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11 cartoon Christmas specials you forgot existed until now

17 December 2014 10:38 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There are a lot of traditions that come along with the holidays. Eating too much, spending too much, drinking too much, saying too much to that family member you hate once drunk, decorating too much. Anything that ends with us hating ourselves come New Year’s? We are all over it like ornament glitter on Goddamn Everything.  For decades, one tradition that has taken root is gathering around the light of the television to watch Christmas specials. As such, certain ones have risen to the top of our frenetic desire to Christmas Harder. Anything claymation from the 1960s (Rudolph, Frosty, Santa Claus), the Charlie Brown Christmas Special, and somehow the California Raisins are among the most instantly recognized animated holiday shows. But they’re far from the only ones. Below, I’ve collected several of the more obscure bursts of nostalgia available for your pleasure on YouTube. Sadly, both The »

- Donna Dickens

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Kin Community To Manage Nelvana’s Berenstain Bears, Babar On YouTube

20 November 2014 8:08 AM, PST | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Kin Community has a new, children-themed addition to its roster of creative talent. The Santa Monica-based multi-channel network has partnered with Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana to manage the animation company’s YouTube channel. Under the deal, Kin will aim to optimize Nelvana’s YouTube content, expand its global reach beyond its home country of Canada, and develop engagement with many of its well-known brands (like The Berenstain Bears, Max & Ruby, and Babar and the Adventures of Badou). Corus recently invested in Kin Community during a $12 million investment round, so it’s only natural it would entrust the YouTube channel for its children’s animation studio to the female-focused McN. “Kin Community is the ideal partner to manage our Nelvana library on YouTube,” said Colin Bohm, Vice President of Television and Head of Corus Kids, in the release. “Views of Nelvana’s brands on YouTube are accelerating quickly, and Kin’s »

- Bree Brouwer

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