with DVDs like SpongeBob vs. the Big One and Dora and the Three Little Pigs performing strongly in the market. The article notes new franchises and old […]

Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. Magazines Shutting Down

by on June 5, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced that they are ceasing publication of Nickelodeon Magazine and Nick Jr. Magazine by the end of the year. The former, though intended for children, also attracted independent comic creators who contributed many strips including a monthly feature called The Comic Book.

"The Mighty B" Prime Time Special "Dragonflies" Premieres June 12, 2009

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced The Mighty B‘s primetime special “Dragonflies” will be premiering on Friday, June 12, 2009, at 8:00 PM (Eastern), and also released a still from the episode (right, click to enlarge). The official Nickelodeon episode synopsis is: “It’s summertime in San Francisco and the Honeybees are enjoying a day at the Rec Center […]

Nick Orders "Monsters vs. Aliens" Pilot

by on May 20, 2009
Nickelodeon has ordered a pilot for a new series based on Monsters vs. Aliens, The Hollywood Reporter says. In addition to that project, which would join The Penguins of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda on television, DreamWorks is set to deliver Scared Shrekless and a Kung Fu Panda holiday special to NBC. It is also […]

"Iron Man: Armored Adventures" Premiere Strikes the Iron Hot!

by on April 29, 2009
The April 24th premiere of Iron Man: Armored Adventures–based upon the popular comic book character of the same name–scored Nicktoons Network its highest original series premiere ever with boys 6-11, averaging about 125,000 viewers in said demographic. The Nicktoons Network homepage also scored in the six digit range with 239,000 visitors (+389% versus last year) […]