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Superman/Batman: Public Enemy to Follow Green Lantern

Warner Premiere and DC Comics' line of animated direct-to-video features will debut SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES after GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT.

A WB spokesman confirmed the information Monday morning, after AIN'T IT COOL NEWS' Harry Knowles broke the story late Friday. The anticipated released date is fall 2009, based on the Jeff Loeb/ Ed McGuinness comic series. Bruce Timm will exec produce.

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Marvel Super Hero Squad to Hero up with Cartoon Network U.S.

Cartoon Network has picked up 26 episodes of the new MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD animated series to debut on the network in late 2009. MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD is an action-packed show featuring super-stylized versions of its most popular characters including Captain America, Silver Surfer, Hulk, Wolverine and Iron Man.

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EA Sports Predicts Super Bowl XLIII Champion Using Madden NFL 09

Black and gold will reign supreme in Tampa Bay, according to the official EA SPORTS simulation of Super Bowl XLIII by MADDEN NFL 09.

According to the videogame, the Pittsburgh Steelers will win an unprecedented sixth Super Bowl title in a tightly contested game against the Arizona Cardinals, by a final score of 28-24. Holding off a fourth quarter comeback by the Cardinals, the Steelers bring the Vince Lombardi trophy back to the Steel City for the second time in the past four years and for a sixth time in franchise history, setting an NFL record.

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DreamWorks Gets Monstrous 3-D Super Bowl Ad

DreamWorks Animation will debut a 90-second 3-D ad for their upcoming feature MONSTERS VS. ALIENS during Super Bowl XLIII.

The spot will be broadcasted at the end of the second quarter of the game, which airs on NBC on Sunday, February 1, 2009. Viewers will have the opportunity to re-use their glasses for a 3-D episode of NBC's comedy CHUCK on Monday, February 2 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

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Super U Animation Contest

Super U Animation ContestDeadline: October 30, 2008

Stop-motion, 3D, claymation, Flash or flip book. If it's animated, you could win $2,500.

Beginning in September 2008, Super U and (a.k.a Tetes a claques) will be presenting quarterly animation contests. A jury, including creator Michel Beaudet will be awarding a prize for the best of the best at the end of August 2009.

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League Of Super Evil Threatens To Take Over Cannes

Nerd Corps' plan for ultimate global takeover (loosely disguised as a television show) continues to gain momentum, as THE LEAGUE OF SUPER EVIL prepares for launch at the MIPCOM Jr. screenings, and readies its online attack plan.

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Nick Jr.'s Brand-New Superhero-Themed Episodes

Preschoolers will become superhero sidekicks to their favorite Nick Jr. friends as Nickelodeon unveils three new superhero-themed episodes from THE BACKYARDIGANS, GO, DIEGO, GO! and THE WONDER PETS! Nick Jr. will premiere the new half-hour action-packed adventures full of robots, flying squirrels and extra-terrestrials during a new superhero play date on Friday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to Noon (ET/PT).

9 a.m. -- THE BACKYARDIGANS "Front Page News" Premiere

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Marvel Super Hero Squad Coming to THQ

THQ Inc. and Marvel Ent., Inc. announced that they have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement to create videogames based on the burgeoning, kid-friendly MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD franchise. As part of the multiyear agreement, THQ has obtained the exclusive, worldwide rights to publish content for all current and next-generation consoles, handheld systems, as well as Windows PC. The initial MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD game is scheduled for release in fall 2009.

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Super Why! Picked Up In U.K., Singapore, Korea

DECODE Enterprises, the distribution subsidiary of DHX Media, returned from MIPTV with a host of sales signed for Out of the Blue Enterprises' innovative, critically-acclaimed animated preschool show SUPER WHY!, including a deal with Nick Jr. in the U.K., the number-one rated commercial preschool channel from Nickelodeon U.K. DECODE Enterprises holds worldwide television rights to the series excluding the U.S.

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Nintendo Hits A Home Run With Mario Super Sluggers

The ongoing excitement over Nintendo's groundbreaking Wii system gets a surprise springtime boost with the announcement of a new game. Kicking off its semiannual media summit in San Francisco near the company's new sales and marketing offices in Redwood City, California, Nintendo of America today revealed plans for MARIO SUPER SLUGGERS for Wii, giving baseball fans even more reason to root this season.

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Tremble Tiny Viewers For the Coming Of The League Of Super Evil!

Get ready to root for the bad guys; the evil geniuses at Nerd Corps Entertainment are launching their next original property, THE LEAGUE OF SUPER EVIL. Muhuhahaha!

Canadian kidnet YTV is the commissioning broadcaster for this diabolical 26x30 series, which will be aired as two consecutive, yet equally sinister, 11-minute segments targeting 6- to 11-year-olds. Additionally, Nerd Corps will be creating evil 30-second shorts tied to each episode for use as bonus on-air content of evil.

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MIP TV Offerings From Cookie Jar

Cookie Jar Ent. is heading into MIP TV 2008 with a wide range of exciting programming to offer global broadcasters.

Cookie Jar will preview its newest preschool show, NOONBORY & THE SUPER 7, already set to debut in Canada on BBC Kids, Knowledge Network, Access Television and SCN.

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Super Smash Bros. Smashes Nintendo Sales Records

After just one week on store shelves, SUPER SMASH BROS. BRAWL for Wii has become the fastest-selling video game in history.

Since its launch on March 9, the feature-packed fighting action game has sold more than 1.4 million units in the United States, including more than 874,000 on March 9 alone. It has sold at a rate of more than 120 units per minute between launch and March 16.

In comparison, Nintendo's SUPER MARIO GALAXY -- also considered a very successful title -- sold 500,000 units its first week last November.

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Wii Classic Game of the Week: Super Turrican

March is roaring in like a lion on the Virtual Console with this week's classic game release, SUPER TURRICAN.

Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. (PT) every Monday.

Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points to download the games.

Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets.

This week's new game is SUPER TURRICAN: (Super NES, 1 player, Rated E 10+ for Everyone 10 and Older â Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points).

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Super WHY! On DVD

SUPER WHY!, the innovative and learning-rich new animated series on PBS KIDS, has launched its very first DVD featuring episodes from the colorful literacy-powered show.

With engaging characters straight from the pages of beloved fairytales, SUPER WHY! presents classic stories with a colorful twist that engages preschoolers, all while helping them learn to read and encouraging a lifelong love of books.

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Super Friends Hour Now on DVD!

DC Comics legends Superman, Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman and Aquaman return to fight for justice and protect the good people of planet Earth in the first season of the SUPER FRIENDS HOUR. Besides fighting evil, our super heroes rescue citizens who find themselves in harm's way, providing some lessons for all of us. This incarnation of the Super Friends also includes the shape-shifting Wonder Twins, Zan and Jayna, and their space monkey, Gleek. SUPER FRIENDS also features guest stars Black Vulcan, Apache Chief, Hawkman and Hawkgirl, and new villains such as the Hydronoids and Dr. Cranum.

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AG and Decode Team on Super Bad

AG Properties, the television arm of rights management company American Greetings, and Canada's Decode Ent. have agreed to a co-production deal for SUPER BAD GUY, reports C21 MEDIA. The animated series that follows an unattractive but popular outcast superhero is aimed at tweens and will provide the company with its oldest-skewing property.

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Decode Acquires Distribution of Super Why

Decode Ent. augments its slate of third-party programming with the acquisition of worldwide TV distribution rights (excluding the U.S.) to Out of the Blue Ent.'s preschool literacy series SUPER WHY. The 65x22 show is a co-venture between BLUE'S CLUES producer Out of the Blue, co-founded by Angela C. Santomero and Samantha Freeman, and Decode. SUPER WHY is already airing on PBS in the U.S. and has also been picked up by Canada's CBC.

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Turner’s Super Deluxe Broadband Network to Launch in January

Turner Broadcasting System is further expanding its portfolio of consumer businesses on emerging platforms with Super Deluxe, a focused, branded storehouse of high-quality, exclusive, originally produced comedy combined with interactive online-community tools. The new broadband network will launch in January 2007. Super Deluxe will be ad-supported, making the network entirely free to consumers, and will integrate advertising in innovative ways.

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Basil Brush Gets Tooned, Postman Pat Goes to Germany

Entertainment Rights Plc. (ER) announced that the BBC has commissioned 13 more half-hour episodes of THE BASIL BRUSH SHOW for the BBC and the CBBC channel. The agreement brings the total number of episodes of THE BASIL BRUSH SHOW under license to the BBC to 65.

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HIT Strikes Super Deal with German Broadcaster

HIT Ent. Ltd. (HIT) has concluded a six-year landmark licensing deal with German TV station SUPER RTL for a number of its properties, it was announced by Alison Homewood, evp of worldwide television distribution for HIT and Frank Dietz, head of acquisitions and co-productions for Super RTL.

Super RTL has also secured the worldwide phenomenon, THOMAS AND FRIENDS, licensing series 1 through 5 and series 800 and 900 and the special, CALLING ALL ENGINES. Super RTL will also debut series 5 (26x11) of FIREMAN SAM.