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Disney’s Golden Anniversary Of Snow White (1955) – Disney Special

Disney's Golden Anniversary Of Snow White

Disney's Golden Anniversary Of Snow White

#CotD: Fifty years after Walt Disney’s first feature length animated film hit theaters, “Disney’s Golden Anniversary Of Snow White” looks at the legacy of the film.

Disney’s Golden Anniversary Of Snow White (1955) – Disney Special

Host Dick Van Dyke takes a look back at Walt Disney’s seminal motion picture Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs in this TV special marking the fiftieth anniversary of the films released. The special induced the first airing of the Dwarves infamous “Soup Scene” which was animated but never made it into the final film.

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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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