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Smurfs film in the works

They may be turning 50, but that doesn’t mean they’re done yet!  The original series is already on DVD, but Sony Pictures Entertainment is hard at work,  developing a mixed live-action/animated Smurfs movie for theatrical release.  The film is being produced by Columbia Pictures and the folks that brought Charlotte’s Web and Shrek 2 / Shrek 3 to the big screen. ...

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Barbie in A Christmas Carol

In just a few days, you’ll be able to catch Barbie in A Christmas Carol in theaters!  As part of the Kidtoons matinee movie program, the film will run beginning November 1st through November 30th.  The movie will also be available on DVD starting November 4th.  The adaptation of Charles Dickens’ famous story features Barbie as a singing diva, Eden Starling, who insists that the ...

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Beetle Beyond!

Well, this just barely missed being a BTAS secret! Cartoon Network recently revealed the voicing cast for the upcoming series Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and amongst the bunch is none other than Will Friedle playing the role of the Blue Beetle.  Friedle, in the world of superheroes, is perhaps otherwise best known as Terry McGinnis a.k.a. Batman Beyond.  Rounding out the rest of the cast ...

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The Incredible Hulk shows a glimpse of Thor!

The recently released Incredible Hulk DVD has a buncha neat little easter eggs contained in all them optical laser beams.  Amongst the bunch is a sneak peek at a number of upcoming animation Marvel projects.  During a very brief 2+ minute montage, clips from several of the upcoming movies and series are shown, including a special moment of the upcoming Hulk vs. Thor movie.  Can’t wait! ...

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Jolly Rabbit sets sail

Jolly Rabbit looks like a happy lil guy, doesn’t he? Turns out this pirate-themed hare is moving on over to the CBBC in the UK and ABC TV in Australia.  This series, made by Animation Collective, revolves around the adventures of Jolly Rabbit, a lively teenage rabbit that navigates the seas with his pals, searching for his long-lost lucky rabbit’s foot.  All the while battling the ...

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Star Wars the Clone Wars Lightsaber Duels – Feel the Force

Since the Nintendo Wii hit shelves almost 2 years ago, fans have been waiting for the moment where they could turn their Wii-mote into a Lightsaber.  Now, LucasArts is up to the challenge, using Cartoon Network’s “The Clone Wars” to make a brand new game where you can do just that!  Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels will be available for your home video game ...

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Transformers Animated

The new Transformers Animated season of episodes will be hitting Cartoon Network as soon as another few weeks for those of you in the US.  The series has also been picked up worldwide, across the UK, France, Italy and Mexico as well as areas of Asia and Latin America, bringing … er… transforming TVs across the world into a battle ground of Autobots versus Decepticons!  What do you ...

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DOMO to Nicktoons!

Nicktoons Network is bringing DOMO to it’s channels!  Earlier this month, some of you may have already seen some of the stop-motion shorts featuring DOMO and friends and their antics.  The shorts will air daily, with a new short premiering each week. The DOMO animated shorts have launched successfully across Nickelodeon’s international channels in Europe, Latin America, Australia ...

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Inside look at Ben10: Alien Force

Want an inside look at Ben10: Alien Force?  Newsarama conducted an interview with Dwayne McDuffie, the executive producer of the Ben 10: Alien Force series.  They asked a number of questions about the new season of the show, including some plot elements of the season, the fate of Max Tennyson, the inspiration for the character Paradox, and more.  Check it out and let us know what you ...

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SpongeBob SquarePants goes to China

Much like the recent Olympics, SpongeBob SquarePants is heading back to China.  The China Central Television Network (CCTV) will be airing the Nickelodeon series starting in January of 2009.  SpongeBob was originally on the CCTV in 2006, and again in fall 2007, but has taken a break since then.  China will be airing 30 new episodes during the run, and also make SpongeBob toys, clothes, and ...

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New trailer for Dragonball – the movie

No, not here.  Not yet, anyway.  Rumor on the net is that a new trailer is on its way to theaters, but not for another few weeks.  20th Century Fox will likely be showing the trailer before it’s film The Day The Earth Stood Still, which hits theaters on December 12th.  Unfortunately, that leaves us with just the last trailer and hype to talk about until then.  But stay Tooned — ...

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Bakugan products

Bakugan toys and such are making their way to the UK and France this week.  Cartoon Network Enterprises and Spin Master, the master toy licensee for Bakugan, are also bringing the Battle Brawlers to other markets in early 2009.  So what does this include?  All types of products: apparel, sleepwear, footwear, accessories, candy, stationery, etc.  Be on the lookout! ...

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