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SpongeBob Gets a Facelift for 2013 Macy’s Parade

The SpongeBob SquarePants balloon will have a new look at next month’s 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (Thursday, Nov. 28). Donning a holiday-themed ensemble ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Basks in Licensing Rewards of Hit Shows

This past week at the Brand Licensing Show in London, Nickelodeon was in the spotlight for its popular L&M programs for its hit animated series, the new CG-animated Teenage Mutant ... Continue Reading →
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Germany’s YEP!TV to Air Boy-Targeted Toons

From September 4, the new German media company YEP!TV will begin broadcasting children’s and family programing on free-TV channel ProSieben MAXX. The outlet will primarily target ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Simpsons’ Is Being Shopped for Cable Syndication

Twentieth Television will be shopping off-network syndicated repeats of The Simpsons to cable networks in the coming year, says The Hollywood Reporter. The long-running Fox hit which ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon to Offer PBS Kids Shows

Amazon has expanded its multiyear licensing agreement with PBS for hundreds of additional episodes of shows including children’s show such as Caillou, Arthur, Daniels Tiger’s Neighborhood, ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon and Viacom Strike Streaming Deal

Amazon has announced a spate of new content acquired for its Prime Instant Video streaming service, many of which are children’s series from Viacom’s family of networks ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy Central Orders ‘Moonbeam City’ Pilot

Comedy Central continues its search for more animated series. The Viacom-owned cabler has ordered a new pilot about a handsome, yet stupid private eye who does everything he can to ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix May Say Buh-Bye to SpongeBob

Remember a few years ago when Nickelodeon was blaming its diminished ratings on Netflix and the popularity of its animated series SpongeBob SquarePants on the disc/streaming service? ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Joins Wal-Mart’s Disc-to-Digital Service

DreamWorks Animation (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon) has signed up with Wal-Mart Stores’ plan to help home audiences convert their DVD collections to online film ... Continue Reading →
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‘Korra,’ ‘Raving Rabbids,’ ‘MvA’ Highlight Nick Slate

Nickelodeon announced at its annual upfront presentation in New York a roster of more than 300 new animated episodes in 2012, including premiere dates the for the highly anticipated ... Continue Reading →