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Johnny Knoxville Visits Spongebob Squarepants
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Johnny Knoxville Visits Spongebob Squarepants

In one of the more unexpected mixes of Celebrity and Cartoons, Former Jackass star Johnny Knoxville has recently recorded voice tracks for a guest spot on Nickelodeon’s popular animated series Spongebob. The episode, entitled “Extreme Sports,” has Knoxville playing a character named Johnny Krill, who is the leader of an extreme sports team called the Drasticals, and a champion of undersea ...

CN’s Adventure Time with Finn and Jake Licensed to Asia
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CN’s Adventure Time with Finn and Jake Licensed to Asian Partners

CN’s Adventure Time with Finn and Jake Licensed to Asia Cartoon Network Enterprises has recently decided to expand its licensing efforts in the Asia Pacific region, and the most significant part of the expansion is the inclusion of popular animated properties such as Adventure Time with Finn and Jake, as well as The Amazing World of Gumball and Regular Show. The shows will join an already ...

Despicable Me 2 Locked and Loaded
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Despicable Me 2 Locked and Loaded

It’s one of the most adorable CG animated films of 2010, and it didn’t came from Pixar – Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me is now ready to give you another dose of fun, family-friendly experience as Gru, together with Margo, Edith, Agnes and a truckload of cute yellow minions return in Despicable Me 2, scheduled for release in theaters on July 3, 2013. ...

Voltron Force returns Feb 29
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All New Voltron Force Returns February 29

VOLTRON FORCE RETURNS WEDNESDAY FEB.29 AT 8:30 PM EST! Only on Nicktoons. Have you seen the new dark promotional video for Voltron Force on the Nicktoons site? We want to know what you think about the dark tone of this promo. Why is it so dark? Does this give us a hint as to what will be happening in future episodes? ...

Slap Happy Cartoons’ Nerds and Monsters gets a development deal
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Slap Happy Cartoons’ Nerds and Monsters gets a development deal

Vancouver-based animation studio Slap Happy Cartoons Inc. has recently announced that their animated project, Nerds and Monsters, has finally received a development deal courtesy of Corus Entertainment’s YTV, in which the 52×11 animated comedy series will be developed and licensed for distribution in Canada (and of course, if permitted – all over the world). ...

WordGirl Fights Bullying on PBS Kids Go!
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WordGirl Fights Bullying on PBS Kids Go!

The Emmy award-winning kids series WordGirl is scheduled to devote an episode to teaching kids how to stand against bullying. The one hour episode, entitled “The Rise of Miss Power”, will feature the voice talent of Glee’s Jane Lynch, and will tackle the subject of words’ ability to both help and harm people. The episode will air on PBS Kids GO on February 20, 2012. ...

Discovery Familia Launches Fishtronaut
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Discovery Familia Launches Fishtronaut

It’s one of the stranger concepts for a kids’ show – a fish astronaut – but Discovery Familia’s new animated series Peztronauta is exactly what the doctor ordered, especially these days when kids no longer have access to shows that promote eco-friendly values. Peztronauta (Fishtronaut) is scheduled to premiere on January 16, 6:30PM. ...

Disney and Comcast Enter a Carriage Deal
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Disney and Comcast Enter a Carriage Deal

Disney and Comcast have recently finalized a ten-year, comprehensive carriage deal that will result in Comcast getting rights to host Disney’s channels and properties on their Xfinity TV service. The deal will allow Comcast’s Xfinity subscribers to get exclusive access to Disney content on a wide variety of platforms, including TV, computers, tablets and smartphones. ...

The Clone Wars: Escape from Kadavo
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The Clone Wars Trailer: Escape from Kadavo

Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns with new episodes this week, with Friday’s episode serving as the epic conclusion to an exciting three-part story arc. Entitled “Escape from Kadavo”, the episode follows Anakin Skywalker as he tries his best to convince the Zygerrian Queen that she is nothing but a slave and a disposable pawn in an evil Separatist plot. General Kenobi, on the other hand, ...

New Everything’s Rosie Toys Scheduled for 2012 Launch
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New Everything’s Rosie Toys Scheduled for 2012 Launch

V&S Entertainment and UK-based toy manufacturer HTI have recently signed a licensing deal for wheeled toys based on popular HD CGI preschool property Everything’s Rosie, a show that follows a little girl named Rosie and her friend Raggles as they enjoy their daily adventures inside a playhouse with a glistening dome. The show is targeted mainly towards preschoolers, but like most Disney ...

Bandai Entertainment
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Bandai Entertainment Plans to Downsize and Cease New Releases

Anime Distributor Bandai Entertainment is planning to start a company restructuring next month, and has estimated that a number of its fulltime staff will be retrenched as the company starts to focus more on merchandising and licensing of digital distribution and broadcast rights to other companies. While Bandai will continue to produce and distribute their existing properties, all new releases ...

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