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It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown

Sunday April 20, 2014

It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie BrownLiturgically speaking, Easter is a more important holiday than Christmas. According to the schedule of cartoon specials, however, Easter is on the lower rung of the holiday ladder. But thanks to Charles M. Schulz and Charlie Brown, there's at least one cartoon special for every holiday, including Easter. It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown isn't as primitive or religious as A Charlie Brown Christmas, but it is charming and very funny. Read the history and reviews of It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown.
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9 Best South Park DVDs

Thursday April 17, 2014

South Park: The HitsSouth Park has aired on Comedy Central for almost two decades. With so many DVD releases available you may have a hard choice to make when it comes to picking a DVD. This list of best South Park DVDs will help narrow the field. The list focuses on themed collections, with episodes that focus on Butters, or Cartman or even Chef. Browse the list of best South Park DVDs to find the right gift for you.
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Have you seen these sexy cartoon characters?

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Six from Tripping the RiftThe majority of cartoons are targeted for the kiddie generation, featuring children as lead characters or talking animals. But late-night cartoons and anime are geared toward an adult audience, who most likely enjoy some sexy eye candy before bedtime. Adult Swim, Comedy Central and FX are networks who have allowed grown-up cartoons to flourish. See a picture gallery of sexy cartoon characters from cartoons.
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Clarence Series Premiere Tonight

Monday April 14, 2014


A new series is premiering on Cartoon Network tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET. Clarence is an animated series about an enthusiastic boy who makes every day an adventure. He is joined by his friends Sumo and Jeff, with his mom, Mary, keeping an eye on everyone.

Clarence isn't a string of random jokes, like Uncle Grandpa, but more of a story about childhood. The thoughtful dialogue and genuine relationships are a pleasure to watch for children and their parents.
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Who does what voice on SpongeBob SquarePants?

Sunday April 13, 2014

Tom KennySpongeBob SquarePants premiered in 1999 on Nickelodeon. The cast of characters includes SpongeBob himself, as well as his friends, co-workers and the other citizens of Bikini Bottom. The actors who portray these characters are talented veterans with successful voice over careers. Learn more about the cast behind SpongeBob SquarePants.
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Animation Techniques Explained

Friday April 11, 2014

Disney Animation Studios

What is exactly is 3D CGI? Which cartoon uses cutout and collage animation? How does stop-motion animation work? Get overviews of each animation technique, as well as examples and pictures of each style of animation. Learning about these animation techniques will give you an even better appreciation of your favorite cartoons.
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Throwback Thursday: Good Vibes on MTV

Thursday April 10, 2014

Good Vibes

Good Vibes follows transplanted Jersey boy Mondo and his best bud Woodie as they surf the biggest waves, hit the wildest parties and chase the prettiest girls in Playa Del Toro, a colorful California beach community reminiscent of Venice Beach. The cast is full of talented actors, like Josh Gad (Frozen), Adam Brody (The O.C.) and Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down). The writers are well-seasoned in comedy, with shows like The Simpsons and The Life and Times of Tim in their credits.
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The Tom and Jerry Show on Cartoon Network

Tuesday April 8, 2014

The Tom and Jerry Show

For years my kids and I have enjoyed watching the original Tom and Jerry cartoons on Boomerang. Now, Cartoon Network is re-imagining the classic cartoon for a new generation, with all-new episodes that take inspiration from the origianls. On April 9 at 5:30 p.m., The Tom and Jerry Show will premiere on Cartoon Network.
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When Cartoon Network re-vamped Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck for The Looney Tunes Show, I thought for sure it would bomb. But the network knew what it was doing because the series is a hit. Perhaps they will capture the same magic, and ratings, with The Tom and Jerry Show.

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Tonight Watch Robot Chicken DC Comics Special

Sunday April 6, 2014

Robot Chicken

Robot Chicken fans are in for a treat tonight when the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special: Villains in Paradise airs at 11:30 p.m. on Adult Swim. While the first special focused on the superheroes from DC Comics--like Batman, Superman and (ahem) Aquaman--this special episode will feature the villains of that 'verse, including Lex Luthor, the Riddler, the Joker and the Penguin. Of course, as in any Robot Chicken episode, we'll see these villains as we've never seen them before.
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Hot Late-Night Cartoons

Sunday April 6, 2014

Tripping the Rift

In the last decade, cartoons have come and gone that featured adult storylines and a lot of jiggle. Tripping the Rift was a Syfy cartoon that put sex center stage with no apologies. Find out what you missed on Tripping the Rift in this complete guide.
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