Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman looks at why SpongeBob SquarePants is a lightning rod in American culture.
The secret to great screenplay writing is keeping it simple and visual. Words can be your friends as well as your deadliest enemy. Here’s a short tip that will improve your writing with every word you don’t write.
Now in its third year, CTN Expo has gotten over some of its growing pains. Gone was the hectic chaos that was last year's event, replaced with the efficiency that so impressed in its inaugural year. Los Angeles has been in need of a quality animation gathering and this fills the bill nicely.
The all-time classic comic strip comes to life as an animated adventure in this complete Season One DVD release on November 22 from Shout! Factory, in association with Corus Entertainment Inc.’s Nelvana Enterprises.
Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic Inc, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced today that the Emmy Award-winning series WordGirl will debut a special two-part holiday episode, “A World Without WordGirl,” Friday, December 16 on PBS KIDS GO! (check local listings).
Mark Hall, one of the original founders of award-winning Manchester based Animation Company Cosgrove Hall; has passed away after a short illness.
Iconic internet phenomenon The Annoying Orange is breaking out of the virtual kitchen as Cartoon Network announced today they’ve acquired the television rights to the most-watched web series of all-time.
Well, I finally got to speak to Bernard Derriman. Speak as in actually talk to him, as opposed to our Email ‘conversation’ back in 2005 when I wrote about animated music videos and his now justly famous Everyone Else Has Had More Sex Than Me. Our paths crossed again when I wrote about Fox’s new Sunday night cartoon Allen Gregory.
Derriman directed two out of the show’s seven initial episodes; if the series gets renewed (which all depends on how much America takes an arrogant pipsqueak to their hearts) he’ll be doing more of them. At the moment he’s busy with Fox’s other Sunday night backup toon Bob’s Burgers.
Sometimes, the only way to deal with events so sinister, so beyond comprehension, is to lay them bare with the darkest of humor. Never shying from controversy, the South Park team confronts the Penn State scandal head on as well as from behind.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone have reached a new deal with COMEDY CENTRAL to extend cable’s longest-running animated series, “South Park,” it was announced today by Michele Ganeless, president, COMEDY CENTRAL.
Animation writers Dwayne McDuffie and Earl Kress have been posthumously named co-recipients of the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ (AWC) 14th Annual Animation Writing Award, recognizing their outstanding contributions to the craft of animation writing, as well as their work with the Writers Guild in organizing animation.
Nickelodeon gives kids another reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving with special super-stuffed weekend of premieres and animated awesomeness!
Glenn Beck and Icebox are developing an animated comedy series for Beck's Internet network GBTV, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Warner Home Video (WHV) unveils the first ever Looney Tunes collection on Blu-ray with the release of Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volume 1.
Celebrate Christmas, Halloween and Valentine’s Day, Bikini Bottom-style with SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy and the rest of the crew in SpongeBob SquarePants: Holidays with SpongeBob.
Enjoy all of Dora’s favorite holidays and fiestas in this new three-DVD box set, Dora the Explorer: Celebrate with Dora.
Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior unwrap a joyful slate of new holiday specials for kids and families beginning FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2.
Yesterday, the Motion Picture Academy screened 45 qualified animated short films for short list voting in a program from which the eventual 2011 Oscar winner will be chosen.
Zinkia, a Spanish company specializing in entertainment brand production and management and creator of the multi award-winning property Pocoyo, has received authorization from the US securities market regulator, SEC (the Securities Exchange Commission), for an issue of Level-1 ADRs (American Depositary Receipts) on Zinkia shares earmarked for placement among US investors.
Imira Entertainment, Spain’s leading production and distribution company specialising in youth programming, has signed Latin American and Iberian sales for timeless animated series The Smurfs (256x26’) from distributor IMPS, including a deal with Cartoon Network in Spain which has acquired 104 episodes of the series for Free and Pay TV.
It’s time to laugh as if you had a belly full of jelly and cuddle up in a blanket and enjoy that warm, fuzzy holiday feeling when Cartoon Network kicks off its holiday programming on Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. (ET, PT) with the premiere of all new holiday specials from Monday night original series Johnny Test, Adventure Time and MAD.
Rusty dreams of becoming a trucker, but Early shows him how tough a life on the road can be in “Trucked Up,” the season finale of Squidbillies airing Sunday, Nov. 13 at 11:45 p.m. (ET, PT) on Adult Swim.