How a Nickelodeon Cartoon Became One of the Most Powerful, Subversive Shows of 2014 | Vanity Fair

Last night Nickelodeon aired the finale of the animated spin-off series The Legend of Korra, bringing a nine-year journey that started with Avatar: The Last Airbender to a close. But perhaps “aired” is the wrong word. Because, in an unprecedented move, Nickelodeon pulled The Legend of Korra off TV earlier this year and screened almost the entire last two seasons online only. That’s right, something called The Legend of Korra, an adventure show about teenagers with the supernatural ability to manipulate the elements, pushed the envelope so far it got yanked from TV. And last night, during the finale, creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino shoved that envelope even further. And they shoved it hard. Kids TV may never be the same again.

via How a Nickelodeon Cartoon Became One of the Most Powerful, Subversive Shows of 2014 | Vanity Fair.

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Cee’s B&WC — Toys

Here’s my shot at this week’s Black & White Challenge.

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If you recognize some of these, it’s because they appeared in an earlier post.

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Ani-Monday Gets Third Season

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Starz Media’s Manga Entertainment Anime ‘Ani-Monday’ Programming Block Renewed for Third Season on Syfy, Two-Hour Companion Horror Anime Block Added on Chiller:

“NEW YORK, July 15 /PRNewswire/ — Syfy has renewed and expanded a content licensing deal with Starz Media’s anime distribution arm, Manga Entertainment. The new agreement renews the weekly Ani-Monday programming block on Monday nights from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET. This month marks the beginning of a new season of Ani-Mondays and a new, two-hour programming block on sister channel, Chiller that will air horror-based anime programming on Mondays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET will be added. Ani-Monday and the Chiller anime block will feature a collection of movies, series and shorts from Starz Media’s anime distribution arm, Manga Entertainment.”

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"Who Lives In A Pineapple Under The Sea?"

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Nickelodeon Celebrates 10 Years of Pop Culture Icon SpongeBob SquarePants:

“Over the last 10 years, the porous brainchild of creator Steve Hillenburg has grown from a single Saturday morning kids’ show to a certified pop culture maverick. Since its launch in July 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has emerged as a pop culture phenomenon with 70 million viewers monthly, and has been the number-one animated program with Kids 2-11 for more than seven consecutive years. The show is seen in 171 markets in 25 languages and is the most widely distributed property in MTV Networks’ history.”

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Cartoon Network Upfront 2009 — Its Biggest Yet!

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Cartoon Network Continues Its Evolution With Largest, Most Diverse Development Slate in Network History:

“ATLANTA, March 25 /PRNewswire/ — Cartoon Network announced a dramatic expansion to its 2009-2010 content development strategy today at its annual advertising Upfront presentation at Time Warner Center. On the heels of three consecutive quarters of double-digit prime time and total day growth – the only major kids network to do so – Cartoon Network unveiled 19 new programming ventures, including three new action-adventure and four new comedy animated series; six live-action ‘alternative’ half-hour series; three original live-action and one all-new CG-animated movie specials; and two hour-long original, scripted live-action pilots. Coupled with 164 new half-hour episodes of returning comedy and action-adventure animated series, today’s announcements represent the largest commitment to new content development in Cartoon Network history.”

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Today’s Tweets 3-12-09

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From TrekToday: New Animated Series May Take Trek Past ‘Nemesis’

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New Animated Series May Take Trek Past ‘Nemesis’

“Rossi and others are working to sell CBS on a web-based series set in a future Federation after a devastating war.”