Henson Animates Skrumps

Now that Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem Band have signed with Disney, The Jim Henson Co. is getting a new band together, acquiring rights to the collectible toy and storybook property ... Continue Reading →

Cars, Pirates, Simpsons Nab People’s Choice Nods

Disney/Pixar’s Cars took top family film honors, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was voted the best movie and Fox’s The Simpsons took the ... Continue Reading →

Spider Riders Creeps to Kids’ WB!

Kids’ WB! has picked up Cookie Jar Ent.’s Spider Riders and plans to begin airing the anime-inspired action series on Jan. 20. In conjunction with the debut, Cookie Jar ... Continue Reading →

Bateman365 Gets PlumTV Deal

Scott Bateman, who last year created an animated short film everyday for a web project titled Bateman365, is turning the concept into a series for PlumTV, a new television network based ... Continue Reading →

Giggedy Goo’Family Guy Back in Production

After being locked out for a couple months, the writers of Fox’s hit animated series Family Guy are back at work, according to Daily Variety. The trade reports that scribes started ... Continue Reading →

Editor’s Note: Samurai is a Cut Above

Television gets a heck of a lot cooler with tonight’s premiere of Afro Samurai on cable outlet Spike TV. Based on a forthcoming Manga created by Takashi Okazaki, the bloody, ... Continue Reading →

Nicktoons Lets Secret Out

Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons Network will prmiere the new animated series The Secret Show on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 8:30 p.m. (ET). The cable outlet has ordered 13 half-hour episodes ... Continue Reading →

FUNimation Channel Arrives in Seattle

Anime fans in the Pacific Northwest will be happy to learn that Navarre Corp.’s FUNimation Ent. has expanded the reach of its FUNimation Channel with a launch in Seattle. The ... Continue Reading →

Diego Goes into Third Season

Nickelodeon has ordered 20 new episodes, including two hour-long specials, of Go, Diego, Go!, sending the top-rated Nick Jr. preschool series into its third season. A spin-off of the ... Continue Reading →

Anime Network Debuts Two in ’07

Anime Network will kick off the new year with the U.S. video-on-demand premieres of the Japanese animated series Coyote Ragtime Show: Fox Trot and Moeyo Ken TV: Shinsengumi on the Prowl. ... Continue Reading →