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Rugrats to Return with New TV Series and Movie

The iconic animated series Rugrats will be making a grand return, after 14 years of absence. According to recent reports, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures are getting ready to relaunch the Rugrats franchise via a 26-episode series and a live action/CG hybrid movie. Both the animated series and the movie will revolve around original characters Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Angelica, and Susie but ...

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Nickelodeon to develop Norman Lear’s Man of the House

Nickelodeon has announced the development of a new animated project, Man of the House (working title), from Norman Lear’s ACT III Productions. With creative concept by Colombian-American writer and illustrator Michael Molina (Trivia Night), Man of the House follows 11-year-old José as he helps his mother Maria watch over his two younger siblings, Maria Juliana (Maju) and Diego, while ...

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Nickelodeon wrangles up 44 Cats

Rainbow’s hairball comedy 44 Cats has been picked up internationally by Nickelodeon. The children’s broadcaster has agreed to air the show globally, excluding the United States and Latin America, in 2019. Inspired by the 1968 Italian song “Quarantaquattro gatti,” the series follows Lampo, Milandy, Pilou and Polpetta, four homeless kittens who transform a garage into a ...

Cartoon Network's ThunderCats shows off Bandai line at 2011 Toy Fair
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Thunderian Zombie

Note: The Opinions in this essay do not and I do repeat DO NOT Represent the views of Toon Barn. So, if you have not heard the news, now you know. It is not the announcement that has made the news; it’s the reaction to this news that is causing the firestorm. It’s the cynical dismissal of this argument. It’s the notion that we cannot find a higher standard for something beloved. That notion ...

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Nickelodeon renews four junior favourites

Nickelodeon has ordered new seasons for some of its most popular shows with junior audiences. The channel has renewed PAW Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Rusty Rivets and Top Wing. In the sixth season of PAW Patrol (26 half-hour episodes, produced by Spin Master Entertainment), the heroic pack of pups–Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky, Zuma and Everest–transform into the ...

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Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and Cartoon Network are dying, and everybody got the wrong reasons why its dying.

A recent article shows the bad, very bad, extremely bad news. The three main networks for Kids Shows and Animation are literally dying. This article from Bloomberg explains why and there are some choice quotes here: This season’s ratings for the 2-to-11 set are shaping up to be the worst yet. And few in the industry predict a turnaround. The implications are enormous for giants like Viacom Inc. ...

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Avatar: The Last Airbender receives complete Blu-Ray release next week

Following a complete series DVD release in 2015, Paramount Home Entertainment is bringing the Nickelodeon classic Avatar: The Last Airbender to Blu-Ray in North America! The high definition release of the entire series will launch first at Best Buy stores on May 1st before becoming available to all retailers on June 5th. The set will contain nine discs and come in a slip cover. Here’s the ...

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An Allegory of Animation.

I been proud to write for Toon Barn for the last several years. But as of late, I haven’t been proud of writing about animation on this site. And recent events have showcased the issues the industry suffers from. But on this essay, I want to write in allegorical terms about what i see in the industry. This deals with four men and how they affected their area of work. But their lives in the ...

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Mysticons returns from hiatus this month

The second season of Nelvana’s girl’s action series Mysticons premiered on Nicktoons on January 13th. Then, unexpectedly, new episodes went on hiatus after February. Fans, rejoice! The drought is almost over, as episode 28 “Save the Date” will air on Nicktoons on April 21st at 8 AM. New episodes are also returning in Canada. YTV will be airing two episodes every Sunday at ...

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THQ Nordic to re-release old Nickelodeon video games

THQ Nordic and Nickelodeon have partnered up to re-release console video games based on classic Nicktoons. The duo haven’t officially confirmed which titles will be rolled out or when, but fans should look at the library of Nickelodeon games published by the original THQ in the past. The full list of franchises represented in the deal are: Avatar: The Last Airbender Back At The ...

Nickelodeon Picks Up Paw Patrol's Second Season
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PAW Patrol barks up new video game

It’s hard to believe a show as successful as PAW Patrol hasn’t had a home console adventure, but that’ll soon be fixed. Outright Games and Nickelodeon have partnered to bring PAW Patrol: On A Roll to Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this September. PAW Patrol follows the adventures of a pack of heroic rescue pups–Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky, Zuma, ...

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Toys R Us Is Closing It’s Doors. Its Cartoon Networks, Nickelodeons and Disney’s Fault.

Toys R Us – TRU for many of us older, was a staple of American kid culture. It was the toy store. For a long long time, any toy that was promoted on TV. was on the shelf in the store. It was where many Christmas dreams were made. And who could forget the commercials? But, it seems that Toys R Us could not survive the changing metrics of the world. The Store Announced it could close every ...

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