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TV Animation Veteran Jim Duffy Dies from Cancer

We are sad to report the passing of TV animation veteran Jim Duffy this weekend after a long battle with cancer. He passed peacefully at home in his sleep surrounded by his family at ... Continue Reading →
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Nick, Playmates Introduce New TMNT Toys

Dude, if you dig the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you’ll have to find a way to check out this year’s Toy Fair in New York (Feb. 12-15). That’s where Nickelodeon and Playmates ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Animation Ups Magallanes to Senior VP

Rich Magallanes has been promoted to the job of senior VP of current series at Nickelodeon Animation. Magallanes’ new job calls for him to oversee production as the executive ... Continue Reading →
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Animator Dan Mills dies at 80

We are sad to report that animator and layout artist Dan Mills, whose credits include He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Family Guy died earlier this month at the age of 80. ... Continue Reading →
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Nielsen Investigates Nick’s Mysterious Ratings’ Drop

Something strange has happened to Nickelodeon’s ratings since mid-September. Both Hollywood trades have stories today about how the ratings for the children’s cable network has ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con Animation Highlights, Part 1!

Before you snap your spine picking up the official event guide for San Diego’s massive comics, animation and pop-culture event, take a quick glance at what the 41st edition has to ... Continue Reading →
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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s … Comic-Con International!

Before you snap your spine picking up the official event guide for San Diego’s massive comics, animation and pop-culture event, take a quick glance at what the 41st edition has to ... Continue Reading →
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Sean Astin Cast as Raphael in Nick’s ‘Ninja Turtles’ Series

From saving Frodo to “Cowabunga!,” actor Sean Astin has joined the voice cast of Nickelodeon’s all-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series. Astin, who is ... Continue Reading →
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Rights Sold for New ‘Cabbage Patch Kids’ TV Special

Producer Galen Walker has acquired the rights to animated the beloved toys The Cabbage Patch Kids for a new TV special, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The producer, who is producing ... Continue Reading →
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2011 Licensing Wish List

Our annual run-down of what to expect from top toon and vfx blockbuster franchises at this year’s Licensing International Expo held in Las Vegas, June 14-16. Old Pals and New Faves ... Continue Reading →