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Danica McKellar Talks 'Rescue Bots' and Math

Friday May 30, 2014

Danica McKellar

Danica McKellar is famous for playing Winnie on The Wonder Years, but with a hot acting career and bestselling books, she proves she's so much more than just a pretty face. Read my full interview with Danica McKellar, who is guest-starring on Transformers Rescue Bots on the Hub.

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10 Funniest 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes

Tuesday May 27, 2014

SpongeBob SquarePants

It's not just for kids. SpongeBob SquarePants has aired on Nickelodeon for over a decade. Who could have guessed the bright yellow sponge and his sea creature buddies would last so long? During that time some truly classic cartoon episodes were produced. Here are my Top 10 SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes.
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Ninjago Movie Premiere Date Set

Wednesday May 21, 2014


Everything's coming up LEGO! The LEGO Movie has earned over $254 million at the box office. Thanks to that success, Warner Bros. was quick to announce a sequel that will be released May 26, 2017. Now, a LEGO TV cartoon series will make the jump to the big screen. A Ninjago movie will be released on September 26, 2016. The same creative team who ushered Emmett and his friends to success will produce this movie, too. (Remember seeing the Green Ninja in The LEGO Movie?) Get more details at Deadline.com.
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20 Most Memorable Guest Stars on The Simpsons

Monday May 19, 2014

A Fish Called SelmaSpringfield is a welcoming place for guest stars. Over the past two decades, actors, rock stars and celebrities of all types have been guest stars on The Simpsons, some with only cameo appearances and others with recurring characters. Browse my list of top 20 guest stars on The Simpsons to see if you agree.
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TONIGHT FOX Season Finales

Sunday May 18, 2014

Bob's Burgers

Animation Domination is airing season finales tonight. Find out what's in store for your favorite cartoons, and which one won't be returning in the fall.
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EXCLUSIVE Falcon's New Suit

Saturday May 17, 2014

Marvel's Avengers Assemble

In tomorrow's episode of Marvel's Avengers Assemble Tony Stark crafts a new suit for his cohort, Sam, a.k.a. Falcon. Click through to see three EXCLUSIVE pictures from tomorrow's new episode of Marvel's Avengers Assemble.
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Meet Axe Cop

Saturday May 17, 2014

Axe Cop

Axe Cop is about exactly what you're thinking: a cop with an axe. From the press release, "Operating on only two minutes of sleep a night and fueled by a diet consisting solely of birthday cake, awesome superhero Axe Cop and his loyal partner, Flute Cop, unleash their unique brand of vigilante justice on bad guys everywhere. Created and written by Malachai Nicolle (age five) and his brother, Ethan Nicolle (age thirty), Axe Cop was developed for television by Nick Weidenfeld and Judah Miller (American Dad). Weidenfeld, Hend Baghdady, Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser (Drawn Together) serve as executive producers. The series ensemble cast includes Megan Mullally (Bob's Burgers, Out There), Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille), Ken Marino (Childrens Hospital), Peter Serafinowicz (Shaun of the Dead) and weekly guest stars such as Giancarlo Esposito (Revolution) rapper Tyler, The Creator, Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad), Rob Huebel (Despicable Me) and Dan Harmon (Community)." Axe Cop, himself, is played by Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, Megan Mullally's husband).

Axe Cop was originally a web comic, which found a small but loyal following of fans. The plots and characters are so outlandish because five year-old Malachai Nicolle feeds his brother, Ethan Nicolle, the ideas.

Axe Cop anchors a late-night block of programming on FOX, called ADHD, on Saturdays, along with High School USA!, created by Dino Stamatopoulos (Community). The ADHD brand is already establishing itself with an official YouTube channel.

Adult Swim has been monopolizing the late-night cartoon market for years. Not that Adult Swim is offering low quality shows, but competition ups everyone's game. Between ADHD and Adult Swim, the wee hours are much funnier.
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NEW Sanjay and Craig Primetime Special Tonight

Friday May 16, 2014

Sanjay and Craig

Nickelodeon's hilarious animated series Sanjay and Craig debuts its first 30-minute primetime special this tonight at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT). In the episode, "A Tail of Two Slithers," Craig meets his long-lost brother, Ronnie Slithers, who uses devious methods to try and turn the dudes against one another.
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10 Best South Park Episodes

Friday May 16, 2014

South Park 200South Park has aired on Comedy Central for nearly twenty years. The cartoon series has nabbed Emmy awards and nominations along the way. Most series start to flag after the first few seasons but not South Park. Creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker continue to find hot buttons to push, while crafting hilarious episodes. Here are my top 10 South Park episodes. Which is your favorite?
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Which FOX cartoons are returning for 2014-2015?

Wednesday May 14, 2014

Familiy Guy

FOX held the network's upfront presentation this week, announcing new series and returning series. The animation domination block of cartoons on Sunday night will look slightly different next year.
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