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General Discussion / Re: Boomerang Looney Tunes airings thread
« on: December 25, 2014, 09:29:06 am »
Sweet I doubt I'll be awake to see most of it tho I will be recording 6 hours worth on DVD. 

General Discussion / Re: The Boomerang Rebrand
« on: December 19, 2014, 03:36:50 pm »
Quick question I believe ABC has the rights to How the Grinch Stole Christmas airing at 8pm on the 25th what difference will there be between ABC's version and Boomerang's version (if any)

General Discussion / Fxx The Simpsons Xmas Marathon
« on: December 15, 2014, 06:43:46 pm »
I know it's not "classic" in the traditional sense but still kinda worth mentioning .
Monday 12/22 8:00 PM    Marge Be Not Proud (3F07)
8:30 PM    Miracle on Evergreen Terrace (5F07)
9:00 PM    Grift of the Magi (BABF07)
9:30 PM    Skinner's Sense of Snow (CABF06)
10:00 PM She of Little Faith (DABF02)
10:30 PM Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (7G08)
11:00 PM Dude, Where's My Ranch? (EABF13)
11:30 PM Mypods and Boomsticks (KABF20)
Tuesday 12/23
8:00 PM    She of Little Faith (DABF02)
8:30 PM    'Tis the Fifteenth Season (FABF02)
9:00 PM    Simpsons Christmas Stories (HABF01)
9:30 PM    Kill Gil, Volumes 1 & 2 (JABF01)
10:00 PM The Fight Before Christmas (MABF22)
10:30 PM Holidays of Future Passed (NABF18)
11:00 PM Pranks and Greens (LABF18)
11:30 PM Changing of the Guardian (RABF04)
Wednesday 12/24
5:00 PM    Miracle on Evergreen Terrace (5F07)
5:30 PM    Grift of the Magi (BABF07)
6:00 PM    Skinner's Sense of Snow (CABF06)
6:30 PM    Kill Gil, Volumes 1 & 2 (JABF01)
7:00 PM    The Fight Before Christmas (MABF22)
7:30 PM    White Christmas Blues (SABF01)
Thursday 12/25
8:00 PM    Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (7G08)
8:30 PM    Marge Be Not Proud (3F07)
9:00 PM    Miracle on Evergreen Terrace (5F07)
9:30 PM    Grift of the Magi (BABF07)
10:00 PM Skinner's Sense of Snow (CABF06)
10:30 PM She of Little Faith (DABF02)
11:00 PM Tis the Fifteenth Season (FABF02)
11:30 PM  Simpsons Christmas Stories (HABF01)
Midnight    Kill Gil, Volumes 1 & 2 (JABF01)
12:30 AM The Fight Before Christmas (MABF22)
1:00 AM    Holidays of Future Passed (NABF18)
1:30 AM    White Christmas Blues (SABF01)

General Discussion / Looney Tunes NYD'15 marathon?
« on: December 08, 2014, 12:34:04 pm »
Hey Gang, I was wondering if anybody heard any rumors of a Looney Tunes Marathon for New Year's day this Jan on CN? I know Cartoon Network did a Looney Tunes New Year's day Marathon in the past hopefully they will continue to the trend

Thanks in advance.

General Discussion / Re: NBC's Holiday programming
« on: November 19, 2014, 10:58:43 am »
The name of the program scheduled for December 16th is "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas".

I had intended on posting a topic about NBC's special holiday programming plans for November and December around the time I posted the one about CBS' plans for such programming, but they had no news release (or "press release") about those plans by then. I had planned on checking again shortly after posting the topic about the CW Television Network's plans for special holiday programming for this November and December last night until I had discovered Billy joel Fan had done so later that night.

By the way, here is a link to the news release from which the information about NBC's special holiday programming plans came.

Yea sorry for the minor omission in the Elf title I was typing stuff without glasses on...

General Discussion / WPIX (New York) Holiday programming
« on: November 19, 2014, 01:14:16 am »
From Pix11's website I've edited out the non animated titles

Friday, December 19
9:30-10P KUNG FU PANDA HOLIDAY (Animated)

Wednesday, December 24         
8-9:30P  MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (Animated/Encore) 

General Discussion / NBC's Holiday programming
« on: November 19, 2014, 01:09:48 am »
Via NBC's press release

"How Murray Saved Christmas”

Friday, Dec. 5 (8-9 p.m. ET)

From four-time Emmy-winning writer and executive producer Mike Reiss (“The Simpsons”), “How Murray Saved Christmas” is based on Reiss’ best-selling children’s book of the same name and is cleverly written entirely in rhymed verse. Featuring original songs by Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated composer Walter Murphy (“Family Guy,” “Ted”), the story centers on cranky deli owner Murray Weiner (Jerry Stiller), who is forced to fill in for Santa (Kevin Michael Richardson) one Christmas and, with the help of Edison Elf (Sean Hayes), does a weirdly wonderful job. The special also stars the voice talents of Dennis Haysbert, Jason Alexander and John Ratzenberger.

Tuesday, Dec. 16 (8-9 p.m. ET)

Starring four-time Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) as Buddy, this original stop-motion hour-long animated special is based on the popular film “Elf” and the hit Broadway show “Elf: The Musical.” Santa narrates the story of Buddy’s travels to New York City to meet the father he never knew he had. Along the way his unrelenting cheer transforms the lives of everyone he meets and opens his father’s eyes to the magic of Christmas. With nine new songs, the special features a voice cast including Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Fred Armisen, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Gilbert Gottfried, Kate Micucci, Rachael MacFarlane, Max Charles and Steve Higgins.

All tho not an animated title NBC is planning on showing

“It’s a Wonderful Life”

Saturday, Dec. 6 (8-11 p.m. ET) and Wednesday, Dec. 24 (8-11 p.m. ET)

The NBC annual tradition continues as the iconic 1946 film once again returns to primetime. Directed by Frank Capra, “It’s a Wonderful Life” stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, who contemplates suicide before a guardian angel intervenes and allows him to see all that is right in his world.

General Discussion / Re: animation legend arthur rankin jr has died (link)
« on: November 17, 2014, 09:28:31 pm »
Yea yeah my bad...I saw it on a news feed that I subscribe to. 

my thunder has officially been stolen...

General Discussion / Re: ABC 2014 Holiday listings.
« on: November 07, 2014, 10:25:11 pm »
ABC's full release of animated holiday favorites posted above^

General Discussion / Re: ABC 2014 Holiday listings.
« on: October 31, 2014, 10:09:29 pm »
*New release*




Special Bonus PEANUTS Cartoon to Air with the Classic Animated Favorite


Program to Air with Spanish Audio via SAP

The ABC Television Network will kick off the holiday season with the classic half-hour animated PEANUTS special, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. In the 1973 special, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, Charlie Brown wants to do something special for the gang. However, the dinner he arranges is a disaster when the caterers, Snoopy and Woodstock, prepare toast and popcorn as the main dish. Humiliated, it will take all of Marcie’s persuasive powers to salvage the holiday for Charlie Brown. (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 11/16/01)


            A special bonus cartoon from Charles M. Schulz, “This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers,” will air with the PEANUTS classic, in which history comes to animated screen life in a captivating and informative program about the Mayflower voyagers. The special will air with Spanish audio via SAP. In “This is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers,” the year is 1620. After 65 grueling, sea-tossed days, the Pilgrims are in view of America’s shores – and Charlie Brown and the Peanuts crew are with them as they experience firsthand the lifestyle of the early settlers and celebrate the first Thanksgiving. 


 The cast includes Todd Barbee as Charlie Brown, Robin Kohn as Lucy, Stephen Shea as Linus, Hilary Momberger as Sally, Kip DeFaria as Peppermint Patty, Jimmy Ahrens as Marcie and Robin Reed as Franklin.


 On October 2, 1950 the PEANUTS comic strip launched in seven American newspapers. PEANUTS animated specials have become a seasonal tradition. Charlie Brown kicking the football, Linus and his blanket and Lucy leaning over Schroeder's piano are images to which everyone can relate. Such phrases as "Security Blanket" and "Good Grief" have become a part of the global vernacular. Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez's association with Charles Schulz stretches back to 1965 with "A Charlie Brown Christmas," which debuted on CBS in 1965 with Mendelson as executive producer and Bill Melendez as animator and director. The three men continued their long-term association until Schulz's death, working together on 50 PEANUTS network specials and four feature films. The network specials won five Emmys, two Peabodys and 18 other Emmy nominations.


About Peanuts Worldwide

The PEANUTS characters and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide LLC, a joint venture owned 80% by Iconix Brand Group, Inc.

This program is broadcast with Spanish audio via SAP and carries a TV-G parental guideline.

General Discussion / Re: ABC 2014 Holiday listings.
« on: October 16, 2014, 10:18:31 am »
I learned Hallmark Channel is doing their Countdown to Christmas quite earlier than usual by starting on (wait for it) THIS HALLOWEEN!

Yea I saw the spot for that a few weeks ago crazy huh? I'm still waiting for the day that radio stations will play Thriller on oct 31 and then switch over to xmas music at noon with Burl Ives's A Holly Jolly Christmas to kick off the official start of the holiday season. 

I was putzing around in a local hobby lobby around the 5th of July and they already had 5 isles of Holiday decorations out... The creep keeps getting earlier and earlier  :-\

General Discussion / Re: 2014 Holiday Schedule
« on: October 10, 2014, 07:02:11 pm »
Looks like I started a trend here!

General Discussion / ABC 2014 Holiday listings.
« on: October 09, 2014, 09:26:32 pm »
 Got this massive released today via ABC for their holiday programing enjoy NOTE I editied the contents down to highlight animation titles



Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Special Programming for

November and December on the ABC Television Network



            ABC celebrates the joy of the holidays, including the world premiere of Pixar Animation Studios’, “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” the return of the competition series, “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” special musical performances on “CMA Country Christmas,” and classic, animated Christmas specials from Walt Disney Animation Studios, PEANUTS, DreamWorks Animation and Dr. Seuss, among others.


Editors please note: What follows is a chronological listing of programming highlights (all times Eastern); this is not a complete list of all holiday-themed programs airing during November and December. As airdates are subject to change



“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” - In the 1973 special, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, Charlie Brown wants to do something special for the gang. However, the dinner he arranges is a disaster when the caterers, Snoopy and Woodstock, prepare toast and popcorn as the main dish. A special bonus cartoon from Charles M. Schulz, “This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers,” will air with the PEANUTS classic, in which history comes to animated screen life in a captivating and informative program about the Mayflower voyagers. The special will air with Spanish audio via SAP. (8:00-9:00p) (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 11/16/01)




“Disney Prep & Landing” – Walt Disney Animation Studios brings you a half-hour holiday special tale of an elite unit of Elves known as Prep & Landing. After working tirelessly on Prep & Landing for 227 years, an elf named Wayne is upset when he doesn’t receive an expected promotion to be the Director of Naughty List Intelligence. Instead, Magee, the North Pole Christmas Eve Command Center Coordinator (NPCECCC for short), partners Wayne with Lanny, an idealistic rookie who has an undying enthusiasm for Christmas. During their Christmas Eve mission, Wayne and Lanny encounter unexpected challenges that push them to their limits. Will the elves be able to guide Dasher, Dancer and the rest of the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh through a raging snowstorm to ensure a Merry Christmas for all? (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) (Rebroadcast- ABC OAD: 12/8/09)


“Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice” – The yuletide adventures of Christmas elves Lanny and Wayne continue. With the Big 2-5 fast approaching, Wayne and Lanny must race to recover classified North Pole technology that has fallen into the hands of a computer-hacking Naughty Kid! Desperate to prevent Christmas from descending into chaos, Wayne seeks out the foremost Naughty Kid expert to aid in the mission, a bombastic member of the Coal Elf Brigade who also happens to be his estranged brother, Noel. (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) (Rebroadcast- ABC OAD: 12/5/11)





“Toy Story That Time Forgot” – Pixar Animation Studios’ second new special for television, “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” a World Premiere Holiday Event, will feature your favorite characters from the “Toy Story” films. During a post-Christmas play date, the “Toy Story” gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It's all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie's room in this “Toy Story That Time Forgot.” The cast of “Toy Story That Time Forgot” includes Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz, Kristen Schaal as Trixie, Kevin McKidd (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Reptillus Maximus, Wallace Shawn as Rex, Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head and Joan Cusack as Jessie. “Toy Story That Time Forgot” is produced by Galyn Susman and directed by Steve Purcell. (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET)


“A Charlie Brown Christmas” – Celebrate the joy of the holidays with the classic animated Christmas-themed PEANUTS special, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” created by the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. In the digitally re-mastered 1965 special, Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees everywhere during the Christmas season. Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant and Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, Charlie Brown needs Linus’ help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is. (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) (Rebroadcast- ABC OAD: 12/06/01)



“Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town” – In the perennial favorite created in 1970 by Rankin-Bass Productions (“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman,”), Fred Astaire narrates this timeless tale of Kris Kringle (Mickey Rooney), a young boy with an immense desire to do good things for others. The vocal cast features Mickey Rooney as Kris Kringle, Keenan Wynn as Winter, Paul Frees as Burgermeister Meisterburger, Grimsby, the soldiers and the townsmen, Joan Gardner as Tanta Kringle, Robie Lester as Jessica and Andrea Sacino, Dina Lynn, Gary White and Greg Thomas as the children. (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) (Rebroadcast- ABC OAD: 12/02/05)




“A Charlie Brown Christmas” – Celebrate the joy of the holidays with the classic animated Christmas-themed PEANUTS special, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” created by the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. The hour will also include a series of Christmas-themed animated stories entitled “Charlie Brown Christmas Tales,” based on Schulz’s work, in which each of the beloved PEANUTS characters – Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy and Sally – star in his or her own charming animated vignette. (8:00- 9:00 p.m., ET) (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD 12/6/01)



“I Want A Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown!” – “I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown!” centers on ReRun, the lovable but ever-skeptical younger brother of Linus and Lucy. It’s Christmas vacation and, as usual, ReRun’s big sister is stressing him out, so he decides to turn to his best friend, Snoopy, for amusement and holiday cheer. However, his faithful but unpredictable beagle companion has plans of his own, giving ReRun reason to ask Snoopy to invite his canine brother, Spike, for a visit. The cast of “I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown!” includes Jimmy Bennett as ReRun, Adam Taylor Gordon as Charlie Brown, Ashley Rose Orr as Lucy Van Pelt, Corey Padnos as Linus Van Pelt, Hannah Leigh Dworkin as Sally, Nick Price as Schroeder, Jake Miner as Pig Pen/Franklin, Kaitlyn Maggio as the little girl and Bill Melendez as Snoopy. (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) (Rebroadcast- ABC OAD: 12/09/03)




“Shrek the Halls” – DreamWorks Animation’s “Shrek the Halls,” a half-hour of entertainment starring America’s favorite ogre and his friends and featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas. Just when Shrek thought he could finally sit back, relax and enjoy his happily ever after with his new family, the most joyous of all holidays arrives. It’s Christmas Eve and everyone is filled with holiday cheer -- except for Shrek. He isn’t exactly the picture of yuletide joy, but for the sake of Fiona and the kids, he tries to get into the spirit of things as only an ogre can. Unfortunately, everyone seems to have their own ideas about what Christmas is all about, so when Donkey, Puss In Boots, Gingerbread Man and the whole gang try to join in on the fun, Shrek’s plans for a cozy family celebration end up spiraling into one truly unforgettable Christmas. (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) (Rebroadcast-ABC OAD: 11/28/07)


“Toy Story That Time Forgot” – (Repeat) See Dec. 2. (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET)



“Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration” -- Music, magic and merriment come together when Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida present the 31st annual Christmas Day parade and TV special. The star-studded sounds of the season include some of today’s top musical talents lending their voices to celebrate the holidays. And, from fairy tales to classic Christmas carols, Disney friends and holiday characters spread joy and good tidings through Disneyland Park in California and the Magic Kingdom Park in Florida. This year promises some extra Frozen fun with fanciful floats and colorful cavalcades as Santa Claus himself along with his reindeer, wend their holly jolly way down Main Street, USA. (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., ET; check local listings)


“How the Grinch Stole Christmas Special(ANIMATED)” – Based on the classic children’s book by the legendary Dr. Seuss, this special takes viewers inside a snowflake to Whoville, the magical land of the Whos. But high above this holiday-loving town resides the Grinch, a hateful creature with a heart three sizes too small, who despises Christmas and plots to steal it from the Whos.

(8:00- 8:30 p.m., ET)


“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” – Based on the classic children’s book by the legendary Dr. Seuss, the live action “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” takes viewers inside a snowflake to Whoville, the magical land of the Whos. But high above this holiday-loving town resides the Grinch (Jim Carrey), a nasty creature with a heart three sizes too small, who hates Christmas and plots to steal it from the Whos. Will a greedy Mayor Augustus Maywho (Jeffrey Tambor) or the seductive Martha May Whovier (Christine Baranski) foil his plans? Or will it be the loving little Cindy Lous Who (Taylor Momsen) who will teach him the true meaning of Christmas? (8:30-11:00 p.m., ET) (Rebroadcast- ABC OAD: 12/12/06)




“Happy New Year, Charlie Brown” -- The ABC Television Network and the PEANUTS gang will ring in the new year with the animated PEANUTS special, “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown,” created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, along with “She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown.” In “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown,” the PEANUTS gang is ringing in 1986 and Marcie and Peppermint Patty are throwing a big New Year’s Eve bash. Charlie Brown plans to celebrate the holiday by curling up with a big book that weighs nearly as much as he does, Tolstoy’s War and Peace. The book’s weight doesn’t stop him from lugging it to Lucy’s pre-party dance class, where he cuts a mean rug with a rollicking Patty. With just 1131 pages to go, Charlie Brown takes another break, this time for the party, and summons the courage to invite his true love, the little red-haired girl. She doesn’t respond, but hapless Chuck shows up anyway – with Tolstoy in tow. Then, he settles down with the book – on a porch swing in a snowstorm, and in so doing, misses the evening’s big surprise. In “She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown,” disaster strikes as Peppermint Patty heads to her first major ice-skating competition with coach Snoopy and faithful companion Marcie by her side. As always, the unassuming Woodstock flies in to save the day. (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) (Rebroadcast- ABC OAD: 12/30/08)


“Rudolph’s Shiny New Year” – It’s Rudolph to the rescue when Happy, the Baby New Year, goes missing, in “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year,” the classic Rankin/Bass stop-motion animated holiday special. Red Skelton narrates and voices Father Time, while Frank Gorshin and Morey Amsterdam also provide voices for characters. Father Time (voiced by narrator Red Skelton) asks the most famous reindeer of all, Rudolph, to find the next Baby New Year before midnight on New Year’s Eve. (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) (Rebroadcast- ABC OAD: 12/26/06)




“Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015”  -- Before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, global music sensation Taylor Swift will culminate another record-breaking year with a performance of her hit songs for over 1 million fans in Times Square live on ABC's telecast. Swift will join a stellar line-up of the year’s top music artists in celebrating the New Year during the biggest live music celebration in show history with over 38 performances and 5½ hours of music. The bi-coastal celebration will include hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe, and Ryan Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City as he has for the last 9 years. (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET)

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