By now, the runaway success of Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer makes it all but critic-proof. I very much doubt that anything I write will be able to sway a pre-schooler who wants Mommy or Daddy to buy the new DVDs Dora Saves the Snow Princess or Dora Celebrates Three Kings Day!, or the newest DVD […]
A new 90-minute SpongeBob SquarePants episode, titled “Spongicus” (a parody of “Sparticus”) is coming to DVD on 1/27/09. No price or special material has yet been announced. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com ]
Animation Magazine reports that the Nicktons Animation Festival will kick off on October 3, 2008 with a special two-day, invitation-only event with Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, and numerous other of Marvel Comics’ iconic superheroes. Shorts from the festival will also air on Nicktoons at 11:00 PM (Eastern) throughout the month of […]
Nickelodeon has announced that the next SpongeBob SquarePants special, “WhoBob WhatPants?” will be airing on Monday, October 13, 2008, at 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). In the special, SpongeBob is struck with amnesia and wanders away from Bikini Bottom, causing his friends to fear that they’ve lost him forever. The memory-impaired sponge will have a fateful encounter […]
Nickelodeon has announced two new animated series and the second season of The Mighty B! Fanboy and Chum Chum will be a CGI animated series spun off from Nickelodeon’s Random! Cartoons series, focusing on the 10-year old comic-book loving Fanboy and his friend and sidekick Chum Chum. The series was created by Eric Robles (Ni […]
World Screen is reporting that Nickelodeon International has picked up the pre-school series Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. The series was produced by the Contender Entertainment Group, creators of the hit show Peppa Pig. The 52 episode series is still in production, and is scheduled to hit televisions in 2009 throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the […]
Variety is reporting a deal between Paramount Pictures and Wildbrain to turn its Kidrobot line of vinyl figures into a series of feature films that will combine animation and live-action. The films will be released through the Nickelodeon Movies label.
The Financial Times discusses possibilities for additional Dora the Explorer projects and merchandise aimed at expanding the bilingual character’s audience to older children. While Nickelodeon did not comment on specific changes, they did acknowledge that they are “eager to find ways to retain Dora’s pre-school fans as they mature,” especially in the face of increased […]
Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer will be launching its next season with an entirely new voice cast, according to the New York Daily News. Dora herself will be voiced by 12-year old Caitlin Sanchez, who will be taking over from Kathleen Herles. The new season will begin on September 15, 2008, at 10:30 AM (Eastern).