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10 Things We Loved about This Past Year

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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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Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Resigns

Kevin Clash, the longtime voice and puppeteer behind Sesame Street’s Elmo character, has resigned in the aftermath of allegations that he had an underage sexual relationship. In a ... Continue Reading →
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Ninja Turtles to Rock Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Nickelodeon has announced that for the first time ever the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will come out of their shells (at least metaphorically) and join in the festivities at the 86th ... Continue Reading →
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Hulu Kids Offers 43 Shows for the Family

U.S. kids have a new children’s programming platform this week as Hulu debuts its kids and families portal Hulu Kids (www.hulu.com/kids) in its Hulu Plus subscription section. At ... Continue Reading →
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‘Julius Jr.’ Tops MIP Jr. Most-Screened List

MarVista Entertainment’s animated preschool series Julius Jr. was the most-screened series at this year’s MIPJunior market in France (Oct. 6-7). Produced by Saban Brands ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Picks Up Season 2 of ‘Turtles’

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is set to make a triumphant return to TV as Nickelodeon has announced it has picked up a second season of the CG-animated revamp of the classic toon property, ... Continue Reading →
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A Fresh Order of Heroes in a Half-Shell

Nick launches a brand new CG take on an ‘80s classic with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This month, fans of the classic ‘80s comic and toon property (and a whole new generation ... Continue Reading →
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Kevin Eastman to Deliver Keynote at Brand Licensing

Cowabunga, dude. Original co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Brand Licensing Europe event in London (October 16-18). Also scheduled ... Continue Reading →
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Hicks Is Nick’s New President of Content/Production

Russell Hicks, a 14-year Nickelodeon veteran and its Chief Creative Officer since 2008, has been named to the new position of President, Content Development and Production for the Nickelodeon ... Continue Reading →