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Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver sell 8.4 million Nintendo DS games
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Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver sell 8.4 million Nintendo DS games

We knew the games were going to be popular; I mean, mixing Nintendo DS together with Pokemon is traditionally a recipe for success. However, we’ll be honest when we say we were simply blown away by how stunningly popular Pokemon HeartGold and Pokemon SoulSilver really were. Between September 09 and the end of March, nearly 3.8 million copies of the game were sold in Japan alone, with ...

Iron Man trains Dragons at the box office
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Iron Man trains Dragons at the box office

After weeks of dominance at the box office, DreamWorks Animations’ How To Train Your Dragon finally had to step down from the leader pile, and in one of the biggest ways imaginable. Disney and Marvel released their latest super hero phenom this weekend, Iron Man 2, the sequel to 2008’s Iron Man. The shellhead battered the box office listing, raking in $133 million dollars ...

Rumor: 4Kids and TheCW4Kids to be acquired by 3rd Party
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Rumor: 4Kids and TheCW4Kids to be acquired by 3rd Party

4Kids Entertainment, the company forever connected with Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, TheCW4Kids, dubbing issues, Al Kahn, Chaotic, Toonzai, and more, could soon be owned by an entirely new company. At least, that is the current report brought to ToonBarn. After a bit of investigating, it appears a company called Prescott Group Capital Management has purchased a number of shares of stock in the ...

PBS Kids' Sid the Science Kid can't wait for No School Singalong Special
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PBS Kids’ Sid the Science Kid can’t wait for No School Singalong Special

Sid the Science Kid has made some great progress since debuting a year and a half ago. Produced by Jim Henson Productions, KCET, and PBS, the computer generated toon allows puppeteers to voice digitally animated characters in real time via the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, as if the cartoons were more traditional Muppets. As the series preps for the end of it’s second season, PBS Kids ...

Nicktoons goes Dragon Ball Z Kai crazy May 24th
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Nicktoons goes Dragon Ball Z Kai crazy May 24th

Monday May 24th is D-Day for Nickelodeon watchers. Well, DBZ-day. Or, maybe DBZK-day? Whatever you want to call it, at 8pm, Nicktoons will be airing back to back episodes of Dragon Ball Z Kai, repeating the back-to-back mini-marathon again on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of that week. The Funimation Entertainment and Toei Animation series has 99 episodes in all for its American deal, ...

Marvel's Iron Man sequel Iron Man 2 now in theaters
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Marvel’s Iron Man sequel Iron Man 2 now in theaters

Paramount and Marvel are making super hero fans in the United States very happy this weekend! After already running wild for a week in locations around the globe, Iron Man 2 is now in theaters across America. The Disney-owned Marvel flick already pulled in about $140 million dollars in foreign locations, now people are expecting big things at home. Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark, the ...

SpongeBob SquarePants app, SpongeBob's Krusty Komics
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SpongeBob SquarePants app, SpongeBob’s Krusty Komics

Got an iPad? iTouch? iPhone? iAnswer to this question? Well, if you do, and you’re a SpongeBob fan, you’re in luck! Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products recently released a new SpongeBob SquarePants app called SpongeBob’s Krusty Komics. The application features digitized comics and even a few games, all featuring your favorite yellow and porous under-sea friend. ...

BRB Internacional calls 4Kids Entertainment Suckers
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BRB Internacional calls 4Kids Entertainment Suckers

Well, sorta. BRB Internacional, the Spanish animation studio, recently appointed 4Kids Entertainment as the official licensee for its new HD animated series The Secret Life of Suckers. The CG toon, co-produced by Screen 21, Genoma Animation, and Televisio de Catalunya, is about a group of toys, adorned with suction-cups (“suckers”) that hang from the inside of car windows and, of ...

Fox announces Ice Age 4, Ice Age: Continental Drift in 3D
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Fox announces Ice Age 4, Ice Age: Continental Drift in 3D

The Ice Age continues, at least according to Fox. Blue Sky Studios recently announced that the Paleolithic franchise will bring about another sequel making Ice Age 4 into Ice Age: Continental Drift. As is popular with every movie these days, the film will be developed in 3D. The target date is currently set for July 13, 2012, which pits the film 10 days after Sony’s Spider-Man reboot, ...

Transformers Exodus, the creation of Autobots and Decepticons
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Transformers: Exodus, the creation of Autobots and Decepticons

Alex Irvine has done what many would deem impossible: he’s chronicled the official history of the war for Cybertron in his latest book Transformers: Exodus. The novel was published by Del Rey Books and developed by Hasbro in an effort to chart the creation of the Transformers two sides: the Autobots the Decepticons, as well as the civil war that brewed between them. Activision plans to ...

Omnilab Media and The Jim Henson Company prep Power of the Dark Crystal, sequel to Dark Crystal
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Omnilab Media and The Jim Henson Company prep Power of the Dark Crystal, sequel to Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal is legendary cult classic film from the earlier days of The Jim Henson Company. Released in 1982, the darker tone of the epic adventure film made audiences completely rethink the idea of “Muppets”, with demonic creations and incredibly detailed, Lord of the Rings-type settings. Now, some 30 years later, Omnilab Media’s Ambience Entertainment and The Jim ...

X-Men: Volume 5 now available, from Marvel and Disney
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X-Men: Volume 5 now available, from Marvel and Disney

With all the hub bub lately about Marvel and Disney’s super hero genre (thanks in no small part to the upcoming Iron Man 2) there’s been a flurry of super news – much of the animated variety! Just days ago, we were able to announce the official launch of X-Men: Volume 5 on DVD, and now, it’s here! The DVD collection was released just yesterday, side by side with Iron ...

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