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VIZ Media Launches Manga Stocking Stuffer Sweepstakes

VIZ Media Launches Manga Stocking Stuffer Sweepstakes

VIZ Media is celebrating the holidays by launching a special holiday event dubbed “Manga Stocking Stuffer Sweepstakes” starting today all the way through Thursday, December 19. Under the event, every digital graphic novel purchase on VIZManga.com will come with one entry into the drawing for three awesome prize packs valued at over $400 dollars. The winners will be announced on the website on Monday, December 23.

The Littlest Angel Hits the small screens

The Littlest Angel

Great Highway Company and Portsmouth Pictures have recently finished the CG-animated direct-to-home video feature entitled The Littlest Angel. The film features the voices of Ron Perlman, Ed Kelly, and Caleb Wolfe. Scheduled for a November 15 release, the film aims to bring life to the best selling book by Charles Tazewell, which tells the story of the youngest angel in heaven – a young boy who doesn’t know the first thing about being an angel, an angel who misses the life he left behind on earth.

Metajets marathon on Cartoon Network for July 4th weekend

Metajets marathon on Cartoon Network for July 4th weekend

Cartoon Network is helping us celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in a big way this year! The toon-friendly channel is pumping out hours and hours of the anime series Metajets for all to enjoy in an all day marathon on July 4th. The high-flying series will continue at weekday mornings at 6:00 starting July 5th and running daily. The show is about young flying aces competing in the Aeronautical Racing Circuit, secretly battling for air supremacy. The Cookie Jar Group brought the mixed 2D and 3D series to Teletoon last year, and later, Disney Channel Asia. Enjoy the toon today and take a look at the video game in this trailer!

Happy Fourth of July from ToonBarn

Happy Fourth of July from ToonBarn

Fireworks, hot dogs, hamburgers, sparklers, apple pie, green lawns, picnic blankets, beaches, or even just air conditioning and TV! However you guys, your families, and your friends are celebrating the holiday, we just wanted to wish you a happy one! From all of us at ToonBarn, to all of you ToonBarners out there, Happy Fourth of July!!! (And Happy Birthday, America!!)

4Kids brings Penelope the blue koala to the world

4Kids brings Penelope the blue koala to the world

Penelope is an adorable blue koala, just as eager to play and learn as she is to get into trouble. In an effort to spread Penelope’s animated series across the globe, 4Kids has recently made plans with the producer, Nippon Animation, signing the CG animated toon to a number of different locations. The show is based on the 48 book titles by Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben, published by Gallimard Jeunesse. In addition to Christmas and holiday specials, Penelope has also had her own musical which ran across Japan. Along with her family, friends, and her favorite pet toy Doudou, Penelope’s series is full of fun and adventure, and maybe soon to be headed to a TV or store near you!

Happy Cinco de Mayo from ToonBarn

Speedy Gonzales Happy Cinco de Mayo from ToonBarn

Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for “fifth of May”, is one of the larger celebrations in Mexico. While it is specifically associated with Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín and the Mexican army’s victory at the Battle of Puebla, the date is mostly known as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Toon-wise, perhaps the most famous Mexican character of them all is Speedy Gonzales, known as the fastest mouse in all of Mexico. The Warner Bros. character is one of the many Looney Tunes stars, boasting incredible speed, energetic voice, and over-sized yellow sombrero. Soon, he’ll also be known as the latest animated character to receive a hybrid-style makeover on the big screen, with comedian George Lopez providing the voice. Even holidays have an animation connection!

Boomerang offers a Captain Planet and the Planeteers marathon on Earth Day

Boomerang offers a Captain Planet and the Planeteers marathon on Earth Day

Hoping to make a difference this year for Earth Day, Cartoon’s cousin Network (sister network? brother?) Boomerang (Australian brother?) will offer viewers a special 12-hour marathon of Captain Planet and the Planeteers; perhaps the Earth-friendliest superhero squad of all time. The marathon will run this Saturday, April 17th, from 8am to 8pm, kicking off with a two-part episode called “Summit to Save Earth”. The series made its original debut in 1990, based on an idea by creator Ted Turner, following 5 kids from around the world. The kids, Kwame, Wheeler, Linka, Gi, and Ma-Ti, use the powers of Earth, Fire, Wind, Water, and Heart to form Captain Planet. Take a look at the show’s intro

Disney Channel goes green for Earth Day

Disney Channel goes green for Earth Day

Disney is going all out for this year’s Earth Day. On Saturday, April 17th, the Disney Channel will offer brand new episodes of a number of series, including: Handy Manny, and new eco-friendly episodes of Special Agent Oso and Imagination Movers. Then, on Earth Day (April 22nd) there will be green-themed episodes of Phineas and Ferb, Hannah Montana, The Suite Life On Deck, and Wizards of Waverly Place. The eco-friendly episodes from Saturday will also replay, to cap it off. At 6:25 and 6:55pm, the Disney Channel will run two new Friends for Change: Project Green messages with Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato, focusing on the protection of our oceans and waterways.

The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That

The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!

On Monday, September 6th (Labor Day!) PBS Kids and Random House will team together to launch the new animated series The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! Famed comedic actor Martin Short will provide the voice of Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat, in the series that guides the audience on natural science-themed adventures, along with help from the Fish, Thing 1, and Thing 2. The show, which will also air on Treehouse, was put together by a partnership with Random House Children’s Entertainment, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Portfolio Entertainment, and Collingwood O’Hare Productions.

It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown

It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown

With Easter time coming up, we’re due for another holiday visit from our pals Charlie Brown and Snoopy. The Peanuts crew was given to us by Charles M. Schulz, and the gift keeps on giving as every few weeks, we’re the happy recipients of another special. This time, we get It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown, ready to hit ABC on Wednesday, March 31 at 8pm. The special features the wonderful musical talents of Vince Guaraldi, a fixture for Peanuts, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Take a sneak peek at the toon right here

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day

March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, the day where everyone can be Irish. Maybe you find a 4 leaf clover, maybe you’ll dance a jig, maybe you’ll eat some shamrock stew, maybe you’ll find a pot of gold… there’s so many options, but the important part is just to have fun, wear green, and become unusually lucky. And, of course, share your love of all things green with cartoons, like The Simpsons, who have their own special version of leprechauns.

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