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Captain America leads Avengers to theaters July 22nd
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Captain America leads Avengers to theaters July 22nd

This Friday, July 22nd, the assembling begins when Marvel and Disney introduce Captain America: The First Avenger. The newest super hero film hopes to kick start a whole new franchise with Steve Rogers, Captain America, as the title character. Having spent a few decades entertaining fans of Marvel comic books, this latest effort comes complete with an all star cast, a hefty budget, and all the ...

Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book
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Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book

Having just begun the revival of the Winx Club, Nickelodeon now has some big plans for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We’re just starting to see some of the news surrounding the new TMNT CG series, as well as Paramount’s brand new TMNT movie, both set to hit in 2012. Now, Nick plans to team with IDW Publishing to launch a new Ninja Turtles comic book series this August. The ...

Strawberry Shortcake Happy Meal toys at McDonalds
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Strawberry Shortcake Happy Meal toys at McDonalds

The Hub has been having a happy time with one of their new animated series, Strawberry Shortcake Berry Bitty Adventures, and there are few better ways to celebrate a happy time than with a Happy Meal! With that line of thinking, CPLG and American Greeting Properties have teamed up with McDonald’s on a Strawberry Shortcake Happy Meal. The promotion, which runs through the end of July, ...

Dinosaur Train travels to Dinosaur Big City, from Jim Henson Company
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Dinosaur Train travels to Dinosaur Big City, from Jim Henson Company

On August 22nd, catch a train to Dinosaur Big City – a Dinosaur Train! The Jim Henson Company series is ready to debut a one-hour made-for-TV movie based on the Dinosaur Train series, giving all your favorite CG dinos some extra room to roar! The special hits PBS Kids, also helping to usher in Dinosaur Train season two. Other stops along the way during the year are Big Dinosaur Week, ...

Batman's The Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer
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Batman’s The Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer

We’re now one year away from the conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman saga. From Batman Begins to The Dark Knight and now, next summer, The Dark Knight Rises. Very little has been revealed about the film, though much has been teased and rumored. We knew of Bane. We read about Selinda Kyle and maybe even Catwoman. We’ve heard maybe Ra’s al Ghul will be reborn or ...

Spin Master's Redakai: Conquer the Kairu on Cartoon Network
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Spin Master’s Redakai: Conquer the Kairu on Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network aims to Conquer the Kairu. How so? Teaming with Spin Master, Zodiak, and Marathon Media, the CN debuts the brand new animated series Redakai: Conquer the Kairu. The toon will air regularly, every Saturday Morning, at 10am – falling into a regular time slot as of July 23rd. Having already started on YTV in other regions, the series is just part of an overall effort to ...

Adventure Time ratings soar on Cartoon Network
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Adventure Time ratings soar on Cartoon Network

Three seasons in, and Adventure Time is still growing. The phenomena started by Jake and Finn was always well received, critically acclaimed, and adored by fans, but Cartoon Network is seeing ratings increase to staggering levels. In fact, you could say the numbers are going algebraic. The launch of Adventure Time season 3 this past Monday, July 11th, was up nearly 50% between watchers aged ...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows box office magic
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows box office magic

It seems like just a few weeks ago, you couldn’t see any other movie besides Transformers, as the latest sequel, Dark of the Moon, dominated the box office. In fact, that was only a few weeks ago! Now, every screen is all about Harry Potter, as the franchise pumps out the final presentation, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Transformers was big, but HP7 is now on a pace to ...

NCircle brings The Gruffalo to DVD August 16th
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NCircle brings The Gruffalo to DVD August 16th

On August 16th, go Gruffalo! Which, I suppose technically, means to go mouse, since the Gruffalo really is just a mouse. But there’s so much more to it than that! Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler created a whole world starring just a wee little mouse who uses his smarts to evade a dangerous terrain. There’s a fox, an owl, a snake, and other typically challenging figures, but ...

The Amazing World of Gumball and Johnny Test boost Cartoon Network
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The Amazing World of Gumball and Johnny Test boost Cartoon Network

It’s pretty obvious to us that Cartoon Network has an awesome lineup. The channel is able to happily merge toons, old and new, while pulling in big numbers in the ratings. Just this past week, that theory was put to the test, as the CN aired Johnny Test at 7pm, followed by The Amazing World of Gumball at 7:30. The mixture of old and new, classic and modern, veteran and rookie, pro and ...

Transformers Prime and Transformers Generation 1 dominate the Hub
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Transformers Prime and Transformers Generation 1 dominate the Hub

Two shall stand and ratings shall rise! During America’s birthday, The Hub threw together a great party by featuring some of their largest icons, the Transformers. In an event they dubbed Trans4th of July, the network showcased a marathon that went back and forth (4th!) between Transformers Prime, the new CG animated toon that runs on their channel, and Transformers G1, the original ...

Star Wars: The Clone Wars, McDonald's Happy Meal Strikes Back
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars, McDonald’s Happy Meal Strikes Back

Right now, folks over at Cartoon Network and LucasFilm are hard at work on the 4th season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It’s not Happy Time, it’s Work Time. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy ourselves as much as possible, and McDonald’s is ready to sign up with that idea! That’s why, right now at participating McDonald’s, you can walk right in, use ...

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