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Remembering Arthur Rankin Jr.

I’ve rarely spoken to any one with as much enthusiasm for his work as Arthur Rankin Jr., half of the prolific production team of Rankin/Bass, who has just passed away at the age ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon to Debut New ‘Fairly Odd Christmas’ Movie

Nickelodeon plans to premiere A Fairly Odd Christmas, a new original live-action CG TV movie on November 29, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). The movie, based on the popular animated TV series The ... Continue Reading →
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Stop Motion Casts a Spell on SpongeBob

How the talented team at Screen Novelties brought a familiar 2D toon to 3D life in It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! special. You can call it the Rankin-Bass legacy—the reason we tend ... Continue Reading →
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CBS Premieres ‘It’s a SpongeBob Christmas’ on Nov. 23

Nickelodeon has scheduled the new stop-motion special It’s A SpongeBob Christmas! on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. following its CBS television premiere on November 23. It’s A SpongeBob ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Unveils Trailer for ‘SpongeBob Christmas’

SpongeBob fans were thrilled to learn that their favorite Bikini Bottom-dwelling character will star in his first full-length stop-motion animated special It’s A SpongeBob Christmas!, ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Highlights Toon Details at L.A. Upfront

Nickelodeon announced more details about its upcoming animated shows at today’s upfront presentation in Los Angeles. Cabler president Cyma Zarghami confirmed Nick’s dedication to ... Continue Reading →
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‘Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town’ Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town, the classic Rankin-Bass-produced stop-motion animated TV special, is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a new live attraaction, a new DVD release, ... Continue Reading →