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Justin Bieber Helps Santa in Animated Music Video

Justin Bieber Helps Santa in Animated Music Video

As a nice break from recent tabloid troubles, the young pop prince Justin Bieber is trying to celebrate the coming Yuletide season with a new animated music video. The new animagic video for “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town’ features an animated version of the Canadian singer, interacting with famous scenes that will remind you of Rankin-Bass’ classic Christmas special, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Luken Communications and Classic Media bring Gumby, Magoo, and Fat Albert to PBJ

Luken Communications and Classic Media bring Gumby, Magoo, and Fat Albert to PBJ

Classic Media has a whole huge lineup of cartoons in their stable; Archie, Boris & Natasha, Richie Rich, Casper, Dick Tracy, Fat Albert, Gumby, Underdog, He-Man, She-Ra, Mr. Magoo, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Rudolph, Frosty, Transformers, Voltron, and so many others. That’s something that Luken Communications has been studying heavily – so much so that the network is teaming with Classic Media to create a new network called PBJ. Similar to Discovery and Hasbro’s The Hub, this channel will launch with a stable of classic series (animated and otherwise) as well as begin to develop new shows for a new audience. Be on the look out for PBJ to hit your cable system this summer.

Dumbo flies to Disney Blu-ray and DVD September 20

Dumbo flies to Disney Blu-ray and DVD September 20

You will believe an elephant can fly! Some seventy years ago, Disney did the impossible, having pachyderm take flight in the animated classic Dumbo. The courageous baby elephant, separated from his beloved mother and ostracized from the world, overcame all odds, surviving with his best friend Timothy Q. Mouse (somewhat of a reworked Jiminy Cricket) and even taking to the air. Living through scorn and mockery, he turned what made him different (giant ears) into what made him special. If Santa’s sleigh was caught in fog AND stuck on the ground, we’d be looking at the ultimate Rudolph-Dumbo tag team. This September 20th, the legendary story comes home on Disney Blu-ray and DVD combo packs, as well as downloadable formats. Read on for the details, and fly on with excitement!

Better be good and watch ABC cuz Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

Better be good and watch ABC cuz Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

Tonight, at 8pm, ABC brings back a classic! Just as they did the other day with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the network is cranking out the big guns with tonight’s annual debut of Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town. The classic animated one-hour holiday special has delighted generations, and will keep the holiday season roaring as it hits the airwaves December 2nd. Narrated by Fred Astaire, the vocal cast features Mickey Rooney as Kris Kringle, Keenan Wynn as Winter, Paul Frees as Burgermeister Meisterburger, Grimsby, the soldiers and the townsmen; Joan Gardner as Tanta Kringle, Robie Lester as Jessica and Andrea Sacino, Dina Lynn, Gary White and Greg Thomas as the children. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town is a Rankin-Bass Production. It was directed and produced by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. and written by Romeo Muller.

Rudolph, with your nose so bright, wont you be on CBS tonight

Rudolph, with your nose so bright, wont you be on CBS tonight

Why, yes! Yes he will! Tonight, for the 46th time on TV, and 38th time on CBS, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will bring holiday joy to everyone watching. The special November 30th airing, which starts at 8pm, will be the first time the stop-motion animated special will run, but it wont be the last! Look for local listings to see when you can catch a replay. As the longest-running holiday special in television history, the digitally remastered Rudolph special recounts the tale of a shy, young reindeer whose Christmas spirit is dampened because of his shiny red nose. Frustrated by their inability to join in Christmastown’s Reindeer games, Rudolph and his friend Hermey set out on their own, fleeing to the island of Misfit Toys in the Arctic wilderness with Yukon Cornelius. When they learn that bad weather may cause Christmas to be canceled, Santa tasks Rudolph to save the day! Check it out tonight, at 8pm on CBS!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on CBS this Tuesday

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on CBS this Tuesday

As Sam the Snowman tells us, Rudolph the reindeer who is born with a glowing red nose. For most of his life, this is something embarrassing for the family, so much so that his father, Donner, helps Rudolph hide his nose. Like his elf friend Hermey, Rudolph is a misfit. But like most misfits, Rudolph learns this is just a phase to grow through, and his new friends Fireball and Clarice soon learn to recognize how great Rudolph is. A daring battle with the Abominable Snowman later, and it becomes Rudolph’s time to shine — literally! Thus, the stop-motion animated holiday classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. CBS will premiere this year’s edition on November 30th at 8pm, providing an hour of fast-approaching Christmas fun!

Bringing in the holidays with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Bringing in the holidays with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Way back in 1939, Robert L. May wrote a brief holiday poem, hoping to inspire those who read it with the Christmas spirit. Fast forward 70 years, and that innocent little poem has grown into one of the most famous and iconic holiday superstars of all time, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The stop-motion animated special telling Rudolph’s story has run every year since 1964, introducing n00bs to the holiday hero at any chance. This year, just as it has done since 1972, the honor goes to CBS, debuting the one-hour special on November 30th at 8pm. It’s just not Christmas without it, so be sure you TOON in!!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer returns November 30th

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer returns November 30th

Christmas just isn’t Christmas unless all the details are just right. The decorations, the snow, all of that helps — but really, we’re talking about all the awesome animated specials here. Some of them have been running for nearly 50 years, bringing generation after generation all of the excitement of the Christmas holiday season. Rudolph is one of those all-time classics, based on the poem that created the character back in 1939. In the mid 60s, the stop motion animated special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer first graced the airwaves on NBC, switching over to a regular appearance on CBS in 1972. In fact, the toon has become so popular and expected that it’s one of the few holiday specials the network airs more than once! The first of which will hit CBS on November 30th, at 8pm. Get in the spirit!

Aardman Animations helps celebrate Arthur Christmas

Aardman Animations helps celebrate Arthur Christmas

How does Santa manage to go from house to house, all over the world, in just a single night? Well, that’s a question asked for ages that Aardman Animations hopes to answer in their upcoming holiday special, Arthur Christmas. Along with Sony Pictures Imageworks, Aardman reveals how Santa utilizes an ultra high tech operation beneath the North Pole, complete with a huge army of high-tech combat elves. The plot revolves around the dysfunctional family and Arthur, whose mission must be completed before Christmas, the story shows how Santa’s team works through Christmas Eve, ensuring children worldwide will be happy Christmas morning. The CG and 3D animated comedy has Oscar nominated producers and an incredibly talent voice cast, including James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, and Ashley Jensen. Originally named Operation Rudolph, the film will be ready to hit theaters November 23rd, 2011.

Rudolf the red-nosed… salesman?

Rudolf the red-nosed... salesman?

Wait, he’s supposed to be a reindeer, right? No no, that’s Rudolph. This story is about Rudolf, and he’s a salesman. Telescreen and JEP Animation are trying to make sure we know more about him, with the new Rudolf cartoon. The show is about Rudolf’s adventures as a door-to-door salesman, and all of the strange customers he meets up with. Everything should be ready for tv around the summer of 2010 — the exact opposite of Rudolph’s time to shine 🙂

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