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The Nut Job to Get its Own TV Series

Toonbox Entertainment and Pipeline Studios have recently announced a new collaborative project, which follows from the two companies’ multi-year co-development deal signed last year. The new project will be the development and production of a new television series based on the Nut Job film. Tentatively titled “Nut Jobs,” the series is 2D animated and will be targeted towards kids aged ...

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Nickelodeon readies Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty for global launch

Nickelodeon has picked up the global rights to Funrise’s brand new animated series Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty. The comedy will debut on Nickelodeon in the United States on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 11:30 AM (ET/PT) before moving the next day to Nicktoons for new episodes every Monday at 9PM. Following its U.S. launch, the series will roll out on Nickelodeon’s international channels and ...

Abby Hatcher
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Abby Hatcher catches international broadcast deals

Following its January 1st debut in the United States on Nickelodeon, Spin Master has announced that their new preschooler property Abby Hatcher will roll out across Nick’s international channels throughout 2019. In Canada, the series will launch on educational broadcaster TVO on February 11th. The show features Abby Hatcher, an adventurous seven-year-old with a giant heart and endless ...

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Nick Jr. Preps Abby Hatcher Debut for January

Nickelodeon has a new preschool series called Abby Hatcher all prepped up and ready to debut on Tuesday, January 1. The new toon is produced by Spin Master Ent, and focuses on the cute adventures of a little girl with a big heart. Together with her friends, the quirky Fuzzly creatures, Abby Hatcher goes on adventures that encourage socio-emotional growth and empathy. The Abby Hatcher show ...

spongebob squarepants
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SNEAK PEEK: SpongeBob MerryPants

Nickelodeon has just unveiled a short teaser clip from their upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants holiday special, “SpongeBob MerryPants.” The special is slated for debut on Sunday, November 25 at 11 AM ET/PT via Nickelodeon. “SpongeBob MerryPants” will see SpongeBob, Sandy, and their “Science Scout” troop go on a very special field trip to the moon. There, they will find extraterrestrial ...

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Lena Headey Guest stars in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Veteran actress and star of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Lena Headey, will be lending her voice to the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles special titled “Bug Busters” on November 17 at 9:30 AM ET/PT. The half-hour special will see the Turtles trying to find a way to exterminate a citywide infestation of oozesquitos. Headey will be voicing the character Big Mama, which is a giant spider ...

rugrats
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Rugrats to Return with New TV Series and Movie

The iconic animated series Rugrats will be making a grand return, after 14 years of absence. According to recent reports, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures are getting ready to relaunch the Rugrats franchise via a 26-episode series and a live action/CG hybrid movie. Both the animated series and the movie will revolve around original characters Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Angelica, and Susie but ...

pinky malinky
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Nick Produces Pinky Malinky for Netflix

Viacom’s Nickelodeon Animation is said to be prepping a new animated series for Netflix titled Pinky Malinky. This is part of Viacom’s pivot towards developing shows for OTTs and other third parties. Pinky Malinky was co-created by Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern and greenlit by Nickelodeon back in 2015. The show follows a mockumentary format and focuses on an anthropomorphic hot dog with a ...

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Nickelodeon Unveils Two New Apps

Nickelodeon recently unveiled two new mobile apps for the international audience, namely Dora’s Worldwide Adventure and Nick Football Champions. The former is an educational geography app based on the mega popular preschool series, while the latter is a pop culture-centric celebration of the football season that leverages Nickelodeon’s beloved characters. Both apps are available in 12 ...

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Nickelodeon to develop Norman Lear’s Man of the House

Nickelodeon has announced the development of a new animated project, Man of the House (working title), from Norman Lear’s ACT III Productions. With creative concept by Colombian-American writer and illustrator Michael Molina (Trivia Night), Man of the House follows 11-year-old José as he helps his mother Maria watch over his two younger siblings, Maria Juliana (Maju) and Diego, while ...

Cartoon Network's ThunderCats shows off Bandai line at 2011 Toy Fair
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Thunderian Zombie

Note: The Opinions in this essay do not and I do repeat DO NOT Represent the views of Toon Barn. So, if you have not heard the news, now you know. It is not the announcement that has made the news; it’s the reaction to this news that is causing the firestorm. It’s the cynical dismissal of this argument. It’s the notion that we cannot find a higher standard for something beloved. That notion ...

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Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and Cartoon Network are dying, and everybody got the wrong reasons why its dying.

A recent article shows the bad, very bad, extremely bad news. The three main networks for Kids Shows and Animation are literally dying. This article from Bloomberg explains why and there are some choice quotes here: This season’s ratings for the 2-to-11 set are shaping up to be the worst yet. And few in the industry predict a turnaround. The implications are enormous for giants like Viacom Inc. ...

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