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Its Saturday Morning – And The Room Is Empty.

Or: How Thundercats (2011) was the end of the North American animation/Kids Business (in a way) Note: The Opinions shown on this essay does not reflect the views of Toon Barn and its affiliates. Its Saturday – winter is only a few days away and after that – Christmas on Friday and then – Saturday rolls around again, the next Friday is 2016 and then the first day of the new year ...

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JumpStart’s School of Dragons now on iPhone with HTTYD2 Updates

If you’re like me, then you have already seen How To Train Your Dragon 2 at least 5 times, and you are calling it the best movie of the year. If you’re even more like me, you want to spend more time in that world with Hiccup, Toothless and all the Riders of Berk. Well, I have good news for those of you who want more Dragons. JumpStart® is announcing yet another monumental addition to ...

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DreamWorks Planning Two More How to Train Your Dragon Films

Hollywood has this fixiation with trilogies, as many franchises are either pure trilogies or split into two trilogies, just to keep that magic number 3 going. However, DreamWorks wants to break form a little bit, as the successful How to Train Your Dragon franchise – originally intended to be a trilogy – might be getting a fourth installment. It’s not set in stone yet, though. ...

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JumpStart’s School of Dragons® Now on Android, iPad, Facebook, and Web

TORRANCE, CALIF. – March 18, 2013 — JumpStart® is proud to announce the School of Dragons® game has just launched on the Android platform and is now available in Google Play™ and Amazon® app stores for Android-powered tablets. The app adds to the game’s existing, robust platform portfolio which includes an iPad app, Facebook game, and web browser game. The School of Dragons game ...

Cartoon Videogames That Deserved Their License
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Cartoon Videogames That Deserved Their License

The problem with a lot of videogames based on cartoon shows is that they usually fail to serve as good videogame representations of the properties they were based on. At best, we get an enjoyable game that had nothing to do with the cartoon outside of the visuals. At worst, we get a really crappy game based on a show we love. However, there are shows that really do manage to capture the essence ...

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: Sticky Situation
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Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: Sticky Situation

Finally, after all the waiting, Nickelodeon will premiere the brand new Kung Fu Panda series on Monday November 7th at 5:30pm. The CG DreamWorks Animation toon, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, follows Po, Viper, Mr. Ping and others from the Kung Fu Panda franchise in regular series-based adventures, where the Dragon Warrior teams with the Furious Five to defend the Valley of Peace from ...

New Ice Age Theme Park in 2012
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Fox builds Ice Age Theme Park for 2012

Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and SimEx-Iwerks, along with European theme park operator Merlin Entertainment is planning to launch a new theme park based on the Ice Age cg-animated movies. The Ice Age theme park will include the ‘Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The 4D Experience’ and is scheduled to launch in March 2012 at two of Merlin’s theme park resorts – namely Gardaland in ...

Fanimation: From Disney World to Sin City
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Fanimation: From Disney World to Sin City

Nearly a century ago, a man named Walt Disney dreamt up his iconic Mickey Mouse, which would later flourish into cartoons, movies, mascots, and, literally, a whole World of Disney, where everything was bright and cheery and forever known as the happiest place on earth. A few decades ago, a man named Frank Miller dreamt up his iconic Sin City, which would later flourish into a comic book graphic ...

Berbils meet the ThunderCats tonight on Cartoon Network
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Berbils meet the ThunderCats on Cartoon Network

It’s an awkward meeting at first: the ThunderCats have temporarily lost control of the ThunderTank, and while doing repairs and scouting for food, they encounter an amazing (both in cuteness and in curiousity) group of tiny robot bears known as the Berbils. After helping the Cats repair the ThunderTank, Robear Bill and the rest of the Berbils seek the help of Lion-O, Panthro, Cheetara and ...

Thundercats Brings Back the Robear Berbils
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Thundercats Brings Back the Robear Berbils

When the modern version of Thundercats was first shown to viewers, a couple of questions seem to have bubbled to the surface; namely, Where’s Lion-O’s annoying sidekick, Snarf? And how are they gonna handle the Robot Teddy Bears? The latter was answered this week with the release of a clip from the episode “Berbils”, which will air on Cartoon Network this Friday, October 28th. ...

Puss in Boots in Theaters in October in Days
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Puss in Boots in Theaters in October in Days

This Friday, theater goers and cat lovers alike will rejoice as DreamWorks Animation releases Puss in Boots. Not-so-technically speaking, this is the fifth cinematic adventure in the Shrek franchise, though the mighty green ogre is likely not in the film at all – or at least not in a starring role; it’s a big fantasy world, so there might be swamp or two. However, the sidekick who ...

Robear Bill and the Berbils invade Panthro's ThunderTank
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Robear Bill and the Berbils invade Panthro’s ThunderTank

With Halloween fast approaching, there’s not much time left to piece together your own Halloween costume. But, hey, maybe you could be a 7 foot tall mutant cat person? Or, better yet, a Bear? …that is also a robot? Robot bears might not be all that popular for trick’or’treaters, but they’re deeply set in the legends of the ThunderCats franchise as the Berbils! ...

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