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"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 […]

'Captain Flamingo' Debuts on Nick Latin America This Spring

Nickelodeon Latin America has picked up the rights to Breakthrough Entertainment’s Captain Flamingo and Jimmy Two Shoes. Captain Flamingo, featuring the adventures of pint-sized hero Milo Powell and his best pal, anonymous sidekick and not-so-secret admirer, Lizbeth, is set for a spring premiere. The series is 65 half-hour episodes plus two 30-minute episodes comprised of […]

Nickelodeon & TeamTo Help Greenlight on 'Oasis'

Nickelodeon, French channel TF1 and French animation studio TeamTo have signed on as co-producers of the Korean 3-D animated TV series Oasis, according to Variety. The deal with Nickelodeon was sealed at the KidScreen Summit in New York, which opened February 8. Roughly 70% of the series’ $10.8 million budget is expected to be financed […]

Nick Previews Toy Fair Lineup, Claims 'Dora the Explorer' #1 Toy Line

According to a press release from Nickelodeon outlining their plans for Toy Fair, holiday 2006 sales propelled Dora the Explorer into the number one slot as the year’s top toy license. In addition to introducing new licensing partners CDI/Jakks, Mega Bloks, RC2 and Imperial Toy at this year’s trade show, Nick plans to showcase new […]

"Wonder Pets" to Save Three Little Pigs in February

The Wonder Pets! will premiere a new half-hour episode, “Save the Three Little Pigs,” on Monday, February 19, at 11:00am (ET/PT), Nick Jr. said yesterday. The episode will have wonder Pets Linny, Tuck, and Ming-Ming saving the three little pigs of the popular fairy tale after they decide to build their houses of substandard materials. […]

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