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Nick Renews "Backyardigans" and "Kappa Mikey"

by on April 6, 2006

The latest “Animated Shorts” column by Steve Fritz reports that Nickelodeon has renewed The Backyardigans and Kappa Mikey, with orders for 20 and 26 additional episodes, respectively.

Other news in the column includes coverage of the Adult Swim upfront (which mentions Dexter’s Laboratory/Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky’s involvement in Korgoth of Barbaria), a screening of the French animated film Le Roi et L’Oiseau (The King and the Mockingbird) at the New York International Children’s Film Festival from May 6 – 7, and the airing of Samurai 7 on the Independent Film Channel.

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