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The Pirates! Band of Misfits set sail for Aardman
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The Pirates! Band of Misfits set sail for Aardman

Seems like there’s a lot of pirating going on. Rango’s Johnny Depp is returning as Captain Jack Sparrow in a few weeks. Jake and the Neverland Pirates are ruling over Disney’s new Disney Jr. network. Monkey D. Luffy and crew are still hunting One Piece. And now Aardman Animation is working with Pathe and Sony Pictures Animation on a new animated tale, The Pirates! Band of ...

Fanimation: Doodle v.s. Doodle
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Fanimation: Doodle v.s. Doodle

Fan animation has been around as long as professional animation – in fact, many would argue longer. We’ve featured a few spots in the past months highlighting some of the work we’ve found on the net, hoping to shed some fame towards the hard work of some loyal toonists out there. This latest piece, Doodle vs Doodle, is yet the newest addition to the segment we’ll title ...

Claymation Eminem gets Brisk at Super Bowl XLV
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Claymation Eminem gets Brisk at Super Bowl XLV

Animated Eminem. Animnem. …Eminated? I don’t know, there’s gotta be some sorta funny and brief tag to give to the latest Brisk commercial featuring a stop-motion, claymation Eminem. What are we going on about? Lipton Brisk, Pepsi’s iced tea soft drink, recently ran a commercial spot during Super Bowl XLV, catching everyone’s attention with the stand-out use of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Engine Entertainment and Tornante Animation team on Glenn Martin, DDS
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Engine Entertainment and Tornante Animation team on Glenn Martin, DDS

After accidentally burning down his house, Glenn takes his wife Jackie, son Conor, daughter Courtney, Courtney’s overachieving assistant Wendy, and the family dog Canine on a cross-country road trip to tighten the family bond. Thus, Glenn Martin, DDS was born! The series’ chief executor is Michael Eisner, who pitched the stop motion, claymation toon to Nick at Nite a few years ago. ...

Disney Channel and Aardman Animation unveil Timmy Time
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Disney Channel and Aardman Animation unveil Timmy Time

On September 7th, Disney and Aardman Animation will air a special sneak peek at the upcoming animated series, Timmy Time. Disney Channel’s debut of the stop-motion production comes just a few days prior to the official launch of the toon, Monday, September 13th. Based on characters from another of Aardman’s series, Shaun of the Sheep, each episode will follow a day in the life of ...

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