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"SpongeBob SquarePants" Season 5, Vol. 1 Coming on 9/4/07

Part of SpongeBob SquarePants‘s fifth season will be coming to DVD on 9/4/07. It will contain 23 episodes, nine of which haven’t been released on DVD yet. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com ]

Jorge R. Guiterrez & Sandra Equihua on Creating "El Tigre"

Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has interviewed Jorge R. Guiterrez and Sandra Equihua, the husband-and-wife team that created El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera for Nickelodeon. The pair discuss their art backgrounds, origins and inspirations for Manny and his supporting cast, and how they’re dealing with the hit ratings for their new show. Other news […]

Nick Jr's Wonder Pets Need Saving in Latest TV Special

Nickelodeon has issued a press release announcing Save the Wonder Pets!, a new musical special on Nick Jr. debuting on Monday, April 23, 2007 at 11:00 AM (Eastern/Pacific). The episode follows the classroom pets Linny, Tuck, and Ming-Ming down the gullet of a humpback whale, and the efforts of a wide swath of sea creatures […]

Call for Entries to Nicktoons Animation Festival from April 1 to June 1

The 4th annual call for entries to the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival. The festival is held in conjunction with Frederator Studios, and animators from all over the world are invited to submit their work to the festival from now until June 1, 2007. A pre-selection jury will choose an assortment of submitted shorts to be […]

"Avatar" Wins Humane Society of US Award

AvatarSpirit.net for the “Appa’s Lost Days” episode. The Genesis Award is given to “honor works from the big screen, the small screen and from print media – news and entertainment that convey the message of respect and compassion for animals.” (via AvatarSpirit.net)

Nick Jr. Premieres New "Backyardigans" and "Blue's Room" Episodes

Nick Jr. will be premiering new episodes of The Backyardigans throughout the week of March 19, followed by new episodes of Blue’s Room during the week of March 23. Both shows will be getting 4 new episodes airing Monday through Thursday, with a two-hour marathon of all the new episodes on Friday. The Backyardigans will […]

NY Times Profiles Amy Poehler

The New York Times has profiled actress and comedian Amy Poehler (registration required) and her ascent through Hollywood. The article closes with her upcoming projects, one of which is the animated show The Mighty B on Nickelodeon where Poehler plays the title character, “a girl she described as “superoptimistic and a super spaz.”

Cartoonist Sues SpongeBob

Cartoonist Troy Walker has filed a lawsuit against Nickelodeon, Viacom, Paramount Studios and Stephen Hillenberg, claiming that SpongeBob SquarePants was stolen from his Bob Spongee character created in 1991. Walker claims that his cartoons and dolls Spongee must have fallen into the hands of one of the producers of SpongeBob. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat […]

Nick Orders More "SpongeBob," Three New Series

Nickelodeon has ordered thirteen new episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants and twenty episodes of The Fairly OddParents for the 2008 season, the network said yesterday. Sibling network Nick Jr. has picked up a new season of Dora the Explorer, which will include fourteen new episodes and three hour-long television movies. Nickelodeon also says it has ordered […]

New Eps of "Max & Ruby" Coming in April

Max & Ruby will mark Easter with the debut of new episodes and the release of new merchandise, producer Nelvana Enterprises announced earlier this week. In addition, the company says that a large-format traveling stage show based on the series will begin touring in the fall of 2007. New Max & Ruby episodes will begin […]

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