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Adult Swim scores big with Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III
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Adult Swim scores big with Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III

Was the force with you? Cartoon Network recently rolled out a several-part Robot Chicken special entitled Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III, and fan reaction could not have been better! Filling out an hour of the Adult Swim program block, the episode focused on Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and Gary the Stormtrooper each revealing secret side stories that filled the Star Wars ...

Nickelodeon releases Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure for iPhone and iPad
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Nickelodeon releases Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure for iPhone and iPad

For those of you with an iPhone, iTouch, or iPad, you’re in for a great iChristmas iPresent! Nickelodeon is bringing their newest app, Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure, to each of those systems via the iTunes store. Based on the Christmas TV special of the same name, the application features interactive storytelling, mini-games, and all types of other fun you’d expect from ...

Nick at Nite premieres guest star week of Glenn Martin, DDS
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Nick at Nite premieres guest star week of Glenn Martin, DDS

Starting Monday, December 20th and running through Friday, December 24th (aka Christmas Eve), Nickelodeon will showcase an entire week of Glenn Martin, DDS episodes that feature a whole slew of special guest stars. The stop-motion animated toon will showcase an episode every evening at 10pm on Nick at Nite, all of which is kicked off with the first one-hour special (and brand new) episode of ...

A Charlie Brown Christmas tonight on ABC
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A Charlie Brown Christmas tonight on ABC

And lookit this, ABC isn’t done with the animated specials! In the midst of the 8-9 hour that features Prep & Landing, you’ve got perhaps the most popular animated holiday classic of them all: A Charlie Brown Christmas. December 7th is a popular one, huh! The special, featuring the lovable creations of Charles M. Schulz, is a digitally-remastered version of the classic 1965 ...

NBC readies A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
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NBC readies A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa

The Muppets are bringing Christmas to NBC about a week early this year! At 8pm on December 17th, the network will air A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, a one-hour holiday special starring the Emmy and Grammy Award-winning Muppets. Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal — the whole gang of Jim Henson’s creations will team up with Santa for the Christmas spirit, as the Muppets mistakenly ...

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

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

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on CBS this Tuesday
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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 ...

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving tonight on ABC
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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving tonight on ABC

Tonight, a classic. For those of you with a free hour between 8-9pm, the ABC network should be your destination of choice, as the Disney-owned station puts on one of the more famous Charles M. Schulz Peanuts specials, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. This is the tenth Snoopy-themed special in the lineup, originally appearing on CBS in 1973 – even winning an Emmy! As if that weren’t ...

Bringing in the holidays with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
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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 ...

Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants special, Mystery with a Twistery runs tonight
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Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants special, Mystery with a Twistery runs tonight

Tonight, at 8pm, there’s a mystery to be solved. A mystery, that is, with a twistery. So who do you call for emergencies such as these? There’s only one man up for the job — er, one sponge, that is. SpongeBob SquarePants stars in Nickelodeon’s Mystery with a Twistery in tonight’s special. Mr. Krabs (voiced by Clancy Brown, who also plays Lex Luthor on Cartoon ...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer returns November 30th
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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, ...

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