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Get Nickelodeon's Holiday Cheer Starting December 5, 2014

by Ed Liuon December 1, 2014
NICKELODEON BRINGS FESTIVE CHEER WITH HOLIDAY-THEMED SPECIALS AND PREMIERES BEGINNING FRIDAY, DEC. 5 Preschool Holiday Premieres Feature Special Guest Voice Appearances by Tony Bennett and Kate Micucci in Wallykazam! “Wally Saves the Trollidays!,” and Beau Bridges in Bubble Guppies “A Very Guppy Christmas” NEW YORK – Nov. 25, 2014 – Nickelodeon unwraps a festive line-up […]
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Robot Chicken and NTSF:SD:SUV Christmas Episodes to Premiere this December

by PowerZordon November 24, 2013
Adult Swim announced today  two All-new Adult Swim Holiday Specials to premiere this December from NTSF:SD:SUV:: and Robot Chicken. These are the holiday episodes: NTSF:SD:SUV:: – “Wreck the Malls”  Premieres Thursday, December 12 at 12:15 a.m. (ET, PT)  It’s an NTSF:SD:SUV:: Christmas which means murderous Santas, the gift of corpses, and verbal slights to all […]

"Santa's Magical Stories" A Semi-Magical DVD Set

by Radical Ravenon January 2, 2012
Santa’s Magical Stories is another big Warner Bros. Christmas Special boxed set, and unfortunately, all of the specials here have already been released, either as part of one of the other box sets or individually. Not owning any of these other releases I can’t attest to how the video or audio quality of this set […]

"Frosty's Winter Wonderland: Deluxe Remastered Edition" Leaves Me Cold

by Radical Ravenon December 26, 2011
Frosty the Snowman is one of Rankin-Bass’s most enduring and successful Christmas specials, so it’s not surprising that someone saw fit to make a sequel. In fact, it happened twice: Frosty’s Winter Wonderland was released by Rankin-Bass in 1976, while CBS produced another special, Frosty Returns, in 1992, without the collaboration of Rankin-Bass. What is […]

"T'was the Night Before Christmas": Spirit Trumps Intellect

by Todd DuBoison December 23, 2011
Rankin/Bass’ 1974 holiday special T’was the Night Before Christmas has got the characteristic charm present in much of the studio’s other work, though this loose take on Clement Moore’s famous poem is about as simple as it gets. Whereas many Christmas specials tell a tale relating to an iconic figure or focus on the virtues […]

PR: "Twas the Night Before Christmas" on Blu-ray on October 4, 2011

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2011
ONE OF TELEVISION’S MOST BELOVED ANIMATED HOLIDAY SPECIALS ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS IS RELEASED ON BLU- RAY ™ FOR THE FIRST TIME BY WARNER HOME VIDEO OCTOBER 4, 2011 All Time Favorite Holiday Classics Also Available on Blu-ray™ Include A Charlie Brown Christmas, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, The […]

"A Christmas Carol" Blu-ray: All the Predictability in High Definition

by Dr. Daedaluson November 16, 2010
To compensate for the predictable nature of the done-to-death story, Zemeckis added some ultimately superfluous action scenes that seem more to show off the technology than to enhance the narrative. For example, in the scene with The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Scrooge is shrunk to mouse size and is chased through the city […]

Darrell Van Citters Launches "Magoo Christmas Carol" Weblog

by Ed Liuon September 21, 2010
Darrell Van Citters has launched a weblog dedicated to Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol (both the original holiday special and his book about its production) on the eve of the book coming back into print with minor revisions and corrections on October 15, 2010 and the special arriving on Blu-ray disc on November 16, 2010. The […]

"Disney's A Christmas Carol": Zombies, Not Ghosts, of Christmas

by Maxie Zeuson November 9, 2009
Let’s start with the basics: Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol long ago turned into a cartoon, at least in the public imagination. The story is utterly familiar, and Dickens’s already caricatured crackpots have become stereotypes. Few of us, probably, can easily see past the story’s surfaces (worn and crinkly, like disused wrapping paper) to the […]