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Marvel's Thor preparing for the big screen
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Marvel’s Thor preparing for the big screen

Marvel Studios is just about to begin production on its next superhero movie adventure this January; Thor. The Paramount movie is scheduled to hit theaters on May 20th, 2011, starring Chris Hemsworth as the Thunder God. The rest of the cast for the now-Disney-owned film will feature Tom Hiddleston as the evil Loki, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Jaimie Alexander as ...

Avatar heads to Hong Kong
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Avatar heads to Hong Kong

For years now, most of us have been watching, and loving, Nickelodeon’s hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The American anime toon has received a tremendous amount of praise for it’s animation style and deep storyline structure. I know this. You know this. But there’s a few unlucky folks around the globe that haven’t been able to see the show yet for ...

Monsters, Inc goes Blu-ray
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Monsters, Inc goes Blu-ray

This week marks the launch of Monsters, Inc. first ever appearance on Blu-ray. The Disney and Pixar blockbuster that made over $250 million dollars in US theaters just 8 years ago is now looking for similar “monster” success on the new Blu-ray medium. Plus, with the holidays fast-approaching, its the perfect time to pick up and revisit a recent classic. The disc comes complete ...

Wibbly Pig making a splash
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Wibbly Pig making a splash

9 Story Entertainment is hard at work to bring us a brand new animated series called Wibbly Pig. We’ve been hearing bits and pieces from the toon, based on Mick Inkpen’s book series, since earlier this year. The series is noted as being a child’s introduction to simple ideas through basic questions. What kind of questions? We’re talking the basics here: do you like ...

Turtles Forever is back
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Turtles Forever is back

We first announced the Turtles Forever project about two months ago on ToonBarn; only weeks before we had to undo our news and announce it’s cancellation. If there was an opposite to “cowabunga” we’d use it there. But in the past few weeks, there has been some major good news for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which includes joining up with Nickelodeon. Now, the ...

Yogi Bear gets a voice
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Yogi Bear gets a voice

Warner Bros.’ upcoming Yogi Bear project could have just landed three big names to star in the movie. Amongst the icons looking to join are Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd, and Justin Timberlake. The three are reportedly looking to be a major part of the live-action / CG hybrid adaptation of Yogi and friends. Faris will play a nature documentarian who follows the antics of a bear in fictional ...

Smallville gets Supersized
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Smallville gets “Super”sized

This bit of super news is hitting you faster than a speeding bullet! The CW has officially announced plans to take a number of Smallville plotlines and create a TV movie out of them. The storylines focus on the Justice Society, introducing characters like Hawkman, Stargirl, and Doctor Fate, as well as DC villain Amanda Waller. Those of you who were fans of Cartoon Network’s Justice ...

Fantastic Mr Fox
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Fantastic Mr. Fox

The Fantastic Mr. Fox is the story of hen heckling, turkey taking, cider sipping, and a number of other nocturnal, instinctive adventures that might not be so great to people, but to him, it’s fantastic. As he grows older, Mr. Fox wants to plan just one more crazy day, the final crossing of the line, in a midnight adventure ready for theaters. The stop-motion animated film, brought to us ...

Nickelodeon scores with SpongeBob's Truth or Square
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Nickelodeon scores with SpongeBob’s Truth or Square

Truth or Square is not only the newest movie in the SpongeBob SquarePants franchise, it could quite possibly be the best! Early ratings reports from this past weekend show that Nickelodeon scored big time with the first SpongeBob episode to be broadcast in HD. But what happens if you missed the adventure? Never fear! SpongeBob’s Truth or Square is now also available on DVD, meaning you ...

Jay Jay The Jet Plane DVDs
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Jay Jay The Jet Plane DVDs

January 12th of next year is going to be a big day for Jay Jay The Jet Plane fans! PorchLight Home Entertainment and Modern Cartoons will be releasing six (6!!) brand new DVDs in North America, featuring episodes of the animated PBS Kids series Jay Jay The Jet Plane. Each DVD contains atleast 5 episodes of the KidMangoTV series, and three of them will be released in English and ...

Up, Up, and Away! ...On DVD!
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Up, Up, and Away! …On DVD!

Disney and Pixar’s most recent summer blockbuster, Up, is finally available on Blu-ray and DVD today, November 10th. In addition to the awesome film, the discs will include a number of features and special bonuses, including the Home Entertainment Exclusive Short: Dug’s Special Mission, a bonus clip called Talking Dogs, and a behind-the-scenes look at the voice of Russell. Be sure to ...

Almost Naked Animals
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Almost Naked Animals

9 Story Entertainment sure has a lot of weird ideas for toons! The latest adventure, Almost Naked Animals, gives viewers a look into the lives of a group of animals whom are, accurately enough, almost naked. Basically, it’s a colleciton of mammals, reptiles, and birds in their undies! The portrayal is a group of friends who are comfortable in their own skin, cool with who they are. The ...

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