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Cartoon Network's Boomerang animates the holidays
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Cartoon Network’s Boomerang animates the holidays

With the holiday season booming in full stride, Boomerang wants to capitalize on everyone’s excitement! To do so, Cartoon Network’s little brother plans to showcase holiday cartoon goodness every Saturday and Sunday during the month. This includes Yogi’s First Christmas, Casper’s First Christmas, The Town That Santa Forgot, A Flintstones Christmas Carol, and The ...

Nickelodeon heads to the Ukraine
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Nickelodeon heads to the Ukraine

After years of waiting, cartoon fans in the Ukraine are going to receive a very special holiday-timed gift this year! Nickelodeon will be launching its very first branded block with local broadcaster StarLightMedia Group, bringing tons of Nick fun to the Ukrainian audience. We’re talking about going from zero Nick toons to over 800 episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, the Penguins of ...

Ubisoft's Raving Rabbids getting their own toon?
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Ubisoft’s Raving Rabbids getting their own toon?

Recently, Teletoon and Ubisoft teamed to promote Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time, a newly released video game for Nintendo Wii. The promotion helped get people information on the game, as well as a new set of Rabbid figurines, each featured in 15 second spots across cartoons on Teletoon and Teletoon Retro. But maybe there was more to it than hyping video games. Maybe, this was an early test to ...

Waking Sleeping Beauty, Disney's build to The Little Mermaid
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Waking Sleeping Beauty, Disney’s rebound to The Little Mermaid

Last week, fans were invited to learn one of the greatest Disney stories ever – not Rapunzel’s Tangled (though that was a great film!) – this time, it’s the story-behind-the-story that has us fascinated. Waking Sleeping Beauty notes Disney’s past 20 years, with The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, UP, The Princess and the Frog, ...

The Pink Panther's A Pink Christmas heads to DVD
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The Pink Panther’s A Pink Christmas heads to DVD

He might not talk, but the Pink Panther is all heart. When everyone else in the world is singing about things being white, his royal pinkness finds himself wandering the big city, cold and hungry. Seems the spirit of the holiday has been replaced by the hustle and bustle of the shopping season that Charlie Brown warned us about a few days earlier. But when push comes to shove, and the Pink ...

Disney's Tangled triumphs at the box office
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Disney’s Tangled triumphs at the box office

Just one week after narrowly losing the top spot to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Disney’s Tangled brings Rapunzel’s tale to the top spot at this past weekend’s box office. Granted, both were much lower, comparatively, than they were the week earlier, but the battle of wizards and princesses continued to wage between them. Megamind, the only other animated tale on the ...

Nickelodeon's TUFF Puppy and Planet Sheen head to Chorus Entertainment
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Nickelodeon’s T.U.F.F. Puppy and Planet Sheen head to Chorus Entertainment

Not too long ago, Nickelodeon was nice enough to bring us two wonderful gifts: T.U.F.F. Puppy and Planet Sheen; the latter a spinoff of the Jimmy Neutron toon. After some tremendous success, it looks like the cartoon channel is sharing the animated series around the globe! First stop: Canada’s Nickelodeon via Chorus Entertainment. Starting January 5th of the new year (can you believe it ...

Disney brings Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland home to DVD and Blu-ray
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Disney brings Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland home to DVD and Blu-ray

It’s been 9 months now, and the baby is ready to come home. Er, we mean, it’s been a long while since the March 5th premiere of Alice in Wonderland premiered in theaters, and today we can finally bring the Disney film home on Blu-ray and DVD. The Tim Burton masterpiece earned more than a billion dollars world wide while in theaters – a feat only accomplished by a handful of ...

A Charlie Brown Christmas tonight on ABC
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A Charlie Brown Christmas tonight on ABC

And lookit this, ABC isn’t done with the animated specials! In the midst of the 8-9 hour that features Prep & Landing, you’ve got perhaps the most popular animated holiday classic of them all: A Charlie Brown Christmas. December 7th is a popular one, huh! The special, featuring the lovable creations of Charles M. Schulz, is a digitally-remastered version of the classic 1965 ...

Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa on ABC
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Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa on ABC

Tonight, December 7th, ABC is planning some good stuff for us, as it marks the return of Prep & Landing, the Christmas holiday special that Disney and Pixar’s John Lasseter debuted just last year. Now, the pair of Lanny and Wayne are back in a new short, Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa. The two elves are sent on a mission by Magee and Mrs. Claus (Betty White), tasked ...

Is Nicktoons the fastest growing kids network?
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Is Nicktoons the fastest growing kids network?

Even though they’re very specific numbers, ratings can often be skewed to mean what you want them to mean. Maybe if you score low in one range, but higher in another, you can claim it was an off-week for your TV show, or maybe that it’s what you wanted all along! So when Nicktoons, Nickelodeon’s little cousin, makes a claim that they are the fastest-growing kids network, it ...

NBC readies A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
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NBC readies A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa

The Muppets are bringing Christmas to NBC about a week early this year! At 8pm on December 17th, the network will air A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, a one-hour holiday special starring the Emmy and Grammy Award-winning Muppets. Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal — the whole gang of Jim Henson’s creations will team up with Santa for the Christmas spirit, as the Muppets mistakenly ...

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