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Play now to survive the Bug War
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Play now to survive the Bug War

As the summer wanes, one of our favorite things to do here at the ToonBarn offices is take a few minutes to sit outside in the sun, watching the bugs toil away on the grass or sidewalk. But, what if the bugs weren’t toiling, but rather preparing to launch an all out war on one another, complete with bases and soldiers and defensive strategies? OK, maybe that’s a bit too far gone, ...

Cartoon Network gets hyped for the Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction video game
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Cartoon Network gets hyped for the Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction video game

Ben has a pretty cool gig. I mean, he’s had, what, three shows so far? Ben 10, Ben 10: Alien Force, and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. He’s had specials, movies, live-action segments, great LEGO toys, and all kinds of products. But one of the only ways to truly get a sense of just how cool it is to live Ben Tennyson’s life is to get your hands on a Ben 10 video game. Papaya ...

Lionsgate offers sneak peek to Alpha and Omega
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Lionsgate offers sneak peek to Alpha and Omega

The film’s release date is September 17th. Today’s date is September 3rd. There’s a difference between the two, see? Well, it’s possible some theaters missed that little detail — that, or Lionsgate just wanted to give some fans a two-week early sneak peek at their CG animated film, Alpha and Omega. The wolf-based love story has it’s long awaited National ...

The Smurfs get Papercutz to debut The Purple Smurf
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The Smurfs get Papercutz to debut The Purple Smurf

The Smurfs; lovable, joyful little critters who gleefully sing the day away. Seems like the perfect little symbol of happiness, right? Well, now imagine that one of them is all twisted and evil and bitter – and most alarmingly, a blue-less purple. Then he bites another Smurf, turning him the same kind of evil and purple. Then another. And another. Soon, it’s a whole horde of ...

Cartoon Networks Kids Corner comes to BHS restaurants
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Cartoon Networks Kids Corner comes to BHS restaurants

Interested in some Ben 10 Omnitrix Omelets? Maybe some Generator Rex Ravioli? Flapjack flapjacks makes sense, as does Chowder’s chowder, but what about Powerpuff Pastries? Clone Wars Scone Wars? I know, I know, the more terrible the pun, the more delicious the item! That’s exactly what BHS has in mind as they ink a partnership with Turner CN Enterprises to bring Cartoon Networks ...

Disney unveils Nintendo Wii's Epic Mickey Collector's Edition
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Disney unveils Nintendo Wii’s Epic Mickey Collector’s Edition

As if getting Epic Mickey wasn’t already one of the coolest wishes a video gamer could have; now Disney has announced that there will be a special, limited edition version of the game! The package, officially titled the Epic Mickey Collector’s Edition, features a number of exclusives above and beyond the “regular” offering. Some of the neato bonuses include: a ...

Batman Beyond: The Complete Series makes Warner Bros. a hero
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Batman Beyond: The Complete Series makes Warner Bros. a hero

Warner Bros. Animation has a rich history of bringing DC Comics super heroes to life via animation, and then to your homes via DVD collections. One of the more popular, if not cult-ish, toons that has since been neglected in a complete collection is Batman Beyond, the Future Knight version of the Batman mythos, created by Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League folks like Bruce Timm and ...

Seth Rogen joins DreamWorks Animation's Boo U
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Seth Rogen joins DreamWorks Animation’s Boo U

He’s quickly becoming the number one star of voice acting in animated projects. He’s starred as Mantis in Kung Fu Panda, and will reprise that role in Kung Fu Panda 2. He was Morton in Horton Hears a Who. He slopped along as B.O.B. in Monsters vs Aliens, played a Ship Captain in Shrek the Third, Hogsqueal in The Spiderwick Chronicles, and even guest starred as Lyle McCarthy on an ...

Square Enix brings Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep to PSP this week
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Square Enix brings Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep to PSP this week

Ten years before the first Kingdom Hearts game, the world of Disney, and the Land of Departure, is a much different place. Terra, Aqua, and Ventus are close friends, training under Master Eraqus as Keyblade-wielders. Through the adventures of Birth By Sleep, this trio runs against Xehanort and Vanitas, other Keyblade Masters, as well as the Unversed; creatures who feed from negative emotions. ...

Funimation and Viz Media's Black Lagoon brings manga to anime
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Funimation and Viz Media’s Black Lagoon brings manga to anime

Since 2002, Japanese fans have enjoyed Rei Hiroe’s Black Lagoon manga series in vast quantity – so much so that the graphic novel quickly became an animated series. The toon rain for twelve episodes in the first season, and twelve more in season two. With hype still high in demand, a third season is now in production overseas to complete the novel adaptation. Viz Media then ...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles strike a pose for TMNT Comiquettes
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles strike a pose for TMNT Comiquettes

With 25 years to their history, there’ve been a number of really cool products based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, from the awesome arcade games to the sweet TMNT-style Snuggie. One particular item that caught our eye (and not with a Nun Chuck) is Sideshow Collectibles’ collection of Turtle Comiquettes – a hybrid word for comic book and maquette (which basically is ...

The Dating Guy is set to splash on Teletoon at Night
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The Dating Guy is set to splash on Teletoon at Night

There are not that many cartoons on TV that we would categorize as strictly “adult” cartoons. Outside of the world of movies or anime, I mean toons with a regular schedule. Family Guy, the Simpsons, and South Park certainly have their moments. Comedy Central’s Drawn Together is likely the the best candidate for the role of “kids shouldn’t be watching this” ...

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