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Nickelodeon Unveils Merchandising Lineup for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie

Nickelodeon has just announced the full merchandising lineup for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie from Paramount Pictures, which is directed by Jonathan Liebesman, written by Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, and Evan Daugherty, and produced by Michael Bay. The film is slated for an August 8 release while the merchandise tie-ins will be launched from summer until the holiday season.

The official destination for exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys based on te movie will be Target, which will carry the merchandise on their stores starting July 13, while their online counterpart Target.com will follow in July 20. Other movie-related merchandise will be available in all major retailrs from mss to specialty, particularly Walmart, Toys R’ Us, Amazon.com, and Hot Topic, to name a few.

The complete lineup of partners on board for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie includes:

Paramount Animation to animate CG Nickelodeon movies

Paramount Animation to animate CG Nickelodeon movies

The universe that is Viacom continues to grow! One section, Paramount Pictures, has just recently announced a new in-house animation division that they proudly refer to as Paramount Animation. The goal of the dept is to pump out CG animated films, on a Pixar and DreamWorks Animation level, and much of the focus will be on Nickelodeon properties, whom also fall under the giant Viacom umbrella. The studio’s first official film under the new studio should hit theaters in 2014, boasting a budget of up to $100 million. With Paramount’s first fully owned CG property, Rango, a success on the big screen, it’s likely we’ll see sequels for the Johnny Depp-voiced lizard shift over to Paramount Animation.

DreamWorks brings Po back to theaters in Kung Fu Panda 2

DreamWorks brings Po back to theaters in Kung Fu Panda 2

Is everybody Kung Fu Fighting? Anyone out there fast as lightning? Sorry, these are just lyrics. And, frankly, they’re a little bit frightening. But pay them no mind! What we should ALL be focusing on is the fact that DreamWorks Animation is bringing one of our favorite CG franchises back to theaters with the release of Kung Fu Panda 2, TODAY. A sequel to the 2008 original, Kung Fu Panda, the Furious Five cast returns with some added 3D visuals, and a whole new plot line and yadda yadda yadda WHY ARE YOU STILL READING! You could be buying your tickets right now, adding to the massive box office results, and submitting your movie review to ToonBarn!! Get out there!

Time to get chopping for Kung Fu Panda 2, in theaters Thursday

Time to get chopping for Kung Fu Panda 2, in theaters Thursday

The countdown has shifted from years, to days, and now down to hours, with every second bringing us closer to the theatrical launch of Kung Fu Panda 2. This Thursday, May 26th, DreamWorks Animation brings the latest and greatest CG adventure to theaters, ready to tell the continuing saga of Po and his quest to study the ancient art. Unfortunately, that study is quickly interrupted, and Po must join with there Furious Five to save the world once more. Oh, and maybe eat a few bowls of noodles and grab a few desserts wherever possible. Gotta be in fighting shape not just for this sequel, but the upcoming Nickelodeon series to follow! So, have you bought your premiere tickets yet?

Kung Fu Panda 2 in theaters May 26th

Kung Fu Panda 2 in theaters May 26th

THIS WEEKEND!!! …wait, no. NEXT weekend. BAH! We were all excited for a bit. I just Kung-Fu’d a few ToonBarn staffers to the ground. Now I have to wait until they wake back up to apologize and let them know that it’s not today, but NEXT week that Kung Fu Panda 2 hits theaters. No worries, I can at least continue to hype it!! So what is there to look forward to? The return of Po, Master Shifu, and the Furious Five, Tigress, Monkey, Viper, Mantis, and Crane! As a new villain arises, Lord Shen, he brings with him a weapon so powerful, it could snuff out the world as we know it — even putting an end to Kung Fu, itself! What happens? We’ll just have to wait and see with the May 26th launch of the DreamWorks Animation and paramount sequel, Kung Fu Panda 2.

Rango commercial appears at Super Bowl XLV

Rango commercial appears at Super Bowl XLV

Super Bowl Sunday isn’t quite a holiday, but maybe it should be. At least enough so to get us all the day off on the following Super Bowl Monday! But if there’s one reason why we’re more than happy to head to school and work the next day, it’s to chat about all the awesome commercial spots that aired the night before during the game. The case of Super Bowl XLV is no different, with Rango making a star appearance around half time. The CG film, a joint venture between Nickelodeon Movies, Blind Wink, GK Films, Industrial Light & Magic, and Paramount Pictures, stars Johnny Depp as the voice of Rango, a pet chameleon who ventures to an Old West town called Dirt. It’s there that he must prove himself a hero, or dying trying. Check out the trailer commercial spot!

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