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The Pound Puppies
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The Pound Puppies to Discovery and Hasbro’s Hub

Introduced by Tonka in the 1980s, Pound Puppies was a popular cartoon and toy line that even had it’s own feature film. The toys were soft, adoptable plush puppies, and the toon featured dogs every bit as lovable. Fast forward some 30 years later where Hasbro and Discovery plan to feature an all new styled Pound Puppies toon on their joint venture, The Hub. The series, which will launch ...

Marvel releases Wolverine and the X-Men: Final Crisis Trilogy DVD
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Marvel releases Wolverine and the X-Men: Final Crisis Trilogy DVD

The X-Men seem like a nice group of fellas. With Professor Xavier at the helm, Cyclops leads the team of Mutants into battle, always successfully thwarting Magneto and other villains along the way. Well, that’s typically how it plays out. In Wolverine and the X-Men: Final Crisis Trilogy, Marvel’s latest X-Men DVD, it’s a much different world. Xavier has portrayed an ...

The Force returns to Cartoon Network, new Star Wars: The Clone Wars on September 17
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The Force returns to Cartoon Network, new Star Wars: The Clone Wars on September 17

Season one had style. Season two had grace. Season three? Season three has Force. On Friday, September 17th, Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns full blast(er) for a one-hour special premiere to kick off the third season. The episode, running from 9pm – 10pm, is the first of 22 all-new episodes in the Lucasfilm Animation toon, which follows the adventures of Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi, ...

Disney removes Pixar's Newt from the schedule
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Disney removes Pixar’s Newt from the schedule

Pixar has championed some of the greatest animated films of the past 15 years. Heck, they’ve been responsible for some of the best cinematic experiences, animated or otherwise, during that span. And, for every awesome project they’ve completed, there are dozens if not hundreds of more ideas that never made it to completion. Sadly, one of the expected upcoming films, Newt, could ...

Chorion's Mr. Men and Little Miss characters slam dunk the NBA
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Chorion’s Mr. Men and Little Miss characters slam dunk the NBA

Just the other day, ToonBarn broke the story of Betty Boop teaming up with the United Football League in an odd mix of sports and animation. Today’s news continues in that mentality, with Chorion’s Mr. Men and Little Miss line connecting with the National Basketball Association. Working with Junk Food Clothing Company, Little Miss Sunshine and other characters from the Cartoon ...

Warner Premiere's DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection hits DVD and Blu-ray
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Warner Premiere’s DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection hits DVD and Blu-ray

Warner Premiere has been spitting out some awesome toons over the past few years, offering brand new tales from the DC Comics’ DC Universe in animated form. Batman, Superman, Justice League, Wonder Woman… many of the company’s “big guns” have had the spotlight head their way. As a nice little bonus, many of these discs included brief little vignettes on some of ...

G.I. Joe: Renegades hits The Hub this October
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G.I. Joe: Renegades hits The Hub this October

Hasbro Studios has big plans for the upcoming launch of their new network, The Hub. The channel, a joint project along with Discovery channel set to launch on October 10, 2010, will be a cartoon fan’s dream, with dozens of classic and new animated series. Of special note will be a revival of two of the more famous franchises; Transformers and GI Joe will be reborn as Transformers: Prime ...

Chuggington season two heads to Playhouse Disney
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Chuggington season two heads to Playhouse Disney

Looks like the Ludorum CG animated series is heading back down the tracks to Disney. The first season has been riding high in the US on the various Disney outlets, just as it has in the UK on the BBC’s CBeebies. With that in mind, Disney announced they’ll gladly be showcasing a second season on Playhouse Disney, starting this coming January. Whether it’s freight cars loading ...

Cartoon Network says farewell to Chowder in Chowder Grows Up
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Cartoon Network says farewell to Chowder in Chowder Grows Up

For nearly three years and 49 episodes, Chowder has made an impact on the animated world. During its run, the Cartoon Network series, created by C. H. Greenblatt, has made everyone in, and out, of Marzipan City proud. Unfortunately, like Batman the Brave and the Bold, the Chowder series recently announced an ending, pegging last week as it’s last episode. Though the finale will air ...

Disney swings toward Ultimate Spider-Man
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Disney swings toward Ultimate Spider-Man

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can. …including starting up a new cartoon on Disney XD in the fall of 2011. The new toon, dubbed Ultimate Spider-Man, tells the story of a teenage Peter Parker dealing with his new abilities, high school life, fellow Marvel Super heroes, and New York’s super villain community. We first learned of the toon a few months back, but now we ...

The Hub presents My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
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The Hub presents My Little Pony Friendship is Magic

My Little Pony has certainly held up strong! After celebrating a 25th anniversary in 2008, the classic Hasbro brand is ready for an all new incarnation, joining The Hub’s launch line up on October 10th later this year (10-10-10!). Complete with colorful manes and a unique symbol, the ponies live in the magical kingdom of Equestria. The Hub plans to return viewers to this world with a ...

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