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Get to Know Matt Stone and Trey Parker

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Trey Parker and Matt StoneDid you know the boys of South Park made the rounds of Hollywood suits in a Christmas greeting before being introduced to the world on Comedy Central? Thanks to Matt Stone and Trey Parker, South Park and several other film and TV projects have brought humor and controversy to millions of fans. Learn more about Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of South Park.
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Enjoy Captain Planet on Earth Day

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Gaia and the PlaneteersJust in time for Earth Day, Captain Planet and the Planeteers is available on DVD. In this cartoon, conceived by Ted Turner over twenty years ago, Gaia summons five teens and gives them powers so they may protect the Earth. But when their enemy is too strong, together they can summon Captain Planet. Captain Planet is a mix of '70s style superhero cartoon and green public service announcement. Read my full review of Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
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The Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection Drops Today

Tuesday April 22, 2014

The Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection

Shout! Factory is releasing The Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection (1949-1959) in a 4-DVD set. This special collector's edition brings together for the first time on DVD all fifty-three theatrical cartoons, including twelve cartoons in anamorphic widescreen for the first time, and the feature film 1001 Arabian Nights, all in one deluxe collection.

Also included as a special feature is the vintage documentary A Princess For Magoo: The Making Of 1001 Arabian Nights, an interview with film critic and historian Leonard Maltin, a documentary on UPA & Mr. Magoo, and fourteen commentaries. All shorts have been newly remastered in their original theatrical aspect ratios.
Picture courtesy of Shout! Factory.

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What to Watch: Archer Season Finale, The Boondocks Premiere

Monday April 21, 2014

Archer

Tonight is the Archer season finale, wrapping up the Archer: Vice season that saw Sterling, Lana and ISIS in Miami working as drug dealers, who were looking to sell a metric ton of cocaine. Tonight, however, a different delivery is scheduled: Lana's baby! Archer (in full beard) will try to help Lana deliver her baby, while Krieger tries to stop the delivery of a deadly weapon. Before you tune in for the finale on FX at 10:00 p.m., you can join a Q&A with the voice of Lana herself, Aisha Tyler. Just jump onto the Archer Facebook page at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT to ask her questions about Archer, or her upcoming guest spot on The Boondocks.
Picture courtesy of FX Networks.

Other new episodes tonight include Clarence at 7:00 p.m. ET on Cartoon Network, and the season premiere of The Boondocks at 10:30 p.m. ET on Adult Swim. This season includes crazy situations, including Granddad's dating a long lost Kardashian sister; their friend Tom DuBois acting as R&B bad boy "Pretty Boy Flizzy's" lawyer in exchange for relationship advice; Granddad's love affair with Siri on his new iPhone; and the Freemans' foray into the lethal black market of the hair-care industry ŕ la Breaking Bad.

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Signs Around Springfield

Monday April 21, 2014

The Simpsons Guide to SpringfieldLong-time fans of The Simpsons know to look for funny signs or headlines while they're watching an episode. Nearly every week there's a sight gag displayed on the First Church of Springfield's marquee or the signs at a convention. Keep a sharp eye out the next time Homer is reading the newspaper. In the meantime, enjoy these sight gags from signs seen around Springfield on The Simpsons.
Picture courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox.

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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

Clarence

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.
Picture courtesy of Cartoon Network.

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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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