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Mattel and Technicolor Team-up for new Barbie holiday special

Mattel and Technicolor Team-up for new Barbie holiday special

Technicolor has recently announced its partnership with Mattel’s Barbie brand for the popular toyline’s latest DVD movie, Barbie: A Perfect Christmas. The feature will be Barbie’s 22nd GC-animated film to date, and will be released in North America on November 8, with a UK release scheduled for November 22. Technicolor’s contribution to the project includes pre-production (design, storyboarding, art direction, production and editorial management), direction and animation, as well as audiovisual post and DVD menus.

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special hits Fox November 24th

Fox will air new Ice Age Christmas Special on Nov 24

Fox TV is scheduled to premiere the new Ice Age Christmas Special on Nov 24 at 8 PM. The feature, entitled Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special, will have a 30 minute runtime and will be directed by Karen Disher. Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special follows Sid and Manny as they make their way to the North Pole, in a desperate attempt to make it up to Santa after finding out that they accidentally ended up on Santa’s naughty list. Even though it was made for TV and home video, the voice cast for the Ice Age Christmas Special will retain all the big names that the film had, such as Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, Josh Peck, Chris Wedge, and Sean William Scott. They will be joined by new (to the series) voice talents Billy Gardell, Ciara Bravo, T.J. Miller, and Judah Friedlander.

The Smurfs Holiday Celebration comes a little early for Christmas

‘The Smurfs Holiday Celebration‘ Comes Out a Little Early for Christmas

It’s already November, and we all know that it’s the perfect time for Home Video companies to release their Holiday specials and compilations, because which person in his right mind would buy these things at the last minute? Warner Home Video is one of the companies that expect you to buy your Christmas special marathon fodder a couple of months early, which is why they have released The Smurf’s Holiday Celebration, containing two Smurf Holiday Specials.

Scared Shrekless hits ABC on Halloween night

Scared Shrekless hits ABC on Halloween night

Tonight’s special on ABC has it all: we’ve got everyone’s favorite green ogre, Shrek. We’ve got the star of this weekend’s big blockbuster debut, Puss in Boots. We’ve got three frightening stories, lots of candy, and tons of various Halloween costumes. What does it all equal? Scared Shrekless! The DreamWorks Animation Halloween themed holiday special plays tonight at just-before-8pm; 7:58pm to be exact. Yes, that’s right, it means ABC is pushing around Dancing with the Stars — see, cartoons are that powerful! The special features three tales: The Bride of Gingy, Boot’s Motel, and The Shreksorcist, each attempting to scare the other story tellers. If you make it home from candy collecting in time, be sure to check (Shrek?) it out!

Fangs a Lot Johnny and Johnny Trick or Treat truly Test Halloween

Fangs a Lot Johnny and Johnny Trick or Treat truly Test Halloween

With every Cartoon Network show really pitching in to make this a scary, and animated, Halloween, its great to see the good folks of Johnny Test contributing not one, not two, but three specials to the bunch! The holiday episodes, Fangs a Lot Johnny, Johnny Trick or Treat, and Nightmare on Johnny’s Street, are sure to offer their fair share of sweetness; not unlike the bags of candy you’ll be going through as you watch them! It all starts off Monday, October 31st – aka Halloween – at 6:30pm. So get there, grab some M&Ms and dig into the Johnny Test Halloween special.

Meet Jake and Finn: The Creeps

Meet Jake and Finn: The Creeps

Jake and Finn have been on many magical journeys across the mystical Land of Ooo. But few have been as strange, or scary, as the one for the upcoming Halloween special, Adventure Time: The Creeps. Along with Princess Bubblegum, Lumpy Space Princess, Beemo, and Cinnamon Bun, Finn and Jake are invited to a masquerade ball hosted by …well, a ghost. Who is going to kill everyone. See, that’s already strike one and two, right there. Soon enough, one by one, the cast is whittled away, each disappearing without a trace, leaving Finn to fend for himself. It seems the entire party is a Clue-like whodunit mystery, where the riddles must be solved before everyone meets their demise. Think you have what it takes? TOON in to Cartoon Network at 8pm on Halloween night, October 31st, to see if you can solve The Creeps!

The Poltergeist, The Ghost make an Amazing World of Gumball Halloween

The Poltergeist, The Ghost make an Amazing World of Gumball Halloween

Halloween hits Cartoon Network hard this year, and The Amazing World of Gumball wants to make a good showing. That’s why, this Halloween night, October 31st, Gumball will feature not just one but two spooky episodes, ready to frighten, and entertain, audiences all over. Even the titles of each is pretty scary: The Poltergeist is first, immediately followed by The Ghost. Sounds like they’re getting right to the point in getting their spook on! The whole shebang kicks off at 7:30pm, which doesn’t leave you much time to collect, and eat, a bag full of candy before getting some animation in! Maybe even a gumball or two.

Have a Regular Halloween with Terror Tales of the Park

Have a Regular Halloween with Terror Tales of the Park and In the House

Nothing better than a regular night with your regular favorites; especially when its another regular Halloween. But what if it were a Regular Halloween…? Already, things are starting better! On Monday, October 31st, aka Halloween, Cartoon Network is rolling out a Regular Show Halloween special, complete with all the spookiness Mordecai and Rigby could conjure up. Regular Show: Terror Tales of the Park features three scary episodes: Creepy Doll, Death Metal Crash Pit, and In the House. Be sure you’re all done trick or treating by 8:15pm so you can get in and watch some cartoons!

ABC says to get Scared Shrekless on Halloween

ABC says to get Scared Shrekless on Halloween

This Monday is of course the spookiest day of the year, Halloween! No doubt, you already have your Halloween costume picked out, and you’re set on raking in as much candy as possible. But ABC would like to remind you to get home before too late, in order to catch the annual airing of the new animated classic Scared Shrekless. In a weekend where the Shrek franchise is already hyped up once again thanks to the new Puss in Boots cinematic adventure, Scared Shrekless brings Team Green on a series of haunted story adventures, with Shrek hoping to prove that nothing can scare an Ogre. The special spooks ABC on Monday, October 31st – Halloween night – at just before 8pm (listed as “7:58pm” – two extra minutes of scary!)

The Peanuts gang returns in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

The Peanuts gang returns in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Getting right to the point, it’s not Halloween until Snoopy says so. The same can be said for several other holidays, from Christmas to Thanksgiving. And no matter what kind of argument you use against the point, the fact remains: the holiday just doesn’t feel like the holiday unless you get to experience the Peanuts special, just like you did the year before, and the year before that, and the year before that. Once again, ABC is happy to help us out on the quest, as the classic Peanuts Halloween special, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, will air on Thursday, October 27th, at 8pm.

Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas / How I Met Your Mummy on MAD

 Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas / How I Met Your Mummy on MAD

If there’s one place you can count on a good Halloween special, it’s MAD! Alfred E. Neuman and company are up to some awesome treats (and tricks) as the gang pull out all the stops for this week’s show, Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas / How I Met Your Mummy. The Warner Bros. toon features a stop motion, claymation style spoof in the style (vein??) of The Nightmare Before Christmas titled Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas. And anyone out there who watches How I Met Your Mother will certainly appreciate the twist in How I Met Your Mummy. Sprinkle in some Spy vs. Spy, a bunch of animation, a Dog Halloween costume party and all types of candy and you have yourself a great toon!

Going From Bad to Worse on Adventure Time’s Halloween special

Going From Bad to Worse on Adventure Time's Halloween special

Finn and Jake have been on some pretty awesome adventures. Some have been magical, some have been fantastical, some have even flipped the world on end and turned Finn and Jake into Fionna and Cake! However, in tonight’s Halloween special episode, this go From Bad to Worse! The problem starts when Princess Bubblegum accidentally unleashes a zombie epidemic across the Land of Ooo. …again! This same plague already caused a bit of damage in Slumber Party Panic, so its more than a little disturbing to see their green-glowing, candy-eating ways once more. Rumor has it, this time, they even get to Jake – will the Candy People and Chocolate Bar Guy be too much for our hero?? What will happen?! TOON in to Adventure Time tonight on Cartoon Network to find out!!

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