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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Warners hires writers for “Yogi Bear” movie sequel

Yogi Bear

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into Jellystone Park, Warner Bros. has signed the team of Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia to write a sequel to last December’s live-action/CG animated movie Yogi Bear.

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Kung Fu Panda 2 comes second in battle of sequels

Kung Fu Panda 2

True to its ordinal, DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda 2” came in a solid second at the North American box office over the Memorial Day weekend.

Between Friday and Sunday, Kung Fu Panda 2 made $48 million at its opening weekend, although that’s considerably below the $60.2 million collected by 2008’s Kung Fu Panda when it first reached movie houses.

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Finding Nemo (2003) – PIXAR Theatrical Animated Film

Finding Nemo (2003) - PIXAR

The film follows the comedic and eventful journeys of two fish- Marlin and his son Nemo- who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken far from home and thrust into a fish tank in a dentist’s office overlooking Sydney harbor.

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Melody (Adventures In Music) (1933) – Disney Theatrical Cartoon

Melody (Adventures In Music) (1933) - Disney

Professor Owl teaches his music class (full of birds) about melody and its importance to the world of music. It’s all around in nature. Only birds and man can sing; man “sings” even when he speaks. We see a quick survey of the stages of life, as captured by songs: the Alphabet Song for primary school, “Here Comes the Bride,” “The Old Gray Mare,” etc.

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CN bringing more “Johnny Test” this summer

Johnny Test

Returning with all-new episodes, Johnny Test features the intrepid Johnny, his genetically altered super-dog Dukey and his super genius twin sisters. Whether it’s a questionable science experiment or things blowing up, as long as Dukey can come along, Johnny gives it a go.

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TV’s “The Governator” terminated following scandal

The Governator

All work is off on “The Governator,” the would-be animated series starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a superhero.

The companies behind the TV show said Friday that they have stopped working on the franchise, which had shown signs of growth.

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Tarts And Flowers (1950) – Noveltoons Theatrical Cartoon Series

Tarts And Flowers (1950) - Noveltoons

Little Audrey bakes a gingerbread man while listening to a radio cooking show. When the dough is in the oven, she falls asleep. The gingerbread man comes to life and takes her to Cakeland, a colorful musical land of candy canes and ice cream cones. There is a big celebration because the Gingerbread Man is taking Miss Angel Cake as his wife.

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New Animated Series, “Voltron Force,” Premieres on Nicktoons


Nicktoons brings the iconic franchise Voltron to a new generation with the brand new animated series, Voltron Force. The series will launch as a commercial-free presentation of the 90-minute movie, “Voltron Force: New Defenders Trilogy,” Thursday, June 16, at 8:30 p.m. (ET).

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