Posts Tagged ‘nickelodeon’

Newsarama on Nicktoons’ "Speed Racer: The Next Generation"

by Ed Liuon May 4, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has taken a look at the new Speed Racer: The Next Generation series that debuted this past weekend on the Nicktoons Network. The article mentions how strong DVD sales of the original series led to the new series and also goes into how the Animation Collective got the assignment to revive Speed […]

Nick Jr. Gets Buggy with New "Diego," "Backyardigan" Episodes in May

by Maxie Zeuson April 23, 2008
Nick Jr. will premiere new episodes of Go, Diego, Go! and The Backyardigans during a special week of bug-themed episodes beginning Monday, May 12, the network said today. The event will kick off with “What’s Bugging You?” on The Backyardigans and “It’s a Bug’s World” on Go, Diego, Go! on Monday at 9:00am and 9:30am […]

Toon Zone News Interviews Bryan Konietzko & Mike DiMartino on "Avatar the Last Airbender"

by Ed Liuon April 22, 2008
Since meeting as students at the Rhode Island School of Design, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko’s professional careers intersected several times when they finally got a chance to pitch their own action-adventure TV series to Nickelodeon. According to the Not Just Cartoons, Nicktoons! volume, the pair broke all the rules on how you’re supposed […]

NYCC 2008: "Edgar & Ellen" Panel Delivers Object Lesson in Proper Pranking

by Ed Liuon April 20, 2008
Pranksters of all ages were welcome at Nickelodeon’s Edgar & Ellen panel at New York Comic Con on Sunday. The panel was hosted by Sara Berliner of Star Farm, with illustrator Rick Carton and his brother and show writer Billy Carton in attendance. Attendees also got a free Edgar & Ellen book signed by Rick […]

New "Speed Racer" Toon Premiering on May 2

by Maxie Zeuson April 14, 2008
Speed Racer: The Next Generation will premiere on Nicktoons Network on Friday, May 2, at 7:00pm (ET), the network said today. The ninety-minute premiere will revolve around Speed, an orphan who discovers he is the son of Speed Racer after he arrives at the Racing Academy. He then uses his father’s schematics to build a […]

"Avatar" Media Flyer Posts Inaccurate Dates for New Episodes (UPDATED)

by Maxie Zeuson April 11, 2008
(UPDATED April 11, 2008) Nickelodeon has contacted Toon Zone News to state that information in a media flyer available on-line is out-of-date and inaccurate. There is still no information on when new episodes of Avatar will air, and no new information about future Avatar projects yet. (Original story follows, with link to flyer removed) Avatar: […]

"The Mighty B!" Premiering April 26

by Maxie Zeuson April 8, 2008
The Mighty B!, a new animated series starring Saturday Night Live‘s Amy Poehler, will premiere on Nickelodeon on Saturday, April 26, at 10:30am (ET/PT), the network said today. The series centers on the adventures of the ambitious Bessie Higgenbottom, a member of the Honeybee scout troop determined to win every Honeybee badge. Andy Richter plays […]

New "Wonder Pets" Episodes, DVD Due Week of April 21

by Maxie Zeuson April 2, 2008
The Wonder Pets! will travel to Liverpool in “Save the Beetles!”, a primetime musical special that will premiere on Monday, April 21, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, the network said today. The mini-operetta by Spamalot‘s Larry Hochman will have the team rescuing the bug band The Beetles after their yellowish submarine becomes tangled in […]

Nickelodeon Finishes First in Quarter Among Kid Viewers

by Maxie Zeuson April 2, 2008
Nickelodeon finished first among all kid demographics in the first quarter of 2008, the network said today. The network had the top five kid programs and increased its ratings across the board. Among kids 2-11 the network had 1.3 million viewers, beating the Disney Channel’s 923,000 and Cartoon Network’s 566,000. In the 6-11 demographic, Nickelodeon […]

CG Puppets to Battle in "Stitch-Up Showdown"

by Maxie Zeuson March 29, 2008
Nickelodeon International has commissioned Stitch-Up Showdown, a CG-animated series about daredevil sock-puppet warriors, from Blue-Zoo Productions, World Screen reports. The series, to be directed and produced by Adam Shaw and Oli Hyatt, will premiere in May.