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Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue (1990) — Animated TV Special

Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue

Car­toon All-Stars To The Rescue

CotD: Over a dozen stu­dio pooled their biggest stars in “Goldilocks And The Three Bears”, the Bear Fam­ily faces “Car­toon All-Stars To The Res­cue” to help show kids the evils of tak­ing drugs.

Car­toon All-Stars To The Res­cue (1990) — Ani­mated TV Special

Nine-year-old Corey is very wor­ried about her older brother Michael. He’s using drugs, and he just stole her piggy bank to buy some more. Luck­ily, Corey has help. TV’s most pop­u­lar car­toon char­ac­ters leap into action to help free her brother from the clutches of Smoke, a decep­tive and cor­rupt­ing char­ac­ter who’s lead­ing Michael down the road to a drug-abuse dead end. What fol­lows is a roller coaster ride through the per­ils, pit­falls and real­i­ties of drug abuse in which the Car­toon All-Stars prove that there’s a smarter way to go.

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Wanda Sykes Top Appear In Bubble Guppies Special

Bubble Guppies

Bub­ble Guppies

Actress/comedian Wanda Sykes makes a splash as the voice of a mean witch in the first-ever hour-long spe­cial of Nickelodeon’s top-rated CG-animated preschool series, Bub­ble Gup­pies, pre­mier­ing Sun­day, Feb. 19, at 8:00 p.m. In “Bub­ble Puppy’s Fin-tastic Fairy­tale Adven­ture,” preschool­ers will join the char­ac­ters on a fairytale-themed adven­ture through an enchanted under­wa­ter world. Along the way, they will be intro­duced to con­cepts related to math, lit­er­acy, the arts, sci­ence and socio-emotional devel­op­ment. Bub­ble Gup­pies closed 2011 as the top preschool series across all TV with kids 2–5. The series airs reg­u­larly week­days at 11:00 and 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

In “Bub­ble Puppy’s Fin-tastic Fairy­tale Adven­ture,” Molly and Gil go up a hill to fetch a pail of water in the enchanted for­est. There, a mean witch (voiced by Wanda Sykes) turns their dog, Bub­ble Puppy, into a frog. Molly and Gil enlist the help of some famous fairy­tale friends to undo the witch’s spell. They bet­ter work fast or else the witch will use her mean green bub­ble potion to turn every­one in the world into frogs!

Bub­ble Gup­pies is cre­ated and executive-produced by Jonny Belt and Robert Scull and co-executive pro­duced by Jan­ice Burgess, the Emmy Award-winning team behind the hit Nick­elodeon series’ The Back­yardi­gans and Lit­tle Bill. In each episode of Bub­ble Gup­pies, the char­ac­ters lead the learn­ing process, dis­cov­er­ing some­thing of inter­est on their way to school and explor­ing that theme from a vari­ety of angles. Bub­ble Gup­pies focuses on a wide range of top­ics and every­day expe­ri­ences kids can relate to – from dinosaurs to den­tists, rock n’ roll to recy­cling, and col­ors to cow­boys. The half-hour series fea­tures a vari­ety show for­mat with a strong nar­ra­tive that relates to the theme of the episode.

Bugs Bunny’s Valentine (1979) — Animated TV Special

Bugs Bunny's Valentine (1979) - Animated TV Special

Bugs Bunny’s Valen­tine (1979) — Ani­mated TV Special

CotD: In cel­e­bra­tion of the date, we present “Bugs Bunny’s Valen­tine” and we wish you a happy Valen­tines Day.

Bugs Bunny’s Valen­tine (1979) — Ani­mated TV Special

Elmer Fudd is a “stu­pid cupid” who zaps the wab­bit with the love bug. This was also called Bugs Bunny’s Cupid Capers on home video release.

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A Flintstone Family Christmas (1993) — Hanna-Barbera Studios Animated TV Special

A Flintstone Family Christmas (1993) - Hanna-Barbera Studios

A Flint­stone Fam­ily Christ­mas (1993) — Hanna-Barbera Studios

CotD: Take a step back in time with “A Flint­stone Fam­ily Christ­mas” for a Yabba-Dabba-Do good hol­i­day special.

A Flint­stone Fam­ily Christ­mas (1993) — Hanna-Barbera Stu­dios Ani­mated TV Special

The older gen­er­a­tion Flint­stones and Rub­bles get involved with Stoney, a “cave­less kid from the wrong side of the tar pits”, while await­ing the arrival of the newest mem­bers of the clan who were snowed in at O’Harestone Airport

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) — Chuck Jones Animated TV Special

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) - Chuck Jones Animated TV Special

How The Grinch Stole Christ­mas! (1966) — Chuck Jones Ani­mated TV Special

CotD: The grand-daddy of all Christ­mas spe­cials, “How The Grinch Stole Christ­mas!” showed us that some things are best as car­toons, big bud­gets and Jim Car­rey or not!

How The Grinch Stole Christ­mas! (1966) — Chuck Jones Ani­mated TV Special

Bit­ter and hate­ful, the crotch­ety Grinch, with “ter­mites in his smile” and “gar­lic in his soul,” is irri­tated at the thought of the nearby vil­lage of Whoville hav­ing a happy time cel­e­brat­ing Christmas.

Dis­guised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a rein­deer, he raids the vil­lage to steal all the Christ­mas things. The vil­lage is sure to have a sad Christ­mas this year. But although the Grinch tries to wipe out Christ­mas for the cheer­ful Whovil­lians, he dis­cov­ers that the true spirit of the hol­i­day sea­son lies beyond his cov­etous grasp.

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The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas (1973) — DePatie-Freleng Animated TV Special

The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas (1973) - DePatie-Freleng Animated TV Special

The Bear Who Slept Through Christ­mas (1973) — DePatie-Freleng Ani­mated TV Special

CotD: An early Christ­mas spe­cial, “The Bear Who Slept Through Christ­mas” orig­i­nally aired on NBC and was rebroad­cast on CBS.

The Bear Who Slept Through Christ­mas (1973) — DePatie-Freleng Ani­mated TV Special

Because bears hiber­nate all win­ter, they never get to cel­e­brate Christ­mas. Ted decides to see what he’s miss­ing, and decides to stay up for winter.

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Nickelodeon Goes To The Birds

Angry Birds – Wreck the Halls

Angry Birds – Wreck the Halls

An all-new exclu­sive Angry Birds hol­i­day short film, “Angry Birds – Wreck the Halls” comes to Nick­elodeon, Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 17 dur­ing the 11 a.m. air­ing of Kung Fu Panda: Leg­end of Awe­some­ness in Nick’s Sat­ur­day morn­ing ani­ma­tion block.

Angry Birds – Wreck the Halls” is a global exclu­sive to Nick­elodeon and will air on Nick chan­nels around the world start­ing Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 17.

In “Angry Birds – Wreck the Halls,” the Pigs try to get away with the Angry Birds’ Christ­mas presents. After bick­er­ing with each other, Red and Bomb bird mount a bold gift res­cue down the steep moun­tain slopes. Fol­low­ing a wild chase, Bomb finally catches up and is able to sal­vage the presents, wreck­ing the Pig’s halls in the process. See­ing what has hap­pened, the Birds feel pity for the Pigs and let them have one of the presents. It’s Christ­mas after all!

Fol­low­ing the exclu­sive world pre­miere of the short, view­ers can catch the birds again at nick.com/watch.

Angry Birds are the most down­loaded games ever, with over 600M down­loads in the two years since they launched. The Angry Birds Sea­sons app with the Wreck the Halls hol­i­day update is cur­rently avail­able in app stores worldwide.

A Merry Mirthworm Christmas (1984) — Perennial Pictures Cartoon Special

A Merry Mirthworm Christmas (1984) - Perennial Pictures

A Merry Mirth­worm Christ­mas (1984) — Peren­nial Pictures

CotD: Peren­nial Pic­tures first spe­cial was “A Merry Mirth­worm Christ­mas” was a story of fit­ting in in the Hol­i­days… and of prejudice.

A Merry Mirth­worm Christ­mas (1984) — Peren­nial Pic­tures Car­toon Special

It’s Christ­mas, and Bert Worm is the new guy in town. He wants so badly to be accepted by the other worms, but he tries too hard and bum­bles things. He accepts that he is just trou­ble to the town and runs away, but in his going, gets caught in a nasty bliz­zard. Crys­tal Crawler is Bert’s only friend and she knows his tal­ent lies in his beau­ti­ful voice, which, in the end, is the gift of friend­ship he gives to the whole town. In Bert’s res­cue from the storm, and the dis­cov­ery of Bert’s tal­ent, all the worms learn a valu­able les­son about car­ing for their fel­low worm and giv­ing oth­ers a chance to be a part.

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Frosty The Snowman (1969) — Animated TV Special

Frosty The Snowman (1969) - Animated TV Special

Frosty The Snow­man (1969) — Ani­mated TV Special

CotD: A hol­i­day clas­sic “Frosty The Snow­man” saw Rankin-Bass jump from stop motion to cel animation.

Frosty The Snow­man (1969) — Ani­mated TV Special

A dis­carded silk tophat becomes the focus of a strug­gle between a washed-up stage magi­cian and a group of school­child­ren after it mag­i­cally brings a snow­man to life. Real­iz­ing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in a colder cli­mate, Frosty and a young girl who he befriends stow away on a freight train headed for the north pole. Lit­tle do they know that the magi­cian is fol­low­ing them, and he wants his hat back. This ani­mated short is based on the pop­u­lar Christ­mas song of the same name.

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A Wish For Wings That Work (1991) — Animated TV Special

A Wish For Wings That Work (1991) - Animated TV Special

A Wish For Wings That Work (1991) — Ani­mated TV Special

CotD: One of the best of a new breed of Christ­mas spe­cials, “A Wish For Wings That Work” was based on char­ac­ters cre­ated by Berke­ley Breathed.

A Wish For Wings That Work (1991) — Ani­mated TV Special

Opus the Pen­guin, among his other prob­lems, always feels inad­e­quate by his being “aero­dy­nam­i­cally impaired.” Together with his brain-fried cohort Bill the Cat, he tries doggedly to over­come that weak­ness, all with­out success.

Wrestling with an unful­filled wish to soar through the air like any other self-respecting bird, Opus turns for sym­pa­thy to his scroungy pals and his ani­mal “sup­port group”- a lovelorn kiwi, a fashion-minded cock­roach, and a cranky piglet who thinks that he’s a rhino.

When that doesn’t help, the plucky pen­guin decides that there’s only one per­son who can make his aero­nau­tic dream come true: Father Christmas.

But when Ol’ St. Nick finds him­self in hot water on Decem­ber 24, the fate of Christ­mas itself sud­denly depends on the kind of hero­ism that only comes in a penguin-sized package!Only on Christ­mas Eve does Opus learn what worth his nat­ural abil­i­ties are.

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