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Nicktoons Stars Swing for Fences in New MLB-Themed Game

By Rick DeMott | Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 10:56am

Proving that baseball is now “the universe’s favorite pastime,” fans from the ivy-covered Wrigley Field to the barely-hospitable planet Zeenu can step up to the plate as 2K Play, Nickelodeon, the Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball Properties announce Nicktoons MLB is available in stores for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft featuring support for Kinect for Xbox 360, Wii system from Nintendo, and Nintendo DS.

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Study: SpongeBob Linked to Attention, Learning Problems

The Associate Press reports on a new study published by Pediatrics that links short-term attention and learning problems in four year olds who simply watch as little as nine minutes of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS.

Media Headline News

Scholastic Media’s Maya & Miguel Debuts On Univision’s “Planeta U” Block

Scholastic Media announced today its popular and award-winning animated show Maya & Miguel premieres on Univision Network’s “Planeta U” children’s programming block this month.

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My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Returns on Sept.17

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11:57am

“My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” the animated TV series with an ultra “buzz factor” among audiences of all ages, returns for its second-season premiere Saturday, September 17 (9 a.m. ET) on The Hub TV Network, a destination for kids and their families.

Studios Headline News

Hasbro Studios Expands Into Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 12:29pm

Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based production and distribution division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), today announced its launch into Asia after reaching new deals with leading broadcasters in Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea.

Syndrome Headline News

Target Wins Global Rights To New Preschool Animation Punky

Leading rights management company Target Entertainment has won the global distribution rights to Monster Animation’s ground-breaking new 2D animation Punky and will be launching the property at MIPCOM Junior this October.

Home Headline News

Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur Now on Blu-ray, DVD

What’s creepier than a dinosaur? A ghostly dinosaur! Just ask Scooby-Doo and his pals after they encounter a Phantosaur, one of the creepiest creatures ever, in Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur, the all-new, must-have, original movie from Warner Home Video (WHV).

Show Headline News

WonderCon Moves to Anaheim

WonderCon, part of Comic-Con International's (CCI) family of conventions, today announced that the 2012 show will be held March 16-18, and Anaheim, California, will play host to the long-running comics and popular arts convention.

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Hasbro Studios Expands With Nina Scales As Senior Sales Director

Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based production and distribution division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), today announced the appointment of content sales veteran Nina Scales as senior sales director for Hasbro Studios’ international distribution division.

Comedy Headline News

345 Games Launches Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon

Join Mark, Callie, Grimes and all the rest of your favorite Ugly characters and shoot your way into saving the world! 345 Games, the video gaming arm of COMEDY CENTRAL and Spike TV, announced today that its highly anticipated top-down arcade shooter “Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon” launches today for PlayStation Network and tomorrow for Xbox LIVE Arcade for a retail price of $9.99.

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Strawberry Shortcake: Growing Up Dreams Debuts on DVD

Strawberry Shortcake and all of her friends take summer fun to new heights in the fabulous new adventure Strawberry Shortcake: Growing Up Dreams, arriving on DVD August 30 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and American Greetings Properties.

Artists Headline News

Oscar Grillo to Attend CTNX

The Creative Talent Network Animation Expo (CTN-X) once again puts the talent center stage in the City of Burbank for ONLY 3-days beginning Friday, November 18th - Sunday, November 20th, 2011.

Screenwriting Blogs

How To Flush Writer’s Block Down Your Mental Drain

There is no precise definition of what writer’s block is. Most likely, it’s just the terror of staring at a blank page or screen and thinking that the next words that come out of your cranial matter have got to be Oscar quality. Whatever it is, it’s really not that hard to handle. Over the years I have found three effective ways to get past whatever is blocking my creativity...  

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Phineas and Ferb Creators Ink Deal for Feature, Spinoff

PHINEAS AND FERB creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh have inked exclusive, multi-year, multimillion-dollar deals with Disney Television Animation, reports Deadline.com.

Canada Headline News

Nick Consumer Products Canada To Represent Viacom In The Region

Nickelodeon Consumer Products (NCP), a division of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) today announced plans to take its Canadian licensing and merchandising business in-house as of 1 October 2011.

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