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Rainbow Rangers debuts this November on Nick Jr.

Genius Brands has announced that its new preschool property Rainbow Rangers is about to debut in the United States. The 52 x 11-minute CG-animated will see its world premiere occur of Nick Jr. on Monday, November 5th at 3:00 p.m. (ET/PT). To kick off what it hopes is the next big thing in preschool, Genius Brands will host a  event at Nasdaq MarketSite on November 6th at their headquarters ...

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Nickelodeon Kart Racers revs up on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One

GameMill Entertainment are bringing some of your favourite Nicktoons to the racing track in Nickelodeon Kart Racers. A brand-new game due out this fall on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will offer players the ability to race as characters from 12 of the most iconic Nickelodeon series. That includes SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hey Arnold!, Rugrats, and ...

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New PAW Patrol video game rolls out in October

Outright Games has announced the release date for PAW Patrol: On A Roll, the first home console video game based on the hit series from Spin Master. Fans in the United States can check the game out starting October 23rd, with the international release set for a few days later on October 26th. This slideshow requires JavaScript. PAW Patrol is on a roll! No job is too big, no pup is too small! The ...

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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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