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A recent installment of NPR’s Fresh Air featured an interview with Matt Groening in which the Simpsons creator noted that the Fox News Network threatened to sue the animated comedy over a parody he and crew refused to cut. Faced with the complications that would arise from suing the Fox [...]
Strange things begin to happen when the Mystery Van rolls into an eerie town to celebrate "100 years of Halloween" with a special performance by legendary rock band KISS. Is the town really haunted by a vengeful ghost? Will Scooby and Shaggy find time to make sandwiches in the midst [...]
A whole week of Halloween specials kicks off on Monday, Oct. 27 as Nickelodeon presents "Shriek Week". The on-air celebration will feature spooky premieres of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, ChalkZone, Dora the Explorer and Max & Ruby, capped off by a day-long marathon on Halloween day. Each [...]
Toronto-based content development and production company Comet Ent. Inc. has opened Vitamin Cartoons Inc., an animation services division providing pre- and post-production work. Utilizing its staff of artists, flash animators and directors, Vitamin offers character, background and prop design; special effects design; stock breakdown planning; storyboards; slugging; X-sheets; color styling; [...]
Animated kids rule Comedy Central’s nighttime lineup as a series of new South Park episodes kicks off tonight, followed by the premiere of the original series Kid Notorious, starring legendary Hollywood player Robert Evens. Starting at 10:00 p.m. (9:00 C) tonight, Comedy Central will air the first of eight all-new [...]
Variety reports that Fox Broadcasting Co. is putting together a deal for Steve Levitan and Clone High writers Phil Lord and Chris Miller to create, write and exec produce a half-hour animated comedy based on popular KFI-AM radio host Phil Hendrie. Hendrie will supply many of the show’s voices, including [...]
Cartoon Network busts out some animated Halloween classics tonight as it continues its month-long Shocktober programming spree. Bugs, Porky, Sylvester, Tweety and other luminaries from the Looney Tunes gang scare up monsterous laughs in six frightfully funny favorites airing from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. First is Hair-Raising Hare, in [...]
Codename: Kids Next Door led the charge as Cartoon Network’s newly revamped Fridays block (7:00 p.m.-midnight) saw a 27% ratings increase across its target kid demos for the week of Oct.13-19. According to Nielsen Media Research, the original half-hour comedy series, which airs at 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., ranked [...]
Montreal, Canada-based Toon Boom Technologies tells us that Auckland-based Firehorse Films is producing New Zealand’s first prime-time animated series for adults. The production company will use Toon Boom’s Opus to produce the non-PC suburban satire bro’Town. Written and performed by comedy troupe Naked Samoans, bro’Town chronicles the schoolboy misadventures of [...]
New York-based concept and design studio Beehive has created a series of primetime bumpers for Nickelodeon. This project follows the studio’s two recent promo campaigns for the network. As Beehive creative director Ada Whitney explains, "Nickelodeon was looking for a series of simple, short bump-ins and bump-outs for four of [...]