Chris Viscardi

Viscardi to Oversee Nick Franchises; ‘Hey Arnold!’ TV Movie Planned

Nickelodeon has named Chris Viscardi, co-creator of The Adventures of Pete and Pete, to the newly created role of senior VP, content development, Nickelodeon Franchise Properties. Viscardi ... Continue Reading →

‘90s Nick Destination Launching Oct. 5

Praise be to the gods of pop culture nostalgia: The rumors were true, and Nickelodeon will launch The Splat — a new block featuring iconic 1990s content — on Monday, October ... Continue Reading →

Hybrid Nicktoons Feature Rumored in Works

In what may just be mounting rumor mill excitement over reports that Nickelodeon is considering reviving some of its classic, fan-favorite cartoons, the latest bit of grist being worked ... Continue Reading →

‘Dinosaur Train’ Pulls into Boomerang LatAm

The Jim Henson Company’s CG kids series Dinosaur Train is chugging right along, with a new licensing agreement with Boomerang Latin America that will distribute the show broadly across ... Continue Reading →

Cake Slings ‘Ready Jet Go’ Worldwide

Cake has taken on international distribution duties for Wild Dancer Films’ new series for PBS Kids, Ready Jet Go!, outside the U.S. The show is premiering stateside on the pubcaster ... Continue Reading →

Shout! Factory Teams Up with Canada’s Phase 4

Multiplatform distributor Shout! Factory has appointed Phase 4 Films to handle all non-music distribution duties in Canada. Under the terms of the deal Phase 4 Films will distribute ... Continue Reading →
Craig Bartlett

Craig Bartlett Offers Inspiring Keynote at Ottawa

If you were a kid in the ’90s, then chances are Craig Bartlett’s hugely popular Nickelodeon series Hey Arnold! played an important part in your childhood. The talented animator ... Continue Reading →

TAC Reinvents Itself for 10-Year Anniversary

TAC, The Animation Conference, has undergone some big changes for its 10th anniversary this year including a new vision, a new venue and an additional day. This year’s conference ... Continue Reading →

Hey, Arnold… Where Have You Been?

Not every successful animated series goes on to become an enduring classic. To put it another way, anyone remember when Rugrats was the hottest thing on TV and one of the hottest licensing ... Continue Reading →