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Bob the Builder: Ready, Steady, Build!
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Bob the Builder: Ready, Steady, Build!

HIT Entertainment’s new Bob the Builder series, Bob the Builder: Ready, Steady, Build!, launched recently on CBeebies in the UK. The CG animated toon will air every weekday at 8:40 AM, nice and early for the early risers! There’s a number of new facets to this toon, including an entirely new look, as well as the team’s new home, Fixham Harbour. New characters will also be ...

Disney and Pixar continue with more Cars Toons
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Disney and Pixar continue with more Cars Toons

Cars, one of Pixar’s popular CG animated films, has had a lasting impression on audiences world wide. Continuing in the trend of the movie’s success, The Disney Channel and Disney XD have been occasionally running brief little segments featuring new animated bits based on the Cars movie. Each spot, called a Cars Toon (clever!) has been part of a series running for years now, with ...

Clash of the Titans and How to Train Your Dragon just miss Date Night
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Clash of the Titans and How to Train Your Dragon just miss Date Night

In one of the closest weekend box office races of the past few months, there was a near three-way tie for the top spot, as Date Night, Clash of the Titans, and How to Train Your Dragon finished within $1.7 million of each other. Date Night took the top spot honors, which also relates to toon fans, as it stars Tina Fey and Steve Carell, each stars of upcoming animated films — Carell stars ...

A Bug's Life on Family Channel this Saturday
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A Bug’s Life on Family Channel this Saturday

The second feature film to come out of Pixar’s studios was A Bug’s Life, the followup to their original critical and financial success, Toy Story. The Disney film is now making its way to Astral Media’s Family Channel next Saturday, April 17th, at 6pm. When the grasshoppers return to eat what the ants have gathered, one resident ant, Flik, denies the offering, dropping the ...

Nintendo preps Pokemon Black and White, to follow HeartGold and SoulSilver
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Nintendo preps Pokemon Black and White, to follow HeartGold and SoulSilver

Nintendo loves making Pokemon fans happy, and this year will be no different. Just days after releasing the latest megahit to the anime styled Pokemon franchise, Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the creative folks are ramping things up once more with Pokemon Black and White. This is the fifth-generation Pokémon game, and it should be arriving this fall in Japan on the Nintendo DS systems, no ...

THQ and Nintendo Wii bring M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender to Video game land
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THQ and Nintendo Wii bring M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender to Video game land

With only another few months until the July 2 release date of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender movie, it was only a matter of time before the official video game companion was revealed. In steps THQ and Nintendo, working together on exclusive games for the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo DSi systems, hitting stores just days before the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon ...

Cartoon Network gets Adventure Time 13 more times
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Cartoon Network gets Adventure Time 13 more times

The premiere episode of Adventure Time was a phenomenal success for Cartoon Network, which pulled in big ratings last Monday night. Based on that level of good news, Cartoon Network has singed on to bring an additional 13 episodes of the animated adventures to the channel. New episodes will continue to debut on the series through the summer and into the fall of 2010, with Pendleton Ward, ...

The Smurfs take Manhattan
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The Smurfs take Manhattan

Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation have begun shooting principle photography in New York City for their upcoming live action and CG hybrid film, the Smurfs. The film, which is set to hit theaters on August 3rd of 2011, is based on the popular Peyo characters which dominated Saturday Morning cartons in the early 1980s. The film is written by J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Jay ...

Scenes from The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition
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Scenes from The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition

As we work our way closer to the April 13th release of The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition on DVD, Disney has cranked up the hype machine in an effort to get us all excited. And, let us be the first to tell you; it’s working! The package, from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, includes a number of new bonus features and remastered art and audio, bringing the 25 ...

Despicable Me hits theaters July 9th
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Despicable Me hits theaters July 9th

On July 9th, Universal Pictures will introduce the world to Despicable Me, the newest CG advanture. In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn, atop a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru, a wicked super villain (sounds like we could have an evil off with Megamind!) ...

The Zillo Beast awakens on tonight's Star Wars: The Clone Wars
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The Zillo Beast awakens on tonight’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Awakened from its slumber by a Republic electron bomb, the Zillo Beast attacks in tonight’s (April 9th’s) all-new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars at 9pm on Cartoon Network. Desperate to turn the tide of a fierce battle on Malastare, Chancellor Palpatine orders the Jedi to unleash the Republic’s newest super-weapon – an untested electron bomb. Unfortunately for the heroes, ...

The Fairly OddParents premiere Teacher's Pet
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The Fairly OddParents premiere Teacher’s Pet

Nickelodeon proudly brings us the latest episode of The Fairly OddParents this afternoon and evening with #326, Teacher’s Pet. The official premiere was at 4pm, but the cartoon channel thankfully airs and re-airs the toon throughout the day. The toon features Timmy wishing that he was the teacher’s pet, and Poof turning that around by transforming Timmy into Mr. Crocker’s ...

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