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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.

Celebrate his 30th with Postman Pat The Movie: You Know You’re The One

Celebrate his 30th with Postman Pat The Movie: You Know You're The One

Happy Birthday Postman Pat! As of this month, the Classic Media iconic toon becomes the longest running animated series on the BBC, hitting the ripe old age of 30. And how do most of us celebrate our birthdays? By unveiling we are going to star in our own CG, 3D Stereoscopic feature film, of course! Well, maybe the rest of us don’t do exactly that, but Postman Pat will! Postman Pat: The Movie: You Know You’re The One will hit theaters sometime in 2013, starring the voice work of Jim Broadbent, Rupert Grint, David Tennant, and Stephen Mangan as Postman Pat, himself.

The Fox and the Hound and The Fox and the Hound 2 on Blu-ray and DVD

The Fox and the Hound and The Fox and the Hound 2 on Blu-ray and DVD

On August 9th, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will bring two great friends in two great adventures home on Blu-ray and DVD, with the simultaneous release of The Fox and Hound, and the sequel, the Fox and the Hound 2. The original film is packaged as part of the 30th anniversary celebration, dating back to 1981, while the sequel has a much more modest 5 year anniversary of its own. Both star Tod the fox and Copper the hound dog, an impossible set of lifelong friends, despite being destined to hunt one another. In all the years of Disney classics, it’s unlikely you’ll find a pair of better pals — or a pair of better films — than this right here.

AGP plans Care Bears return for 30th anniversary

AGP plans Care Bears return for 30th anniversary

The Care Bears are back! Or… they will be! The group of emotionally powerful bears were originally created by American Greetings Properties in the early 1980s for use on greeting cards. Only a few years later, the cards’ popularity warranted a toy line, complete with top selling Care Bear plush teddy bears. It wasn’t long until they figured an animated series would do well, starting with several TV specials before leading into feature movies and an ongoing toon. Now, some 30 years after their creation, the Care Bears are planning a comeback, with a whole new toy line, CG animated series, and marketing push. Hasbro will feature the toys under their umbrella which, along with Hasbro’s new network The Hub, has us thinking the Care Bears will be heading there once all is said and done. Stay TOONed right here for more details!

A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner July 9th

A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner July 9th

In just one week, Nickelodeon will celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Fairly OddParents with the very first hybrid live-action and CG-animated TV movie, A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! The flick kicks off on Saturday, July 9th, at 8pm, revealing a 20-year-old Timmy who refuses to grow up. Why? Well then he’d lose Cosmo and Wanda, his beloved fairy godparents! Drake Bell stars as Timmy Turner, who meets a now-grown up Tootie, played by Daniella Monet. However, if Timmy decides to grow up to chase after her, he may lose Cosmo (Jason Alexander and Daran Norris) and Wanda (Cheryl Hines and Susanne Blakeslee) to …an oil tycoon? Series creator Butch Hartman promises this will be a big one, so we’re sure to TOON in. Who’s with us?

The Fairly OddParents celebrates 10 years on Nickelodeon

The Fairly OddParents celebrates 10 years on Nickelodeon

For ten years, The Fairly OddParents has been entertaining folks across the Nickelodeon empire. Joining in the ranks of SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer, the adventures of Timmy Turner and his magical fairy godparents have reached their 10th anniversary, moving into a special league of all-time classic toons. Just to put this amazing accomplishment into some better perspective, 10 years ago: New episodes of Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Laboratory, and Johnny Bravo were on Cartoon Network. Rugrats, Men in Black, Pinky and the Brain welcomed The Fairly OddParents as a Nicktoon. Pokemon Johto League Champions, Max Steel, and Batman Beyond were on something that used to be called the KidsWB! Seems a little more impressive now, huh 🙂

Fanimation: John Banana celebrates The Rocketeer 20th anniversary

Fanimation: John Banana celebrates The Rocketeer 20th anniversary

Twenty years ago, Disney brought a classic super hero to the live action big screen: The Rocketeer. Set in the Indiana Jones-friendly WWII era, the Rocketeer was a regular, non super-powered man with two advantages: a rocket jet pack strapped to his back, and an unparalleled amount of bravery to have a rocket jet pack strapped to his back! The result was a flying man, whose helmet (that allowed him to steer) helped give him a very retro Iron Man look. Marvel’s Tony Stark would be proud! Though the film was live action, John Banana decided to take the adventure in a new direction – perfectly suited for CG animation. This fan created animation (aka “Fanimation”) is an astonishing, Pixar-like piece that perfectly immortalizes the Disney icon, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the film.

Sega delivers on Sonic the Hedgehog’s 20th anniversary

Sega delivers on Sonic the Hedgehog's 20th anniversary

For twenty years, Sonic the Hedgehog has been a massively popular icon for video games and animation, alike. Whether you’re watching Sonic X or playing Sonic the Hedgehog 4, the blue speedster has surely brought you hours of joy. Sega is looking to reward that dedication with their upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog’s 20th anniversary celebration. To kick the party up a notch, the company is producing 1,000 specially crafted figurines that depict the Blue Blur. No word yet on how to get your own, but Sega is boldly proclaiming they will NOT be sold in stores. Stay TOONed right here for more info. In the meantime, check out the designs!

The Fox and the Hound Special Edition howls to Blu-Ray

The Fox and the Hound Special Edition howls to Blu-Ray

Very rarely has the bare bones, basic concept of “friendship” been so wonderfully portrayed in a film. It just so happens, this franchise did it twice! Disney’s The Fox and the Hound first reached theaters some 30 years ago, eventually finding room for a sequel in the past few years. Now, the pair of films is joining Disney’s Classics line on Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack later this year, August 9th 2011. The Collection features both the remastered original as well as the sequel, both pitting Copper and Tod in a world of new adventures together. Check out the full press release for details

Sonic the Hedgehog 20th anniversary

Sonic the Hedgehog 20th anniversary

It was way back in 1991 when Sega first premiered Sonic the Hedgehog for Sega Genesis. From that moment on, Sonic became the company’s most iconic mascot, knocking Alex Kidd from the title, and never looking back. From his first appearance as a dashboard toy in Rad Mobile, to his Sonic X animated series, battling with Dr. Eggman and Dr. Robotnik, meeting up with Tails and Knuckles, through Sega CD and Dreamcast, the Sonic Storybook series, and more — Sonic has been a blue blur of excitement for over 20 years. It’s no wonder Sega is making big strides for the Hedgehog’s 20th anniversary. Sonic Generations will help get this point across in a big way, as gamers can play through new and classic episodes as Classic Sonic or Modern Sonic. Will you guys be celebrating his big day at your house?

Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition DVD and Blu-Ray review

Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition DVD and Blu-Ray review

Disney has a large stable of animated tales in it’s long history. There’s the Disney Princess flicks (Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Mulan), the Animal films (the Jungle Book, Tarzan, Lion King, 101 Dalmatians), and even a CG category (Toy Story, The Robinsons, UP). Then, there’s a film like Alice in Wonderland… which fits no category. In Disney’s original, animated retelling of the classic Lewis Carroll novel, The Mad Hatter has more resemblance to Winnie the Pooh’s Rabbit than Johnny Depp, and yet there’s all the magic and wonder captured some 60 years ago that Tim Burton revived in his new take. …right?

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