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Rocko’s Modern Life: Season One Arrives on DVD

Flash black to one of the most beloved animated Nickelodeon series from the 1990s when Rocko’s Modern Life: Season One 2-DVD set arrives in stores nationwide for the first time on June 21, 2011, from Shout! Factory.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nick's Big Box Of Play Dates Plays on DVD

Have fun with Dora the Explorer; Go, Diego, Go!; The Wonder Pets!; Blue’s Clues; Yo Gabba Gabba! and Ni Hao, Kai-lan with the new DVD collection, Nickelodeon Favorites: Big Box of Play Dates, Vol. 2.

Entertainment Headline News

Nick Heads for Summer Vacation on DVD

Get ready for a summer of play dates and laughter! Preschoolers’ favorite characters from Dora the Explorer; Go, Diego, Go!; The Wonder Pets!; Blue’s Clues; Yo Gabba Gabba! and Ni Hao, Kai-lan enjoy some fun in the sun on the brand new DVD, Nickelodeon Favorites: Summer Vacation.

Series Headline News

New BRB Cartoon Series Conquer Eastern Europe

BRB Internacional has signed on to the conquest of eastern Europe. Currently, several of the most recent cartoon series produced by the Spanish company are being broadcast in that part of the world, and others have just been acquired by channels there.

Comedy Blogs

Blu-ray: DIARY OF THE WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES (2011)

This family comedy comes to Blu-ray in a MPEG-4 AVC 1080p transfer. The true to source transfer retains the film grain, which does dampen some of the crispness and detail of the picture. The color is pretty natural and consistent throughout. Black levels are solid. I only noticed in one scene in Greg’s bedroom where the skin tones seems a tad too yellow. Digital anomalies like banding, aliasing or artifacting are not a problem.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nick Announces Merchandising Programs For Hot Properties

During a special presentation held today at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nickelodeon highlighted its leadership position as the world's number-one TV-based licensing business by unveiling plans for new product launches and retail initiatives.

Headline News

Global Smurfs Day Smurfaces This Month

On Saturday, June 25, 2011, in celebration of the birthday of Peyo, the creator of the Smurfs (born June 25, 1928), Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation will coordinate events all over the world as part of Global Smurfs Day, a worldwide event in anticipation of the release of the Smurfs’ trip to movie theaters, it was announced today by Marc Weinstock, president, Worldwide Marketing for Sony Pictures.

Entertainment Headline News

SpongeBob: Heroes Of Bikini Bottom Arrives on DVD

SpongeBob swings into superhero mode with an all-new eight-episode DVD: SpongeBob SquarePants: Heroes of Bikini Bottom, including the special episode, “Back to the Past,” guest starring Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway and Batman’s Adam West and Burt Ward.

Licensing Headline News

Zinkia's Pocoyo Expands Across Asia & Latin America

Continuing the prolific global expansion of its flagship multiplatform property, POCOYO, Zinkia Entertainment has secured a number of new licensing partners for the popular children’s brand across Asia and Latin America.

Headline News

Universal, Cepia To Release ZhuZhu Pets on DVD, TV

Cepia LLC, the maker of ZhuZhu Pets, the world's favorite interactive hamsters, today announced a worldwide television rights and home entertainment arrangement with Universal Pictures to release two feature-length, animated films, "Quest for Zhu" and "Power of Zhu," to debut exclusively on DVD in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

Animation Headline News

A Brighter Future for Children’s TV Animation in the UK

Household favourites including Rolf Harris and Richard E Grant are backing animated television programmes for children despite the lack of government support for the UK animation industry.

Animation Headline News

Paley Center Hosts "Prime-time/Late Night Animation: What Envelope?"

As part of the ongoing "Interview with an Animator" conversation series, the Paley Center is hosting "Prime-time/Late Night Animation: What Envelope?" on June 8th at 6:30 pm in New York City.

Screenwriting Blogs

Does Self-Promotion Really Work? Let’s Try It And Find Out

I got a huge response to my last post, Why Do Many Artists & Writers Hate Self-Promotion?, including several active discussions on various LinkedIn groups. Self-promotion is a very hot topic! Many of the people who commented on the post talked about their shyness, self-doubts, the unworthiness of their creativity, and other barriers to promoting themselves and their work.  One of the biggest concerns was whether or not self-promotion was really effective.  Well, let's find out...

Licensing Headline News

New Mr. Men and Little Miss Product Lines Debut In Brazil

Leading family entertainment producer and distributor Chorion has secured new licensing and retail deals for Mr. Men and Little Miss in Brazil through its agent Exim Licensing.

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